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Nurse Practitioner, Fellow

Berkeley Heights, NJ


Hiring Company

Summit Health

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

Job Description

This is an immersive 12-month training position that utilizes a interprofessional  approach to prepare the Fellow  to step into the fast-paced role of an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) with Summit Health. The program includes weekly didactics, autonomous & precepted practice, specialty rotations and other educational components. Curriculum will have an emphasis on evidence-based medicine to help Fellows develop critical reasoning skills. The program also includes a heavy emphasis on leadership and clinical practice under risk-based payment arrangements. All Fellows will work under the direct guidance of APP preceptors, physicians, mentors, and program directors. A successful applicant for this role will be responsible for providing services independently and collaboratively, including initial and ongoing assessments, diagnoses, treatment plans, etc.

Individuals in this role will reflect the mission, vision, and values of Summit Health, while also adhering to the organizations policies and procedures.

Please include a Word document answering two of the following essay questions in 250 words or less for each question:

  • The Summit Health APP Primary Care Fellowship is a new program with opportunities for the incoming fellowship cohort to lead the future of the program.  Explain how you feel you can help shape the program.  
  • Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistant schools are rigorous academic programs.  This fellowship is an additional year of intense training.  Explain how you keep a healthy work/life balance, why this is important to you, and how you plan to continue these practices moving forward in your career.
  • Fellowships for APPs are optional and created to help bridge the gap from academic setting to autonomous practice. Explain why you are interested in further training, including your short and long-term aspirations for career and professional development.
  •   “Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”- Abigail Adams What does this quote mean to you?
  • If you were the Dean of your APN/PA program, what are three things you would change and three things you would keep the same.  Explain your reasoning.

Essential Job functions:

  • Clinical Job Functions:
    • Provide direct patient care as assigned by clinical preceptors, including new patient and follow up visits
    • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients’ health by collecting historical information and performing physical examinations
    • Identify chief complaint, perform direct clinical care, recommend treatment plans, and prescribe appropriate medications as needed
    • Develop deep knowledge base of the disease processes for which most Summit Health patients are seen
    • Interpret laboratory and other diagnostic tests related to diagnosing and treatment
    • Order and/or prescribe medication, therapies, interventions, etc.
    • Refill pharmacy requests and review chart notes as needed
    • Make appropriate referrals for patient care
    • Patient communication including patient education during the visit, follow-up communication regarding lab/test results or needed referrals
    • Assist and/or triage patients who call Summit Health with problems or concerns
    • Review, sign and send dictated notes to physician for co-signature in a timely manner
    • Contact patient to review all lab and radiology reports, discuss treatment plan and order additional testing according to department guidelines
    • Documentation of all patient encounters including office visits and telephone conversations in the EHR
    • Complete inbox management in a timely manner
    • Close encounters according to Summit Health’s expectations
  • Leadership Job Functions:
    • Participate in all aspects of the fellowship program to enhance/refine leadership skills
    • Collaborate and consult with physicians and other health care professionals, as appropriate
    • Develop essential organizational skills to manage patient panel
    • Develop effective and efficient communication skills with interprofessional  teams
  • Educational Job Functions
    • Attend all educational components of the fellowship program as scheduled
    • Identify individual professional development needs and work w/ APP preceptors and mentors to create opportunities for learning and growth
    • Participate in live Q&A sessions and journal club
    • Complete a quality improvement project, including poster presentation
    • Regularly maintain journal entries to facilitate an end-of-program reflection presentation



  • A friendly and fast-paced environment working with passionate people

  • Outstanding growth opportunities

  • Time Off

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Short/Long Term Disability, HSA, and Life Insurance

  • 401K plan with company matching contribution

  • Cash Bonus Programs

  • Recognition and rewards programs to recognize successful teams

  • Other Perks & Discounts

  • Commuter and parking discount program to help you save (using pretax dollars)

*Full Time Benefit Eligible Employees Only ​

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, religion, creed, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (including transgender status), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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