Cleveland Clinic Manager-APRN-PA-Endocrinology in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

Job Profile Summary

Responsible for the management of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant practice within the institute. Provides liaison functions between Advance Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant, staff physicians, administration, other departments and external groups. Communicates and collaborates with the Directors of APRN/PA services for updates in APRN/PA guidelines and policies. Attends in-services provided by Directors of APRN/PA services as required. Clinical supervision and annual review of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants will be done by the supervising/collaborating physicians and the APRN/PA Manager, with input from the Institute Administrator.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the selection and evaluation of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants in the Institute.

  • Trains all new Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants on clinical protocols and procedures.

  • Defines job expectations and monitors productivity.

  • Develops and implements competencies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants (with assistance from the APRN/PA Directors).

  • Schedules and assigns Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants to maintain appropriate staffing and coverage.

  • Develops and implements process improvement initiatives and procedures for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant group.

  • Organizes and provides in-service education for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants.

  • Coordinates (through the APRN/PA Director's offices) and provides clinical education to Student Practitioners from affiliated entities.

  • Develops and implements competencies for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants in accordance with the APRN/PA council's competency guidelines as well as Institute specific guidelines.

  • Participates in development and implementation of Institute quality improvement initiatives.

  • Works in conjunction with physician staff to recommend, evaluate and procure new technology and supplies for the Institute.

  • Organizes product evaluation activities of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants.

  • Develops and administers Institute policies and procedures.

  • Assures compliance with practice standards for the safe delivery of care.

  • Monitors and assures effective and safe implementation of clinical protocols.

  • Assures that compliance policies and procedures are implemented and adhered to.

  • Assures Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants are compliant with licensure, certification requirements and supervision agreements.

  • Reports all requirements to APRN/PA Directors as required.

  • Assures Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants are compliance with JCAHO standards including OSHA.

  • Ensures compliance with quality monitoring reports as required.

  • Represents the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants at Institute staff meetings.

  • Interacts with external organizations and vendors, etc. representing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses/Physician Assistants for their institute.

  • Performs the duties of a clinical Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Physician Assistant.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • PA: Graduate of an A.R.C.-approved Physician Assistant Program.

  • Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies and/or applicable state licensure through the State Medical Board for certificate to practice.

  • APRN & MSN required upon hire or within 5 years of hire for external hires and internal hires moving from a non-APRN licensed role to an APRN licensed role.

  • Applicable state licensed through the State Medical Board for certificate to practice.

Certifications:

  • APRN: must be a Registered Nurse with current licensure by the applicable state Board of Nursing; must be certified by a Certification Board recognized by the applicable state Board of Nursing. A "Certificate to Prescribe" is also required.

  • APRN: Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA).

  • PA: Must have Prescriptive authority or eligible to apply for licensure to prescribe from the State Medical Board within the first 6 months of hiring.

  • If candidate has held a license to prescribe within another jurisdiction and needs to obtain a Master's degree in order to apply for CT prescribe from the applicable state, the candidate will be subject for review for eligibility for hiring within our system.

  • PA: Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) required within 6 months of hire.

Competencies (Complexity of Work):

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated competency and the ability to perform advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment plan development and invasive procedures as per clinical privileges.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all members of the Institute and other Cleveland Clinic employees at all levels.

  • Ability to lead and work with groups to manage the group process and to use facilitative skills.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum three years' experience working as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.

  • Must have management/leadership experience with demonstrated competency of clinical skills and techniques.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Requires extensive walking, sitting and stair climbing.

  • Manual and finger dexterity and eye/hand coordination to perform physical examinations.

  • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to a normal range.

  • Occasionally lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • May require exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

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