The APN Team Leader has responsibility for administrative, clinical and human resource activities in conjunction with the designated Advanced Practice Providers (NPs, CRNAs, CNMs). Their responsibilities include: maintaining quality and regulatory standards and serving as an administrative link between the APN Team, the division and Department, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The APN Team Leader will practice in an advanced role, coordinating the delivery of high quality, family centered and developmentally appropriate patient care within the APN service line.
Leading: Managing Vision and Purpose, Motivating and Influencing
Develops and prioritizes service based goals which support the strategic plan of the Hospital, VUMC and Department of Pediatrics
Communication: Active Listening and Communicating Clearly (verbal and written)
Develop an environment of trust, fairness, consistency and confidentiality with team members and with other internal and external customers consistent with VUMC Credo.
Listens and seeks clarification while sharing knowledge with others across multiple disciplines and across departments. Represents needs and interests of APN team to all levels of the leadership structure. Communicates effectively orally and in writing.
Standards and Accountability: Accountability, Clinical Quality Management and Service Orientation
Interprets policies and procedures to APNs, staff and patients/families
Assists in assuring that clinical assignments are based on patient care needs and collaborates with manager or medical director to update practice model as needed
Assist with compliance, credentialing and regulatory issues, including maintenance of APN protocols or collaborative agreements.
Implements area specific policies and practice guidelines in accordance with VUMC policy and regulatory standards using standardized tools and instruments
Developing People: Developing and Retaining Top Talent, Identifying and Recruiting Top Talent
Interviews staff to meet clinical and operational needs.
Plan and execute orientation for new team members
Ensure completion of competencies of new team members
Mentor team members in research and education efforts.
Building Relationships: Team Building, Showing Support, Conflict Prevention and Management
Maintain interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships with other APN programs, administrative team and physician colleagues.
Interface with appropriate inpatient units and clinics.
Utilizes and models Credo behaviors to build relationships and manage conflict within scope of responsibility
Planning and Decision Making: Financial Savvy, Prioritization and Time Management, Problem Solving, Innovation and Initiative
Assist with budget planning and preparation as needed.
Plan and coordinate staffing of APN providers in a manner to meet the need of the clinical service line.
Participates on departmental and interdepartmental committees to address system problems/issues, facilitate information exchange and to develop innovative strategies that improve service, quality and productivity
Recognizes, initiates, and manages change
Maintains Competency in Clinical Practice by Demonstrating Proficiency in Key Domains on APN Practice
Management of Patient Health and Illness Status
Nurse Practitioner-Patient Relationship
Managing and Negotiation Healthcare Delivery Systems
Monitoring and Ensuring Quality Health Care Practice
Culturally Sensitive Care
Required: Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 1 year nursing experience required; 12 months of critical care nursing experience preferred; Advanced practice critical care nursing experience desirable.
Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.
Our Nursing Philosophy:
We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center's mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.