Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.
An Advanced Practice Provider (APP) functions as part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentialing committee to provide high quality, cost effective care to patients within the APPs scope of practice in collaboration with a supervising physician. The APP reflects the mission, vision, and values of the organization, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and other regulatory and accreditation standards.
This role will support the Division of Cognitive Behavioral Neurology to care for patients with mild to advanced cognitive impairment. Primary responsibilities will be for management of established patients receiving continuing care for dementia-related problems, but you will also participate in clinical triage, quality improvement and patient-caregiver support initiatives.
1. Clinical- Our clinic is homed within the Neurology Department and evaluates and manages patients with neurodegenerative cognitive and behavioral impairments. Our population is all over 50, and typically over 65 so comfort with geriatric principles and this population is a must. You will obtain relevant health and medical history, perform neurological assessment, review and interpret pertinent diagnostic tests/results, develop an appropriate differential diagnose and implement treatment plans including prescribing/ordering of appropriate evidence-based pharmacological agents consistent with departmental guidelines and privileging. You will be responsible for maintaining clear, comprehensive and structured records within an Epic-based EMR for all aspects of patient care, and interact extensively with multiple other team members both verbally and in writing, including neuropsychology, care navigation, geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry.
2. Education- In this role, you will have an opportunity to provide education and support to both the patient and their caregiver(s); to appropriately and professionally educate clients and/or families regarding their medical condition, treatment, and follow-up. You will collaborate with clinicians, staff, and medical learners to promote continuity and patient/family centered care. You will also be expected to participate in monthly community/network outreach programs. Along with the education of others, you will be expected to actively recognize and participate in identification of self-learning needs. We provide CE support and encourage attendance of education programs based on identified learning needs.
3. Quality and Program Initiatives - There are several health-system-wide initiatives being developed within our Division for care of both early/mild Alzheimer’s disease patients as well as later-stage, more advanced dementias. You will be engaged in both individual patient and program-level quality improvement by identifying limitations and implementing processes for improvement. You will be asked to collaborate on assessment, problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluating clinical/system issues and models of care. When the opportunity arises, you may also participate in system-level improvements for the clinical enterprise.
Completion of an accredited graduate-level Advanced Practice Provider (APRN or PA) program.Management highly prefers Gerontology Primary Care track Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Licensed as an Advanced Practice Provider (i.e., Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist) in the state of North Carolina. Board certification if required by the Department. DEA.
Professional Experience Requirements:
No prior experience required.Prefer a minimum of 1-year prior experience with post graduate outpatient Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Demonstrated clinical competency. Effective leadership skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated written and verbal communication and strong analytical skills. Effective interaction to ensure the successful care of patients in the clinical setting. Documentation in the medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Faculty Physicians
Organization Unit: SOM Amb Care-APCF-Neurology
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00
Work Schedule: Day Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: Yes
This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.
Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.
UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.