The incumbent supports management in achieving a high-quality program for the Cardiothoracic-Vascular Surgical and Cardiovascular patient populations, for both clinical outcomes and customer service in an efficient manner. The NP II is knowledgeable of the latest clinical trends, best practices, regulatory requirements and reimbursement patterns for patients in the specialty program.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP II) is a licensed practitioner who is responsible for the management and coordination of care for the Cardiothoracic-Vascular Surgical and Cardiovascular patients in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulation and the standards of practice for NP's (BRN, 2013; AANP, 2019). The NP practices as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team using standardized procedures to independently examine, diagnose, treat, implement, and evaluate patients in collaboration with supervising physician(s).
The NP II has the responsibility for the Cardiothoracic-Vascular surgical and Cardiovascular patient population. May work across care settings to follow their patients. Has worked as a Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery NP for at least 2 years with this specific patient population, and has a minimum of 3 years of critical care experience Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California. Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program. Current certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) in the State of California from an agency accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Current furnishing license to furnish medications in the State of California. Has an individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License issued by the United States DEA for Schedule III-V controlled substances. If NP will be prescribing Schedule II medications the NP must also have the DEA license for Schedule II controlled substances. Must have a National Provider Identifier (NPI) and be enrolled in the Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) within 90 days of hire. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification from the American Heart Association. Additional certifications as applicable per department and medical staff requirements.