HealthCare Partners now offers a competitive Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Primary Care Fellowship with a geriatric focus that accepts two fellows each year. Applicants must be new graduates of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program and have completed their requirements for board certification and licensure in the state of Nevada. Candidates will be reviewed and selected by an application and interview process.
The 12 month program begins on July 1, 2019 and ends June 31, 2020. Learning methods will include clinical time under the supervision of a preceptor, rotations through specialties, weekly didactic lectures, and weekly reviews with the preceptor and program director.
The purpose of the APC Primary Care Fellowship is to develop outstanding APCs to be high quality, innovative, and compassionate health care providers and future leaders committed to improving the health and quality of life of the residents of Southern Nevada.
- Acclimate to the role of a health care provider under the close supervision of an experienced provider
- Continue to develop knowledge base with clinical and didactic learning experiences
- Effectively assess, diagnose, and treat patients with increasing complexity in a primary care setting including new myGeneration senior-focused clinics
- Increase understanding of Medicare Advantage versus Fee-for-Service models, as well as basic knowledge of billing and coding
- Become more familiar with HEDIS measures and how to implement guidelines into practice
- Thrive in the HealthCare Partners culture and champion the Coordinated Care Model of Practice
Competitive salary plus opportunity for commitment bonuses. Eligible for incentive compensation bonuses after one year.
The majority of rotations will include 8 to 10 hour days, four to five days a week, Monday through Friday (no rotations on holidays)*. The program schedule is designed to encourage adequate rest and time off.
*Schedules may vary during specialty rotations and are subject to change based on mentor preferences.
HealthCare Partners’ Graduate Medical Education (GME) program will admit two graduates to the APC Primary Care Fellowship to ensure tailored instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.
Meet the HealthCare Partners Fellowship Team
Robert J. Vadovic, RN, DNP, APNc, Medical Director
HealthCare Partners Program Director APC Fellowship
2019 Application Process
Fellowship Program Eligibility
The program is open to any Nurse Practitioner (APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA) who has met the advanced educational and clinical practice requirements to be considered a graduate of a certified APRN or PA program within the last 12 months. The candidate must be board certified as a PA with NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) or as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner by either the AANP (American Association of Nurse Practitioners) or the ANCC (American Nurse Credentialing Center) and hold a valid unencumbered Nevada license as either an APRN or PA. The candidate must not be currently working or worked in the past as an APRN or PA.
How to Apply
Applications must be postmarked on or before February 22, 2019 for consideration for the program year starting July 1, 2019 and include the following:
- Completed and signed APC Fellowship application form
- Personal statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- A letter of good standing from University
- Three letters of recommendation (on letterhead) with at least one from a faculty member of the graduate program and one from a current or previous employer
Applications can be submitted via email or by mail (certified mail recommended):
Attn: Robert Vadovic
1700 N. Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89128
The GME Program Director and admissions committee will review all applications. Qualified candidates will then go through an interview process with the program director, medical director, operations director, and admissions committee.