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POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

JOB TITLE &CODE:

ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONALS Ė Clinical Lead APP, Pre-Evaluation Center (PEC)

Nurse Practitioner (89201) or Physician Assistant (89202)

DEPARTMENT:

Department of Anesthesiology†

REPORTS TO:

Administrator, Manager/Supervisor/Section Chief, Chairman of Anesthesiology, Director of OAPP

FLSA STATUS:

Exempt

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:†† †The Advanced Practice Professional (APP) candidate will continue with the core duties and responsibilities as outlined in the job description as an APP within the Department of Anesthesiology.† In addition, this candidate will provide a leadership role within the PEC.† Coordinates the clinical aspects related to the PEC including education, advancement of skills and maintenance of the APP scope of practice.

 

Provide healthcare services consistent with state law and the requirements of the professional licensing or certification authority and/or hospital privileges, where applicable.† Such service may include, but are not limited to.†

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Graduate of a CCNE accredited nursing program with Masterís Degree in Advance Practice Nursing.

2.

National Certification by one of the recognized APRN Certification Centers.

3.

Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in West Virginia.

4.

BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.

5.

Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) Certification.† Associate has 90 days to complete

certification.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Must have at least three years of experience as an APRN.†

 

 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

ACNPs preferred, but will consider FNPs.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Bachelorís Degree or Masterís degree as a Medical/Surgical (as applicable) Physician Assistant required.†

2.

Graduate of an ARC-PA approved Physician Assistant (PA) training program required.

3.

Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants required.

4.

Must be licensed or eligible for licensure by the WV Board of Medicine.

5.

BLS Certification required with additional Advanced Life Support training at the discretion of the department.

6.

Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) Certification.† Associate has 90 days to complete certification.

EXPERIENCE:

1.

Must have at least three years of experience as a PA.†††

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:

1.

Masterís Degree as Physician Assistant preferred.†

 

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The statements described here are intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by people assigned to this position.† They are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of all responsibilities and duties.† Other duties may be assigned.

1.

Manages PEC APP personnel to ensure the availability of an appropriately credentialed, clinically competent, well-developed cohesive work force to meet patient care needs.

2.

Functions as a staff role model by promoting cooperative problem solving, positive progressive discipline, individual and group goal orientation, appropriate delegation of division duties/activities and the building of the esprit de corps through individual coaching and counseling, regular attendance at meetings, assists with annual performance appraisals, and active participation in the activities of the division.

3.

Assists in the development and implementation of ongoing educational programs for professional and support staff, which include new employee orientation, in-service continuing education, and new equipment and/or systems training which enables the staff to perform based on current policy/procedures and state-of-the-art practices.

4.

Manages the outpatient personnel to ensure adequate APP coverage in the PEC to meet the patient needs.

5.

Maintains effective communication with Medical Staff, patients, staff and other departments as necessary to assure identification of problems and provide problem resolution in support of the hospitalís mission of quality care delivery.

6.

Communicates effectively with physicians, nurses and other personnel in problem identification and resolution in a timely manner.†

7.

Works in conjunction with the staff of PEC leadership and Chairman of Anesthesiology to disseminate necessary information to others by written and/or verbal means.

8.

Works in conjunction with the leadership staff and staff/physicians, in identifying areas of opportunity for improved efficiency and improvement in quality care delivery utilizing the Performance Improvement process.

9.

Communicates employee concerns to the appropriate personnel, as applicable.†

10.

Plans, organizes, implements and evaluates the delivery of care in accordance with Standards of Practice and Standards of Care.

11.

Collaborates with staff to ensure that APP care is consistent with medical staff procedures.

12.

Facilitates the professional development of personnel.† Oversees and participates in the orientation, training and continuing education of the staff (Departmental and interdepartmental) and other health related personnel.

13.

Directs and monitors the instruction, supervision and evaluation of students and new employees.

14.

Assures continuous staff person and professional growth through attendance of workshops, seminars, giving in-services, and monitoring staff orientation plans as applicable.

15.

Identifies current and anticipates future departmental educational needs.† Collaborates with Education Specialist and staff in the development of departmental education plan, including evaluation of the process and outcome, and facilitation of staff participation.†

16.

Improves and maintains management skills by participating in self-development activities such as seminars, workshops, classes and literature review.

17.

The Faculty Supervisor/Section Chief, Chairman of Anesthesiology, may assign other duties.†

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

Heavy/Hard Work:† Work requires strength and/or stamina, lifting, moving, stooping, reaching, positioning of patients, standing, walking, and carrying of patients, materials and equipment weighting 40+ pounds.

 

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARD: †Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement and Shared Values & Culture.†

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.

Working closely with others.

2.

Protracted or irregular hours.

3.

Working around biohazards.

4.

Working around infectious diseases.

5.

Working with or near the deceased.

6.

Working with hands in water.

7.

Electrical hazards associated with patient care equipment.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

1.

Proficiency with computers.

2.

Strong communication skills.

 

 

 

 

Date Reviewed/Revised: ††May 28, 2019