| Assistant Director, Advanced Practice Providers - Antepartum & OBER |
Provides administrative oversight and support to Advanced Practice Providers (APNs & PAs) within the OB Emergency Room (OBER) and Antepartum within the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. Establishes relationships and partnership with Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), 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 APPs within OBER and Antepartum.
Operational Responsibilities: Works with APPs and unit/divisional leadership to achieve organizational and unit/division goals and objectives. Direct and manage members of the assigned specialty practice. Manages APP schedule, staffing plan and coverage within the assigned area.
Practice Analysis: Serves as an expert resource in the utilization of APPs 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 APPs
within the specialty-specific area.
Hiring/Orientation: Participates in and leads the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of APPs 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 APP billing within the specialty-specific area. Assists in identifying benchmarks to evaluate billable and non-billable APP performance. Works with billing/coding and EMR specialists to determine metrics for productivity and evaluation of patient care by APPs. 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 APPs 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 APPs and students within the assigned clinical area(s).
Professional Development: Serves as a resource and champion for professional development opportunities for APPs within the specialty-specific area and serves as a resource to departmental leadership in advancing the professional development of APPs (and clinical staff) within assigned area(s). Participates in department-wide initiatives to advance the professional development of APPs within the organization.
Credentialing & Privileging: Ensures the maintenance of current credentialing and privileging of APPs 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 APPs within the specialty-specific area. Responsible for preparation and delivery of APP 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 APP practice. Ensures that these changes are communicated and incorporated into APP 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 APPs in Antepartum and OBER.
Works with and/or provides leadership to APPs and unit/divisional leadership to achieve organizational and unit/division goals and objectives.
Directs and manages APPs working in Antepartum, Outpatient High Risk OB Clinic, and/or the OBER and participates in in-patient and outpatient initiatives.
Acts as a liaison to Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW) prematurity reduction initiative.
Facilitates implementation of perinatal quality core measures and monitors the outcome to meet the set goals. Also, review AP/OBER cases during OBCQI as operational and/or a system issue arises.
Serves as an integral member of the Antepartum and OB ER care provider team.
Cares for the patient according to Departmental polices, guidelines and protocols.
Participate in high risk OB quality improvement projects and pre-term prevention program.
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 license as a Professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse 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 an Advanced Practice Nurse / Certified Nurse Midwife required.
- Experience specific to care of the high risk OB patient required.
- Ultrasound skills or willingness to learn basic ultrasound skills required.
- Current license or eligibility to obtain Controlled Substance and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) licenses required.
- 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.