Supervisor, Advanced Practice Provider – AC Surgery Clinic – Full Time 10 Hour Days (Exempt) (Non-Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The Supervisor works under the direction of the Associate Administrator of Advance Practice Providers, Department’s Administration, and Medical Directors to provide both clinical services as well as leadership and managerial services . The Supervisor will facilitate safe and efficient operational flow of the dedicated patient population. The Supervisor is responsible for the application of the advance practice provider processes, supervision of clinical practice, education, leadership, and patient care management. This position will function as a part of inter-professional teams by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including but not limited to physicians, pharmacists, office support staff, and clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners. The Supervisor administrative duties include but are not limited to supervising NP’s, PA’s as assigned. Depending on location, may be supervising union employees. They will be responsible for annual reviews and employee counseling.

The Supervisor works under the direction of the Associate Administrator, Department’s Administrative, and Medical Directors to provide both clinical services as well as leadership and managerial services to the Division of Thoracic Surgery. The Supervisor will facilitate safe and efficient operational flow of the the patient population at Keck Medical Center, Arcadia Hospital, Verdugo Hills Hospital, and USC Care Clinics. The Supervisor is responsible for the application of the advance practice provider process, supervision of clinical practice, education, leadership, and patient care management. This position will function as a part of inter-professional teams by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including but not limited to physicians, pharmacists, office support staff, and clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners. The Supervisor administrative duties include but are not limited to supervising NP’s, PA’s, as assigned. They will be responsible for annual reviews and employee counseling. They will collaborate with Department Administrator and Medical Director.

Essential Duties:

  • Management: • Utilizes professional, respectful, effective communication to delegate and direct activities and assignments • Supervises, hires, educates, disciplines and evaluates the performance of Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant staff. Ensures performance appraisals are completed in a timely manner. Interviews Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant candidates and orients new employees. • Schedules, assigns daily duties, and assesses the general performance of the Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistantin the department. Partners with management in making daily staffing assignments in accordance with budgeted hours per patient day and provides rationale for any staffing variances. • Completes an initial assessment at the beginning of the day. Oversees the staffing and operational needs of the unit and organization • Oversees the education and orientation of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants and keeps abreast of current trends, quality issues and departmental affairs. Acts as a clinical resource and support . • Models compassion, understanding, problem solving and conflict resolution skills amongst the staff to assist patients and families having difficulty coping with their illness and/or hospitalization and maintains good public relations • Effectively collaborates with other disciplines and providers to meet the needs of patients and fellow staff members • Keeps informed of clinical / service / organizational updates / changes • Manages time effectively and able to organize and prioritize responsibilities. • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to the service, department and organization’s mission and goals. • Participates in departmental or organizational activities as assigned
  • Compliance and Performance Improvement: • Identifies and participates in data collection and process improvements related to Quality Indicators • Responsible for observing and adhering to the regulatory agency requirements. • Continually reassesses clinic or hospital needs. • Ensures patient care is delivered in accordance with professional regulatory standards. • Identifies potential barriers to efficient operational flow. • Evaluates and modifies current practices to assure the most efficient way to assure effective operational flow. • Identifies quality improvement issues and develops unit-based quality improvement programs, as well as standards of care and practice. • Oversees the quality assurance initiatives for the department. • Develops, implements, and evaluates the clinical collaborative practice agreements in the clinical area. • Consistently keeps current on clinical, department and medical center changes; shares information with staff members by participating in huddles and utilizing all forms of communication as directed by the department Manager. • Responsible for pursuing opportunities for professional development (e.g. certifications, nursing committees, unit based projects, research, published peer review article) and able to mentor and share knowledge to colleagues and other staff. Transfers learned scientific knowledge into practical application. • Models expertise through the application of evidenced-based practice in clinical decision-making. Maintains a current level of knowledge inclusive of Evidenced Based Practice relative to professional practice. • Participates in the evaluation of the cost effectiveness of services provided. • Ensures complete and accurate documentation. • Responsible for the routine update of required licenses and credentials as required by organization • Responsible for the update and implementation of organization/ department’s policies and procedures; demonstrates ability to access online manuals. • Ensures that documentation is complete and correct in Electronic Health Record
  • Direct Patient Care Accountabilities: • Responsible for ensuring the measures based on the appropriate level of care expected: management of the care of cardiovascular medicine and the ability to manage the care of post cardiac procedure patients. • Appropriately completes patient assessments • Interprets assessment information and formulates diagnoses. • Develops Plans of Care with individualized interventions. Documents expected/projected patient outcomes. Reviews/Revises/Updates Plans of Care daily based on evaluation and interpretation of patient outcomes. • Completes patient care procedures correctly per policy at prescribed intervals. • Delegates tasks based on others’ scope of practice and competency. • Acts as patient advocate. • Ensures prompt response to service needs as appropriate . • Provides patient/family education as needed. • Collaborates with Case Manager and/or social work for any social needs encountered with population. • Utilizes patient care equipment appropriately and safely according to manufacture guidelines. • Communicates effectively with all members of the healthcare team including patient and family. Ensures timely communication of patient needs to Providers
  • Performs other duties as assigned. • Examples: Enthusiastic participation in unit activities such as process improvement efforts, preceptor, peer education; changing assignment to meet patient needs, etc.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req Master’s degree Master’s Degree In Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner, OR Graduated from an Accredited Physician Assistant (PA) program
  • Req 5 years Experience as nurse practitioner or physician assistant
  • Req Demonstrated strong leadership abilities.
  • Req Demonstrates professional, respectful, effective communication to delegate and direct activities and assignments
  • Req Strong critical and strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.
  • Req Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref 2 – 3 years Lead/charge or supervisory experience
  • Pref Experience in clinical specialty area

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Registered Nurse – RN (CA Board of Registered Nursing) *Exempt from RN if Physician Assistant
  • Req Nurse Practitioner – NP (CA Board of Registered Nursing) *Exempt from NP if Physician Assistant
  • Req Nurse Practitioner Furnisher (CA Board of Registered Nursing) *Exempt from NP Furnisher if Physician Assistant
  • Req NP Board Certified Possession of National Board Certification in Nurse Practitioner area of specialty accredited by Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing (ABSNC) or National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). ◦ If work in Hospital/Acute Care Setting must have Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) upon hire. ▪ (*Grandfathered from Acute Care Certification requirement if hired/transferred prior to 12/2015.) (**Exempt from NP Board Certification if Physician Assistant)
  • Req Physician Assistant – PA (CA DCA) Current Physician Assistant (PA) License in the State of California (**Exempt from PA if Nurse Practitioner)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) (**Exempt from PA Certification if Nurse Practitioner)
  • Req DEA Certificate Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate issued by the U.S. Department of Justice for Schedule II-V controlled substances
  • Req Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Req Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association – *ACLS as required by the NPs Job description for NPs in the Hospital/Acute Care Setting and Ambulatory Infusion Centers (*Required for Hospital/Acute & Infusion Center Clinic settings only)
  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The annual base salary range for this position is $133,120.00 – $219,648.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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