APP Lead (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) BMT/Hematological Malignancies
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POST DATE 8/21/2020
END DATE 9/19/2020
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Provides administrative supervision of assigned
Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) such as Physician Assistants (PAs) and/or
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in addition to maintaining clinical
practice within their designated department or specialty area.
EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
Master's degree or higher in nursing,
documentation of completion of accredited Advanced Practice Education Program.
Graduate education and related Texas Board of Nursing authorization must be
consistent with clinical practice area and patient population.
as Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the Texas State Board of Nursing.
for prescriptive authority by the Texas Board of Nursing
* Current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
accredited by the American Heart Association.
* Minimum of three (3) years of experience in an advanced
practice provider role required with demonstrated increasing responsibility.
* Prior leadership experience preferred.
* Oversees and manages
coverage schedules for both inpatient and outpatient Advanced Practice Provider
(APP), as appropriate/ applicable.
Generate APP specific data surrounding the performance and productivity
of supervised staff. Reviews current
deployment of APP staff, and identifies opportunities for future
* Conducts annual
performance evaluations of assigned APP staff, in conjunction with division
chief or medical director, faculty, and Office of Advanced Practice.
* Reviews safety events
or issues related to APP clinical practice quality and safety for assigned
team, and as designated by leadership.
* Reports observed APP
events affecting access, productivity, and/or clinical practice. Discusses any
identified barriers to providing optimal care. Supports collaborative
correction or remediation, where appropriate.
* Contributes to the
development, implementation, and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives
pertaining to the APPs and within the assigned clinical program(s).
* Conducts regular team
meetings with APP staff to identify barriers to patient care, and lead
discussions to develop resolutions to such barriers. Reviews meeting results
with advanced practice leadership, division chief, medical director, and/or
faculty, as appropriate.
* Promotes APP participation in departmental and
institutional continuing medical education opportunities.
* In the clinical
setting, will provide diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients within
their scope of practice, licensure, and privileges.
* Conducts and documents comprehensive initial
and ongoing physical examinations based on age and diagnosis, including
data and utilizes evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate the patient plan
of care, including ordering and interpreting laboratory, radiology, and other
proficiency in technical/procedural skills, as appropriate and based on
specialty and training.
relevant management, referrals, counseling, and education to patients,
families, and caregivers related to current care and preventive health
in quality related initiatives and/or clinical research protocols through
planned group processes, workshops, seminars, and staff meetings, to improve
clinical and system practice performance.
* Collaborates in research projects and
protocols, as appropriate; and routinely applies evidence based best practices
to patient care
* Performs other
duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
* Accuracy and
ability to exercise considerable judgment.
* Ability to
maintain current customer service, clinical, and technical skills.
* Ability to
identify opportunities and provide suggestions for improvements in departmental
policy, procedures, and protocols.
* Proficient use
of EMR in the delivery of care
The following is the acronym, 'PACT', and is
fundamental to all clinical positions at UT Southwestern Medical Center:
To achieve excellence in patient care and service, all employees are expected
to take ownership in solving problems effectively, efficiently and to the
satisfaction of the patient.
Attitude and Appearance: In keeping with a professional healthcare
environment, all employees are expected to have the ability to perform their
jobs and to appear and conduct themselves in a professional and positive
and Compassion: It is our goal that all our communications are clear,
courteous, timely, and delivered with compassion, respect and appropriate
T-Teamwork: In our medical environment, our patients
regard every employee they encounter as a member of the Southwestern Medical
Center team. Our goal is to individually work hard to contribute to our team,
support our co-workers, and to achieve not only excellent patient care and
service, but also a satisfying, caring environment for each other.
Work is performed primarily in a
clinical environment. The incumbent may
be exposed to body fluids and infectious diseases.
Any qualifications to be considered as
equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Vice
President of Human Resources, or his/her designee.
is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education