Advanced Practice Provider III/UKHC

Job description

The Division of Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology seeks a Nurse Practitioner (NP/APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA) to work with a multidisciplinary healthcare team in an ICU setting.

The successful applicant will have the exemplary ability to assess health status; perform and document a complete medical history and physical examination for critically ill patients; order and collect data for diagnostic procedures; coordinate daily rounds with multidisciplinary medical and surgical teams; and provide continuity of care and strategic planning within the critical care service.

Applicants should have exemplary diagnosis skills and abilities. This includes collaborating with multidisciplinary medical and surgical teams in making diagnoses of acute and complex acute conditions, managing diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision, formulating differential diagnoses by priority, and diagnosing complications and ordering appropriate interventions.

The successful applicant will have exemplary ability to formulate, implement, and modify plan of care as needed. This includes identifying expected outcomes from diagnosis, and formulating and documenting a plan of care to address complex acute and critical care needs. It also includes utilizing evidenced-based practice guidelines or protocols in an individualized, dynamic plan care that can be applied across the continuum. It would further include prescribing diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions both pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic and surgical, managing further diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision, performing advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation including line and tube placement and removals.

Applicants should have exemplary ability to practice professionally and provide excellent customer service. Experience or specialized training in an intensive care setting is preferred.

Job Title
Advanced Practice Provider III/UKHC

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Work Location
Lexington, KY

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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

sitting, standing, walking


All shifts

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Experience or specialized training in an intensive care setting is

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. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  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 previous role(s) on multidisciplinary health care teams. Be specific.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe the patient population for which you have provided care.

    (Open Ended Question)

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

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Curriculum Vita
    3. Cover Letter





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/2/2018
    Application Due: 3/16/2018
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