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Intermountain Health Advanced Practice Provider - PACT in Provo, Utah

Job Description:

The Advance Practice Clinician (APC) is responsible for providing direct patient care in short term rehab and skilled nursing settings. The APC participates as a leader of the Post-Acute Care Team (PACT) for designated Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs). Provides appropriate evidence-based medicine. The purpose of the team is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the overall cost of care. Coordinates care with discharging hospitalists, primary and specialty care physicians, hospital and clinic based care managers and SNF provider and social work staff. Work with SNF staff in developing patient-specific post-SNF care plan, reconciling medications at discharge, and communicating with clinic based care manger to assure smooth post-SNF transition. Works closely with the PACT medical director who provides physician oversight for the PACT program. Demonstrate flexibility, problem-solving skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team.


The APC plays a crucial role in managing the medical needs of skilled nursing patients in 3 - 5 skilled nursing facilities that are geographically proximate. The APC is expected to establish and build strong working relationships with the administrator, Director of Nursing and facility therapy and clinical staff throughout their designated SNFs. The APC will act as the primary point of contact for medical issues and questions for Intermountain patients during their short-stays at the SNFs. Practice within scope of licensure (defined for PAs and APRNs, respectively, in the Utah Physician Assistant Act/Rules (58-70a, R156-70a)

and Utah Nurse Practice Act/Rules (58-31b, R156-31b)), national certification, education, training, and consistent with Intermountain Healthcare approved privileges and/or other aspects of the credentialing process.

Job Essentials

Will see patients at their place of care including providing direct patient care in short term rehab and skilled nursing settings

Appropriately and accurately documents patient visits using patient charting software

Appropriately and accurately provides necessary documentation of care plan within SNFs medical record keeping systems

Available via phone for SNF staff during their regular business hours

Available to respond to family/patient via phone during designated hours

Participates in on-call schedule that may include nights, weekends, admissions and in-person visits

Reviews, approves and modifies admission and discharge orders

Provides in-person assessment visit to all patients after admission

Initiates/documents palliative care discussion with patient and family

Determines if Health Care Proxy is correct and invoke if appropriate

Consults supervising physician and/or facility medical director as needed

Complies with all regulations and maintains security of protected health information (PHI)

On average, expected to meet patient load productivity, and complete charting for visits within a predetermined timeframe

Identifies gaps in clinical skills/competency of SNF nursing staff, if any, and collaborates with SNF leadership to develop plan to address

Routine Visits

Initiates and reviews orders, including medications, during each visit

Orders necessary diagnostic tests, procedures and therapeutic interventions

Reviews labs, radiology reports, and other testing

Talks to and examines each assigned skilled patient on daily rounds to assess patient?s medical stability

Assesses acute mental status changes via non-pharmacologic or pharmacologic measures

Consults/coordinates with specialists. Reviews notes of consultative providers/specialists

Communicates/assess rehab progress on a regular basis

Discusses concerns with patient, family, facility nursing and rehab staff, and case management/SW routinely regarding acute and chronic illness management

Attends family meetings

Informs patients' primary care physician and/or PACT medical director of significant changes in medical condition

Participates in facility's utilization meetings including re-admission reviews

In conjunction with facility providers, assess patients with acute or worsening medical conditions to determine if treatment could be provided in SNF, or if ED or direct hospital admission is appropriate

Discharge Activities

Develops a patient specific discharge plan utilizing input from facility nursing staff, therapy providers, social services staff and community based care manager. Identify barriers to discharge and plan for addressing concerns

Creates detailed discharge summary for all patients, including medication reconciliation and providers to primary care physician, community care manager and specialist, if appropriate at time of discharge.

Informs patients of the process for discharge and assures discharge plan is implemented

Minimum Qualifications

PA or APRN degree from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

Current licensure as Physician Assistant (PA) or Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) within state of practice; eligibility for licensure in Idaho and Utah.

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Eligible for State Controlled Substance License II through V.

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Eligible for Federal DEA Certificate II through VBLS Certification for Healthcare Providers

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Valid drivers license

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Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.

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Other certifications as required (e.g. ACLS, PALS, TNCC, NRP).

Ability to commute to the office at least twice daily to electronically transfer patient files or have other access to the Internet for electronically transferring patient files twice a day

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Insured and reliable transportation and an acceptable driving record according to Intermountain policy

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in Geriatrics from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.

Applicable certification from a recognized certifying organization such as American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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Geriatrics certification

Three years or more clinical nursing experience in Adult, Family, or Geriatric practices

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Experience working in a SNF or Nursing home

Physical Requirements:

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.

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Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.

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Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.

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Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.

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Need to walk and assist with transporting/ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing/pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items. Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).

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May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

Anticipated job posting close date:



Utah Valley Hospital

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$48.88 - $75.43

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Intermountain Health is a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 33 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a Medical Group with more than 3,800 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at about 385 clinics, a health plans division called Select Health, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and efficient healthcare delivery.

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