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Advanced Practice Provider – UAB Perioperative Assessment, Consult & Treatment Clinic Primary work location: UAB Highlands The following APPs may be considered for this role: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner. Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant Work schedule: Full-time, benefited Day shift, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm No weekends, holidays or call. CME allowance: Full-time benefited APPs receive an annual $2,000.00 CME allowance. This can be used for recertification, applicable fees, CME courses, etc. that occur after a new employee’s start date. The Preoperative Assessment Consultation and Treatment teams see over 90% of all patients who have surgery at UAB. It is our job to ensure that all of these patients are as medically optimized for surgery as possible. Our Advanced Practice Providers work in collaboration with Attending Anesthesiologists to ensure all patients are fit to undergo anesthesia. We address blood pressure control, glycemic management, cardiac testing needs, and a host of other disease processes that may affect the body’s response to anesthesia. Our efforts are seen through ever-decreasing day of surgery cancellations, decreased surgical site infections, and improved surgical outcomes. Position Summary: To provide medical care and treatment within established scope of practice to medical services patients as assigned by and under the direction of the collaborating physician (Section 610-X-5 of the Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code) or under supervision of a Board Certified Physician (Section 540-X-7 of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Administrative Code). The collaborating physician shall be available for direct communication for consultation and referral or arrange for the same medical coverage by a physician who is pre-approved by the State Board of Medical Examiners in the same manner as the collaborating physician of record. To coordinate plan of care, discharge and specialty referrals as appropriate to meet the age specific needs of the patient. To plan and coordinate health care education for patient, family and other health care providers as needed. To perform comprehensive physical examinations and assessments. To interpret, analyze and evaluate patient’s medical record and social data. To perform and/or assist the physician with procedures per collaborative agreement. To coordinate and participate in performance improvement activities. Key Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Based on thorough physical and psychosocial patient assessments, formulates and implements comprehensive patient care plans focused on immediate decisions necessary for acute care and emergency (prehospital and emergency department) patients. Plans include patient and family education, prescriptions, additional lab and diagnostic testing, and therapies. 2. Ensures complete documentation of patient assessments, patient care plans, and care provided. 3. Orders and interprets laboratory and other diagnostic tests for the patient. 4. Maintains records and reports as required by regulatory agencies and The Joint Commission (TJC). May coordinate and/or participate in performance and quality improvement activities. 5. May assist in the coordination of research protocols, serving as a patient advocate and a liaison between the patient and other health care providers. 6. Provides assistance in orientation and/or training of new clinical personnel as needed. Provides educational information by conducting workshops, in-service training and distributing appropriate materials for patients and staff. 7. Serves as the expert clinical resource to the clinical staff and patients in the area of specialty. 8. Provides a safe environment for patients and others. 9. Demonstrates a responsible attitude toward continued professional growth. 10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in Nursing with a Family NP, Adult Primary NP, or Adult Acute Care NP certification or graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Currently certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) with Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) Specialty by the Alabama Board of Nursing or licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners with certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants required. Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required or should be obtained within 30 days of employment. Depending on the unit/department, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required.


  • Knowledge of procedures, protocols, information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, disease and deformities
  • Knowledge and understanding of computer systems, tools and programs
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be self-directed/self-motivated
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality

Please Note: The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee as necessitated by business demands. This job description does not constitute a contract of employment or otherwise limit UAB’s employment-at-will rights at any time. Employees are expected to comply with all UAB policies and procedures during their employment.

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