Advanced Practice Provider - Neurosciences APP Fellow
Job ID: R0037937 | Advance Practice Provider | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Neurosciences Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship program's primary focus will be in adult neurology with the goal of becoming proficient in the care of adult patients in the outpatient setting.

(Under the supervision of and in collaboration with primary preceptor.)

The Advanced Practice Provider Fellow (APP Fellow) is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) or board-certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC, AGPCNP-BC, FNP-BC) responsible for the provision of care through supervision by and collaboration with an attending physician with oversight and guidance by a primary preceptor. As an APP Fellow, the clinician will be expected to rotate through specialty neurology clinics and inpatient neurology services as part of an advanced postgraduate medical education. As a trainee, the APP Fellow will receive preceptor guidance and teaching delivered by a senior advanced practice provider, senior resident, fellow, or attending physician, dependent upon the clinical rotation. The APP Fellow is expected to manage direct patient care as a dominant aspect of the role. They are responsible for coordination of patient care and participation in collaborative medical care with multidisciplinary teams. The APP Fellow is expected to participate in protected, non-clinical didactic education in the form of lectures, simulation, skills labs, case studies, presentations, and other components of the fellow curriculum as determined by the coordinator and director in collaboration with the fellow. The APP Fellow is also responsible for completion of an evidence-based practice or quality-improvement project during their tenure as a fellow.

The Neurology APP Fellowship program's primary focus will be in adult neurology with the goal of becoming proficient in the care of adult patients in the outpatient setting.

Under the supervision of and in collaboration with primary preceptor.

Clinical:
  • Independently and in collaboration with primary preceptor, physician(s), and interdisciplinary team members, provides comprehensive clinical and organizational direction and leadership to the healthcare provider team in the care of patients.
  • Performs comprehensive history and physical assessment.
  • Documents findings, noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings.
  • Orders and interprets the appropriate diagnostic labs and tests.
  • Forms medical diagnoses based on history, assessment, and diagnostic findings.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates treatment plans.
  • Prescribes and recommends pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
  • Initiates appropriate specialty consultations referrals when requisite.
  • Initiates and evaluates clinical pathways and protocols.
  • Collaborates with attendings and/or fellows regarding admissions and community transfers.
  • Facilitates the timely flow of patients via collaboration with interdisciplinary team members and supports all interdisciplinary relationships.
  • Recognizes acute/emergent situations requiring immediate responsiveness and initiates life-saving interventions, alerting primary preceptor and the interdisciplinary team members for assistance.
  • Recognizes and incorporates age-specific requirements; communicates plan of care with patients and families.
  • Advocates for patients and family members in educational needs, treatment options, participation in care and ethical issues, and patient rights with recognition and consideration of the diverse needs of the individual/family.
  • Provides consultation in specialty area.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Coordinates meeting applicable clinical standards for all disciplines in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Explains the necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, patient families, staff, and students.
  • Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency under the supervision of the primary preceptor.

Educational:
  • Participates in non-clinical didactic education in the form of lectures, simulation, skills labs, case studies, presentations, and other components of the critical care fellow curriculum as determined by the coordinator and director.
  • Completion of an evidence-based practice or quality-improvement project suitable for publication or presentation during tenure as a fellow.
  • Acts as a clinical resource, utilizing both formal and informal opportunities for the education of other members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Provides education consistent with evidence-based practices and protocols.
  • Provides outreach and education to the community and within the advanced practice arena.
  • Coordinates meeting applicable educational standards for all disciplines in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.

Leadership:
  • Acts as a role model to colleagues, interdisciplinary team members, the institution and the community.
  • Demonstrates respect to all within the institution and community.
  • Demonstrates leadership abilities in the development, mentorship, and empowerment of others within the healthcare community.
  • Assumes leadership role in the development of the advanced practice role to patients, families, other healthcare professionals, and the community.
  • Coordinates meeting applicable leadership standards for all disciplines in collaboration with physician(s) and team members.
  • Meets leadership competency standards.

Quality/Stewardship/Outcomes:
  • Participates in, supports and leads quality assurance initiatives, performance improvement, and benchmarking initiatives to advance patient care delivery.
  • Utilizes research and evidence-based practice in the delivery of patient care.
  • Evaluates the implications of access, quality, safety, and cost on the delivery of healthcare.
  • Participates in the development of instruments to measure patient and practice outcomes.
  • Identifies needs, variations, and interventions to ensure and improve quality care.
  • Maintains compliance and regulatory documentation for the purposes of administration and reimbursement.
  • Provides expertise in the measurement, development, evaluation, and communication of the status and progression of applicable patient care standards.
  • Participates in and contributes to departmental/divisional/institutional initiatives.
  • Provides input in the annual review of other staff members.
  • Assists in the development of clinical pathways and protocols.
  • Participates in accreditation preparedness.
  • Coordinates meeting applicable performance improvement standards for all disciplines in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.

Research:
  • Pursues opportunities for active engagement in research and in the analysis of evidence-based practice.
  • Coordinates meeting applicable research standards for all disciplines and areas of practice.

Professional Development:
  • Maintains professional licensure, DEA registration, certification, and practice agreements as required by the Virginia Board of Medicine or the Virginia Board of Nursing, national certification organizations, and the institution.
  • Maintains and demonstrates competencies for designated privileges requested as required for ongoing professional practice evaluation and outcomes.
  • Maintains advanced certification(s).
  • Pursues educational opportunities for professional growth (CEU/CME, conferences, and/or seminars, etc.).
  • Serves on appropriate committees in department/division/institution and community.
  • Participates in/presents at M&M, Grand Rounds, etc.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $80,000.00 - $80,000.00 Annually

Application process

Minimum requirements include less than 1 year of clinical practice as an APP in the field of neurology.

Email
the following supporting documents to appfellowship@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu. Candidates must provide the following information for their application to be considered:
  • Academic transcripts.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation: (1) former preceptor or APP; (1) academic instructor, adviser, or mentor; and (1) at applicant's discretion emailed directly from the letter of recommendation writer/author, not from applicant.
  • 500-word letter of intent describing why you want to complete a postgraduate fellowship program in neurology.


  • Education: Master's degree as an advanced practice provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant).
  • Experience: Less than 1 year of experience in the field of neurology as an APP.
  • Licensure: License or license eligibility as an advanced practice provider (Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant) as set forth by the state of Virginia. Must demonstrate and maintain all credentialing and licensing requirements of the UVA Medical Center, the Virginia Board of Medicine or the Virginia Board of Nursing, and the appropriate certifying bodies. Must be enrolled with all payers through Delegated Credentialing and can participate in Medicaid and Medicare for billing. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart Association required. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification through American Heart Association required.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Application closure: October 31, 2022

Interview notifications on or about November 14, 2022. Interviews will take place the first two weeks of December. Each interview will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

All candidates will be notified of acceptance or denial on or about December 30, 2022.

Program start date: April 2023

Additional program information can be found at https://app.uvahs.org/fellowship-programs/



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