Advanced Practice Provider/Residenc/UKHC

Job description

The Critical Care Medicine Division of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is seeking an post-Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Fellow to add to its practice of 50 Attendings with 12 Board-certified intensivists and 10 Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) as we expand our current service line. Under the supervision of clinical mentors, the APP Fellow is a 12-month position that will consist of precepted clinical practice, didactic teaching, and simulation skills training.

As a member of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, the APP Fellow, with APP mentor collaboration, will have the opportunity to manage highly complex and critically ill populations including hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and neurointerventional patients following aneurysm coiling. Other complex, critically ill patient populations under APP care include post-thoracic surgery, liver transplants, and patients on ECMO. In precepted practice, the Fellow will learn to obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and develop treatment plans. The Fellow will participate in case management and continuing care of complex post-surgical patients. The Fellow will learn to collaborate, refer, and consult with department attending physicians, specialists, and other members of the health care team to deliver effective, efficient, safe, and high quality care. The Fellow will be exposed to the APP role in contributing to organizational and departmental continuous performance and quality improvement projects. The Fellow will participate in education and research efforts for patients, families, and the health care team.
As a learning member of a University Department dedicated to and nationally recognized for excellence in medical education, the APP Fellow will have access to many educational resources. There will be a robust didactic and clinical curriculum, with many simulation components.

The APP Fellowship is designed for new graduates of acute care nurse practitioner programs who are interested in in-depth post-graduate training in a critical care subspecialty.

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Advanced Practice Provider/Residenc/UKHC

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Critical Care APP Fellowship

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Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

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

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

Lifting, pushing, pulling of objects up to 50 pounds.


Varied; includes days, nights, and weekends

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

MSN or DNP 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

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

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe your previous role(s) on multidisciplinary health care teams. Be specific.

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  5. * Please explain (in essay format) why you would be a good fit for our Critical Care APP Fellowship Program.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * 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

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/9/2018
    Application Due: 10/23/2018
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