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Lead Advance Practice Provider – Abdominal Translplant

Lead Advance Practice Provider – Abdominal Translplant

Website University of Virginia Medical Center

The Lead Advanced Practice Provider is a clinical expert and administrative leader who will provide oversight of the Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) within their group in provision of the organization, service line, and departmental missions. This role is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of advanced health providers in patient care, research, education, professionalism, and regulatory compliance. The Lead APP will be accountable for human resource needs, workforce planning, and development of staffing models, orientation, onboarding, professional development, employee engagement and satisfaction, budget planning, and partnership between clinical service / service line and UVAHS leadership. The Lead APP will work closely with service line Chiefs and Medical Directors to assure effective and timely implementation of operational initiatives. Additionally, the Lead APP will have direct responsibility for the APPs across the continuum, integrating the boundaries of setting or entity. The Lead APP will maintain an exemplary practice that devotes 66-75% of time to clinical responsibilities and 25-33% of time to administrative oversight depending on the number of direct reports.


  • Administration: Incorporates benchmark data in the design and implementation of APP staffing model Utilizes LEAN methodology in addressing specific service related opportunities for improvement Plans, coordinates, and conducts regularly scheduled APP group meetings and educational opportunities Acts as a liaison between UVA APPs and departmental leadership and medical directors, facilitating communication Partners with Service Line and APP Leadership to ensure fiduciary obligations are met and proper fiscal management is in place with a focus on quality improvement and cost effectiveness Assists with recruitment, serving as the primary hiring manager in collaboration with Service Line Leadership Collaborates with Human Resources to monitor and evaluate turnover and recruiting issues Plans, implements, and supervises administrative and operational activities for a section/department of APPs as it relates to productivities and regulatory compliance Performs annual performance reviews for department APPs Performs FPPE/OPPE Constructs, implements, and evaluates APP onboarding within their Service Line Conducts disciplinary performance reviews and action planning as necessary and indicated Plans or delegates staff scheduling including on-call and/or PTO. Formulate scheduling guidelines. Assists in developing policies and procedures pertaining to APP professional practice and development
  • Leadership: Complies with, role models, and enforces the behavioral standards for service excellence Monitors the overall execution of service excellence tactics; modifies as necessary to achieve goals/outcomes In collaboration with the Director of APPs, Medical Directors, and Service Line leadership establishes a strategic and operational plan to ensure adequate and appropriate APP staffing, facilities, and space Provides leadership, direction, administrative support, coaching, and feedback to the APP staff within their group Facilitates and emulates the role of the APP in solutions and resolution of issues related to patient care delivery and to collaboration with all members of the health care team including medical staff, ancillary staff, interdisciplinary staff, patients, and their families Maintains open lines of communication between APP group, Medical Directors, APP leadership, and Service Line Leadership in order to be an agent for positive change Develops and leads the implementation of department goals by collaborating with key stakeholders Aligns team goals with Health System initiatives Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice and improvement efforts, which focus on patient care delivery and support processes that provide optimal patient outcomes Ensures leadership succession planning is in place
  • Professional: Works collaboratively with the Medical Director, Advanced Practice Director, and other members of the healthcare team to meet the needs of the unit and team as a whole. Advocates for APPs to practice at the extent of their training and licensure; identifies and partners to remove barriers to APP practice Acts as an advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the APP profession Maintains board certification, state licensure, and continuing medical education as outlined by hospital, state, and federal policy Serve as an expert resource for APP licensure, credentialing, privileging, scope of practice, and regulatory compliance within their service area
  • Clinical: Completes and documents an accurate history and physical examination of patients Demonstrates competency in all procedures and skills considered essential in their area of practice Demonstrates excellence in direct patient care Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within their scope of practice Prescribes medications and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, as indicated Initiate and perform consults, as indicated Provide direct patient care in assigned areas, which may be in a hospital or ambulatory settingPosition Compensation Range: $98,841.60 – $158,142.40 Annual




Education:  Master’s or Doctorate in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) or Master’s or Doctorate in Science (Physician’s Assistant) required.

Experience:  Five years as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant, Minimum 2 years progressive leadership experience in an academic medical center.

Licensure:  Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia and Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia or Licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in the Commonwealth of Virginia required.  Licensed to prescribe medication in the Commonwealth of Virginia required.  American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required.   American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support required for selected clinical practice settings.




Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping, reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Repetitive motion: computer keyboard.  Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 50 – 100lbs.  May be exposed to noise, radiation, radioactive materials, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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