NURSE PRACTITIONER - ADVANCED HEART FAILURE

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Date: Jul 31, 2018

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Job Description:

The Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with physicians and other members of the healthcare team in providing care for adult and geriatric in and outpatients with advanced congestive heart failure.  The Nurse Practitioner, under the direct supervision and collaboration with cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, provides routine care and management of acute and chronic complaints.

 

The Nurse Practitioner is a healthcare professional working in collaboration with the medical staff and others to provide multidisciplinary care of patients for Hoag Hospital and its affiliates by providing clinical, professional expertise and leadership for patients, families and staff members.  The Nurse Practitioner also functions as an expert clinician, consultant, educator and leader in cardiovascular patient care management.

He/she maintains a system for coordinating the caseload of care throughout episodes of inpatient and outpatient care.

 

The Nurse Practitioner displays and practices a work-style reflecting the mission, vision and values of the Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as the Organization. Participates in process improvement, value and quality initiatives.  Maintains a working knowledge of departmental and nursing standard.

 

Projects an image of professionalism in communication, appearance and conduct.  Supports the mission of Hoag Hospital and the Heart and Vascular Institute.

 

Essential Functions:

Clinical Practice

Under physician supervision and in accordance with Article 8 Section 2835.7 through 2836.3 of the Business and Professions Code; California Nurse Practice Act, and as granted by the Hoag Hospital Medical Staff, performs clinical assessment and care management services which include the following:

(* - Privileges are granted by Hoag Hospital Medical Staff):

•     *Obtain a patient history; perform a physical examination and make an assessment and diagnosis therefrom; initiate, review and revise treatment and therapy plans including plans for those services described.

•     *Order or transmit an order for x-ray, or other studies, therapeutic diets, physical therapy, occupation therapy, respiratory therapy, and nursing services or durable medical equipment.

•     *Order, transmit an order, perform, or assist in the performance of laboratory procedures, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures.

•     Recognize and evaluate situations which call for immediate attention of a physician and institute, when necessary, treatment procedures essential for the life of the patient.

•     Instruct and counsel patients regarding matters pertaining to their physical and mental health. Counseling may include topics such as medications, diets, social habits, family planning, normal growth and development, aging, and understanding of the long-term management of their diseases.

  • Facilitate timely care and intervene to ensure patient progress, reduce redundancies and rework.

•     *Initiate arrangements for admission, complete forms and charts pertinent to the patient’s medical record, and provide services to patients requiring continuing care.

•     *Initiate and facilitate the referral of patients to the appropriate health facilities, agencies and resources in the community.

•     *Administer or provide medication to a patient, or issue or transmit drug orders orally or in writing for inpatients and outpatients only in accordance with the provisions of Section 2836.1 – 2836.3 of the Code.

  • Respond to emergency situations by directing patients to the emergency room, activating the Rapid Response Team and/or Code Blue and/or referring to an authorized physician.
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds.
  • Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources.
  • Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

 

Unit/Department Specific

Demonstrates competent knowledge, based on department policies, procedures and standards, in the following:

•  Use of specialized equipment for advanced heart failure patient care.

•     Demonstrates Clinical competence in identification, assessment and intervention for cardiovascular patients.

•  Providing safe and appropriate care for the cardiac patient.

•  Able to identify and appropriately intervene for problems or changes in patient condition.

 

 

Education, Training and Experience

 

Required: Master’s Degree in Nursing, Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.  National Board Certification as a nurse practitioner in cardiology, cardiac surgery, or geriatric population, furnishing license issued by the State of California. Minimum two (2) years recent experience as Nurse Practitioner or nursing clinical experience in CHF management, VAD management, circulatory assist device management or transplant coordinator

 

Skills and Other Qualifications

 

Required: Demonstrates effective communication, interpersonal skills, organizational ability, knowledge of proper body mechanics, safety measures and infection control, ability to follow instructions, knowledge of age of population served, and additional skills and knowledge of equipment may be required for hire into some patient care departments.

 

License and Certifications

 

Required: Current license in good standing to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of California. Current ACLS, DEA licensure Evidence of successful completion of an approved education course in controlled substances.  Evidence of current privileges delineated by Supervising Physician(s).

 

 

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