Advanced Practice Provider: Infectious Disease

Job ID
22305
Type
Regular Full-Time
Company
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location
US-WA-Seattle
Category
Advanced Practice Providers

Overview

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.

 

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.   

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (FHCC), home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Fred Hutch Cancer Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!

Responsibilities

The Infectious Diseases Advanced Practice Provider (APP) (100% FTE) provides care for oncology patients primarily in the outpatient setting, but at times may cover the inpatient service under the supervision of the Infectious Diseases (ID) attending physician, participates in the outpatient parenteral/oral antibiotic therapy program, and antimicrobial stewardship program. They will be a member of the ID consult service that sees all FHCC patients both at the outpatient ambulatory facility and the University of Washington Medical Center-Montlake (UWMC-Montlake). This provider will work with three other APPs and an ID Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC). Primary responsibilities include initial evaluation, physical examinations, development of a treatment plan, progress notes, and ongoing follow up of patients on whom an infectious disease consult has been requested. A formal telemedicine program and national and international consultation service is being developed that this position will support. The inpatient service is shared between the APPs and the ID fellow. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide advice and consult to FHCC physicians, APPs, and staff regarding vaccinations for patients, use of prophylaxis for infectious disease exposures, and appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.
  • Provide phone or telemedicine consults for long term follow-up (LTFU) patients with ID attending.
  • Provide inpatient weekend coverage as needed.
  • Coordinate/manage the outpatient parenteral/oral antibiotic therapy program and antimicrobial stewardship program with the ID physician and ID CNC, including communication with internal and external pharmacies and infusion services.
  • Perform appropriate physical examination for clinical research trials related to immunocompromised patient population.
  • Attend microbiology rounds at the UWMC-Montlake, FHCC ID clinical care conference and infection control meetings.
  • Recruit eligible patients for infectious disease research protocols and assist in compassionate use protocols as needed.
  • Assist in updating the FHCC ID fellows’ handbook as needed.

Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant training program or appropriate Nurse Practitioner program and be able to practice in the state of Washington (licensed).
  • Have National Certification as appropriate for profession.
  • Must be licensed for schedule II drug authority.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Basic computer skills are essential (Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Must enjoy long-term relationships with patients undergoing intense therapy.
  • Oncology, BMT or ID experience preferred.

Please include a cover letter when applying for this job that includes your specific interest in the Advanced Practice Provider position and working for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (either as an additional attachment on your profile or merged into the file that contains your resume).

 

In addition to job duties at Fred Hutch, this position also requires access to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which requires COVID-19 vaccination without exceptions.
Accordingly, as a condition of employment for this Fred Hutch position, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

 

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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