PA or NP - Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

The Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Job Description
Here at THE CARDIAC AND VASCULAR INSTITUTE, we are passionate about delivering the highest quality cardiovascular care to our community each and every day. We are proud to be certified as a GREAT PLACE TO WORK® for 2019.  We are seeking a PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT or NURSE PRACTITIONER in our cardiology practice.  A cardiology background is desired, but not required.  
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for providing cardiology services, including assessing and managing patients in the clinic following established standards and practices. Other medical care as delegated by physician.
  1. Assess patient health status including state of wellness, compliance with care plan and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  2. Provides acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, physicals, and monitoring therapies. Administers medications and injections in compliance with state law and clinic guidelines.
  3. Supervises treadmill stress tests.
  4. Rotates weekend hospital coverage with other non-physician providers.
  5. Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Interprets and integrates data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan.
  6. Triage patient calls and evaluates patient problems. Educates patients and families as appropriate. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
  7. Collaborates with physicians in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients. Provides monitoring and continuity of care between physician visits. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.
  8. Responds to emergencies including use of CPR.
  9. Documents patient information and care provided in patient record and maintains department statistics. Uses computer to access/ enter needed data.
  10. Consults with other staff as necessary.
  11. Maintains patient confidentiality.
  12. Other duties as assigned.
The job holder must demonstrate current competencies applicable to the job position.
EDUCATION: Graduate of AMA accredited physician assistant program or approved nurse practitioner program.
EXPERIENCE: Nurse practitioner experience or physician assistant experience in Cardiology preferred but not required. Clinic setting preferred.
REQUIREMENTS: Current state PA license, certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, or current state APRN license. Current ACLS certification.
  1. Knowledge of acute and chronic care protocols, administration of medications, delivering physical care following treatment plan.
  2. Knowledge of how to assess patient health.
  3. Knowledge of how to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.
  4. Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.

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