Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Cardiac Surgery, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD), PRN/Casual/Per Diem, DaysLocation Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medical Group Job REQID 0060014 Job Function Physician Assistant Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in our inpatient (~80%) and outpatient (~20%) Cardiac Surgery department with a focus on Ventricular Assist Device patients. There is some outpatient management in clinic and then phone triage but the focus will be inpatient. The APP will be responsible for the care of inpatients and outpatients with advanced heart failure who have ventricular assisted devices or are requiring mechanical circulatory support. They will manage care in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team that includes but is not limited to heart failure cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Shifts: one 12-hour shift every other week; no nights, weekends, or holidays; on-call required: the VAD team covers call from the hours of 1700-0700 and then weekend coverage. It rotates amongst the team.
Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems. Responsible for health outcome of an assigned patient population. Confers with collaborating physician and other health professionals in area of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Mentors graduate students in aspects of advanced practice and patient care. Actively participates in quality improvement and/or research pertinent to area of expertise.
Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in clinical area. Provides direct clinical care to patients. Prescribes/orders medications, therapies; orders/interprets laboratory tests, x-rays and procedures according to clinical privileges. Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care. Provides comprehensive teaching to patients and families. Documents in the medical record all care and education provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Advanced Practice Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the community. Maintains certifications and continuing education as required for licensure and privileging. Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces as appropriate. Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families.Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Serves as a role model and preceptor to students. Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty. Participates in quality improvement and/or research initiatives for specific patient population as appropriate.
Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. AA/EOE
- Masters degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.
- APRNs must have acute care certification
- Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APRN Board. Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a controlled substance license and DEA number OR Masters degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program/Current license as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Illinois/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a controlled substance license and DEA number.
- Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO)
- Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation BLS, issued by the American Heart Association
- Minimum of two (2) years of APP experience in inpatient Cardiology (heart failure), Cardiac surgery, or critical care
Equal OpportunityNorthwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
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