Managers and Lead Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Roles

Nurse Practitioners (APRNs-Advanced Practice Registered Nurses) and Physician Assistant Managers and Leads: A new role in children's hospitals

Advanced practice managers have evolved as a newer role at children’s hospitals over the last eight years.  In general, when the number of APRNs (advanced practice registered nurse) and PA (Physician Assistants) exceeds around 5-9 or sometimes when a new APP (Advanced Practice Provider- APRNs and PAs) role is implemented in a unit, especially in the CVICU (cardiac intensive care unit) or PICU (pediatric intensive care unit), a lead or manager of APPs is hired.  The purpose is to design and implement orientation, a professional development model, evaluations, hiring and staffing practices, credentialing processes, create role definitions, manage physician expectations, and many other responsibilities.  These responsibilities require up to 50% administrative time for an APP lead and 60-90% administrative time for an APP manager. 

Manager and Lead Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Roles

Find Manager NNP, PNP, and PA jobs  Melnic Consulting Group or contact: Jill Gilliland 800-886-7906 jill@melnic.com

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