| Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers - Midwifery Practice |
Provides administrative oversight and support to Advanced Practice Providers (APNs & PAs) to the Midwifery Practice at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.. Establishes relationships and partnership with Advanced Practice Providers (CNMs), departmental representatives, collaborating physicians, medical directors, department heads and organizational leaders to support and improve the practice, quality and outcomes of clinical care and regulatory compliance. Functions as a lead in the recruitment, retention, clinical practice, orientation, competency validation and professional development of the CNMs within the Midwifery Practice.
Operational Responsibilities: Works with Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM and unit/divisional leadership to achieve organizational and unit/division goals and objectives. Direct and manage members of the assigned specialty practice. Manages CNMs schedule, staffing plan and coverage within the assigned area.
Practice Analysis: Serves as an expert resource in the utilization of CNMs within the specialty-specific focus area of care delivery. Identifies new and existing best practice initiatives, collaborates in the determination of competency metrics, collaborates in assessing financial productivity and participates in clinical outcome data assessment and analysis. Participates in the timely and successful completion of OPPE/FPPE for all CNMs
within the specialty-specific area.
Hiring/Orientation: Participates in and leads the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of CNMs within the specialty-specific area. Works in collaboration with the Director of Advanced Practice Providers and unit/divisional leadership to maintain documentation related to orientation, continued competency validation and credentialing and privileging.
Financial: Serves as a resource for appropriate CNMs billing within the specialty-specific area. Assists in identifying benchmarks to evaluate billable and non-billable CNMs performance. Works with billing/coding and EMR specialists to determine metrics for productivity and evaluation of patient care by CNMs. Manages schedule, staffing plan and coverage within the assigned area. Collaborates with unit leadership in the development of annual operational and capital budgets for assigned area(s). Scope of Practice: Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and divisional policy to ensure that CNMs function within, and to the limits, of their scope of practice and in accordance with their delineation of privileges. Remains current with state law and scope of practice in the State of Illinois. Leads and/or participates in research activities related to clinical practice. Fosters an environment that supports research-related activities and continual performance improvement. Supports the education and preceptorship of CNMs and students within the assigned clinical area(s).
Professional Development: Serves as a resource and champion for professional development opportunities for CNMs within the specialty-specific area and serves as a resource to departmental leadership in advancing the professional development of CNMs (and clinical staff) within assigned area(s). Participates in department-wide initiatives to advance the professional development of CNMs within the organization.
Scope of Practice: Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and divisional policy to ensure that CNMs function within, and to the limits, of their scope of practice and in accordance with their delineation of privileges or collaborative practice agreement. Remains current with state law and scope of practice in the State of Illinois. Leads and/or participates in research activities related to clinical practice. Fosters an environment that supports research-related activities and continual performance improvement. Supports the education and preceptorship of CNMs and students within the assigned clinical area(s).
Credentialing & Privileging: Ensures the maintenance of current credentialing and privileging of CNMs within the specialty-specific area.
Competency Evaluation: Works in collaboration with the Director of Advanced Practice Providers and unit/departmental leadership to establish templates and checklists to ensure documentation of orientation. Works to identify metrics for initial, focused and ongoing professional performance evaluation, as well as integrated simulation and observation of technical skills. Assist in determining opportunities to increase knowledge and skills of CNMs within the specialty-specific area. Responsible for preparation and delivery of CNM yearly performance evaluations within assigned area(s).
Legislative and Health Policy Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants: Establishes relationships with key stakeholders to assess best practices and special-specific changes to CNM practice. Ensures that these changes are communicated and incorporated into CNM clinical practice.
Communication & Leadership: Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication, public speaking, presentation skills, critical thinking and decision making skills. Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines. Demonstrates ability to facilitate group processes and achieve agreement and consensus. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success. Demonstrates strong analytical ability and understanding of statistical and marketing concepts. Possesses strong program development skills.
Participates and leads ongoing UI Health staff engagement and employee satisfaction programs to meet or exceed set employee engagement goals for CNMs in Antepartum and OBER.
Works with and/or provides leadership to CNMs and unit/divisional leadership to achieve organizational and unit/division goals and objectives.
Directs and manages members of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Midwifery Practice at both on-campus and Mile Square Health Center locations.
Acts as a liaison to Mile Square, OB/Gyn Department, Center for Women's Health, Women's & Children's Health Services Departments and programs, supporting necessary change to meet departmental and organizational goals.
Implements best practices measured by ACNM yearly benchmarking.
Serves as a primary care provider or integral member of the Midwifery care provider team. In the capacity of primary patient care provider, meets or exceeds the job expectations of a Certified Nurse Midwife.
Supervises, teaches and mentors students, residents and other clinical staff in clinical practice, lectures and skills laboratories. Assesses performance and interprets results.
Establishes and facilitates effective relationships between the provider team including, but not limited to, physician, APN and PA providers, ancillary and support staff.
- Current Advanced Practice Nursing, Registered Professional Nurse and Certified Nurse Midwife licenses in the State of Illinois required.
- Master's Degree in Nursing required.
- Current BLS required.
- Demonstrated minimum 5 years of experience in clinical practice as a Certified Nurse Midwife required.
- Current license or eligibility to obtain Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
- Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physician, APNs, college and hospital leadership and the multi-disciplinary team.
- Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience and change management required.
- Intermediate computer skills required.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application packet no later than Friday, September 16, 2016.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.