Fellow - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant- Cancer and Blood Disorders

Job Description:

Under the supervision of clinical mentors, the NP Fellow is a limited term position (12 months) that will consist of precepted clinical practice, didactic teaching, and simulation skills training. The Fellow will provide direct care and assume increasing responsibility for clinical management of patients in ambulatory or inpatient settings. 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. 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.

The APP Fellowship is designed for new graduates of pediatric or family nurse practitioner or PA programs who are interested in-depth post graduate training in a pediatric subspecialty.

APP Fellowships are limited term, one year positions, benefits eligible, including a $2500/year fund for professional expenses and continuing education fees. Salary is $75,000/year, and if hired into a permanent position will be awarded a $15,000 bonus.

Hours are variable and will include nights, weekends, and holidays. Training includes precepted clinical practice, didactic sessions, and simulation experiences. Successful candidates must be eligible for and will hold Seattle Children's Allied Health Privileges. Under the supervision of clinical mentors, the Fellow is a limited term position (12 months) that will consist of precepted clinical practice, didactic teaching, and simulation skills training. The Fellow will provide direct care and assume increasing responsibility for clinical management of patients in ambulatory or inpatient settings. 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. 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.

Requirements:

NP Required Education/Experience: - Master's degree or higher in nursing with a concentration in a pediatric or family nurse practitioner program. - One year work experience in a pediatric or family focused clinical area. Required Credentials: - Active, unencumbered registered nurse and advanced registered nurse practitioner licensure in the State of Washington. - Current national certification as a pediatric or family nurse practitioner. - Active Drug Enforcement Authority registration. - At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers. - As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. Active clinical privileges as an Allied Health Provider, Seattle Children's Hospital. - Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year. - Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services.

PA Required Education/Experience: - Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program. - Active clinical privileges as an Allied Health Provider, Seattle Children's Hospital. - One year work experience in a pediatric or family focused clinical area. Required Credentials: - Active certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. - Active, unencumbered physician assistant, certified, licensure in the State of Washington. - Active Drug Enforcement Authority registration. See Below for life support credential requirement based on Fellowship Track. Prior to start of employment, must obtain, and maintain in good standing, medical or allied health professional staff privileges that are not limited, revoked, suspended, conditioned, or probationary, except for normal probationary periods due to initial appointment. All medical and allied health professional staff members are provisional for the first year. - Any and all medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's will terminate automatically upon the termination of the individual's employment at Children's. Termination of employment does not prohibit the individual from seeking medical or allied health professional staff privileges at Children's as a non-employee in any category for which the individual qualifies. Questions regarding medical or allied health professional staff privileges may be directed to Medical Staff Services. Preferred: - Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies or equivalent program


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