Advanced Practice Director-Primary Care Patient Care Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 2103309
Director Advanced Practice-Primary Care Patient Care Center
Develops and leads an advanced practice operational and strategic infrastructure in alignment within entity, VUMC and system goals. Ensures the delivery of high quality and cost-effective care, based upon competency and evidenced based clinical practice and research. Lead individuals/teams across disciplines and possesses an ability to work with all levels of staff within a multidisciplinary group, and leads Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants to contribute to institution-wide initiatives at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and VUMC levels. Expertise in the dissemination of expert knowledge (i.e., published author, national expert, academic leader, etc.), substantial contribution to the field of advanced practice leadership and service in nursing as demonstrated through service, awards, honors and/or positions held in state, national and/or charitable nursing, hospital and/or multi-disciplinary organizations.
The position is Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Clinical expertise: Demonstrates experience and mastery as practicing clinician. Serves as an internal and external expert consultant in clinical practice. Serves on department and enterprise clinical practice administrative and improvement committees. Leads practice based learning and improvement initiatives. Serves as clinical leader in external associations and organizations as demonstrated by speaking and publication expertise. Has substantial experience in research and education and leads research and educational endeavors to advance clinical practice.
Management experience: Demonstrates ability to lead individuals and/or teams across disciplines and care continuum. Has substantial experience as a unit and operational leader, demonstrating skill in the administrative and operational functions and structure within the organization and across the health system. Expertise in transformational leadership, developing advanced practice nurses and others into leadership roles. Encourages collaboration and team building. Effectively reaches organizational goals while maintaining team cohesiveness and satisfaction.
Expert skill in facilitation, consensus-building and negotiation: Demonstrates ability to work with all levels of staff, including administrators, executive leaders, physicians and peers. Serves on departmental, institutional and system-wide committees, representing advanced practice. Demonstrates expert ability to lead meetings effectively, achieve consensus among interprofessional groups and navigate conflict.
Understanding of broader group goals: Expert comprehension of advanced practice contributions to institution-wide initiatives on both the medical group and health system level. Serves as a main point of contact for senior leaders across the patient care center, entity and enterprise. Supports and often leads in the development, pursuit and achievement of strategic and organizational goals.
Expertise on practice and regulatory compliance: Expert knowledge and application of national, state and institutional advanced practice regulations, education, clinical training, licensure, certification and scope of practice. Advocates for top of license practice. Leads initiatives to develop and/or modify policies and procedures. Serves as external expert in understanding advanced practice educational curriculums, guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies such as The Joint Commission; and state and national laws governing advanced practice. Serves as an internal consultant for institutional regulations such as nursing and medical staff bylaws, credentialing and privileging, VUMC policies and procedures.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.