Advanced Practice Provider II/UKHC

Job description

The Infectious Diseases division within the Department of Internal Medicine seeks a motivated and skilled advanced practice provider (APP) to join a new UK HealthCare inpatient addiction medicine consult team.

This position will provide care to hospitalized patients with substance use disorders, and is a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team.

The APP team member will round on inpatient addiction medicine consults, provide pharmacotherapy for treatment of opioid use disorder (including buprenorphine), and assist with coordinating follow up care. The ideal candidate will have the DEA x-waiver or have the eligibility to apply for the x-waiver, experience in an inpatient setting, and willing to participate in continuing education and training in evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders.

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Advanced Practice Provider II/UKHC

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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

On occasion, may lift objects up to 50 lbs.


Monday-Friday plus call on evenings and weekends when applicable.


Excellent Communication Skills, Medical Judgment, and Professional Knowledge.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preferred experience with addiction medicine treatment and x-waiver DEA or eligible for x-waiver DEA.

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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. * Do you have previous experience working with addiction medicine treatments?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of paid, full-time experience do you have as an APRN?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  5. * Please describe your inpatient experience as advanced practice provider.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please indicate how you would approach the following case. Consultation on a currently hospitalized patient with opioid use disorder and a severe infection (like endocarditis) from opioid use by injection.

    (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

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  2. Cover Letter
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Posted: 11/30/2018
Application Due: 12/14/2018
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