Advanced Practice Provider

Dept of Surgery

Position Information: An independent healthcare provider working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team to provide comprehensive care to patients in a dual role of outpatient and/or inpatient setting. This position is located in the Department of Surgery in our Pediatric Cardiovascular Division.

Essential Duties:

  1. Plans, implements, and evaluates new programs in conjunction with physicians, research and clinic leadership. Responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education, health promotion and care coordination for patients and families with acute and chronic health needs.
  2. Works with administrative, nursing, physician, and university faculty to assure safe, effective, quality patient care and to promote educational and research missions. Provides care within their scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, and institutional policy and practice agreements.
  3. Serves on leadership and operational committees. Supervises and trains staff and Advanced Practice Providers.
  4. Plans, implements, and evaluates new programs in conjunction with physicians, research and clinic leadership. Develops and maintains formal onboarding and orientation strategies along with innovative programs to assure employee retention.
  5. Performs history and physical assessments of patients that are accurate, complete, concise, relevant and appropriate for age, gender and clinical problem. Orders appropriate diagnostic studies and correctly interprets the results.
  6. Develops, implements, evaluates, and alters the plan of care as needed. Maintains accurate, complete, concise and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
  7. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with medical staff and all members of the patient care team to achieve mission and goals. Provides care that is patient and family centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan.
  8. Facilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare team. Incorporates the patient and family in care planning and treatment across settings. Considers cost effectiveness and risk/benefit analysis when making decisions about patient care.
  9. Uses evidenced-based medicine to systematically analyze and improve patient care practices. Develops, evaluates, and implements standards of care within area of specialization (policies, protocols, etc.).
  10. Coordinates and integrates services to achieve desired goals and outcomes. Foster continuous process improvement to achieve and maintain quality patient care.
  11. Promotes and supports professional development including establishing financial resources for education and research. Communicates and collaborates effectively with physicians, other health professionals and health related agencies. Counsels and educates patients and families. Serves as an advocate for patients and families in navigating the health care system.
  12. Supervises and trains new Advanced Practice Providers and clinic staff. Develops and revises position descriptions. Interviews applicants and determines qualifications and competence of Advanced Practice Providers. Makes hiring recommendations to the supervisors/managers.
  13. Serves on leadership and operational committees in a leadership capacity. Involved in policy and decision-making.
  14. Participates in education of students and other health care professionals, particularly on appropriate utilization of APPs in and across the system.
  15. Participates in organizational and departmental meetings, educational opportunities, committees, and workgroups as necessary.
  16. Participates in quality initiative/performance activities. Promote interdisciplinary practice and implement strategies to overcome barriers to collaboration.
  17. Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Education:

Nurse Practitioner – Master’s Degree from accredited Nursing Program

Physician Assistant – Master’s Degree from accredited PA Program

Experience: None required

Certifications/Licenses:

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Active RN and APNP license in State of Oklahoma
  • Active board certification Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Certification
  • Active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire
  • CPR certification and advanced life support certifications
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification or obtain within 90 days of employment in this position
  • Must have RNFA (Registered Nurse First Assist) certification

Physician Assistant:

  • Active PA license in State of Oklahoma
  • Active PA board certification
  • Acute Care certified
  • Active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire
  • CPR certification and advanced life support certifications
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification or obtain within 90 days of employment in this position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of management changes, current issues, trends, and health care.
  • Advanced knowledge of etiologies, risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation and epidemiology of medical conditions.
  • Advanced knowledge of current research, clinical trials, and/or clinical techniques procedures to make available to patients.
  • Clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses. Proficient in procedural skills pertinent to practice area.
  • Advanced level of medical and nursing clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and systems-based practice.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of accountability for the professional practice.
  • Advanced knowledge of the indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalities and general medical and surgical conditions.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and operates a personal computer.
  • Follows ethical principles regarding patient confidentiality, informed consent and unanticipated adverse outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, and physicians.
  • Utilizes critical thinking to synthesize and analyze collected data.
  • Demonstrates insight into own strengths, limitations and knowledge deficits. Self-directed, creative, and a risk-taker.
  • Demonstrates initiative to meet identified learning needs using multiple resources.
  • Continuously seeks opportunities for staff advancement and knowledge and skill attainment.
  • Works as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Promotes mutual respect and trust working within a team model.
  • Works with patients and families when a situation is emotional and intense.

Preferences:

  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to be flexible, resilient and change oriented
  • Surgery and Operating Room (OR) experience preferred

The University of Oklahoma complies with the Federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all employees. All current and future employees must provide proof of full vaccination or request an accommodation for exemption from the Federal requirement. For detailed information regarding this requirement, visit https://hr.ou.edu/News/Coronavirus-COVID-19-Information.

JR2019