APP: NP/PA Adult Cardiac Surgery Outpt. Clinics & Operating Room

APP: NP/PA Adult Cardiac Surgery Outpt. Clinics & Operating Room

Location:
Stanford, CA 94305
Income Potential:
Call for Details
Signing Bonus:
No
Loan Forgiveness:
No
Job Number:
103529
Posted Date:
9/16/2019
Recruiter's Name:
Philip Weber
Contact Number:
(800) 876-0500
Organization:
Merritt Hawkins


 
Job Description & Requirements
Start Date:
10/5/2019
Available Shifts:
1.0 FTE
Job Type:
Permanent

o Outpatient / Clinic:

· Review clinic charts, pre clinic, and order any additional test and studies needed to properly evaluate patient in clinic. 

· See Clinic patients; Obtain complete history and performs comprehensive physical exam with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients post op patients.

· Write a full H&P on patient to be signed by the end of clinic day.

· Performs and/or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies, follow up on any needed studies post clinic; update note and team as needed.

· Preform all risk scores on patients and trial paperwork as needed for studies.

· Communication with patient, family and cardiology regarding bridging anticoagulation when needed.

· Communication, teaching and follow up with any questions with patient and family. Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

· Ability to evaluate and treat post op surgical debridement and wound care in clinic

· Administers, orders and/or prescribes medications as needed in Epic.

· Obtains informed consent (blood and procedure).

· Initiates arrangements or helps facilitate hospital admissions, transfers and discharges.

· Maintains communication between attending physicians, Lead, co-workers and staff to facilitate patient care and the plan of surgery for the patient.

· Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds

· Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services

· Orders, interprets and follow up on any echo's, CTA, caths, scans as needed for attending/patient.

· Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary

· Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

o Operating Room:

· Maintain and address current surgeons OR list, update as needed, order any additional studies or tests needed pre-op.

· See patients in SAU that are over 30 days since clinic visit for new H&P.

· Preform 24 hour update morning of surgery by 6:30 am.

· Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary.

· Ability to work as a team with the other APP's and cover all cases when needed.

· First assist in adult cardiac surgery, Minimum 3 years experience.

· Ability to be in the OR by 7am, scans and imaging displayed in OR, assist anesthesia and nursing with any surgical questions and surgical plan.

· Help position and prep patients for surgery; for incision goal time of 8:00am.

· Will to work with residents, and assist in their training and educational process.

· Ability to be motivated, flexible and willing to be part of a passionate, growing, dynamic and integrated team. Passion to be part of a rapidly growing cardiac surgery patient population and team. Needs to have passion and patience in teaching and training other new PA's.

· Will to work under one main attending surgeon, see all his clinic patients and participate in all his/her surgical cases. Will also be part of the Operating Room PA team/pool and cover other cases when needed.

· Ability to evaluate and treat post op surgical debridement and wound care.

· Experience and willingness to train other new PA's in cardiac surgery and vein harvesting. 

· Experienced and proficient in vein harvesting ; both open and endoscopic; (EVH) Minimum 3 years experience 

· Experience and proficient in radial artery harvesting, endoscopic radial harvest preferred (EAH). 

· Ability to take and preform additional coverage: (as the Lead APP has designated)

o Weeknight coverage (6pm-7am)

o Weekend coverage (Friday starting 6pm - Sunday 7am)

· Cover and help with co-APPs call time, vacation time and leave.
 

Qualifications

Nurse Practitioner
Education: Master's or Doctorate Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university is, required.
License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support, required.
License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN), required.
License/Certification: Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally recognized nursing organization (e.g., American Academy of Nurse Practitioners-AANP, American Nurses Credentialing Center-ANCC, or any successor organizations), required.
License/Certification: DEA - DEA Number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, required.
License/Certification: CA NP - Nurse Practitioner, required.
License/Certification: NPF - NP Furnishing Number, required. 

Physician Assistant
Education: Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university. Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.
License/Certification: Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of California is required.
License/Certification: BLS - Basic Life Support, required.
License/Certification: DEA - DEA Number from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, required.
License/Certification: Must be board certified from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) at the time of hire and maintain certification during employment at SHC.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.




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