Chief Advanced Practice Provider Officer

Newborn Nursery Medical Director and Pediatric Hospitalist

Chief Advanced Practice Provider Officer

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic is pleased to announce a national search for the organization’s Chief Advanced Practice Provider Officer. 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader of Advanced Practice Providers. We are seeking a dynamic and inclusive individual with experience in the areas of clinical care, research and education, practice management, teaching, and the mentoring of colleagues. All areas of clinical specialty will be considered for this 0.75 FTE administrative / 0.25 FTE clinical position, and a passion for leading the continued optimization of quality and efficiency for our team-based services is vital.

About Our Organization:

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic (DHC) is a multispecialty group practice employing more than 1,500 physicians and more than 700 Advanced Practice Providers throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, with major community practice locations in Lebanon, Concord, Keene, Manchester, and Nashua, and Bennington, as well as a network of smaller practice sites.

DHC is a member of Dartmouth Health, a non-profit academic health system primarily serving New Hampshire and Vermont as well as patients from across New England.  As the largest private health care employer and only academic health system in New Hampshire, Dartmouth Health is an integrated health care system comprised of providers and member health care organizations committed to providing the highest quality of care to the nearly 2 million community members throughout the region.  In addition to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic sites, Dartmouth Health includes its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (Lebanon, NH), Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (Lebanon, NH), Cheshire Medical Center (Keene, NH), Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (Windsor, VT), New London Hospital (New London, NH); Southwest Vermont Medical Center (Bennington, VT), Valley Regional Hospital (Claremont, NH) and the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire (White River Junction, VT).  

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center sponsors 51 ACGME-accredited medical education training programs for nearly 450 residents and fellows annually, as well as 5 accredited Advanced Practice Provider (APP) fellowship programs. DHMC serves as the teaching hospital for the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Colby-Sawyer College, and numerous other college and university health profession programs.

About The Position:

The Chief Advanced Practice Provider Officer is responsible for providing leadership at all Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic sites for all Advanced Practice Providers including Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists. This includes the oversight, direction, and development of APP practice that serves to advance the strategic plan of Dartmouth Health. Working collaboratively with other senior leaders to promote the highest levels of patient care, service and quality will be a top priority.

This role is responsible for ensuring the appropriate utilization of APPs including compliance with State of New Hampshire and Vermont statutes, Federal regulations, and other regulatory bodies impacting the APP practice. This leader will facilitate the integration and collaboration of services among health care professionals, focus on optimal patient care outcomes, and ensure APP practice to full extent of scope within a work environment conducive to excellence and cost effectiveness.

DHC is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive group of faculty, providers, staff, and trainees to meet the needs of our community and patient populations. We are interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with and care for individuals from all backgrounds, including and not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and/or individuals from lower income backgrounds. We invite applicants to state in their diversity statement how their professional and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Minimum qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree or higher and will have graduated from an accredited Physician Assistant (PA) OR an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) program.

Candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years of clinical experience as a PA or APRN as well as a minimum of 5 years of supervisory leadership experience including personnel management, budget and finance, strategic planning, and project implementation. 

The ability to work on matters of high sensitivity and confidentiality with diplomacy and discretion should be demonstrated, as well as excellent interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills. Continuous quality improvement knowledge and experience is also vital.

Current certification by NCCPA (Physician Assistant) or Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Certifying Board is required as well as the ability to obtain/maintain a PA or APRN license in the states of New Hampshire and Vermont.  Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is required upon hire or must be obtained within the first year of employment.

Candidates are requested to supply a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and diversity statement for this search.


Please address cover letters to the Search Co-Chairs:
Dwayna M. Covey, MEd

Vice President for the Center for Learning and Professional Development

Dartmouth Health System


Jessica L. Justice Vogt, MHS, PA-C

Lead Advanced Practice Provider

Section of General Surgery

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


All application material should be submitted to:

Carrie Moore, DBA, CPRP
Executive Recruiter, Dartmouth Health  


Dartmouth Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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