Sutter Health Advance Practice Clinician Manager (PA/NP) Specialty Care - Mountain View in Mountain View, California


Job Summary:

The Advance Practice Specialty Clinician (APC) Manager provides administrative oversight and clinical supervision to APC's in the specialty care service line. The APC Manager will also maintain a part time practice. The APC Manager will deliver health care to patients within scope of California licensure as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. The manager is responsible to ensure consistent compliance with PAMF policies and procedures when called upon. Collaborate with leadership to develop the vision and strategic plans for APC integration and practice. Oversee integration of specialty care APCs by collaborating with the regional APC Medical Director. Act as coach and mentor to APCs by serving as a role model and fostering continuous improvement.


Provide direct patient care:

•Provide direct patient care 20 hours a week in their specialty care department

Daily Operations

•Coach, mentor and motivate APCs. Includes 1:1 observation of APCs in their clinical setting, when appropriate

•Promote culture of group practice while maintaining high level of morale

•Monitor productivity and patient satisfaction of APCs and problem solve around issues, when they arise

Develop and maintain local relationships:

•Support Tier 1 physician leaders and APCs as liaison and on site resource

•Collaborate with APC Medical Director in managing APC-MD teams for specialty care

•Host geographic APC Meeting, coordinate content with APC Medical Director

•Participate in Gemba (requires in-person attendance at different clinical sites in the Division)

•Mitigate disagreements with annual performance evaluations between APCs and department Manager’s

Strategy and Planning:

•Develop a plan for APC integration in clinical teams

•Coordinate APC integration with Service Lines

•Develop standard APC work for specialty care, in collaboration with APC Medical Director

•Liaison with department Managers to ensure standardization of APC annual performance evaluations

Develop and Maintain APC teams in Specialty Care

•Recruit and onboard Specialty Care APCs when needed

•Support local Tier 1 physicians in onboarding of APCs

•Monitor adherence to standard work by APCs


Required :Completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program with current certification. DEA (PA, NP) and Furnishing License(NP) California certification.

  • California licensure as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner and at least three years of clinical experience in Specialty Care.

  • One year experience in a clinical operational leadership role preferred

  • Current CA Nurse Practitioner License required

  • Current DEA license required

  • BCLS for Healthcare Providers (AHA) required

  • National certification require

  • 5-7 Years of experience coordinating services in an ambulatory setting

  • In depth understanding of clinical standards of specialty care practices including Inbox management, on call coverage and use of specialty APC's in different disciplines.

  • Requires a minimum of three to five years management experience in a healthcare environment, preferably in a large physician practice, or health services setting.

Primary Location: California, Peninsula/South Bay and Santa Cruz, Mountain View

Organization: Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Employee Status: Regular

Employee Referral Bonus: No

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Variable

Shift Hours: 8/12 Hour Blended Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.