Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac SurgeryRequisition # 20000979 Apply Now
Are you ready to bring your expert clinical competencies to a world-class facility recognized as top ten in the country for cardiology? Do you have a passion for the highest quality and patient happiness? Then please respond to this dynamic opportunity available with one of the best places to work in Southern California! We would be happy to hear from you.
The Smidt Heart Institute is home to a distinguished team of experts who are setting the bar for cardiovascular care in the United States. The Institute unites 16 centers and programs to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions for all patients, from infants to those with advanced disease. Compassionate care is integrated with an agile research enterprise, giving patients access to pioneering treatments. Our faculty and attending physicians provide deep competency across all specialties, including transplantation, stem cell therapy, congenital heart disease, women’s heart health, valve disorders, arrhythmia and hypertension.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Under the supervision of Medical/Surgical physician and within the Nurse Practitioner’s (NP) scope of service, the Nurse Practitioner provides services to adult and cardiac surgical patient. The NP is responsible for the planning and coordination of all aspects of plan of care o f the patients in the unit including management of MCS and Heart & Lung transplant patients. The NP is responsible to:
- Obtain and perform history and physical examinations
- Record and interpret pertinent data (i.e., labs, diagnostic studies, discharge summaries, progress notes, etc.), including writing orders and discharges under the supervision of a licensed physician.
- Evaluate, diagnose and treat patients under the supervision of a licensed physician
- Write a daily progress note on inpatients, collate inpatient records and perform discharge summaries, utilizing the electronic medical record.
- Participate in daily interdisciplinary rounds
- Coordinate ongoing overall patient care with physician staff, nursing staff and other ancillary care providers to ensure treatment plans are implemented.
- Assist or perform bedside procedures within the scope of service.
- Maintain communication with patients and families regarding care
- Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to adult and geriatric patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and provide the care needed
- Perform assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Participation in Quality activities, including Unit Practice Committees.
- Master of Nursing Degree required
- Graduate of an accredited Nurse practitioner program required
- Current State of California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner License required
- National Certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by respective accredited professional nursing organization such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) required (or eligible to obtain)
- Current NP Furnishing License required
- DEA license required (or eligible to obtain)
- ACLS certification from the American Heart Association required
- A minimum of 2 years of acute care nursing experience required
- At least 2 years of experience managing cardiac surgery patient population
- Inpatient NP experience preferred
- Professional experience as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
- Working Title: Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Surgery
- Department: Cardiovascular Surg M/S
- Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
- City: Los Angeles
- Job Category: Nursing
- Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (RN)
- Position Type: Full-time
- Shift Length: 12 hour shift
- Shift Type: Night
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