RN Nurse Practitioner (NP), Heart Institute - Heart Failure - FT/Days (8hr)

Long Beach Medical Center
Full Time
Day Job
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Nurse Practitioner

Expert Clinical Practice and Collaboration

The Heart Failure Nurse Practitioner independently examines, diagnoses, orders diagnostic studies and treatment for patients using approved standardized procedures. Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and changes treatment as indicated.

  1. Coordinates, prioritizes and organizes individual patient care in collaboration with supervising physician(s)

  2. Collaborates with members of the healthcare team to create a patient plan of care.

  3. Provides individualized patient and family education and documents in the patient teaching plan.

  4. Communicates with supervising physician and physician consultants treating the patient.

  5. Anticipates discharge on admission and plans accordingly.

  6. Ensures accurate patient problem list and medication reconciliation on admission and discharge.

  7. Utilizes age specific competencies for culturally diverse patients.

  8. Ensure accuracy of acuity with appropriate diagnostic documentation.

  9. Ensures a seamless transition through the hospital continuum of care. May follow in an outpatient clinic or physician�s office.

  10. May be the NP -nurse navigator for the patients through the healthcare continuum.

  11. May practice in a clinic, inpatient setting and/or outpatient setting.

  12. May oversee support groups for specific patient diagnosis or population.

    Specialty Care Development

  1. Identifies ideas and insights into clinical improvements for specialty patient population.

  2. Ensure that queries generated by medical records regarding the accuracy of documentation have an appropriate response.

  3. Monitor and manage the patient progression through hospitalization.

  4. May oversee the accurate collection and entry of data specific to patient population. May prepare or oversee the preparation of reports regarding specialty care.

  5. Reviews clinical outcomes, progression of care, and financial indicators with appropriate Medical Directors and other specialty physicians.

  6. May provide education for members of the interprofessional team regarding special needs in the care of specialty patient population.

  7. Acts as a consultant to other CareLines, service lines, BPTs on specialty specific patient care needs.

    Quality Improvement and Research

  8. Recommends, supports, participates or leads quality improvement initiatives regarding specialty care.

  9. Should participate as an investigator, co-investigator in research studies specific to patient population.

  10. Participates as requested in peer review activities.

    Additional responsibilities:

  1. Complies with all policies and procedures.

  2. Participates in the orientation and development of students and/or new staff as assigned.

  3. Maintains standardized procedures and privileging/credentialing requirements according to medical staff AHP rules and regulations.


Position Requirements

  • MSN with Certification as an ACNP or AGACNP from the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification
  • Current license to practice as an NP, State of California and Nurse Practitioner Furnishing License, State of California, DEA License, PECOS number
  • Current BCLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association.
  • Three to five years experience with the cardiovascular/heart failure patient population, preferably in critical cardiac care .
  •  Experience with the Heart Failure and VAD patient population is a plus.
  • May be a new graduate NP with appropriate experience as a cardiovascular RN; however, an experienced CV NP is preferred
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