Administrative Track

Administrative leaders utilize leadership and management competencies above and beyond their clinical skill set to positively impact patient care. These leaders are aspiring or current experts in the business of medicine, clinical quality, compliance, staffing, and revenue cycle management.

See the resources from CHLM and its partners and explore Career Spotlights to learn how other PAs and NPs have been successful in this career track.

Choose Your Resource

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  • Target Audience: PAs and NPs
  • Career Stage: Early to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 1-3 years (depending on graduate program)
  • Content Delivery: Online
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  • Target Audience: PAs and NPs, Managers of PAs and NPs
  • Career Stage: Early to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 1 hour per course
  • Content Delivery: Online
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  • Target Audience: PAs
  • Career Stage: Mid to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 3 days
  • Content Delivery: Live Conference
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  • Target Audience: PAs and those who manage PAs
  • Career Stage: Early to Advanced
  • Time Commitment: 9 months – 2 years
  • Content Delivery: Online

Career Spotlight

Benjamin R. Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Benjamin R. Reynolds, MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Chief Advanced Practice Officer, UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers, Pittsburgh, PA

“A key competency to be successful in my view is understanding what your value as a clinician leader is to your organization. Understanding how your leadership envisions your role to create the right successes is key and will set you apart. Clinician leaders possess a key attribute that non-clinician leaders lack: a knowledge of how to practice medicine. A good clinician leader is able to understand the administrative, managerial, and business side of their work, then harmonize it with the clinical care delivery realities of practice.”

  • Chief Physician Assistant, Department of Surgery, UPMC
  • Councilman, Borough of Edgewood, Pennsylvania
  • Civil Service Commissioner, Borough of Edgewood, Pennsylvania
  • Lead Physician Assistant, Division of Vascular Surgery, UPMC
  • Assistant Professor of PA studies, University of Pittsburgh. Teaching PAS 2306, Fundamentals of Surgery
  • President, Edgewood Volunteer Fire Department

Career Spotlight

Julie Waitkoss Raaum, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS

Julie Waitkoss Raaum, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVS

Director, Advanced Practice Providers, Medical College Physicians, Milwaukee, WI

“APP leadership is not for the faint of heart. In my view, the phenotypic APP leader is an experienced clinician with the emotional intelligence and inner personal skills needed to form successful partnerships with key department, medical, nursing, and affiliate leaders. While there remain multiple barriers in healthcare that limit APP practice including federal, state, and organizational bylaws – the lack of a supportive APP leader should not be one of them.”

  • Wisconsin Nurses Association Board of Directors 2016-18
  • Peer Reviewer, Journal of Nurses in AIDS Care
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Reviewer
  • Developed and implemented a pilot critical care fellowship program for APNP and PA
  • Promoted to Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2017
  • Charter member National APP Advisory Council, Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.
  • Invited speaker, 2017 Vizient National Conference for Senior Operating Officer Meeting: “Leading the Integration of Advanced Practice Providers”