Advncd Practice Clinicians Dir

Intermountain Healthcare   •  

Salt Lake City, UT

Industry: Patient Care


8 - 10 years

Posted 340 days ago

About Us

What does it mean to be a part of Intermountain Healthcare? It means that the quest for clinical excellence is not just a goal, but a given. It means building an environment where physicians and employees can deliver the best in healthcare. And it’s realizing each employee or volunteer is vital to the healing process, because we can only achieve the extraordinary together

Being a part of Intermountain Healthcare means joining with a world-class team of over 36,000 employees and embarking on a career filled with opportunities, strength, innovation, and fulfillment. Our mission is: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.

Our patients deserve the best in healthcare, and we deliver.

Job Description

Are you an Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) with an extensive knowledge in Healthcare?  Intermountain Healthcare is seeking a progressive, forward thinking, APC Director with innovative ideas for growth in an Advanced Practice Clinican, service-orientated structure. 

This Director will have the opportunity to shape APC services provided within Intermountain and to provide the vision and direction necessary to support the APC role in our Mission: Helping people live the healthiest lives possible.  With a winning, dynamic personality the APC Director will provide strategic and operational direction for Advanced Practice Clinician services across the Intermountain system in partnership with clinical operations.

This role has direct responsibility to establish the office of Advance Practice Clinicians and continuous improvement of quality patient care provided by Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC).

The Advanced Practice Clinicians (APC) Director will partner closely with members of the hospital medical staffs and Medical Group operations to provide leadership and consultation for matters related to APC scope of practice, recruitment, privileging, credentialing, and onboarding.  

Essential Job Duties

  • Works in collaboration with APC Hospital and Medical groups, nursing, medical staff, and operational leaders to build efficient and effective support systems that contribute to the provision of high quality services by APCs.
  • Provides leadership and strategic vision to develop and operationalize standard processes relating to Advanced Practice Clinicians. Collaborates with key leaders and departments to develop system goals, action plans, and program evaluation.
  • Acts as subject matter expert and resource to others on education, certification, licensure and practice of: nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and nurse anesthetists. Promotes and supports the creation of new positions for APCs.
  • Promotes and maintains positive relationships with medical staff, administration, hospital personnel, medical group, regions, divisions, and other community or educational entities relative to APCs.
  • Collaborates with clinical services to provide multidisciplinary best practices and continuously improve collaborative relationships. Works in collaboration with nursing, medical staff, and operational leaders to establish new models of care, that leverage the role of APCs.
  • Leads and participates in system-wide APC related teams. Develops and prepares agendas and organizes system-wide team meetings to assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of systems to define, measure and improve quality as well as optimize the delivery of APC care throughout the system.
  • Leads and supervises APC educators in the development of a focused and ongoing professional practice evaluation program. Provides performance coaching, development, performance management, and administrative duties required of those in a supervisor role.
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders develops processes, tools and policies to ensure appropriate utilization management. Works closely with APC, nursing, medical staff, SelectHealth, and operational leaders to provide support and education, facilitate standardization, promote continuous improvement and create best practices.
  • Develops, with the APC system educator, APC Transition to Practice course and APC simulation program.
  • Develops and implements, at the regional and clinical service level, a focused and ongoing professional practice evaluation program including APC to APC orientation, clinical service specific and performance based knowledge and skill training.
  • Leads the development and implementation of: post graduate APC Fellowship programs, a process to support APC studenteducation, and provides ongoing evaluation of APC clinical and service quality.
  • Collaborates with Medical staff leaders to reduce provider burn out.

Posting Specifics

  • Pay: Commensurate with experience
  • Shift Details: This is a full-time, exempt position.
  • Additional Details: This position will be working at the Key Bank Tower in Salt Lake City, UT.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree: with a focus in professional practice areas of: Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Current state licensure to practice as an APRN, CNM or PA.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of pertinent regulation and compliance expectations in a complex and changing healthcare environment.
  • Experience in a role demonstrating outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ten years extensive clinical practice experience.
  • Five years successful management/leadership experience in a healthcare setting.

Physical Requirements

  • Interact with others requiring employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information.
  • Operate computers, telephones, office equipment, and manipulate paper requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.
  • See and read computer monitors and documents.
  • Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.
  • Ability to travel to interact with constituents

Preferred Requirements

  • Post Masters certificate in healthcare, business administration, or equivalent.  
  • Senior level executive experience with multi-facility experience.
  • Experience leading APCs.
  • Excellent leadership skills and experience managing a large department/function through well-established standards and performance management.
  • Proven success in developing an engaged and high performing work team.
  • Proven problem solver with the ability to analyze issues and opportunities to make decisions that support the Intermountain mission, vision, and values.
  • Ability to be a privileged provider in an Intermountain medical staff organization or group practice.

Job ID: 199202