NP Cardiology Device Clinic
- Location: Hyannis, MA
- Posted: May 10, 2019
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) Cardiovascular Office will work with the Cardiovascular Medicine Service within the Cardiovascular Division of the Department of Medicine This NP will assist the attending cardiologists in all areas of patient care in the Cardiovascular Medicine Service
Cardiology Service responsibilities
Provide Cardiology services as required for patients at the Hospital, all without regard to source of payment. All such Services shall be performed consistent with all applicable legal requirements and in a professional and cooperative manner.
Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Cardiology and related services provided at the Hospital and the outpatient office setting
Responsible for obtaining and coordinating the following general items: history and physical, laboratory results, charting of clinical findings, admissions orders, nursing instructions and other required elements.
Work closely and cooperatively with the Hospital and the Cardiologists and other extenders on the Hospitals Medical Staff in clinically integrating the Hospitals Cardiology service line across inpatient and outpatient settings as well as across all Hospital sites and otherwise within the Cape Cod Healthcare system.
Return calls to patients and Hospital personnel on a timely basis. Place timely calls to patients and Hospital personnel as needed for ancillary test results, to order follow-up tests, and/or to initiate treatment orders, etc.
Responsible for an outpatient device clinic 2 days per week at the physicians office. They will work closely with the physician, manager and staff to ensure all device patients are seen promptly and interpretation of device testing will be documented and billed according to the regulations.
Required to be immediately available to nurses and other staff for questions and problems relating to patients during the course of their treatment (whether inpatient or outpatient) as well as on admission and discharge related matters.
Assist in family liaison
Medical Treatment Care
The NP will be responsible for many aspects of care under the supervision of the attending physician, including but not limited to: fluid and electrolyte management, nutrition, pain management, transfusion therapy, anticoagulation management, education and post-discharge planning.
Following procedures, the NP will manage, monitor and manage arrhythmias, pacing, drug therapy, O therapy, and other non-cardiac medications, under supervision of the attending physician.
Assist in the evaluation and management of clinical events such as fever, altered hemodynamics, CHF, pulmonary, complication, abrupt vessel closure, arrhythmias, access site complications and others.
Assist in transfers to and from the intensive care units
The NP will perform patient education regarding discharge including preventive care and risk factor reduction. He/she will write discharge orders, prescriptions and dictate discharge summaries in collaboration with the attending physician.
May act as a liaison between the attending Cardiologist and family members, and will schedule follow-up care as necessary, including VNA if needed
Research and Education
The NP will be offered the opportunity to participate in aspects of research involving planning, performance, and analysis of data, and publication.
Responsible for maintain continuing education and credentialing through national board of registration/certification.
Required to attend internal and external education meetings and read appropriate professional journals in order to maintain and enhance skills and clinical competence.
The NP will be encouraged to advance his/her medical and tactical skills as appropriate to deliver optimum patient care
The NP will supervise medical students (MD and/or physician assistant) who do clinical rotations in the Cardiology Department as directed by the attending physician.
Will teach students, house staff, nurses, technicians and cardiology fellows as instructed by the attending physician, particularly with regard to the evaluation, treatment and longitudinal care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Consistently provides service excellence to all patients, family members, visitors, volunteers and co-workers in a manner that reflects MACCs commitment to CARES: compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and service.
Nurse Practitioners may possess one of two educational backgrounds:
Must be a graduate of a 2-year graduate level program approved by the AMA Board of Approval and Certification PA Programs.
Nurse Practitioner with 3+ years cardiovascular service-line experience preferred working with an electrophysiologist.
Massachusetts Nursing License.
US Department of Justice and Massachusetts Controlled Substance DEA Registrations are required for prescribing practitioners.
Must have broad knowledge of the medical environment and surgical procedures.
Must exercise the highest degree of professional judgment under the direction and guidance of a licensed physician/surgeon.
Must be able to manage and direct other clinical staff in order to carry out patient care plans. Must leverage staffing resources and take action when clinical or professional performance does not meet the standards of care.
Must be able to administer such care and treatment and exercise independent originality in problem solving not covered by existing guidelines, within legal limits, to meet the needs of the patient.
Must maintain a professional attitude toward patients and family members at all times and develop sound working relationships with other staff involved in patient care.
To maintain and enhance skill and clinical competence must attend internal and external educational meetings and read appropriate professional journals and literature.