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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
Outpatient Neurology: Movement Disorders
Full Time: 40 hours (Monday-Friday)
Location: Vernon, CT

Advanced Practitioner Summary:
Provides holistic, quality and cost-effective advanced practice care for patients, families, and others with movement disorders, and participates in the medical management of patients, to achieve or maintain optimal health status, manage disease and reduce risk of illness. Engages in decision-making regarding the health care of individuals, families and groups across the lifespan and across the health care continuum. Reports to the Medical Directors.
The Chase Family Movement Disorders Center team is committed to creating an innovative patient centered delivery system that continuously improves quality care. The Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are part of a multidisciplinary team that plans and delivers care for this complex population under the direction of the attending fellowship trained movement disorders neurologist, and other consultants.

The APPs will work together to provide initial diagnostic and follow-up care for a wide range of movement disorders. The neurologist will be responsible for training and closely supervising the APPs. APPs will provide the preponderance of administrative and clinical support, including maintaining the electronic medical record, responding to patient communications and refilling prescriptions.

Key Responsibilities:
Assesses health status, illness conditions, responses to illness, coping behaviors, environment and health risks of individuals, families, and groups in order to diagnose actual or potential health status or disease state. These assessments are accomplished by taking histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests/data.
Plans therapeutic interventions jointly with the patient and family to achieve established outcomes. Types of intervention may include health promotion, disease prevention, treatment of illness, chronic illness management, or limiting disability. These are accomplished by prompt treatment, direct care, prescription of medication or other therapies, consultation, and referral, patient, family and population education and case management.
Engages in /collaborates with others in the research process to discover, examine and test knowledge, theories, and creative approaches to practice. Uses research findings as a basis for practice and to improve health care.
Provides consultation to health care providers and others to influence care plans, enhance ability to provide health care, and affect change in systems.
Educates staff and students, formally or informally, to enhance their ability to provide patient care.
Demonstrates competencies, including knowledge and behaviors, to meet age-specific patient needs (e.g. Geriatrics.)
Models quality patient/customer service by: demonstrating a willingness to serve all customers at all times, maintaining an awareness of patient/customer needs and responding to those needs; maintaining confidentiality of all patient information and functioning in a collaborative manner with other care-givers to ensure quality patient care.
Contributes to care improvement by participating in: coaching, mentoring and developing staff, performance/quality improvement opportunities, and research the cost-effective utilization of resources. Translates relevant research findings into practice.
Assumes responsibility for self-improvement by identifying, communicating and seeking resources or instruction to meet self-learning needs.
Advanced Practitioner Enjoy:
Exceptional benefits from a system known for exceptional care.

Hartford HealthCare doesnt just take great care of its patients. It takes great care of its employees too. Our benefits include:
Competitive Salaries
Generous Paid Time Off
Medical and dental plans
Tuition reimbursement
Ample opportunities for education

The Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute works within a complex healthcare system that includes a tertiary-care teaching hospital and level-one trauma center, five acute-care hospitals, an extensive behavioral health network, a large multispecialty physician group, a regional home-care system, an array of senior-care services, and a large rehabilitation network.
Neurological disorders are found among all age groups, but individuals are more likely to suffer from a neurological disease as they age. With the rise in life expectancies, the number of people with neurological disorders is estimated to increase considerably over the next 15 years. Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute meets the needs of this growing population through the state-of-the-art Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. Combining our teams skills with ongoing clinical research and education about movement disordersincluding essential tremors, restless legs syndrome, dystonia, Huntingtons disease, and Parkinsons diseasewe help our patients continue to do the things that they need and like to do. Our physicians, clinicians, and caregivers take a personal, compassionate approach to comprehensive treatment through a patient-driven program that meets the needs expressed by our patients themselves and their families.
Hartford HealthCare maintains a culture of Integrity, Caring, Excellence and Safety

Qualifications

Graduate of an appropriate accredited Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Current CT APRN or PA license. Federal DEA, and CT Controlled Substance Registration. Neurology experience preferred but not required. ACLS required. Demonstrated ability to positively interact with medical/nursing staff and other members of multidisciplinary team. Strong communication skills. Willingness to learn and demonstrate proficiency in the specialty of movement disorders. Epic experience is preferred.



We know what matters most when it comes to building a career you can be proud of. State of the art technology. Education. Quality. Coordinated patient care. And plenty of room to grow. You'll find all of these things within Hartford HealthCare, the largest, most comprehensive integrated health system in Connecticut. At Hartford HealthCare, clinical education and research are supported to bring the latest technology and discoveries, clinical excellence and innovation to the patient and community. And to provide physicians access to a wealth of expertise and resources. Hartford HealthCare aspires to be the next generation of integrated health systems, marked by strong patient focus, heightened efficiency, consistent quality performance and open, collaborative sharing of best practices. All of the partner organizations within Hartford HealthCare are united by this vision. Our partners include tertiary care and community hospitals, regional behavioral health centers, a statewide network of clinical laboratories, a large multispecialty physician practice, a regional home care system, comprehensive senior services, a rehabilitation network and more.