Vice President, Nurse Practitioner /Physician Assistant Services - Emergency Medicine
The VP of NPPA Services for (EM) Emergency Medicine ensures optimal NPPA utilization and integration by providing operational oversite of NPPA practices, including quality of care, compliance standards, professional development, collaboration, and appropriate scope of practice. The position provides support to operating teams, NPPA Directors, NPPA Leads, on-site physician Medical Directors and relevant SCP Departments. This role also coordinates closely and works directly with the EVP and National Director of NP/PA services.
This position is a senior operational leadership role for NPPA Directors, NPPA Leads, and employed nurse practitioners and physician assistants within their respective clinical service lines.
Primary Functions - Administrative:
Lead, direct, supervise and monitor NPPA Directors, NPPA Leads, and employed NPPA providers in assigned practice environments.
Facilitate communication to NPPA Directors, NPPA Leads, and employed NPPA providers from company representatives, including division, group, regional and facility operating teams.
- Translate clinical practice standards, NP/PA scope of practice requirements (including national, state, and local medical staff rules and regulations), and relevant practice standards for NPs/PA providers into the practice setting
- Ensure compliance with current state regulatory standards and competency issues related to NP/PA providers
- Assist with the maintenance, distribution, and retirement of state required documents and forms for NP/PA practice in cooperation with SCP-Health Corporate Compliance and Legal Departments
- Ensure that each NP/PA leader receives initial orientation and onboarding, and annual performance evaluations and counseling as indicated
- Conduct ongoing training and coaching of NP/PA leaders.
- Facilitate employee policy/procedure communication and implementation within Division via monthly communication meetings with NPPA Directors, NPPA Leads, and employed NPPA providers
- Ensure that NPPA Directors, NPPA Leads, and employed NPPA providers maintain compliance with facility, medical staff and Company policies and procedures.
- Communicate applicable practice standards and procedures to Lead MLP’s, and employed NPPAs through appropriate means, potentially including memos, letters, electronic means, policy manuals, and employee handbook.
- Ensure that corporate mandated training (including but not limited to corporate compliance, EMTALA, blood-borne pathogens) is completed by Lead MLPs, and employed Providers
- Monitor and ensure that the facility medical director conducts the onboarding and orientation of NP/PA providers and employed NP/PA Providers in relevant practice settings.
- Provide for routine reporting as agreed upon or required by senior leadership
- Advise and monitor performance improvement plans or remedial training for NP/PA providers, facility Lead MLP’s, in cooperation with operations teams
- Monitor, evaluate, and optimize clinical and operational practice performance as reflected by measures, metrics, or qualitative evaluations. Coordinate with divisional leadership, with attention to reasonable standards for quality care
- Advise and monitor Lead MLP’s, and section operations team’s implementation of interventional NP/PA programs (such as SOrT, RME, Fast Track, etc.) in relevant practice settings
- Identify, develop, and implement educational programs on risk management issues and other pertinent topics for NPs/PAs on a biannual basis
- As agreed upon, maintain clinical credentials at designated facilities, to empower continued clinical competency and patient care skills
- Facilitate corporate offices in obtaining required documents and charts.
- Assist in recruiting of Lead MLP’s by participating in the interview process with medical director and/or section leadership or their designee
- Develop NP/PA utilization strategies and engagement models
- Development and maintenance of orientation and onboarding materials for Lead MLPs, and NP/PA providers
- Develop NP/PA educational presentations
- Assist with, advise, and participate with NP/PA leadership development programs
Primary Functions: Clinical
Ensure that each clinical setting provides an appropriate standard of care including, as applicable:
- Clinical care within the identified scope of practice
- Consistent, appropriate collaboration with physicians.
- Well documented patient histories and physical examinations
- Appropriate laboratory testing and diagnostic procedures, and interprets laboratory and diagnostic procedures, consistent with the scope of practice and applicable collaborative relationships
- Timely and appropriate documentation in medical records
- Therapeutic procedures (for example: splinting/strapping, simple and moderate wound closure, wound dressings, minor burn care, foreign body removal from ears, nose, and soft tissue, incision and drainage of simple and complex abscesses, removal of impacted cerumen, and basic life support, or other procedures as appropriate for the clinical setting).
- Diagnostic procedures such as ophthalmic examination with fluorescein sodium and ophthalmoscope, pelvic examinations with specimen collection, and rectal examination with hemoccult.
- Appropriate plans of care for patients arising from critical analysis of histories, physical examinations, and diagnostic testing or procedures.
- Compliance with facility, medical staff, and other relevant policies and procedures.
Physician Assistant certification through NCCPA
Nurse Practitioner certification through ANCC, AANP, or AACN
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), , Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Master of Business Administration
Current Licensure or State endorsement (with prescribing privileges within states that this may apply) as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
- Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
- Minimum of two (2) years of managerial/supervisory experience.
- Minimum of two (2) years of managerial/supervisory experience in multi-site, multi-state hospital-based, clinical environments is preferred
Other Special Training/Skills:
- Current with clinical practice skills
- Must be able to set priorities and demonstrate sound judgment in handling problems.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills/track record of excellent relationships with physicians, facility staff, and coworkers.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, department leaders, physicians, staff, and other health care professionals.
- Good listening skills.
- Team player, teachable, and willing to accept direction.
- Shows initiative and autonomy as needed within scope of practice.
- Exhibits good critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and judgment.
- Respects (but is not intimidated by) physicians or administrators.
- Accepts and embraces appropriate change.
- Understands the relationship between short term goals and long-term strategy.
- Compassionate and personable
- Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
- Prepared, organized, and punctual.
- Works well in collaborative environment.
- Able to provide direction.
- Able to delegate.
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Able to think, act, and lead at an enterprise level