Emory Healthcare Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) in Atlanta, Georgia

Job Title Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)

Job Requisition ID 71088BR

Operating Unit/Division School Of Medicine

Department 738016:SOM: Rad: Interventional

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Regular/Temporary Regular

Work Shift Day

Job Description The IR Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides clinical expertise to patients referred to the Interventional Radiology Clinic and for interventional radiology procedures. The IR APP is an integral member of the IR interdisciplinary team and of Interventional Radiology at Grady Health System, collaborating with his/her colleagues to improve outcomes in the physical, psychosocial, emotional, spiritual, and educational domains of the interventional radiology patient and family. The IR APP contributes to excellence in patient care, teaching, supporting research and in providing leadership to the organization.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program. Currently licensed as an advanced practice nurse in the state of Georgia by the Georgia Board of Nursing and certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or equivalent body, or Certified as a Physician's Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Licensed as appropriate in the state of Georgia. May require at least one year of direct experience in one or more high acuity clinical specialties. BLS, ACLS, and Healthcare Provider certifications required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS : advanced training as an APP preferably with a minimum of 2 years’ experience as an APP in a clinic setting, or one years’ experience as a APP in interventional radiology.

Specific Job Responsibilities and Standards

Clinical Expert

❑ Provides clinical expertise in evaluation of new patients entering the Grady Interventional Radiology system and serve as an ongoing clinical expert to patients and families

❑ In collaboration with the MD, screens all patient referrals for appropriateness of treatment options; assesses prior imaging studies formulates plan of treatment.

❑ Facilitates scheduling of new patients for initial consultation with IR attending physicians and APP

❑ Performs work-ups specific to disease entity, orders all necessary diagnostic and laboratory tests for IR work-up in the outpatient setting as required and documents appropriately.

❑ Orders home health and works with social worker's to arrange home health.

❑ Utilizes comprehensive assessment skills and knowledge to form and maintain a treatment plan and shares findings and plan with healthcare team.

❑ Orders necessary surgical, interventional and diagnostic procedures including but not limited to: MRI, CT or ultrasound imaging.

❑ Assists in rounding of patients who undergo select percutaneous interventions. A partial list of such procedures would include biliary catheter insertion, nephrostomy catheter insertion, gastrostomy/gastrojejunostomy insertion and I/O procedures.

❑ Assists in developing tools and materials to use in orienting and educating all new patients and families about Grady IR process.

❑ Role models competence in Advanced Practice Provider skills


❑ Assesses educational needs of the IR patients and families; designs and implements appropriate educational interventions. (Disease specific).

❑ Teaches, coaches, and supports Grady nursing, APPs, residents and other health care providers through formal and informal education.

❑ Role-models and precepts healthcare learners

Research Utilization and Investigation

❑ Utilizes evidence-based decision-making in clinical practice

❑ Assists in educating patient and family about clinical trials, risks/benefits, protocols, and informed consent for IR.

❑ Reviews the informed consent with the patients, and assist in obtaining all necessary consents to proceed with IR procedures. Provide copies of signed consents to family, research coordinator, insurance coordinator, and chart.

❑ Identifies problems adversely affecting the patient, research and/or care process, and initiates actions for resolution.

❑ Serves as a protocol, research and/or care resource for members of the IR and non-IR teams.

❑ Participates in program clinical research by data collection, analysis and documentation of findings from the IR evaluation.

❑ Participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement and/or research activities.

❑ Participates in measuring and documenting outcome measures demonstrating value of the NP role to customers.


❑ Participates in the development of evidence-based standards of care/practice guidelines/policies and procedures/care maps/protocols for IR patient population.

❑ Provides consultative services based upon clinical expertise in interventional radiology for other health care providers in the Grady Health System.

❑ Serves as consultant to referring MD and local institution.

Professional Leadership and Development

❑ Maintains all professional requirements for licensure and certification.

❑ Role-models advanced clinical practice through conduct, communication, dress, leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

❑ Attends and participates in IR conferences as required.

❑ Encouraged to participates in at least one professional organization.

❑ Encouraged to enhance the body of knowledge of nursing or interventional radiology through the following list of suggested projects: written publications, oral presentations, posters, continuing education, etc.

❑ Encouraged to obtain certification in area of specialization if appropriate.

Additional Job Details

Behavioral Standards

Customer Service – Demonstrates a commitment to quality service

❑ Consistently demonstrates a personal commitment to patient health and safety.

❑ Practices good customer service: Seeks patient/visitor interaction, makes eye contact, smiles, says "thank you", listens actively, and responds to patients/visitors and fellow staff with courtesy and respect; practices service recovery when needed

❑ Maintains patient confidentiality, gives undivided attention to patients/visitors, never exposes them to inappropriate personal conversations.

❑ Uses respectful, courteous and helpful language when communicating with supervisors, co-workers and customers

❑ Dress for work in accordance with the Emory/Grady Health System Dress policy and /or department guidelines.

Teamwork – Contributes to the team environment

❑ Understands own role, appreciates what others do, and supports the team

❑ Helps and supports other team members to address patient concerns, foster team health and safety, solve problems, and accomplish team goals.

❑ Contributes to a positive team by acting positively…discourages gossip and negative talk. Communicates openly and respectfully and helps to resolve conflicts within the team

❑ Celebrates when the team does well.

❑ Is productive and uses all available time to accomplish expected work.

❑ Identifies safety issues, and reports all hazards, incidents and safety concerns on a timely basis.

❑ Cooperates and collaborates with supervisors and co-workers in performing assignments and service requests.

❑ Attends work as scheduled - arrives on time fully prepared to begin work and remain at work through the entire work period and requests authorization according to established department procedures if there is a need to leave the workplace.

Creative Problem Solving – Helps the team solve problems

❑ Shares ideas to solve problems.

❑ Tackles problems and accepts solutions with positive and "can-do" attitude.

Continuous Learning – Support learning and development for self and others

❑ Participates in personal and professional learning opportunities, and supports others when they participate.

Diversity – Understands diversity and how it contributes to the team

❑ Communicates in a respectful manner with consideration for a person's race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, age, or position.

❑ Helps provide a comfortable work environment that is free of harassment.

❑ Is aware of own biases, doesn't assume that his/her perspective is the 'right' one, and remains sensitive to cross-cultural differences.

Integrity - Acts in good faith and honesty

❑ Behaves with honesty and integrity in all employment actions including the maintenance and completion of records, and the accurate recording of time worked.

❑ Uses and safeguards the property of others and of Grady through proper and authorized use.

❑ Uses Grady & Emory's property only for legitimate work purposes.

The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can, at times, create a stressful atmosphere.


Primary hours will be Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, however must be flexible to meet the clinical needs of the IR Service.

Responsible to

This position involves:

Involve working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Involve working with radioactive materials or devices.

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