Job Description

Job Summary:

Seeking a Full-time (4 day/week) sleep medicine APRN to join a highly productive and popular sleep medicine physician at AVH and selected outreach clinic sites to help meet increased clinical demands for services.

Provides office-based sleep services to new and established patients (above age 5; ages 2-5 with physician screening of case in advance) including:

  • management of positive airway pressure therapy
  • medication management
  • education/counseling
  • monitoring of medication compliance
  • ordering diagnostic tests (including home and attended sleep studies)
  • ordering and authorizing durable medical equipment (DME)
  • referral to related other specialties (e.g., cardiology, neurology, pulmonology)
  • communication with PCP's.

Most commonly encountered diagnoses are:  

  • obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep related breathing disorders
  • insomnia of various types
  • hypersomnia
  • restless legs syndrome
  • REM sleep behavior disorder

Partners with other members of sleep medicine team (e.g., sleep technologists, respiratory therapists, MA's).  Infrequently provides consultation for inpatients with support from sleep medicine physician.  When sleep medicine physician is not on site or is off for the day, reviews and manages requests for prescription refills (including for controlled substances, such as Ritalin and Adderall).  

EMR:  Meditech Expanse

Essential Qualifications: Candidates should have at least 2 years of prior experience in a broad spectrum of sleep medicine services. If not experienced in sleep medicine, prefer candidates have prior experience in primary care, pulmonology, cardiology, neurology or related specialty.  Eagerness to learn about sleep medicine pathophysiology and principles, interpretation of sleep medicine diagnostic tests, medications, challenges, risks, and professional rewards.  Eagerness to/interest in counseling and educating patients and families.  Whole person philosophy of care.  Team oriented, collaborative and patient focused.  High level of customer service (patient satisfaction) is expected.  New graduates considered and will be trained in sleep medicine here.  Selected new graduates will be considered if they possess at least 5 years of RN experience, excellent critical thinking skills, outstanding communication skills (e.g., demeanor, listening and validating, respectful/professional), and have demonstrated a high capacity and eagerness to learn.  

About AVH:

The major strength of Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) is found in its wide network of specialists who provide care throughout Coos and portions of Carroll County, NH. With wide-ranging specialties including, but not limited to, Audiology, Urology, Ear, Nose, Throat/Allergy, OB/GYN, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and General Surgery, a number of our providers travel to multiple North Country locations, providing a seamless and convenient patient experience. A 25-bed critical access hospital, AVH also offers state-of-the-art Imaging technology: Mammography, CT Scan, Ultrasound, and MRI all received Gold Seal Accreditation by the American College of Radiology. AVH proudly offers a full complement of Physical Therapy services (Inpatient, Outpatient, and off-site) as well as Occupational Therapy (Inpatient and Outpatient.) The close relationship that AVH enjoys with Coos County Family Health Services yields multiple off-site Laboratory locations within their primary care clinics. Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage numerous times, the providers, nurses, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to personify the Hospital’s Mission to Deliver the Best Healthcare Experience to Every Patient, Every Day.

About North Country Healthcare (NCH):

North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, and Weeks Medical Center, located in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

North Country Healthcare is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

If you require a reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Human Resources department at the affiliate to which you are applying.

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