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APP Fellow - Cardiology - Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Apply Job ID 2023-101820 Date posted 03/03/2023


How would you like to work in a place where your contributions and ideas are valued? A place where you can serve with compassion, pursue excellence, and honor every voice? At Wellstar, our mission is simple, yet powerful: to enhance the health and well-being of every person we serve. We are proud to have become a shining example of what's possible when the brightest professionals dedicate themselves to making a difference in the healthcare industry, and in people's lives.


IMPORTANT: A personal statement and resume or curriculum vitae must be compiled into one document prior to applying. This compiled document should be uploaded into the resume field during application.

(Personal statement must include why you are applying for a Wellstar Advanced Practice Professional Fellowship and why you chose the cardiovascular specialty.)

Format Instructions: One page maximum for personal statement. Use APA format, 1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and include Last Name, First Name in the header.

Wellstar Center for Cardiovascular Care Advanced Practice Professional Fellowship

Fall 2023 cohort applications are open until March 31, 2023

The Wellstar Center for Cardiovascular Care Advanced Practice Professional Fellowship is a one-year post-graduate training program for nurse practitioners and physician assistants wanting to specialize in adult cardiovascular medicine. Designed for new-graduate and experienced advanced practice professionals, this competency-based program integrates engaging didactic experiences, immersive simulation, intentional practice-based learning, and purposeful professional development activities. This competitive post-graduate fellowship accepts two advanced practice professional fellows each Fall and Spring. The Fall cohort begins in October and ends in October. The Spring cohort begins in March and ends in March.

Throughout the program, fellows apply acquired cardiovascular knowledge and skills during clinical synthesis rotations in ambulatory and acute care settings across the Wellstar Health System. These rotations include rich experiences within the following cardiovascular service lines:

• General Cardiology
• Ischemic Heart Disease
• Heart Failure
• Advanced Heart Failure
• Structural Heart
• Electrophysiology
• Critical Care Cardiology

In addition to these rotations, fellows gain a fundamental understanding of invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular diagnostics and imaging, clinical and translational cardiovascular research, and collaborative multi-disciplinary cardiovascular teams. Fellows may also have the opportunity to participate in tailored sub-specialty rotations within a comprehensive aortic program, autonomic dysfunction center, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular behavioral health, cardio-oncology, and a center for preventive cardiology.

The Wellstar Center for Cardiovascular Care Advanced Practice Professional Fellowship prepares nurse practitioners and physician assistants to become expert clinicians across the continuum of cardiovascular disease. Upon completion of this program, fellows will have the knowledge, experiences, skills, and competency expected of all cardiovascular advanced practice professionals.

Location: Various ambulatory and acute care settings across the Wellstar Health System

Time: Various shifts.  Full-time.

The Wellstar Center for Cardiovascular Care Advanced Practice Professional Fellow will provide cardiovascular specialty medical care in a variety of healthcare settings as a member of the Advanced Practice Professional Postgraduate Training Program. The Advanced Practice Professional Fellow will function within the confines of this Postgraduate Training Program to:
• Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams under the guidance of physician and advanced practice professional preceptors
• Perform appropriate and complete evaluations as clinical situations dictate for patients to establish and record patient's current health status
• Develop appropriate differential diagnosis and treatment plans
• Provide continuing medical care, including daily examinations, writing orders, chart notes, performing procedures, discharging patients, and completing discharge summaries

As an Advanced Practice Professional Fellow, you will:
• Perform all pertinent clinical duties appropriate to clinical service under the guidance and direction of clinical preceptors. These duties include but are not limited to history and physicals, consultations, daily progress notes, discharge summaries, entering appropriate orders in EPIC (electronic health record), participating in rounds, assisting with bedside procedures, gathering clinical information and results, participating in the transition of care, viewing and interpreting (with appropriate oversight) radiographic, laboratory and other diagnostic information, forming differential diagnoses, and developing of medical treatment plans.
• Keep and maintain a log of all clinical activity.
• Attend all assigned medical conferences, grand rounds, and other in-person or virtual learning events.
• Attend all assigned program evaluation meetings and provide current clinical activity logs and relevant program performance evaluations.
• Complete all assigned reading and online curricula by established deadlines.
• Remain current on institutional policies, bylaws, and credentialing requirements related to the cardiovascular specialty, including but not limited to federal and Georgia state laws and legislation pertaining to governance.
• Collaborate with Fellowship leadership, faculty, staff, mentors, and clinical preceptors regarding departmental operations and system initiatives to ensure ongoing and future Advanced Practice Professional Fellow education, growth, and program success.
• Complete any required supplemental certificate courses (i.e., Fundamental Critical Care Support [FCCS], Point-of-Care Ultrasound [POCUS], Difficult Airway Course, etc.)
• Participate in interviews of future Advanced Practice Professional Fellows as requested.


Minimum Requirements:
• Demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively in multi-specialty medical groups
• Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, listening, and presentation along with the confidence to favorably represent the organization in both formal and informal settings
• A firm commitment to delivering high quality healthcare services with an unparalleled commitment to customer service as a necessary component for success
• The ability to operate within an organizational culture which embraces compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence to support achieving the goals of the organization.

Additional Requirements:
• Graduate of an accredited adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner or physician assistant academic program within the last 12 months or have practiced as an advanced practice professional within the last 6 months.
• Certification from one of the following nurse practitioner or physician assistant national certification agencies:

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
• Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP-BC)
• Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC)

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
• Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certified (Adult-Gero) (ACNPC-AG)

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
• Physician Assistant (PA-C)