Must be a graduate of either a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant Program. If a Nurse Practitioner, must have a Master’s Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Nurse Practitioner certification or certification eligible by the American Nurses Association (ANA) or by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Licensed in the State of Rhode Island as a Nurse Practitioner; license must include prescriptive privileges.If a Physician Assistant, must be a graduate of a Physician Assistant Program with a B.S. degree. Passing grade on certifying examination administered by the NCCPA. Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician AssistantsBasic Life Support/Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification required.Functions with demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of the aging processes, human development stage and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. EXPERIENCE: Threeyears’experience managing 30 or more APP’s. Prior cardiovascularexperiencedesirable.
Reports to the Administrative Director, Cardiovascular Service Line. Under the direction of the Division Directors of the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI), and the Administrative Director, CVI, is responsible for overseeing the CVI APP’s practicing medicine with physician supervision including conducting examinations, managing patients medically and facilitating interventions for patients. The APPs will exercise delegated autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including responsibilities for education, research and administrative services. The Director of CVI APP Services is responsible for the operations of the APP services within the Cardiovascular Service Line. This includes management of coverage provided by the APP service, quality, ongoing evaluation and program development for improved clinical outcomes. All essential functions performed in this position reflect the age specific needs of the patients.