This position will work as a member of the High BMI/Healthy Weight Clinic within Pediatric Specialty Clinic to provide care and coordination of care to children and adolescents who have been referred to the team as a result of various increased risk factors, weight-related concerns, or general healthy weight guidance.
Clinical expectations will be full time in nature, with a proctoring period to be determined by supervising faculty; with clinics occurring Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.
The APP will provide direct patient care, patient and family education, participate in quality improvement projects, including but not limited to protocol development, Pediatric Obesity Initiatives and programs.
This position will also be involved in community education, professional development, research and scholarly activities, providing education to APP students as well as students of allied health fields.
Skills consistent with a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner; ability to work in an electronic health record.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
For Nurse Practitioner applicants, active Kentucky Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license.
For Physician Assistant applicants, current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) certification and active Kentucky Physician Assistant (PA) license.
Employment is contingent upon the University’s verification of credentials as required by state law and University policies.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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