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We are seeking a part-time (60%) certified physician assistant (PA-C) or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) to provide mental health evaluation and management to Oncology patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). All clinical responsibilities are performed within the scope of practice, institutional privileges and with the collaboration of physician colleagues.
The ARNP/PA-C at the SCCA functions within their scope of practice and collaborates effectively with other disciplines to provide state-of-the-art patient and family-centered mental health care.
Training and experience in the delivery of mental health care including medication management.
Excellent communication and clinical skills necessary to ensure optimum patient care outcomes in a complex care environment
Respectful and ethical in their interactions with staff and patients alike
Skilled clinicians, providing evidence-based diagnosis and management of the acute, symptomatic, and supportive care needs of patients with cancer
Educator to patients, clinicians and staff - able to effectively communicate information about mental health processes, treatments, and management
Diagnose patients with mental illnesses; develop and implement patient treatment plans
Works closely with psychiatrists and psychologists on the team.
Collaborates and consults with other disciplines and services to ensure safe, effective, and timely treatment as well as continuity of patient care. Care will be coordinated in a multidisciplinary fashion with collaborating services which may include surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, nutrition, social work, pain service, hospice, integrative medicine, and palliative care.
Participates in the conduct of cancer clinical research, including patient, caregiver, and peer education
Communicates changes in patients health status or urgent patient issues to the patients primary oncologist in a timely manner.
Participates in patient rounds, conferences and committees
Actively participates in the development and maintenance of patient management algorithms and standardized orders.
Documents patient care data in accordance with the SCCA and UW Physicians policies
Performs assessments of patients and caregivers knowledge, attitudes, and actions around the mental health diagnosis and treatment issues.
Refers patients to community agencies and other resources to promote optimal adjustment and functioning.
PA requirements: minimum of 2 years of experience in a mental health setting required. Prefer candidates with CAQ in Psychiatry
ARNP requirements: minimum of 2 years of experience in a mental health setting and completion of a graduate certificate in Psychiatry/Mental Health NP (or equivalent) required
Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program required.
Washington state & DEA licensure required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
EMR experience required; prefer experience with CPOE.
Strong team player with a can-do attitude is a must! Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.