JOB SUMMARY: · The Advanced Practice Team Leader has responsibility for administrative, clinical, and human resource activities in conjunction with the designated advanced practice team. This role includes clinical practice, administrative duties such as assisting with program development, retention, performance evaluation and feedback, quality data, and outcome-based performance initiatives. The role also involves high level communication with unit-based leaders, team advocacy, and facilitation. PURPOSE AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Provide a consistent and efficient line of communication between the Multidisciplinary Surgical Critical Care (MDSCC) Medical Director, the MDSCC leadership group, and the SICU NP team, leading to an organized, professional, and informed NP practice
Assure the communication of quality, performance, and documentation expectations set by the MDSCC leadership and Director for Advanced Practice across the SICU NP group
Facilitate communication between the MDSCC Medical Director, MDSCC leadership, and the Director of Advanced Practice to help ensure consistency of SICU NP practice model within the larger critical care practitioner practice model
Represent the SICU and NP team within VUH Critical Care APN Leadership and contribute to the integrity and growth of VUH Critical Care Advanced Practice.
Involvement with the creation and management of the orientation process for the SICU NP team
Lead all interviews for those seeking employment with the SICU NP (may be involved with recruiting and working with Human Resources).
Facilitate encouragement and delegation of leadership roles of the SICU NP team at large as agreed upon by the team, MDSCC Medical Director, and Director of Advanced Practice Nursing (ex: Process Improvement lead, Scheduling lead, Orientation lead, Research lead, etc). Facilitate the involvement of all members of SICU NP group with the quality, process improvement, and educational initiatives of the MDSCC
Responsible for the agenda and leading the monthly SICU NP meeting
Must demonstrate clinical expertise and effectiveness as a clinician. Demonstrates an ability to lead the SICU NP team in a practice involving delivery of high quality, family-centered care in a professional and collegial environment. Maintain clinical involvement in the SICU (or other clinical environment) and ensure adequate staffing for safe patient care delivery.
Lead the SICU NP team by modeling professionalism, accountability, and trust. Lead the professional evaluation process in conjunction with the MDSCC Medical Director.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: Leading: Managing Vision and Purpose, Motivating, and Influencing: · Develops and prioritizes service based, unit level goals, which support the strategic plan of the SICU, MDSCC, and Vanderbilt Medical Center as a whole · Develops and maintains long-term initiatives for NP team retention, motivation, and professional investment Communication: Active Listening and Clear Communication (Verbal and Written): · Develop an environment of trust, fairness, consistency, and confidentiality with SICU NP team members and with other internal and external colleagues consistent with the VUMC Credo. · Listens and seeks clarification. · Represents needs and interests of NP team in a supportive, evidence-based manner to the MDSCC Medical Director and MDSCC Committee, and to VUMC Advanced Practice Executive leadership. Standards and Accountability: Clinical Quality and Service Orientation: · Understands and communicates policies and procedures to NP team, nursing and medical staff, and patients/families. · Assists in assuring clinical assignments based on patient care needs and collaborates with the MDSCC Medical Director and SICU Fellow to update practice model as needed · Assists team members with compliance, credentialing, and regulatory issues, including Advanced Practice protocols and/or collaborative agreements in coordination with Director of Advanced Practice. Developing People: Identifying, Developing, and Retaining Top Talent: · Understanding that the SICU is a unique and clinically challenging environment, the NP team leader should be focused on maintaining a clinically competent group of NP providers and leaders who practice cohesively with the utmost professionalism with their nursing, physician, and ancillary healthcare provider colleagues. · Lead the interview process for new team members, collecting appropriate information to provide to the NP team in order to conduct successful team-based interviews. Provide post-interview data in order to fairly add new team members with team consensus. · Plan and execute orientation for new team members (may delegate orientation development and execution to a team member who shows leadership in this area). · Mentors team members in research and education opportunities. · Formally participates and contributes to the Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE) process. Conduct individual evaluations, gather physician faculty evaluation/comments, and share with individual team members in a confidential and supportive environment. · Formally participates and contributes to the Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE) process in conjunction with the MDSCC Medical Director and Advanced Practice Executive leadership. Building Relationships: Team Building, Support, Conflict Prevention/Management: · Maintains interdisciplinary relationships that are collaborative with other advanced practice teams/programs, and physician colleagues. · Utilizes and models Credo behaviors to build relationships and manage conflict within the scope of responsibility. · Be aware of and have access to VUMC conflict resolution resources · Receive training in the delivery of Veritas reports and help team members move through that process, when indicated ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES, CLINICAL DUTIES, AND EXPECTATIONS :
The SICU NP team leader is expected to maintain an active clinical practice alongside his/her team members, or in an appropriate clinical environment.
