This position will work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary academic sleep center independently evaluating and managing patients with a broad array of sleep problems including sleep apnea, insomnia, hypersomnia, parasomnia and circadian rhythm disorders. They will prescribe medications, positive airway pressure, and order appropriate diagnostic tests (e.g., polysomnography, home sleep apnea testing, multiple sleep latency testing, actigraphy and maintenance of wakefulness testing) to evaluate these problems. They will also support sleep medicine physicians by addressing patient related issues that require coverage while physicians are unavailable. Specialized training will be provided to educate the practitioner in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Additional training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia is available to enhance the practitioner’s clinical expertise should this be desired. The environment is rich in opportunities for learning as there is an active Sleep Medicine Fellowship training program associated with the center. Educational opportunities include a weekly didactic conference.
As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. REQUIREMENTS: Licensure as either an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Washington or a Physician's Assistant (PA) in the State of Washington, or equivalent legal license/certification; must be eligible to receive hospital staff appointments for adjunct staff membership by the organized medical staff of the hospital under Medical Staff By-Laws for Hospital-based positions.
Req #: 140866