As an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) with Sound Physicians, you will work in an environment that promotes the Sound Core Values of integrity, teamwork, service, quality and innovation enjoying a sustainable career with programs consistently staffed to levels that facilitate a manageable workload for our hospital teams. Sound values our advanced practice providers and realizes they need a forum to collaborate. Our APP Collaborative was formed to provide development opportunities and to advance the role of our providers who work alongside our physician providers. We offer the same leadership development opportunities for APPs that are provided to our physician providers.
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo is a tertiary care center and one of the largest hospitals in Western New York. Mercy Buffalo is highly regarded for excellence in stroke, cardiac, orthopedic, critical care, general surgery, and pulmonary disease.
349-bed, non-profit, Catholic hospital
Established team of 9 physicians, 11 advanced practitioners, and a clinical performance nurse
Excellent subspecialty support
No call environment; no procedures required; no codes
Access SoundInstitute? learning platform for continuing education and professional career development with convenient online and in-person educational courses, including CME
Awards and Recognitions
American Heart Association/JACHO Comprehensive Stroke Center, one of 4 in New York State
NYS Designated Stroke Center
Stroke Gold Plus Quality facility per the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association
5 Star Hospital for the treatment of Respiratory Failure
Awarded Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award
Awarded Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award
Awarded received the American College of Cardiology Platinum Achievement Award
Requirements of Lead Advanced Practitioner
Our talented providers are the key to fulfilling our mission. We focus on optimizing the practice environment so our providers can feel really proud of the care they give. This is the key to engagement. We optimize workloads effectively, reducing inefficiencies and consistently exceeding expectations through service excellence to our providers.
The Lead Advanced Practitioner represents the APP?s of the hospitalist team, facilitates communication, brings forth ideas and issues to the Chief Hospitalist, and conveys ideas and issues to the other APP?s regarding patient care, operations and metrics. The Lead APP is also responsible for other such duties as reasonably assigned by the Chief Hospitalist and within the NP/PA scope of practice to include:
Perform evaluation and management services to patients requiring hospitalist services with the hospitalist practice
Develop treatment plans
Complete admissions from ED
Perform dictation of H&P examinations
Cross cover for the hospitalist team
Current, unrestricted license in New York; AACNP preferred
Must have 3+ years of prior acute care inpatient experience working with complex patients. Prior leadership experience also preferred.
Location & Lifestyle
Buffalo is the second-largest city in the state with a population of approximately 1.3 million in the surrounding metropolitan area. Residents of Western New York enjoy the cosmopolitan lifestyle of cities such as Buffalo and Niagara Falls, combined with the small-town character of quaint communities nestled into the surrounding countryside.
Forbes named Buffalo one of the most affordable housing markets in the country
Across the Peace Bridge from downtown Buffalo, Canada brings an international flair to the area, including the excitement of Toronto, a mere 90 minutes away