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Nurse Practitioner - Heart Transplant

Requisition # 19000605 Apply Now

This is a golden age of heart transplantation, and the Heart Transplant Program at the Smidt Heart Institute is a trailblazer for the procedure in the United States and around the world.


For four years in a row, the program has completed more adult heart transplants than any other medical facility in the nation. Heart failure—when he heart pumps less blood than the body needs—is the most common reason for the procedure.


Our physicians work closely with other programs, including the Heart Failure Program, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Interventional Cardiology and the Regenerative Medicine Clinic.


More than a thousand patients have undergone transplants at Cedars-Sinai since the Heart Transplant Program was established in 1988, according to UNOS. Because we treat more of these patients than any other center in the United States, we can tailor our approach to each individual's needs.




  • The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, research involvement, consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison, education, leadership, and patient care management across the health care continuum from preventative to inpatient acute care through discharge, in addition to outpatient management of patients who have undergone heart transplantation or mechanical circulatory device placement.
  • The Nurse Practitioner’s practice incorporates both independent decision making abilities and collaboration with the board certified/eligible physician to provide expert care to the patients.
  • The Nurse Practitioner reports to the Service Line Director and performs under the direction of the assigned supervising physician. The NP serves as a patient advocate throughout the care process, and represents the medical center at regional and national meetings.


  • MSN or DNP required
  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program


  • Current State of California Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner License required
  • National Certification or eligibility for certification as a Nurse Practitioner required
  • Current BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association required
  • Current DEA license or eligibility to obtain


  • A minimum of 3 years of nursing experience on a cardiovascular unit required
  • A minimum of 3 years of critical care (ICU) experience required
  • At least 2 years of cardiothoracic nursing experience required
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner required
  • Transplant experience preferred


Keywords: Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Heart, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Cardiothoracic, Transplant, ICU, Critical Care, Hospital, Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, California

  • Working Title: Nurse Practitioner - Heart Transplant
  • Department: Heart Operations
  • Business Entity: Service Lines & Ops
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Nursing
  • Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (RN)
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Day
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