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Lead Advanced Practice Provider Cardiac Center SCH

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States
Date Posted: Jan 29, 2021

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Job Description

Facility: Sisters of Charity Hospital

Status: Full Time

Work Schedule: Days and Evenings

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Not Applicable

Hours: Monday-Friday 0800-1600, 0830-1630, 0900-1700

Shift: Shift 1:

FTE: 1.000000:


The Lead APP Cardiology Center is an independent health care provider who, working collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team, is responsible for providing comprehensive health assessment, diagnosis and treatment of individuals with acute and sub-acute illnesses consistent with privileges granted. The APP will utilize advanced clinical skills and knowledge to assess patients and manage all aspects of care, including ordering of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The APP will communicate clinical issues to the attending physician on call and facilitate arrangements for Cardiology procedures. This multifaceted role includes direct patient care, education, consultation, and treatment planning. Daily clinical duties will include inpatient/outpatient stress testing and inpatient consultations/follow ups.

The Lead APP will have an administrative role in the Cardiology Center. The Lead APP is responsible for creating and managing the mid-level cardiology support service for the inpatient and outpatient service line. The Lead APP will serve as a mentor and example to other APPs in the practice and will coordinate training and orientation for any and all new APP's brought into the practice. Assists in management of the daily administrative and clinical practice operations providing oversight, management and training in all areas of day-to-day practice operations, resource utilization and preparation of the APP schedule for the practice. Under the direction of the Practice Administrator, Administrator of Cardiology, the Lead APP is responsible for assisting in coordinating services, oversight of support staff and financial services. The Lead APP will assists in the development of standardized policies, procedures, and changes in clinical operations, working collaboratively with the Practice Administrator, Vice President, Administrator of Cardiology, and Hospital Administration, ensuring patient satisfaction, process and flow efficiencies, performance improvement, quality, and financial productivity. Is able to forecast resource requirement for implementation of practice goals and objectives, integration with CHS, Trinity Medical WNY Service lines and departments to provide compliance with Federal, State and Local agencies and regulations. The Supervisor works collaboratively with the Practice Administrator and CH leadership on a daily basis to promote effective delivery of best practice and patient focused care.


  • Graduate of an approved NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and CAHEA accredited Physician Assistant training program (Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the AMA Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. (Applicable to NP)
  • Maintains a current New York State Professional RN License. (Applicable to NP)
  • Maintains Adult, Acute Care or Family Nurse Practitioner Certification. (Applicable to NP)
  • Licensed Physician Assistant in New York, Current NYS license required (Applicable to PA)
  • Licensed Nurse Practitioner in New York, Current NYS License required (Applicable to NP)
  • Valid certification by the NCCPA as developed by the National Board of Examiners
  • Maintains Certification.
  • Meets credentialing requirements as appropriate through the Medical Staff office.
  • CPR certified / BLS required / ACLS required

  • One (1) year Clinical experience as a Cardiac APP in a hospital, clinical or physician office setting preferred.
  • One (1) year, recent experience working effectively with pacemaker/defibrillator interrogation and programming and/or stress testing preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation.
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Communication skills which may be inclusive of approach, tone of voice, speed of communication, respectfulness and non-verbal communication.
  • Good mental and physical health.
  • Ability to perform effectively in stressful and emergency situations.
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards and initiate appropriate preventive and corrective action.
  • Ability to perform effectively and harmoniously as a member of the team.
  • Participates in educational conferences and upgrades and maintains professional knowledge and skills related to the area of responsibility,
  • Maintains confidentiality and understands the legal aspects of the job function, adheres to hospital policies and procedures.
  • Role includes a variety of problems to be solved under general guidelines, and calls for a variety of decisions, some of which are complex and must be referred to a resource person.
  • Assists in directing a small group of employees performing similar or related tasks of a semi-skilled nature.
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills

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