Advanced Practice Manager- Neonatal Intensive Care
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Your Role :
The APN Neonatal Manager has operational authority and responsibility for administrative, clinical and human resource activities in for the Neonatal Advanced Practice Providers (NPs,PAs). Their responsibilities include: fiscal accountability, maintaining quality and regulatory standards, patient and staff satisfaction, managing and developing teams, developing and maintaining staffing models, and serving as an administrative link between the Advanced Practice Team, the Neonatal Division, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Direct reports include neonatal practitioners and team leads.
The Neonatal Advanced Practice Manager will practice clinically in an advanced practice provider role, coordinating the delivery of high quality, family centered and developmentally appropriate patient care within the Neonatal service line.
The NICU at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is a tertiary neonatal center with a total of 100 beds. Neonatal Services include transport services and 3 Vanderbilt-run Affiliate Nurseries (VrANs) across the region.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Leading: Managing Vision and Purpose, Motivating and Influencing
Develops and prioritizes service based goals which support the strategic plan of the Hospital, VUMC and Department of Pediatrics
Recognizes and rewards desired performance
Communication: Active Listening and Communicating Clearly (verbal and written)
Develop an environment of trust, fairness, consistency and confidentiality with team members and with other internal and external customers consistent with VUMC Credo.
Listens and seeks clarification through Elevate rounding and uses findings to develop solutions to identified issues within scope of accountability
Shares knowledge with others across multiple disciplines and across departments. Represents needs and interests of direct reports to all levels of the leadership structure. Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
Standards and Accountability: Accountability, Clinical Quality Management and Service Orientation
Accountable for the delivery of quality patient care. Interprets policies and procedures to APNs, staff and patients/families
Accountable for ensuring that clinical assignments are based on patient care needs and updates staffing plans as needed (ie, review data, benchmarks for additional staff)
Actively utilizes information regarding satisfaction and APN performance to improve the care delivery system. Monitors outcomes and coaches care team members as required
Assist with compliance, credentialing and regulatory issues, including maintenance of APN protocols or collaborative agreements.
Develops and implements area specific quality plan linked to organizational goals. Supports evidence based changes to clinical practice. Utilizes data sources to monitor established internal and external benchmarks.
Implements area specific policies and practice guidelines in accordance with VUMC policy and regulatory standards using standardized tools and instruments
Developing People: Developing and Retaining Top Talent, Identifying and Recruiting Top Talent
Develop recruitment strategies and retention plans. Supports retention of staff through leading activities designed to make VUMC an employer of choice.
Interviews and hires staff to meet clinical and operational needs for current and future programs using selection processes consistent with organizational expectations
Plan and execute orientation for new team members
Ensure completion of competencies of new team members
Accountable for development of individual and team competence/performance
Mentor team members in research and education efforts.
Recognizes development needs and identifies/creates development opportunities (e.g. special assignments) within own group/discipline.
Building Relationships: Team Building, Showing Support, Conflict Prevention and Management
Maintain interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships with other APN programs, administrative team and physician colleagues.
Interface with appropriate inpatient units and clinics.
Assist with APN student and resident orientation and education during clinical rotations within service line
Utilizes and models Credo behaviors to build relationships and manage conflict within scope of responsibility
Planning and Decision Making: Financial Savvy, Prioritization and Time Management, Problem Solving, Innovation and Initiative
Lead the program in development, revision and implementation of protocols and order sets
Assist with budget planning and preparation
Plan and coordinate staffing of APN providers in a manner to meet the need of the clinical service line and in compliance with budgetary constraints.
Develops and implements action plans for variances to the established budget.
Effectively prioritizes competing demands. Accountable for alignment of priorities in a real time environment
Participates on departmental and interdepartmental committees to address system problems/issues, facilitate information exchange and to develop innovative strategies that improve service, quality and productivity
Recognizes, initiates, and manages change
Maintains Competency in Clinical Practice by Demonstrating Proficiency in Key Domains on APN Practice
Management of Patient Health and Illness Status
Nurse Practitioner-Patient Relationship
Managing and Negotiation Healthcare Delivery Systems
Monitoring and Ensuring Quality Health care Practice
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