Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
This position is for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) in the UI Community Clinics.
This individual serves as the supervisor, mentor and primary resource for Advanced Practice Providers in the UI Community Clinics. This individual is responsible for supervisory and administrative practices, human resources functions, clinical evaluation, role optimization, advocacy and education related to Advanced Practice Provider practice and professional development.
This position reports directly to the Medical Director and Division Director of UI Community Clinics and indirectly to the Director of Advanced Practice Providers.
Works collaboratively with the Director of Advanced Practice, UI Quick Care Leadership, UI Community Clinic Physicians and Leadership, and Advanced Practice Providers to assist in advocacy and implementation of advanced practice models of care in the UI Community Clinics.
Works with leadership, physicians, clinic/unit managers and staff to educate, promote, utilize and optimize the APP, at the highest level of practice, in a team model of care.
Establishes appropriate protocols for clinicians to practice at the top of their respective licenses. Takes first day call for all APP's in UI Community Clinics.
Establishes mentorship and succession (career) path for APP's
Participates collaboratively as part of the UI Community Clinic leadership team in addressing significant issues and barriers that affect clinical practice and safety, quality and professionalism for APPs.
Is responsible for coordination, implementation and assurance of specific orientation, competency assessment and mentoring for new NP/PA employees. This will occur in partnership with collaborating/supervising physician within the Department/Division.
Works with Director of Advanced Practice and UI Community Clinic Leadership to develop and assure adherence of APP-specific guidelines for practice as necessary.
Assures and monitors adherence of APPs to regulatory processes and practice evaluation including: credentialing and privileging, internal standards, clinical protocols, compliance training and external professional standards.
Collaborates with Director of Advanced Practice to identify, assure and monitor performance metrics for APPs including: productivity, patient satisfaction, quality and APP-specific outcomes.
Assures and monitors adherence to APP minimum clinic/unit standards.
Is responsible for needs assessment and monitoring of APP employee engagement in their professional practice and involvement within the department. This includes: regular attendance at Department of Family Medicine and UI Community Clinic meetings, leading quarterly NP/PA meeting, yearly-site specific meetings with APPs and activities related to improving engagement, professional work-life balance and work-satisfaction.
Promotes the growth of APP staff in areas of leadership, clinical excellence, patient centered care, education, research and organizational involvement to meet the identified goals and needs of the employee and organization.
Manages human resource issues in a responsible, respectful, confidential and fiscally responsible manner including: recruitment, on-boarding, orientation, direction, supervision, performance evaluation, annual merit and disciplinary action.
Assures accuracy and approval of time and attendance records for NP/PA Quick Care staff.
Participate in clinically relevant activities and attend UIHC APP council meetings and other conferences to enhance clinical and professional expertise.
Maintain national and state licensing and certification requirements.
Maintain current compliances (University, UI Health Care, Departmental, etc.) as required.
Perform/order medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribe, dispense or deliver medications under a collaborative practice agreement. Collaborate with other care team members.
Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and certification by the NCCPA.
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Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) –
Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Nursing, which includes graduation from an accredited nursing educational program and certification by an accepted accrediting agency.
Current license to practice as a registered nurse.
Board certified and licensed as an ARNP in state of Iowa.
Three or more years experience as an APP within the Department/ Service Line
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.
Meets performance expectations as evidenced by APP Professional Performance Evaluation
Ability to work as a member of a team
Experience with patient and staff education.
Extensive knowledge of applicable state and national regulatory guidelines.
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement new programs.
Management, supervisory, mentoring or other evidence of professional development experience.
Experience with evidence based practice or research utilization.
Participation in professional PA/ARNP organizations.
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