UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

HEALTH CARE SPECIALIST LEAD In-patient or Emergency Department

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8936 (1199NW-HMC Health Care Specialists)

BASIC FUNCTION

Lead Health Care Specialists in an in-patient or Emergency Department, direct the work of other assigned staff, act as unit liaison, perform educational and preceptor role;

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Regularly assign, instruct and review the work of Health Care Specialists and/or other assigned staff in an in-patient or Emergency Department characterized by a 24 Hour/7 Days a week operational environment; function under general direction of an attending physician;

TYPICAL WORK

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of assigned employees;

Direct the preparation and maintenance of schedules and staff assignments;

Assist in the selection and evaluation process of Health Care Specialists and support personnel;

Act as unit liaison with community agencies;

Develop educational programs for staff including orientation and continuing education;

Develop and prepare reports;

Conduct needs assessments;

Coordinate the preparation of statistics;

Perform duties of the Health Care Specialist;

May serve as a clinical preceptor and/or function as a teaching resource for other health care professionals during clinical rotation;

Perform related duties as required;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Licensure as either an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Washington, or as a Physician's Assistant (PA) in the State of Washington; a Master's Degree in a related field and one year of experience as a Health Care Associate or equivalent, OR two years of experience as a Health Care Specialist or equivalent; 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.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 2-1-2007