Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington is recruiting a Physician Assistant (PA-C) or Nurse Practitioner to join our PM&R team. We have opportunities in Seattle and our Regional Medical Centers.
The section of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Virginia Mason Medical Center is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, to join their coordinated team approach to rehabilitation. The section provides musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation services as well as a cancer rehabilitation and work conditioning program with a full complement of rehabilitation providers. Our positions are mainly outpatient and will focus on musculoskeletal and general rehab.
This position would work both at our main practice at our downtown Seattle location as well as our regional clinics, providing clinical services, as well as, program development and quality improvement within our Physical Medicine services lines. Our approach to healthcare includes interdisciplinary care with natural health alternatives including massage and naturopathy. Our section has been instrumental in the award winning team-based "Seattle Spine Clinic" approach to managing patients with spine conditions (http://www.spine-deformity.org/article/S2212-134X(13)00198-6/abstract).
We are seeking a strong enthusiastic physiatrist who can embrace change, possesses strong leadership traits and who can become an integral partner of our team. Teaching and research opportunities are available. Call is every 5-6 weeks. A good sense of humor is a plus.
- Opportunity for MSK rehab
- Teaching and research opportunities available
- Quality improvement work ongoing and ability to pursue additional training
- We are a collaborative team made up of Physical Therapists, Physiatrists and Pharmacists. Our advanced practice providers and physicians work closely with our partner departments in Orthopedics and Neurosurgery.
- Performs a wide range of activities, which include but not limited to: assessment, history & physical, recommendations for patient plan of care
- Monitors patient progress and Review appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy
- Identify barriers to treatment (pain management and pain education) and Set functional goals
- Evaluate and coordinate the multidisciplinary care
- Maintains patient medical records according to established standards
- Maintains communication with the supervisory physician(s) and attending physician to review patient records and care plans on a routine basis
- Ability to collaborate with attending physicians, facility staff members and other agencies as needed to coordinate optimal care and use of resources for the patient/family
- Effective verbal, written and electronic communication skills
- Ability to code encounters appropriately and pass periodic coding audits
- Outstanding organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work independently-Interacts as a team member with all levels of clinical staff
- Attendance and participation in section meetings
- Washington State Registered Nurse License and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner License are required for this job.
- Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and National Provider Identifier (NPI) numbers may be required depending on the position, as well as prescriptive authority.
- Advanced background in nursing; an understanding of anatomy, physiology, histology, and pharmacology; and strong interpersonal and counseling skills.
- Certification by specialty area as well as work experience in specialty area may be required, depending on the position.
- This position requires Certification as a Physician Assistant with prescriptive authority in the State of Washington.