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Advanced Practice Provider – UAB Medicine House Calls Program

The following APPs may be considered for this role: Adult Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant

Work schedule: PRN-Irregular, non-benefited

The UAB House Calls Program is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider, preferably with specialization in Adult-Geriatric Primary Care or Family Medicine, to join our team. The APP would work with an inter-disciplinary team to provide home based primary and transitional care to the medically complex, chronically ill, and homebound. The APP would perform house calls and conduct physical assessments, obtain history, order appropriate diagnostics, and formulate treatment plans that are congruent with the patient’s goals of care. APP would also conduct goals of care conversations and provide education to patients and families about end of life care. The APP will provide in home medical care to the vulnerable homebound who would otherwise have no access to care.

ADVANCED PRACTICE AT UAB MEDICINE
No matter what drives you – whether it’s the fast pace of trauma care, the celebration of a last infusion treatment, caring for the sickest babies in the region, or the longstanding relationships developed in family medicine – UAB Medicine offers advanced practice providers (APPs) the opportunity to challenge their skills across the entire continuum of care. Our 750-plus inpatient and ambulatory APPs work alongside world-renowned physicians and a host of dedicated care team members to deliver on our mission of providing compassionate, high-quality care.
UAB Medicine is recognized for:

  • NCI-designated O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB Level I Trauma Center
  • Nationally ranked UAB Cardiovascular Institute
  • UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Level IV Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Learn more about how UAB Medicine supports and advocates for our Advanced Practice Providers.

WHY WORK AT UAB MEDICINE
UAB Medicine is one of the top academic medical centers in the United States and Alabama’s largest single-site employer. In addition to providing health care services for more than 1.6 million patients annually, we are committed to educating medical professionals and advancing medical science through research. UAB Medicine has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, the No. 1 Best Large Employer for 2021 by Forbes magazine, among the 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review, a Magnet-designated organization five consecutive times, and a Health Care Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign
Foundation.

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 surgical interventions. 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 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 an Adult Gero Primary Care NP or Family NP certification, or graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Preferences: 2-3 years of APP experience is strongly preferred.

Licenses/Certifications/Registrations:
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/Skills/Abilities:

  • 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

Disclaimer:
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.

UA Health Services Foundation (UAHSF) is proud to be an AA/EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled employer.