Job Schedule: Full Time Standard Hours: 40 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details: Mon-Sun
The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute is seeking a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN) leader in Cardiology at Backus Hospital as well as supporting the outpatient Hartford Healthcare Medical Group office setting to coordinate an advanced level of comprehensive health care for cardiology patients. This role specifically oversees the work of the APP team in cardiology supporting the Norwich provider group of general cardiologists, non-invasive procedural cardiologists and electrophysiologist and takes a leadership role in overall program development and quality.
Clinical services as cardiac Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN)
Provides overall clinical supervision, including work assignments, schedules, training and evaluation in accordance with specific, respective departmental policies and procedures in collaboration with the physician leadership and practice manager.
Monitors competency, documentation and outcomes of care given by APP team. Identifies quality goals for the APP team.
Models appropriate judgment in the follow-up of patient care issues, including use of physician, nursing and/or administrative chain of command. Models effective leadership behaviors in the Lead Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN) role. Facilitates learning for other staff to become more effective in their role.
Provides coaching and team building to increase employee productivity and satisfaction. Serves as a resource to staff for problem solving.
Promotes professional development of staff.
Identifies learning needs of staff. Orients new Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioners (APRN). Develops department level education, including in-services and teaching materials.
Assists in the development of policies and procedures related to patient care by following established applicable nursing, medical and cardiology standards.
Actively participates in and leads discussion of quality results and patient feedback, problem solving and development of plans to improve quality of care and service. Follows up and supports efforts of colleagues to implement improvement action plans.
Assists with the annual performance evaluations of cardiology APPs and recommends disciplinary measures when necessary.
Assists with interviews and recommends hiring of Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioners (APRN)
Acts as a liaison with nursing, medical staff and management.
Addresses patient concerns brought forth by patient family or staff.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner APRN) - Some background in business management and/or leadership
Graduate of an approved Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN) degree -
5+ years of clinical work
3+ years’ experience in cardiology preferred
CT Advanced Practice Provider license, DEA
Certification or eligible to be certified as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (APRN)
ACLS/BLS certification required
Ability to support both inpatient and outpatient practices