Advanced Practice Provider III/UKHC

Lexington, KY
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky is seeking a Surgical PA/NP with a minimum of three to five years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery. Specifically, proficiency in endovascular vein harvesting (EVH) required, Open Radial Artery harvest, performance of various other procedures to include: Arterial and Central Venous catheter insertion, IABP, and Thoracostomy tube management. The candidate must be able to work with a significant amount of clinical autonomy while developing and implementing appropriate treatment plans. Other duties include management of patients in an outpatient pre/post-operative clinic. On-call rotation is with the other PAs on the team. Join a dynamic Cardiothoracic Surgery team of three adult cardiac and two cardiac and lung transplant surgeons. Last year the program performed 600 Adult Cardiac and Transplant procedures. The ideal candidate will join three experienced Surgical Physician Assistants and a team of Advanced Practice Providers who are primarily responsible for in house consultations and post-operative care.

Job Title
Advanced Practice Provider III/UKHC

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CT Surgery APP

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Required Related Experience

1 yr

Required License/ Registration/Certification

For Nurse Practitioner applicants, active Kentucky Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license.

For Nurse Practitioner applicants, acute care certification is preferred.

For Physician Assistant applicants, current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and active Kentucky Physician Assistant (PA) license.

Employment is contingent upon the University's verification of credentials as
required by state law and University policies.

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.


45 - 50 hours per week exempt status, on-call and shift as assigned.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Master's Degree and Acute Care Certification preferred. Previous experience in an Intensive Care environment preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * UK HealthCare recognizes the patient as our premier customer and promises to provide excellent customer services to patients, colleagues, co-workers and all others who seek our services. By applying for a position with UK HealthCare, I am indicating my commitment to service excellence and expressing my agreement to consistently recognize that: - Our customer is every person we come into contact with during our workday. - Service is being flexible, courteous and respectful while anticipating and fulfilling the needs of our customers. - Quality is the foundation of everything we do. It is our desire to provide exceptional service to every patient and customer we serve. - Careful, efficient and responsible management of our resources is vital to our success. - We want to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent co-workers, which will in turn achieve customer loyalty and promote the growth of UK HealthCare. By submitting my application for employment with UK HealthCare, I acknowledge that I will be held accountable to follow the UK HealthCare Behavioral Expectations if selected for a position with UK HealthCare. Do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you currently licensed by the state of Kentucky as a Nurse Practitioner or eligible to obtain license within the next nine months, or are you currently certified as a Physician Assistant by the (NCCPA) National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants or eligible to obtain certification within the next nine months? (In order to be eligible, applicant must have graduated from an accredited program or be scheduled to graduate within six months of the application.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * For Nurse Practitioner applicants, do you have a current certification in Acute Care, or are eligible to obtain this by date of hire?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Physician Assistant
  4. * Please choose the answer that best describes your years of paid, full-time employment experience in a critical care setting.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 2 years
    • More than 2 years, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  5. * Please describe your experience working with critical care cardiothoracic surgical pre and post operative surgical patients.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your experience and/or training related to the following: Surgical First Assistant, EVH, Radial Artery Harvesting, Arterial and Central Line Insertion.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Describe your experience in providing complete peri-operative patient management.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents