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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 Vascular Surgeons. Each NP has a designated collaborating physician.
Responsibilities: 1. Clinical--
Assumes primary patient care responsibility for patients on the Vascular 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 and/or ambulatory clinic settings.
Identifies and collaborates with the Vascular Surgery 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, discharge care, and postoperative follow-up care.
Performs advanced technological procedures related to Vascular 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.
Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree and graduation from an approved Nurse Practitioner program required.
One (1) or two (2) years caring for vascular surgery patients is preferred
Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses credentialing Center (ANCC) or another specialty nursing organization.
Excellent clinical, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Accountable to conduct accurate and appropriate evaluation, care and coordination of care of vascular surgery patients.
Evaluates, manages, and coordinates care of vascular surgery patients in collaboration with the Attending physicians. APRN may be assigned own clinic time, with supervision of attending physicians. May assist Attending physicians in most aspects of outpatient and inpatient care. Works with HVC PA/NP Manager on special projects as assigned.