Acute Care Cardiology APP

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Date: Dec 29, 2019

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Summary

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for planning and directing the delivery of primary heath care and health education programs in association with Methodist Healthcare Primary Care Associates (MHPCA).  The incumbent will provide care and health education for patients and their family. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

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.

Education/Experience/Licensure

Education/Formal Training

Work Experience

Credential/Licensure

 

REQUIRED:

Completion of a master’s degree or higher in a nursing specialty and is demonstrated through national specialty certification as a nurse practitioner. Atleast Three years of general nursing experience of clinical practice at the RN level or higher.  

Registered Nurse with current license to practice professional nursing in the state of employment and Advanced practice licensure / certification as required by state of employment.

 

Certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Current certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Acute Care

 

 

PREFERRED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED:

N/A

N/A

N/A

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Proficiency in applying advanced concepts, principles, and professional techniques in a specialized field of nursing.
  • Current DEA number (if required by facility).

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients in the assigned center according to approved protocol and acceptable standards.
  • Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to written, approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Medical Director/collaborating Physician.  Participates in the design and revision of protocols.
  • Collaborates with Medical Physician and ancillary personnel as appropriate to promote quality care for patients.  Makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Recognizes and reacts appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
  • Understands, applies and supports practice policies, procedures, goals and standards.
  • Develops strong partnership with patients, family members, fellow physicians/nurses and support staff.  Focuses on high patient and family satisfaction and retention.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Exposure to excessive heat or cold as required.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • May require handling or administering of narcotics.
  • Ability to read and write to communicate orally and in writing with other individuals.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to sit in one place, stand, walk, squat, kneel, reach, twist, crawl, and bend.
  • Ability to perform repetitive hand and wrist motion, as well as using hands for gripping and squeezing.
  • Ability to use hands and feet together for repetitive coordinated motions.
  • Good hand-eye coordination.

If you are interested in applying to this position, contact Maggie Boyles at mbonicel@uthsc.edu.