• Advanced Practitioner

    Posted: 08/02/2020

    Advanced Practitioner
    The Advanced Practitioner has the responsibility for providing direct and indirect care to the PACE participants.  Works under the direct supervision of the Medical Director but is independent in the application of advanced nursing knowledge and skills. Manages complex clinical situations for which he/she is responsible.
     
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Performs health histories, physical exams and participant teaching.  
    • Orders, interprets and follows up on lab tests and results.  
    • Performs selected procedures and documents care in writing in EMR.  
    • Initiates emergency measures as indicated  
    • Recognizes abnormalities that justify immediate referral for intervention by others.
    • Initiates, evaluates, reviews and changes orders for selected medications and diagnostic studies/treatments within attending provider approved protocols
    • Assesses, initiates and coordinates participant care daily under the supervision of the attending physician.  Makes referral to other physicians including specialists with Medical Director approval.
    • Requests consultations from other services as needed in collaboration with attending physician and/or established protocols.
    • Acts as liaison with physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals providing education, communication and support for healthcare staff, participants and families.  Directs participant management in conjunction with physician staff.
     • Participates in the PACE provider call schedule.
    • Evaluates and treats participants in their homes, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals when medically indicated.
    • Precepts students during their PACE rotation as directed by Medical Director
    • Encourages completion of AD for all participants.
    • Ensures compliance with all documentation and coding for accuracy and best results.
    • Serves on committees and work groups as directed.
    • Participates in quality initiatives as directed.
    • Serves as a member of IDT.
    • Fulfills all NP/PA waiver requirements.
     
    Requirements
    Master’s Degree in Clinical Nursing or as a Physician’s Assistant required
    3-5 years nursing experience, with NP or PA experience preferred
    Active, unencumbered NP or PA license to practice in the State of Michigan
     
    For more information and to apply for this position, please click the following link: Advanced Practitioner

    Allyson Baldwin
    Human Resources Generalist

    p: (269) 408-4325
    e: allysonbaldwin@paceswmi.org
    w: www.paceswmi.org