Advanced Practice Provider Director -Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Medicine - Administration
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Supervisory/Management
  • Req #: 16440
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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant considered.

This position is in the Adult Department of Medicine.

Position Summary

The Advanced Practice Director is a clinical expert and administrative leader who will provide oversight of the Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) within the Department of Medicine to meet organization, service line, and departmental goals. This role is 50% responsible for the day-to-day leadership of APPs in patient care, education, professionalism, and regulatory compliance and 50% direct patient care.


Essential Duties

Develops and manages a clinically outstanding APP program providing leadership, communication, guidance, teaching, training and resources.

Serves as a primary advocate for the APPs to help them: practice to the full extent of their training, experience and licensure, and advance their professional and academic development.

3.      Participates with the Department, Divisions and Medical Staff in determining and advancing APP qualifications and competency: recruits, interviews, selects, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.  Participates in APP workforce planning.

4.      Establishes and monitors APP safety and regulatory compliance across the Institution. Ensure the activities of all APPs meet The Joint Commission, the CO Board of Nursing, the Medical Board of Colorado, and other regulatory body standards for credentialing, orientation, ongoing development and evaluation of staff.  Serves as an expert resource to other Institutional leaders about practice, licensing, regulatory and compliance requirements.

5.      Works collaboratively with the Department of Medicine Chair, Division Chiefs, Institutional Chief Medical Officer and other members of the healthcare team to remove barriers to APP practice and meet the needs of the Institution. 

6.      Ensures that day-to-day operations are conducted in accordance with clinical practice standards and the policies of National Jewish Health.

7.      In partnership with the Department, Divisions, Departmental Practice Manager, Scheduling and Finance, manage productivity, staffing, and reporting.

8.      Establish and ensure reporting mechanisms (e.g., dashboards and reports) are available to monitor workforce utilization and promote overall clinical efficiency. 

9.      Ensures quality of care provided by APPs.  Collaborates with physicians and other health professionals in identifying opportunities and developing best practices for clinical care.

10.    Develops, recommends and participates in the formulation of procedures and protocols for in accordance with institutional policy and regulatory standards.

11.    Conducts clinical reviews and participates in responses to patient experience concerns, complaints, quality management issues and risk management requests

12.    Leads quality improvement studies annually and reports through the quality improvement structure; Identifies, analyzes and makes recommendations to resolve service problems, duplication of tasks or operational issues.

13.    Provides patient care, regular health assessments, diagnosis, and management of common acute and chronic stable conditions. 

14.    Formulates plans that includes treatment, psychosocial support, health education and counseling. 

15.    Collaborates with other health professionals in assessing and managing health care problems and maintaining continuity of care.

Other Duties:    



1.      Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.

2.      Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

3.      Building Trust: Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

4.      Business Acumen: Using economic, financial, market, and industry data to understand and improve business results; using one’s understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization’s position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics.

5.      Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others

6.      Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.


Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility: 

Co-manage Advanced Practice Providers within the Department of Medicine alongside respective Division Chiefs and the Department Chair. Will assist in work force planning, recruitment, selection, training, orienting, mentoring, evaluating, counseling, disciplining. This position does not include final hiring and terminating decisions.

Travel:       Minimal


Core Values:    

1.      Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.

2.      Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.

3.      Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.

4.      Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.

5.      Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.

6.      Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.

7.      Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.

8.      Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education:         Nurse Practitioner: Must have current Certification by a national certifying body as a nurse practitioner. Graduate degree required for all NPs who were not already on the Colorado Advanced Practice Registry as of June 30, 2008. Graduation from accredited school of nursing required.

Physician Assistant: Graduate degree required for all PA’s from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.                       


Work Experience:      Five years as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant required. Two years progressive leadership experience in an academic medical center required. 


Special Training, Certification or Licensure:

Nurse Practitioner: Current Colorado RN license required, APN license required.

Physician Assistant: Physician Assistant Certificate required. Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners License required. 

Basic Life Support Certification, required.

Current prescriptive privileges in state of practice is required.

Current DEA licensure is required.


Salary Range:  $120,000 - $140,000








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