Nurse Practitioner - Arrhythmia

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Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Newport Beach, CA, US

Company: Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Job Description:

The Cardiac Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with the physicians in providing multidisciplinary are for adult and geriatric patients requiring cardiovascular services in both the inpatient and outpatient setting of the hospital. The Nurse Practitioner, in collaboration with the medical staff, delivers supportive medical management for a defined patient population according to the standards of the Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) and regulatory/governing requirements. In this role, the nurse practitioner maintains a system for coordinating caseload of care throughout the entire episode of hospitalization and illness, spanning each clinical area in which care is provided and manages each patient’s transition through the system. Provides primary care within the scope of the nurse practitioner license with emphasis on health promotion, education, coordination of care and emotional support to the patients and families while combining the qualities of both nursing and medicine. Acts as a patient advocate in all ethical and legal aspects.


Collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer, Executive Medical Director, Department Medical

Director and HVI Administration in planning, developing, implementing and evaluation departmental goals, objectives, new programs, services and strategic plans. Plans, implements and evaluates HVI clinical practice development and training needs. Expands scientific base for nursing and/or physicians by participating in nursing research, initiating literature reviews, disseminating recent innovations and research findings relevant to HVI and patient outcomes.

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


Clinical Practice

Demonstration of competent knowledge, based on hospital policies, procedures and standards, in the care of the patients with cardiovascular disorders.

Job Responsibilities: (*denotes privileges granted by the Medical Staff Department of Hoag Hospital)

• Arrange admission and transfers of patients*

• Performs history and physicals*

• Dictates history and physicals*

• Daily round on assigned patients and writes progress notes with plan of care*

• Dictates discharge summary*

• Furnishes medications (non-narcotic) and durable medical equipment (DME)*

• Furnishes controlled substances III, IV, V with appropriate licensure/certification*

• Furnishes controlled substances II with appropriate licensure/certification*

• Orders blood products*

• Orders laboratory tests*

• Orders radiological, ultrasound studies, nuclear medicine studies, neurological studies*

• Orders cardiology studies, CT, MR, ultrasound, diagnostics, nuclear medicine studies*

• Management of intra-aortic balloon pump and IABP catheter removal*

• Performs chest tube placement and removal*

• Performs sheath removal*

• Performs central line placement*

• Orders and management of oxygen therapy, orders respiratory treatments, orders pulmonary tests*

• Orders and may administer medications and IV therapy with the ability to assess and adjust for the appropriate dosing and effects of the medication.

• Documents in the patient record utilizing documentation guidelines, standards of care and patient goals.

• Acts as a consultant in clinical settings, maintaining and promoting standards of care

• Manages and coordinates caseload of care throughout the entire patient hospitalization and illness spanning each clinical area.

• Assists nursing in coordinating care for assigned patient population. Coordination of care includes:

o Pro-active outreach to establish contact with newly diagnosed patients

o Assisting patients and family with navigation inside and outside the Hoag system

o Facilitating access to services and timely movement through points of care

o Transmission of patient information to healthcare team members to enable them to quickly customize care at each point of care in the delivery process

• Performs follow-up at specific intervals in the outpatient setting and at points of care transition

o Telephone

o Clinic visits

o Patient survey

o Physician’s office

• Applies positive verbal and non-verbal skills to achieve service goals of customer satisfaction and positive outcomes.

• Demonstrates an ability to organize and incorporate new ideas, routines, procedures and skills.

• Coordinates with other departments and services inside and outside the hospital to achieve the patient’s individual health goals and HVI outcome standards.

• Performs any other duties per approved Nurse Practitioner Standardized Procedure.

Data Collection, Management and Submission

• Collects and interprets data for the cardiovascular patients to identify clinical opportunities for improvement in care.

• Maintains clinical database in collaboration with ACC, STS and other national standards.

• Prepares data for use by quality reporting departments and improvement efforts both in HVI and broader hospital initiatives.

• Prepares reports to support administrative, clinical, quality, and financial initiatives.

Essential Functions

• Coordinates care for complex cardiovascular patients incorporating age specific assessment date in the development of individualized plan of care.

• Uses specialized equipment for cardiac patients.

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

• Collects and reports relevant clinical data.

• Perform other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements:

  • MSN graduate nurse practitioner program.
  • Evidence of satisfactory performance and completion of proctoring and other requirements required by the Medical Staff Office.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the State of


  • Board certification in area of specialty by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American Nursing Credentialing Center.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification.

Furnishing and DEA license.

  • 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.


Job Preferences:

  • Experience in adult/geriatric cardiovascular care. Experience in cardiovascular data collection.
  • Keyboard skills, knowledge of data collection software.
  • Critical Care Certification.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Physician, Nursing, Geriatric, Neurology, Medical, Healthcare

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