University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER Req #:205749Department:UW MEDICINE - DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERYJob Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:04/16/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:commensurate with education and experience Shift:First Shift The Department of Neurological Surgery is looking to hire up to two Advanced Practice Providers (APPs).

The Inpatient/Outpatient Neurological Surgery Advanced Practice Providers (APP)are members of the interdisciplinary team that includes attending physicians, residents, and fellows providing services to patients/ families and nursing staff providing care to cohort patients across the continuum of care for patients treated in Neurological Surgery. The successful applicant(s) will be responsible for providing services independently and collaboratively with appropriate privileges, including initial and ongoing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the patient’s medical and psychosocial status. This is a Teaching Associate position in the Department of Neurological Surgery.

The anticipated start date for this position is 6/1/22. Teaching Associates hold annual appointments that align with a 12-month service period (July 1-June 30) and may be reappointed to subsequent annual terms. Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July-June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

Standards of Practice and Performance
Provides timely patient and family assessment for patients.
Facilitates the meetings with attending MD and in collaboration with the nursing staff.
Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of service interventions.
Collaborates with the attending MD, PCP, and other providers to ensure coordination and continuity of care across settings and over time.
Attends appropriate clinical meetings to serve as a resource for staff and providers.
Facilitates collaboration with the Outpatient Clinics and Inpatient Services to ensure continuity of care.
Provides patient and/or family with health education, counseling and referrals to other health professionals and community resources as appropriate.
Participates as a key member of the interdisciplinary team through the development of collaborative and innovative practices and evaluation of patient care outcomes.
Evaluates quality outcomes for the Neurological Surgery Service through participation in the development of quality indicators including Patient Satisfaction, LOS, & time to discharge

Service APP Duties
The Inpatient/Outpatient Neurological Surgery Service APP maintains excellent interpersonal skills to execute the UWMC Best Practice Model.
Establishing a therapeutic relationship by imparting a commitment to care for the patient and family through the acute illness and beyond
Connecting with the patient and family by eliciting the patient/family perspective and validating the value of that perspective using strong empathetic listening skills
Communicating a sense of caring and openness
The Inpatient/Outpatient APP provides clinical support in all the domains of inpatient/outpatient management.
Patient/family/provider communication about disease and treatment and how it relates to patient values, priorities, and goals of care across the spectrum of care.
Participates on the service Monday-Friday hours TBA.
The Inpatient /Outpatient APP collaborates with the primary team, other members of the service, and nursing
Makes individualized recommendations
Contributes to the plan of care and communicate the plan to the care team, patients, and families
Promotes a collaborative approach to decision making through interdisciplinary collaborative rounds
Ensures appropriate and timely hand-off of patient care
The Inpatient/Outpatient APP educates UW School of Medicine students, School of Nursing and PA Program students, and UWMC staff, on all aspects of the care of Neurosurgical patients
The Inpatient/Outpatient APP assists in program development; develops innovative policies, protocols, and procedures using an evidence-based approach to improve the quality, safety, and value of services
Participates with colleagues throughout UW Medicine and the community on service protocol development
Participates with UWMC colleagues on program development for specific populations
Participates with interagency colleagues on services program development across inpatient, outpatient, and community agencies

Minimum Qualifications:
Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure and APP Licensure
Graduate Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or PA-C Program. Nationally certified APP with DEA
Proven excellence working in a interdisciplinary collaborative team environment
Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients with neurosurgical conditions requiring inpatient services.
ACLS Certification

Desirable Qualifications:
Training and experience in neurological surgery is preferred

Application Instructions
Please submit a CV and Cover Letter for review at

For more information, please contact Lucia Paredes: [email protected]
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or [email protected].


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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