The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention is accepting applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Nurse Practitioner / Instructor or Assistant Professor with the Heart Institute-Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac Care Unit.
Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment which includes functioning as an Advanced Practice Provider with the Heart Institute in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care (CVICU) and Cardiac Care (CCU) units. The incumbent will act as a change agent for patients by incorporating the role of clinical expert, role model, consultant, educator, practitioner, researcher, and nurse leader; provide clinical expertise to patients and families by providing direct and indirect patient care; collaborate with the healthcare team in assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating population-based programs of patient care to enhance high quality and cost effective patient outcomes.
Responsibilities will also include but not be limited to:
Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients in the assigned division according to approved protocol and acceptable standards.
Performing necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to written, approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Collaborating Physician. Participating in the design and revision of protocols.
Collaborating with Medical Physician and ancillary personnel as appropriate to promote quality care for patients. Making referrals as appropriate.
Recognizing and reacting appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
Developing strong partnership with patients, family members, fellow physicians/nurses and support staff. Focusing on high patient and family satisfaction and retention.
In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.
Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.
Earned Master's degree or higher in a nursing specialty from an accredited university required.
Current DEA certification, and must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice nurse (APN) in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required.
Current certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care.
Three years of clinical practice experience at the RN level.
Experience in the role of an APRN preferred.
Applicants should attach curriculum vitae and photocopies of transcripts to application.
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Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a v ibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.
Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Primary Location US-Tennessee-Memphis
Organization Nursing-Academic Programs
Job Posting Jan 24, 2020, 8:29:56 PM
Internal Number: 200000003Z
About UT Health Science Center
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.