Are you passionate about advancing the profession for other APRNs and PAs? Maybe it’s time to step up to a new career as an Advanced Practice Leader.
With the growth of the Advanced Practice role in healthcare, many organizations are looking for additional skilled, capable APRN and PA leaders. Can you see yourself as an Advanced Practice (AP) Leader, Manager, or Director?
Advanced Practice Leaders work with physician and nursing leadership to effectively integrate the role of the Advanced Practice Practitioner in hospital clinical staffing models. Advanced Practice Leaders can report to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or Chief Operating Officer (COO), depending on the organization. Additionally, some organizations embrace a matrix reporting structure that gives the Advanced Practice Leader more than one reporting relationship.
The Function of the Advanced Practice Leader Role
Responsibilities vary for an AP Manager versus an AP Lead. AP Managers typically spend most of their time on administrative responsibilities, with only about 20% devoted to clinical activities. Conversely, AP Leaders work in the clinical environment most of the time and only give about 20% to administrative responsibilities. Knowing your preference in this regard can help you choose a job that is the right balance.
Although there are many functions of the AP Leader role, you will usually oversee other NPs and PAs. One way to have a tremendous impact is to help develop effective AP orientation programs. You can also help clarify the role of the NP and PA in your organization, as defined by scope of practice, full practice authority laws, and hospital bylaws. Serving on an Advanced Practice Advisory Board is also a great way to bring attention to the unique capabilities and needs of Advanced Practice Practitioners.
Top Advanced Practice Leader Jobs for NPs, PAs and CNSs
Our Melnic jobs board has Advanced Practice Leader jobs. If you are an NP, PA or CNS who is considering a change, we welcome the chance to help you find your dream job!
This week we are featuring Advanced Practice Leader positions at different Children’s hospitals across the country.
- Seattle Children’s Hospital has a position for a PNP with leadership and management experience to serve as an Advanced Practice Leader and oversee the clinical and administrative activities of the Hematology/Oncology unit.
- In Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital is looking for an Advanced Practice Leader to provide, direct, facilitate, and coordinate patient care services in the CVICU that cares for critically ill cardiac patients, many of whom have had heart surgery or transplant. .
- Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital has a great, full-time Advanced Practice Manager position to facilitate, coordinate, and direct Hematology/Oncology patient care services and supervise and manage the Advanced Practice Clinician staff.
Review our entire list of AP Leader Jobs, then contact us today!
We’ll be heading to Houston, Texas this September for the APPEX 2017 Summit. This national forum will provide strategies, support, and resources for advanced practice professionals. For more information, click here.