APP Program Coordinator - Colorectal Screening

NEW HAVEN, CT
Jul 2, 2020

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Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The Advanced Practice provider (NP/PA) who functions in collaboration with Smilow Screening Program Medical Director and work towards increasing the overall colorectal cancer screening exams in the community and our YNHHS primary care practices. The APP coordinator will conduct outreach efforts in the community, physician practices, federal qualified healthcare centers to enlist patients and guide them through the algorithm for CRS and prevention. APP Coordinator will order appropriate tests and screening for the Colorectal Screening Program; colonoscopy or Fecal Fit test. They will prepare patients for the test and optimize their health condition for endoscopy. They will develop and maintain a clinical database. They will also examine and see patients in the screening clinic as needed. APP Coordinator will also support the pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Clinic one day per week, seeing patients in the clinic and working with the Medical Director. APP Coordinator will provide overall oversight and management of the endoscopy referral queue at YNHH.Will serve as an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence and patient care, research and teaching.Clinical responsibility will include collaborating with other healthcare professionals throughout the continuum, performing clinical assessments as needed, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems, acquiring and managing pertinent patient data and tracking devices and related support. Provides exceptional direct diagnostic and therapeutic patient care to the highest standards of the organization as part of a multidisciplinary team. Cultivates a patient centric environment which focuses on the whole individual inclusive of physical, psychosocial, spiritual and functional needs of the patient, family, and significant others. Serves as the focal professional for the continuity of care in patient care within scope of practice standards, as well as specialty specific standards to address and resolve problems that may arise.

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Responsibilities

  • 1. 1. Clinical Care * The Advanced Practice Provider (NP/ PA) provides assessment, triage, and therapeutic management of patient/family needs throughout the disease process as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. The APP, whether the practice setting is the inpatient, ambulatory, or outpatient settings, provides optimal patient care, from diagnostic to prognostic matters. This individual works in collaboration with the attending supervising/collaborating physician(s) in accordance with state law and hospital regulations, hospital policy, protocols and clinical pathways and may provide autonomous team based care. * Obtains medical histories, performs physical examinations, reviews/orders diagnostic/therapeutic tests and radiologic or pathology results. The APP may perform procedures, prescribes treatment and medications in accordance with institutional and state guidelines, as well as, when necessary for scope within specialty or professional competency standards. In some clinical specialties, the APP may have autonomous or independent practice managing certain patient populations. * Other clinical job duties may be applied in accordance with departmental and operational goals, training related to profession and practice necessitated guidelines and responsibilities, inclusive but not limited to responding to emergency situations within the YNHHS parameters
  • 2. 2. Information Management * The APP ensures appropriate documentation within the accordance of hospital and regulatory requirements and protects information of all forms, whether computer-based, paper, film, voice, or other media from unauthorized access modification, destruction, or intentional or accidental disclosure
  • 3. 3. Quality Management * The APP is expected to demonstrate a high standard of moral and ethical behavior, professionalism, compassion, and commitment to patient care. * Ensures compliance with patient related healthcare regulatory requirements, standards and recommendations. The Program Coordinator will report on quality metrics to the steering committee
  • 4. 4. Professional Development * The APP continuously engages in projects that maintain and advance professional competency. * The APP serves as a clinical resource for new house staff and may provide service specific orientation pertinent to clinical education * Consistently demonstrates high reliability organizational behaviors through reporting safety events as well as near misses. * The APP continuously engages in projects that maintain and advance professional competency. * Maintains all employee requirements determined by hospital policy. * The APP may serve as a clinical preceptor for NP students and other health care professionals and may serve as a mentor to PA/ NP candidates. * The APP may collaborate on research, quality assurance projects, and assist with the formation of protocols that will be applied to clinical practice or further their educational and clinical expertise.
  • 5. 5. Program Coordination The APP is responsible for the day to day activities for the Colorectal Screening Program. Working with Medical Director, pathology, community outreach, coordinates patient?s endoscopy and follow up care. The APP provides Colorectal Cancer Screening visit to patients which include; risk assessment, shared decision making, education and follow up according to ACS recommendations. The APP communicates plan of care to the referring provider and offers assistance with follow up. The Program Coordinator will oversee and coordinate CRS evaluation and recommendations; including incidental findings, between primary care and specialists.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Graduate from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or Physician Assistant Program

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Prefer clinical working experience as an NP or PA within the given specialty/service line recommended, but will consider a new graduate.

 

LICENSURE

 

Connecticut State Registered Nurse License Connecticut State Nurse Practitioner License or Physician Assistant State License Board specialty certification, as appropriate for position profile ACLS/BLS Certified, when indicated for position profile

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Organized, flexible, and good communication

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

May require travel for outreach in the community

 

Additional Information

The Advanced Practice provider (NP/PA) will function in collaboration with Smilow Screening Program Medical Director and work towards increasing the overall colorectal cancer screening exams in the community and our YNHHS primary care practices.  The APP coordinator will conduct outreach efforts in the community, physician practices, federal qualified healthcare centers to enlist patients and guide them through the algorithm for CRS and prevention.
- APP Coordinator will order appropriate tests; colonoscopy or Fecal Fit test. They will prepare patients for the test and optimize their health condition for endoscopy. They will develop and maintain a clinical database. They will also examine and see patients in the screening clinic as needed.
- APP Coordinator will also support the pancreatic Cyst Surveillance Clinic one day per week, seeing patients in the clinic and working with the Medical Director.
- APP Coordinator will provide overall oversight and management of the endoscopy referral queue at YNHH.
- Will serve as an integral member of a larger interdisciplinary team contributing to excellence and patient care, research and teaching.
- Clinical responsibility will include collaborating with other healthcare professionals throughout the continuum, performing clinical assessments as needed, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems, acquiring and managing pertinent patient data and tracking devices and related support.

1- 2 years experience preferred in Gastroenterology or Endoscopy/Colonoscopy surveillance and screening.

 

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Job Info

Job: 20456

Department: Digestive Health AP
Category: ADVANCED PRACTICE
Sub Category: CLINICAL PROF
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAY/EVENING
Hours: 40

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