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Advanced Practice Provider - Behavioral Health - Resource

West Carrollton, OH
Kettering Health Network

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Kettering Health is a not-for-profit network of nine hospitals, Kettering College, and over 160 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. Patients have access to high quality maternity care, state-of-the-art cancer fighting technology, Ohio’s leading heart hospital, as well as revolutionary brain and spine surgery. With nearly 14,000 employees and 2,100 physicians, Kettering Health is committed to transforming the healthcare experience with world class health services for every stage of life.

As a faith-based organization we are dedicated to treating all patients with love and respect regardless of religious preference. Multi-denominational Spiritual Services are offered at the network every day.

Kettering Physician Network  

  • Our elite medical group employs more than 700 providers, including physicians and advanced practice providers, throughout the Greater Dayton and Cincinnati areas.  
  • Our patients have access to a multidisciplinary professional team to meet all their healthcare needs. From primary care to brain and spine surgery, we provide an extensive range of specialties and expertise, in over 200 locations and ten counties.
  • Working collaboratively across specialties, we offer patients a team-based model of care in which the patient is the most important member of the healthcare team.

The APP is a provider of direct health care services who synthesizes and utilizes evidence based practice, research and current clinical knowledge. Working in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The APP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism as it relates to interpersonal and general communication skills, timely and complete documentation and take responsibility for ongoing professional development and competency validation. The APP role in partnership with supervising/collaborating physician(s) s includes history taking, clinical assessment, and physical examination, and order entry, interpretation of diagnostic studies, clinical diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care for the given population. Physician and APP completed Quality Assurance chart reviews (25 charts for new grad, 10 charts for an established provider) (Must be kept on file at physician office). Evaluates signs and symptoms, including age appropriate changes, noting pertinent positives and negatives (patient care). Assesses the complex acute, critical and chronically ill-patient and obtains relevant comprehensive and problem-focused health histories, prioritizing data collection and using collateral sources as necessary (medical knowledge and patient care). Demonstrates the ability to develop and reformulate as necessary, differential diagnoses by priority, identifies the presence of co-morbidities, and uses diagnostic strategies and technical skills to monitor and sustain physiological function and ensure patient safety. Participates in daily team transition huddles to facilitate effective coordinated patient care. Utilizes evidence based practice, along with prescribing appropriate pharmacologic (includes medication reconciliation) and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities; implements treatment and referral orders; interprets and evaluates appropriate lab and diagnostic testing and reports to collaborating physician(s) and health care team members. Monitoring and ensuring the Quality of the Healthcare Practice - skill of ensuring quality of care through consultation, collaboration, continuing education, certification, and evaluation. The skill of improving one's own practice as well as engaging in interdisciplinary peer and colleague review. Adapts teaching and learning approaches based on physiological and psychological changes, age, developmental stage, cognitive status, readiness to learn, health literacy, the environment and available resources (professionalism). Participates professionally and works collaboratively to identify processes, principles to meet quality core metrics and documentation standards and expectations (system based) Maintain collaborative/supervision agreement as required through the Ohio Medial Board/Ohio Board of Nursing. Includes yearly review/Quality Assurance and evaluations.

Educational Requirements:

Masters Degree required:

  • National Board Certification for Nurse Practitioners.
  • Graduate of approved Physician Assistant program with current PA license in the state of Ohio; certified by State Medical Board of Ohio; certificate to prescribe for prescriptive privileges
  • Certification in Psychiatric specialty

Required skills include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to communicate and relate well with staff, physician(s) and the public
  • Must have awareness of patient confidentiality and be able to follow directions well from physician and work autonomously with little direction
  • Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships and critical analysis skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task and work under stress
  • Maintains competencies and skills of specialty area of practice.
  • Demonstrates assessment skills, diagnosis with critical thinking and implementation of a plan of care.
  • Professional Role- skill includes clinical reasoning and builds collaborative intra and interprofessional relationships to provide optimal care to patients with complex acute, critical and chronic illness. Skill of advocating on the behalf of the patient population and the profession through active participation in the health policy process.
  • Managing and Negotiating Healthcare Delivery Systems - skill in addressing the development and implementation of system policies affecting services

  • Previous behavioral health work experience in an outpatient clinic setting and/or hospital consultation role
  • EPIC computer skills preferred

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