Rotate across weekends and nights, if needed, with an adequate frequency to understand specific needs of those shifts, making himself/herself available for communication of needs/problems/needed improvements to follow up with the MDSCC Medical Director and/or the Director of Advanced Practice Nursing.
Allow for 24-32 hours per month of administrative/nonclinical time to accomplish tasks and follow up for projects, research, and leadership communication in order to facilitate an organized and efficient SICU NP team that is aware of the needs of MDSCC leadership and ongoing initiatives.
The NP team leader will have the opportunity to work dayshift or nightshift, given that the other obligatory duties of the Lead NP role can be met.
If deemed necessary, a regularly scheduled one-on-one meeting time may be scheduled with the medical director.
Provide ongoing information to the SICU NP team about educational opportunities, VUMC Advanced Practice news, changes, and updates, assist with critical care billing education and maintenance, and provide updates regarding Advanced Practice legal and regulatory updates.
May be involved in leading and/or participating in unit-based, and/or departmental research activities. May encourage and assist other team members in the same activities.
May be involved in VUMC-wide leadership committees/work groups in order to better understand and communicate hospital-wide initiatives and develop relationships with other VUMC leaders.
May be involved in participating in professional leadership training offered by VUMC and the Office of Advanced Practice. This includes a self-paced leadership checklist for new leaders, new leadership orientation, self-paced modules through learning exchange, twice yearly leader retreats and optional annual summit.
Maintain a schedule that allows this position (or designee) to attend the following meetings :
MDSCC Leadership Committee
SICU PI – in a facilitating communication role; or assigned designee
SICU M&M – in a facilitating communication role; or assigned designee
MDSCC NP billing meetings and projects
MDSCC NP meetings with leadership – May, Kapu, Weavind
VUH Critical Care Advanced Practice Leadership meetings. May be asked to meet with the Director of Advanced Practice, when indicated, for mentoring and updates.
The Lead NP will attempt to work consistent days of the week for administrative days, as the group schedule allows, to better facilitate attendance of these meetings, (possibly Tuesday and Wednesdays) and in order to provide consistent availability and communication with the MDSCC Medical Director. This is negotiable in coordination with the MDSCC Medical Director.
APPOINTMENT PROCESS :
Applications may be submitted from current members of the SICU NP team and other Advanced Practice Providers as requested by the MDSCC Medical Director and Director of Advanced Practice.
Opportunities for standardized interviews with the NP team, MDSCC Medical Director, SICU Physician Faculty, and Director of Advanced Practice will be made available asrequired.
Appointment of the position will be made by the MDSCC Medical Director and Director of Advanced Practice based upon the consensus SICU NP team input and information from the process outlined above.
The appointment is not term limited. A new team leader may be appointed after resignation of the current team leader, or by request of the MDSCC Medical Director.
Master's Degree in Nursing
State of Tennessee Advanced Practice Nursing License
State of Tennessee Registered Nurse License
BLS, ACLS active certifications
At least 1 year experience as a NP in surgical intensive care or other critical care environment
Management or formal leadership experience
Experience in education, research, and publication (the SICU NP team leader will be given formal leadership training opportunities through VUMC and The Office of Advanced Practice)
JOB CODE INFORMATION:
Job Code: 2443
Job Stream Description: TBD
JOB SUMMARY: The Advanced Practice Provider Team Leader has responsibility for administrative, clinical and human resource activities in conjunction with the designated Advanced Practice Providers. This role includes clinical practice, and administrative duties, such as assisting with program development, personnel supervision, management (performance feedback, etc.), quality data and outcome based performance initiatives. Leads advanced practice provider team, has direct reports, usually team size is less than 20 advanced practice providers.
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