NURSE PRACTITIONER HVC/CT SURG

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

The primary functions of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will be to provide comprehensive care to the cardiac surgery patients under the supervision of the Attending Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiothoracic Intensivists. Each NP has a designated collaborating physician.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Clinical-- Assumes primary patient care responsibility for patients on the Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Services under the supervision of the Attendings. Identifies health care needs and assesses health status of patients during inpatient hospitalization and subsequent outpatient care follow-up if appropriate. Monitors patients across the health care continuum and develops strategies to avoid hospitalization and/or decrease length of stay. Obtains comprehensive health complete histories, and performs complete physical exams during hospitalization. Identifies and collaborates with the Cardiac and Thoracic teams in the design of patient treatment plans. Communicates patient status information, attends daily rounds, and documents progress in the Medical Record. Enters admission orders, orders appropriate tests and therapy; interprets results and outcomes; discusses appropriate interventions with the physicians. Educates patients about treatment plans and discharge care. Performs advanced technological procedures related to Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery, as defined by standardized procedures. Evaluates the patient with regard to discharge status. Performs discharge exams and completes paperwork, and discharge dictation. Communicates patient's treatment plans to referring physicians.
  • 2. Education-- Acts as a clinical resource for residents and fellows, and as a role model/preceptor for nurses and advanced practice nursing students. Maximizes opportunities in the clinical setting for informal education of staff, patients, and families. Identifies learning needs of team members, patients and families. Provides bedside teaching and supervision of procedures.
  • 3. Research-- May support the research mission through collaboration with investigators and protocol personnel. May support the research mission through the collection and dissemination of research findings and data in the clinical practice setting.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree and graduation from an approved Nurse Practitioner program required.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

One (1) or two (2) years caring for cardiac surgery patients is preferred. PROFICIENCY WITH PROCEDURES SUCH AS CENTRAL LINE INSERTION, CHEST TUBES, AND THORACENTESIS IS PREFERRED.

 

LICENSURE

 

Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses credentialing Center (ANCC) or another specialty nursing organization.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

 

Additional Information

PROFICIENCY WITH PROCEDURES SUCH AS CENTRAL LINE INSERTION, CHEST TUBES, AND THORACENTESIS IS PREFERRED.


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