The Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a NP who works under the direction of the Departmentâs Administrative and Medical Directors to facilitate safe and efficient care of the Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiology patient population.Â The NP is responsible for the application of the nursing process, supervision of clinical practice, education, leadership, and patient care management.Â The NP will function as a part of inter-professional teams by communicating, planning, and implementing care directly with other healthcare professionals, including but not limited to physicians, pharmacists, office support staff, and clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.
This position is a Full-time Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner position that will involve supporting the Cardiovascular Heart Failure Service Line by using a team approach to efficiently evaluate and treat our Advanced Heart Failure patient population including heart transplant, LVAD, and temporary mechanical circulatory support patients. The NP will be responsible for rounding with the Advanced Heart Failure team in the ICU and the floor for both primary and consult patients. The NP will be responsible for responding to calls for consults and providing appropriate documentation including H&Pâs, new patient consult notes and follow-up notes.Â The NP will also be expected to meet all medical center requirements, including an emphasis on goal directed heart failure therapy.Â Some duties include admitting patients from the office to the hospital, providing patient and family education and teaching, discharge education, post-discharge phone calls, arranging inpatient and outpatient procedures, preparing nightly sign out, coordinating outpatient follow-up and other facets necessary for coordination of care.Â The nurse practitioner should demonstrate a knowledge of regulatory requirements in the delivery of patient care.Â Demonstrates critical thinking in providing care according to the standards of the profession.Â
Minimum Education:â¢Masterâs degree required. Minimum Experience/Knowledge:â¢A minimum of two years experience as a RN or NP in Cardiology requiredâ¢A minimum of 2 years experience in advanced heart failure, VADS, mechanical circulatory support, ECMO management and Heart Transplant requiredâ¢5 years of NP experience preferredâ¢Strong critical and strategic thinking, analytical and planning skills.â¢Organization/time management skills.â¢Excellent communication skillsRequired License/Certification:â¢Valid California Registered Nursing license. â¢Valid California Nurse Practitioner license. ANP, or ACNP acceptable. â¢BLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association.â¢ACLS for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association.â¢NP Board Certification within one year of hire.â¢Fire and Safety Certification. If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire, and maintained by renewal before expiration date.
Internal Number: REQ20090241
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