• Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Surgical Hospitalist

    Job ID 2019-33075
    Area of Interest
    Advanced Practice Provider
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    Per Diem (hours per bi-weekly pay periods varies)
    Work Status
    Per Diem
    Department
    Surgical Hospitalist Prac Plan
    Shift
    Day/Evening/Night Shift
  • About Us

    Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

     

    Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

     

    In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation's best children's hospitals – for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

     

    As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

    Overview

    Provide direct care and assume primary responsibility for clinical management of patients in ambulatory, inpatient, or other clinical settings. Obtain patient histories, perform physical examinations, order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medications, and develop treatment plans. Direct or participate in case management and continuing care. 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. Contribute to organizational and departmental continuous performance and quality improvement projects, if available and as assigned. Participate in education and research efforts for patients, families, and the health care team, as applicable to per diem role.

    Required service, to maintain clinical competencies and functional team relationships, and to meet the business needs of the division:
    1. Clinical Activity
    a. Minimum clinical work, regardless of specialty: 4 work days of per quarter (in a cluster or roughly one “shift” or “day” every 3 weeks.).
    b. Provide availability for weekend, holiday or other shifts, per the routine staffing coverage in some clinical areas.
    c. Comply with requirements to work a paid orientation shift, should there be a special circumstance resulting in a gap of three months or more between clinical workdays.

    2. Training/CE/Professional Activities
    a. Maintain licensure, and continuing education, and remain accountable for clinical skills and knowledge (time and expenses not reimbursable).
    b. Maintain contact and communication with their supervisor and departmental leadership; this time cannot be paid separately (no clocking in), as these are professional responsibilities.
    c. Maintain life support credentials and attend required SCH training (paid time).

    Requirements

    Nurse Practitioner

     

    Required Education/Experience:
    - Master’s degree 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 Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and 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 or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
    - 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.

    Physician Assistant

     

     

    Required Education/Experience:
    - Graduate of a nationally accredited physician assistant program.
    - Active clinical privileges as an Allied Health Provider, Seattle Children’s Hospital.
    - Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
    - One year work experience in a pediatric or family focused clinical area.

    Required Credentials:
    - Initial 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.
    - 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
    - Two years experience in a physician assistant role.
    - Two years experience in pediatric health care.

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

     

    The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

     

    Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer

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