The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner is a licensed, certified, non-physician healthcare provider who actively renders direct patient care and possesses delegated prescriptive authority, is credentialed and privileged, and whose service is billed as an independent billing provider, as recognized by Medicare and Medicaid within the healthcare systems, and in accordance with the appropriate board. The Advanced Practice Provider provides medical care based upon the scope of practice as delineated by the supervising physician. These providers work in a specialty clinic, and will specialize in cardiology and may be expected to float between locations in the North Dallas Market. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
- Assesses the physical and mental condition of patients by performing and obtaining comprehensive or problem-focused physical examinations and medical histories.
- Orders, collects, interprets, and evaluates laboratory and other diagnostic tests to assess patient problems and health care needs.
- Prescribes, recommends and/or employs medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures or performs indicated procedures in accordance with approved protocols/policies with attention to efficacy, safety, and cost. Recommends interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks.
- Formulates and implements comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans based on patient assessments, evidence-based medicine, standards of care, professional practice guidelines and in collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members when appropriate. Evaluates patients response to health care provided and the effectiveness of care.
- Counsels patients and families regarding medical processes, management of the health illness/condition, medication, nutrition, and health promotion. Counsels patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over the counter medications and herbal remedies.
- Maintains appropriate records detailing the patients treatment plans and outcomes. Initiates timely consultation and referral when the problem exceeds scope of practice and/or expertise.
- Provides consultation level services for conditions/problems related to the Providers specialty and training.
- Manages patients in a healthcare setting(s) other than primary clinic setting (e.g., inpatient, emergency services, procedural, etc.).
- Performs invasive procedures specific to scope of practice and competency of the provider as delegated by supervising Physician.
- May be required to perform patient care duties beyond regular schedule based on coverage needs of the department.
- Knowledge of information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities to include symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures
- Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
- Skill in the use of computers and related software applications
- Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outcomes-based patient treatment plans
- Ability to counsel patients concerning medical and psychological/psychiatric conditions, treatment plans, and behavior modification
- Ability to interpret and evaluate laboratory and other diagnostic tests
- Texas RN licensure or RN licensure with compact privilege from a state that is party to the Nurse Licensure Compact for RNs and LVNs & Texas APRN
- Current license to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Texas
- Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer
- Certification from an accredited board as an APRN for the patient population of focus required
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level QUALIFICATIONS
- EDUCATION - Grad of an Accredited Program
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience Cardiology and outpatient clinic experience a plus
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
- Nurse Practitioner (NP) FNP. or AGACNP
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Basic Life Support (BLS): Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of hire or transfer.
As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.