Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular & Thoracic

  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Posted: Dec 9, 2019

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE OR MISSION: To provide direct care for patients under the direction of physicians while following established protocols and procedures for patient care standards and appropriate to the needs of the age population served, as defined in the departments scope of service.
Evaluates outcomes, consults with other members of the health care team and adjusts the plan of care as indicated to ensure optimal patient care.
Performs delegated medical interventions and procedures as necessary, according to established practice parameters.
Writes initial and ongoing assessments and progress notes, writes orders and documents in the medical record utilizing protocols and appropriate consultation with physicians.
Assists physicians with examinations and procedures related to direct patient care.
Orders and provides interpretation of laboratory, respiratory, and radiology data for incorporation into the medical record.
Demonstrates competent clinical skills and judgment when assisting in stabilization of the patient
Assesses and evaluates the patients history.
Accepts responsibility and accountability for development, coordination, implementation, evaluation and revision of the plan of care for the assigned patient.
Actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings collaborating with other team members in planning care
Upon admission, collaborates with family regarding the hospitalization and continually assess their learning needs and requests and maintains professional communication with the family.
Collaborates with all members of the care team to meet the learning needs of the patient and family.
Conducts discharge planning with the family.


Cardiovascular experience

Current Louisiana licensure

Employment Type

  • Full-time

Baton Rouge General Medical Center

8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Opened: 1900

Phone: (225) 763-4000

Fax: (225) 763-4000