Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 202291
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Responsible for the management of Advanced Practice Providers (APP) and nursing/ancillary staff if applicable in inpatient and outpatient Oncology.
In collaboration with the Nursing and Clinical Care Services Department and Division/Department leadership, the APP Manager provides oversight of Advanced Practice Providers. The APP Manager will serve as a leader in the field ensuring the highest standards of clinical practice. He/She will support development and implementation of the role within the specific Division and in alignment with institutional values and goals. Leadership includes but is not limited to maintaining APP competency, supporting evidence-based practice, the development of system to ensure and improve patient care as well as efficiency and productivity. He/she will also foster and support the participation in professional development and involvement in scholarly activities that contribute to the discipline and/or specialty practice area.
Maintains clinical practice as outlined in delineation of privileges
Maintain and demonstrate ongoing competency by providing direct patient care at least once per month
Compliance with OPPE and other accountability metrics as a member of the licensed staff under Medical Staff Affairs (MSA)
Formulates standards for professional practice consistent with national standards and/or evidence-based practice.
Compliance with institution wide patient safety initiatives including transparent practice through system reporting mechanisms and demonstration of shared accountability for safe practices.
Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships to ensure safe patient care
Serve as a change agent to lead innovation through exemplary clinical practice
Collaborate with colleagues to promote the advancement of clinical practice of the advanced practice provider
Participate in the identification and review of patient safety issues and implementation of process improvement plans
Serve as a physical presence in the clinical setting for evaluation and application of identified processes improvement
Communicates effectively with APP teams as well as senior leadership to ensure streamlined care
Assumes responsibility for oversight of all processes associated with onboarding, ongoing education, and maintaining standards and competency for all APPs
Ensures the delivery of safe, exemplary patient care through established systems related to the development of APP teams, while also ensuring an environment of professional growth to promote retention
Provides leadership for the APP team leads in practice area and communicates any updates and clinical practice changes in a timely fashion.
Establishes an environment of shared decision making. Sets a standard for nursing and inter-professional shared governance.
Creates an environment which is blame free, a spirit of appreciative inquiry. Promotes team building and colleague development
Holds APPs accountable for maintaining licenses, certifications, reappointment and APP policies
Represents Center for Advanced Practice and unit level APPs at a variety of venues including: Nurse Manager meeting, DON/NM meeting, Unit Leader Partners, Business/Finance Operations meetings, etc.
Leads APPs in promoting quality, efficient, and cost-effective care.
Prepares and manages operating and capital budget for assigned areas. Maintains deadlines and can address variances.
Monitors APP clinical productivity.
Accountable for OPPE metrics and outcomes related to APP work and practice
Ensures compliance with APP billing regulations.
Participates in Divisional/Departmental and network wide initiatives to represent APP practice and leverage the role of APPs.
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP if indicated for role
Registered Nursing license or Physician Assistant license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Licensure for advanced practice role (NP, CNS, PA, CNM, CRNA
Certificate of Prescriptive Authority or written agreement within first 90 days of employment
National Certification in area of education/subspecialty. Required Certification must match scope of practice for the practice area
Required Education & Experience
Masters or Doctorate Degree from an accredited graduate school of nursing; or if a Physician Assistant, graduate from an accredited physician assistant program
Minimum of five (5) years of experience as an APP
Additional Technical Requirements
Ability to work in an inter-professional team setting with multiple responsibilities.
Ability to use computer and electronic medical record effectively.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong conflict management skills
Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to facilitate and lead groups
Proactive and independent
Implements process improvement
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Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.