Advanced Practice Provider I - PREP

at Spectrum Healthcare Partners in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Company Overview

Spectrum Healthcare Partners is Maine’s largest multi-specialty, physician-owned and directed professional organization and is comprised of over 200 physicians practicing in the areas of anesthesiology, orthopaedics, pain management, pathology, radiation oncology, radiology, and vascular & interventional services. Spectrum provides services at many of Maine’s hospitals throughout the state and in eastern New Hampshire. This is a benefit-eligible position – 32 hours – 4 days per week – M, T, W, F. One day in clinic, other days working remotely. Training will occur on-site at the Brighton Campus of Maine Medical Center. POSITION SUMMARY The PREP Advanced Practice Provider (“PREP APP”) position provides high-level clinical support to the Anesthesiologists by delivering oversight and daily management for Perioperative anesthesia services. Provides customized clinical services for all patients undergoing anesthesia care. Assists Anesthesiologists and hospitalists by gathering and interpreting comprehensive medical information, performing medical histories and physical examinations on patients scheduled to receive anesthesia for a medical, surgical, or diagnostic procedures and coordinating perioperative care and optimization. This clinician will also be expected to develop relationships with surgical offices that will aid in the development of protocols for the rapid and efficient transfer of information relevant to the patient’s anesthesia care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

+ Obtains complete medical, anesthesia and medication history for patients through an interview process.

+ Collates, reviews, and interprets medical records of patients; obtains additional medical information as may be required.

+ Prepares and organizes a clinical pre-anesthesia history and physical record prior to anesthetic event.

+ Based on initial pre-anesthesia assessment, makes necessary recommendations for proper perioperative care for an anesthesiologist who may suggest additional studies or request further information.

+ Provides patient education, reviews test results, and assists patient with procedural understanding for proper perioperative experience.

+ Makes recommendations to the anesthesiologist and hospitalist that helps to identify other diagnostic tests, as well as refers patients for specialist consultation and other therapeutic and diagnostic services, when necessary.

+ Accurately documents anesthesia and medication history for the anesthesia record, in coordination with the PREP nursing staff. This includes other anesthesia data summary forms to support proper patient care.

+ Interacts with patient’s primary care physician, attending surgeon, sub-specialists as well as secretarial and nursing staff employed by the hospital.

+ Helps to identify high-risk patients for an anesthesiologist or hospitalist interview prior to clinical procedures.

+ Maintains appropriate level of Company & facility HIPAA-related confidentiality

+ Provide leadership and guidance to facilitate growth and development of each PREP Advanced Practice Provider (APP); resolve conflicts among the APP team through open and direct communication. Assist Medical Director in conjunction with Senior Practice Manager in setting guidelines for acceptable job performance.


+ Maintain competency by reading professional literature, participating in continuing education, and maintaining professional affiliations.

+ Attends required hospital staff and anesthesiology-related meetings and participate in various clinical committees, as required.

+ Administer special clinical-related projects or other duties as assigned by the PAU Physician Liaison or Anesthesiologists.

+ When necessary, notify state authorities of any required reporting of potential domestic or child abuse situations

+ Ensure the development of strong positive relationships and collegiality among the PREP APP staff, Anesthesiologists and facility staff.

+ Demonstrate professionalism at all times

+ Displays cooperative behavior and interacts positively and effectively with others to promote a team environment

+ Performs other duties necessary to maintain the overall efficiency and continuity of the clinic

+ Is proactive in identifying, reporting and participating in the resolution of any potential or actual patient safety issues

+ Support Company vision and values


+ Graduate of an accredited school with a degree as a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner, FNP

+ Current license issued by State of Maine or eligible for licensure

+ 2+ years’ experience in a surgical, PAU or other specialized clinical setting

+ Current DEA license

+ Current BLS

+ Skilled in taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings

+ Highly organized, personable and familiar with the process of preparing patients for surgery

+ Strong relationship-building skills, with previous experience working with PREP administrators and nursing directors

+ Knowledge of the professional medical practice and appropriate care to deliver and evaluate patient care

+ Skills in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to appropriate patient/physician correspondence

+ Proven communication skills and excellent customer service skills

+ Skills in developing and maintaining department quality assurance

+ Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently

+ Dedicated to the highest quality patient care and furthering a positive PREP experience

+ Excellent customer service skills

+ Proficient computer skills with knowledge of electronic medical records

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality


+ May be required to stand or sit for long periods of time while attending clinical duties

+ Operation of various business-related equipment; photo copying, computer, telephone, filing

+ Travel to various sites of clinical service may be required

+ May encounter patients who are undergoing clinical care that exhibit difficult or challenging behavior during clinical prep

+ Exposure to blood borne pathogens, anesthetic-related agents and medications, communicable diseases, toxic

+ substances, ionizing radiation, may occur; use of appropriate measures is required for safety controls and

+ techniques


+ Health Insurance (80% company paid)

+ Health Savings Account (Company Match: $3,000 family plan / $1625 individual plan)

+ Dental & Vision Insurance Plans

+ 401(k) Match and Profit-Sharing Plan

+ Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (company paid)

+ Long-term Disability Insurance (company paid)

+ Short-term Disability Insurance (company paid)

+ Generous paid time off

+ Voluntary, Employee-Paid Benefits

+ Medical Reimbursement Plan

+ Dependent Care Plan

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Job Posting: JC260230413

Posted On: May 23, 2024

Updated On: Jun 02, 2024

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