Nurse Practitioner - Cardiothoracic Surgery OR

  • UCLA Health
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022
Full Time Nursing Nurse Practitioner

Job Description


Major functions include serving as aN Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for the cardiothoracic surgical service under the general supervision of the Medical Director, assist in the Operating Room, coordinate the care of adult and pediatric cardiothoracic patients and provide patient/family education to promote a smooth transition from admission to discharge. Provide a discharge plan, providing detailed discharge instructions. Major functions include collaborating with interdisciplinary team members, leading the rotational mentoring program, participating in clinical trials, showing initiative in developing and implementing positive improvements for the allied health team. Take a leadership role in research, teaching and publishing.

Please see Qualifications Tab

  • CA RN and CA NP License - required
  • National Board Certification in NP Specialty -required
  •  MSN/DNP in AG-ACNP (Adult- Gero Acute Care) NP Specialty -required
  • Experience as Cardiac Surgery NP with endo vein harvesting skill required and endo artery harvesting skill - preferred
  • Previous experience with surgical assisting in the OR -preferred
  • Knowledge of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology- required
  • Skill in physical assessment and nursing care of cardiac surgery patients- required 
  •  BLS and ACLS certifications from ARC or AHA-required
  • Skill in teaching -required
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to perform patient history and physical assessment - required
  •  Skill and ability in written and verbal communication -required
  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary resources needed to coordinate patient care and facilitate referral - required
  • Skill in removal of chest tubes, temporary pacing wires, and sutures/staples -required
  • Knowledge and skill in wound care and treatment- required
  • Skill in organizing and prioritizing -required
  • Ability to ready, interpret, apply, and or follow physician orders, policies, procedures, and written/verbal instructions- required

NPI: less than 6 months NP experience

NPII: 6+months or more of NP experience

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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