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NHPG Nurse Practitioner-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Macon, GA, United States
Job ID: 42772
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 32211082532048-Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Location: 0375

Overview

Heart & Vascular Care Atrium Health Navicent is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join our team that provides care at  Medical Center Atrium Health Navicent.  

Job Summary

The APP will function primarily inpatient setting caring for acutely ill and surgical patients and support outpatient management during recovery. Additional responsibilities include patient education on disease processes, post-operative, and discharge instructions.

The core of the APP function will be the full support of the inpatient /outpatient services, 5 - 8 hour shifts per week with rotations to weekends (anticipate one weekend/month). The APP would preferably have the experience and background to independently initiate and follow through on the assessment and workup of cardio thoracic surgery patients.

Essential Functions

Performs initial and periodic medical history and physical examinations

Records findings of examinations, assessments and plan of care

Assist with new consults and admissions

Performs daily assessment on intensive care, progressive, and floor patients

Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications

Orders and interprets daily laboratory and radiology examinations

Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record

Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of standard procedures for department

 

Education, Experience and Certifications

Must be approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works.  Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and make proactive decisions. Relative acute experience is preferred.

Nurse Practitioner

Master’s degree or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required. License to practice as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in the area of practice from a nationally recognized certifying body required. ACNP board certification preferred based population served.