APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Heart Transplant/VAD

APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Heart Transplant/VAD

Stanford, CA 94305
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Philip Weber
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(800) 876-0500
Merritt Hawkins

Job Description & Requirements
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1.0 FTE
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Job Description

A. Coordinates the management of Adult Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Device (MCS) post-operative patients. Responsibility begins at the time of the transplant/implant and continues throughout the hospital stay. The nurse practitioner may also see post-operative patients in the clinic setting. Tasks include (but are not limited to) the assessment and management of:
1. Physical examination, hemodynamic parameters, lab values, diagnostic tests (x-ray, echo, etc.), device parameters.
2. Medical and surgical complications, rejection, medication side effects, long term complications
3. Immunosuppression and prophylaxis and assures that protocols are followed

B. Demonstrates knowledge of and identifies:
1. Transplant/MCS associated complications and has knowledge of interventions to treat the complications
2. Immunosuppressants, prophylactic agents, and other medications common for heart transplant recipients
3. Initiates appropriate interventions and orders appropriate diagnostic tests 
4. Identifies educational and psychosocial needs of the patient/family/caregiver after transplant 

C. Assists in coordinating aspects of outpatient care for transplant and MCS recipients, including post-operative management, outpatient follow-up, scheduling of procedures, and discharge planning. May participates in coverage of inpatient service.
D. Primary shift will be Monday-Friday, 10 hour days. Shift subject to change based on program needs.
E. Responsible for working 1-2 weekends a month and some holidays.
F. Willingness to develop professional education programs/seminars regarding Heart Transplantation/MCS for the staff and medical specialty units of SHC.


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.

1. Minimum of three years of active clinical nursing and one-year experience as nurse practitioner strongly preferred.
2. One year transplant experience preferred.

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.