Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Critical Care APP Fellowship Program
To prepare the post graduate Advance Practice Provider (APP) in accordance with the highest professional standards, scientific methods, and with interdisciplinary collaboration for practice in the intensive care unit.
This is a 12-month fellowship for the post graduate PA-C/ARNP (APP). APPs will be working within a team to provide comprehensive medical care to the most vulnerable and critically ill patient populations. APP will be responsible for assessment, diagnosis, management, procedures/interventions, evolutionary care, and evaluations of the critically ill patient and will manage and participate in all aspects of patient care in collaboration with other APP and physician colleagues. Primary training will take place in the medical ICU with clinical rotations in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, trauma and general surgery, gastroenterology, and nephrology, with additional training with our pharmacy, respiratory therapy, nutrition, and physical therapy teams.
Hands on experience
Skill and knowledge development
Requirements for application
To apply, you must meet the following criteria:
Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited PA program -OR-
Graduate of an accredited Acute Care ARNP program (FNP applicants with prior ICU experience as an RN will be considered)
Pass national boards exams prior to program start date.
Boards, Washington State License and DEA must be completed/acquired prior to Aug. 31, 2023 to allow time for hospital credentialing
Submit CV and personal statement to Matthew Harris by May 1, 2023
Interviews conducted in May 2023
Selection and notification of fellows completed by June 1, 2023
Education and program overview
Core Fellowship Curriculum developed with multidisciplinary collaboration between all ICU service lines
Fellows will practice primarily in the medical ICU with 2-4 week rotations through our ICU specialty service lines to include cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, trauma and acute care surgery, gastroenterology, nephrology, and vascular surgery
Didactics: Fellows will meet weekly for designated classroom didactic learning, simulation labs and procedural training
Professional development: Fellows will participate in journal club and attend grand rounds
Procedural experience and proficiency includes, but is not limited to: intubation, central venous insertion, arterial line placement, chest tube placement and bronchoscopy
Courses/certifications completed during the fellowship include: Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (Instructor course), The Difficult Airway Course, Emergency Neurological Life Support, Palliative Care Academy, and Critical Care Ultrasound
Most didactic courses and clinical time will be in Tacoma, Washington, unless otherwise specified in the fellowship schedule
Completion of all clinical rotations as assigned during the 12 month training cycle
Pass quarterly evaluations with a score of 3/5 or greater
Pass post rotation exams with a score of 80% or greater
Maintain attendance and professionalism throughout 12 month cycle
Adherence to all policies and procedures of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health
Maintain accurate procedure logs
Contractual work requirement post graduation (statement)
All fellows will be contracted to return two years of service within our Virginia Mason Franciscan Health teams paid at regular staff Advanced Practice Provider salary, upon successful completion of the fellowship.
Benefits / stipend
Pay $66,712 / year base stipend
Full medical benefits
Paid educational courses as outlined above
Accredited by VMFH
Association of Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs
Statement of interest: Please include a short (<1,000 words) personal statement about why you would like to pursue a career in critical care medicine. Your statement should be size 12 font, double spaced and submitted in PDF format.
After careful review of your CV and personal statement, if you are selected, we will contact you to request submission of:
Two (2) letters of recommendations / reference (if new graduate, one must be from program director)
If selected, you will be notified of an offer to interview after review of your transcripts and letters of recommendation. We thank you for your interest!
If you would like more information about our Fellowship or have any questions or concerns, please email Shelly Voigt at: [email protected]