Advanced Practice Clinician - Heart Failure

WMC Heart Failure - 206220 Winchester, Virginia Full-Time (Primarily Day Shifts)

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  • Entity: Winchester Medical Center
  • Shift: Day

Job Summary
The HF APC is responsible to facilitate the care and education of HF patients and their families from initial contact and throughout their continuum of heart failure care. The role is an integral member of the Heart and Vascular team dedicated to excellence in excellence in patient experience, quality of care, along with multidisciplinary collaboration in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and values of Valley Health.
Expectations of the role includes:
• Perform assessments of patients within the clinic to establish, implement and evaluate individualized plan of care.
• Provide ongoing evaluation and management of existing Heart Failure Clinic patients, including patients with durable ventricular assist devices in a “shared care” model with the implanting center.
• Provide timely and appropriate clinical advice and interventions through direct patient contact, as well as telephone contact.
• Provide a high degree of professional competence and demonstrate a high level of autonomy in the care of heart failure patients.
• Appropriately, coordinate testing and any additional evaluation or referrals needed.
• Participate as an integral member of the multidisciplinary advanced heart failure team to develop standard operating protocols, clinical practice guidelines and patient and caregiver education.
• This position may be involved in research clinical trials, and professional continuing medical educational programs. The role of this Coordinator will evolve over time to meet the needs of the patients and of the program.

Graduate of a physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistant Programs (ARC-PA) OR
Graduate of a nationally accredited school of nursing with Bachelors in nursing and Master’s Degree in advanced practice nursing.

3-5 year of clinical experience in an acute care setting.

Certification & Licensures
AHFN Certification required or obtain within 24 months of hire
Possesses and maintains an unrestricted license to practice as a PA or an NP in Virginia
Possesses and maintains an unrestricted DEA license to prescribe in Virginia
Maintains and provides proof of CME requirements as put forth by the Virginia Board of Medicine or Joint Board of Medicine and Nursing.
Recertification, if required, is necessary
AHA BLS Certification within 30 days of hire if not already certified.
AHA ACLS Certification within 90 days of hire, if not already certified.
PA board certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
NP board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner OR Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care OR Adult/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care.

· Must be thoroughly familiar with the principles and practice of an NP or PA
· Must possess well-developed interpersonal skills to work smoothly and productively with patients as well as administrative, nursing and medical staff members
· Must possess highly developed organizational skills and be very reliable, as this position requires daily access to patient information, which is extremely confidential.
· Must be able to perform activities that involve an independent evaluation or treatment of a patient's medical condition.
· Must possess background information in the biological, behavioral, medical and nursing services relevant to the practice as an NP/PA and possess knowledge of the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of a NP/PA.
· Must be willing to receive additional training, as needed, and remain current on the skills necessary for the performance of required duties.
· The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, and interpret the appropriate information needed in order to provide care for the age group of patients served.
· 90-day notice of resignation is required.

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

Physical Demands
16 B Advanced Practice Clinician

FLSA Classification