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Candidate for Florida South State Liaison

Amanda Chaney

Campaign Message:

I am Amanda Chaney and am ready to work for you! I am an experienced nurse practitioner leader and life-long Floridian who will listen to you and hear your concerns. Vote for Amanda Chaney for South Florida!

Biographical Statement
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Curriculum Vitae

Current Professional Position

Senior Director of Advanced Practice Provider Services

Leadership Experience in the Past Three Years

- Healthcare Executive with Cleveland Clinic - Senior Director of Advanced Practice Provider Services, Florida Region 2022 - present - Executive position - Chair of Advanced Practice at Mayo Clinic from 2018 - 2022 - AANP presenter for Fatty Liver Disease education project - 2023 - Clinical Practice Committee: Ensures that Mayo Clinic Advanced Practice Provider guidelines are reviewed in accordance with Florida practice standards and are implemented across all departments. - Operations Coordinating Group: Aligns and monitors clinical practice operations. - Personnel Committee: Established standards of excellence in training, experience, and personal characteristics appropriate for staff positions. - Florida Accreditation Subcommittee: Guides the organization in continually complying with The Joint Commission (TJC), Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoP), and Florida Hospital License standards and regulations through implementation of or revisions to processes, organizational policies and procedure and standards of care. - Co-Chair of GI SPG, AANP (2018 - present) - Fellow, AANP (inducted 2017) - Speaker for AANP conferences - Vice Chair of Clinical Practice Special Interest Group, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) from 2020 - 2023 - Chair of Clinical Practice Special Interest Group for AASLD in 2023

Biggest Challenge Facing Nurse Practitioners and How AANP Can Help

The biggest challenge facing NPs in the delivery of healthcare for the future is a clear understanding of the NP's role. There are many barriers NPs face that prevent them from doing their job to the fullest extent of training and education. AANP can help address this by implementing education initiatives that explain the role of a NP to communities, to patients, to legislators, to healthcare administrators and physicians. Despite our current efforts, there remains a large communication gap. Investment in marketing efforts to highlight what we know is true (i.e., NPs provide high-quality, cost-effective care) would be a wonderful way AANP can help. So many of our NPs lack the confidence to explain what they bring to the table. AANP has done a wonderful job with preparing resources and tools that the NP can use to have these conversations. However, many NPs struggle to find this information. Having leaders from AANP implement strategies to get these resources to the NP could move the needle to eliminate barriers preventing full scope of practice.

Example of Initiative or Outcome of Leadership

One of my professional skill strengths is organization and project management. I lead a project to use these skills to develop a develop a tool that outlined the responsibilities of each person involved in clinical care in a practice. I partnered with senior leadership to utilize this tool to optimize hiring of staff (right person for the right job), as well as to establish expectations of who does what. Outcomes included improvement of practice optimization, reduction of waste, improved cost effectiveness, enhanced staff satisfaction, and enhancing top of license work for nursing, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. A second professional skill that I will bring to AANP is leadership. Through the COVID pandemic, I led the nurse practitioner and physician assistant teams to surge staff planning. Outcomes of this work ensured that over 120 staff were cross trained to other areas to meet the unpredictable demands of patient care. In addition, the model for surge staff planning became the model to use for our physician staff, leading to effective team models and team work.

If Elected, I Propose to Advance the AANP Mission as Follows

I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of AANP. I propose the following in order to advance this mission: A. Public/Health Care Consumer: Through the work of the nomination council, it is important to select the best and brightest to lead the initiatives of AANP forward. I commit to seek out those exceptional NPs to become leaders within our organization. B. Reputation, Authority, and Expertise: I commit to working with our nomination council and board of directors to increase the number of NP leaders within AANP and other national committees to bring the NP perspective to the table. In addition, with the network that I have created over the years, I will be able to recommend new members to AANP with diverse backgrounds who would be huge assets to the organization for education initiatives. C. Parity in Compensation/Reimbursement: We need to have the right people in the right positions at the right time. I commit to seeking out NP leaders with the best experience and expertise to move forward with equal reimbursement and payment for NPs. D. AANP as an Organization: I commit to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the nomination process.