Cedars-Sinai Nurse Practitioner - Cardiology in Los Angeles, California

Nurse Practitioners perform a vital role in Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation’s commitment to deliver effective and efficient quality health care services to its patients. Together, the collaborative physician and Nurse Practitioner (NP) will share responsibility for the health and welfare of our members. This dynamic position will provide support for the Cardiology office for Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) position offers an opportunity to work closely with top academic and research physicians affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Nurse Practitioner will also work collaboratively with physicians in the multidisciplinary team working in Cardiology

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Nurse Practitioner must have the following education and training:

Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Current unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State of California.

Three years clinical nursing experience including acute care and Cardiology preferred.

Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate.

Furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH STATUS

Nurse Practitioner will independently obtain a relevant health and medical history.

Performs a physical examination based on age and history and dictates a progress note if needed with the appropriate physicians

Nurse Practitioner will formulate a plan of care for patients.

Nurse Practitioner will make rounds on inpatients.

Performs and/or orders preventive and diagnostic procedures based on the patient’s age and history.

Identifies health and medical risk factors.

Nurse Practitioner will help coordinate timely consultations and transfers of patients.

The Nurse Practitoner will help the physicians provide screening, consultation and answers to incoming questions from referring physicians.

Nurse practitioner will have prescriptive authority to order and perform diagnostic tests including stress echocardiogram and treadmills.

Nurse Practitioner will screen patients for enrollment of clinical trials and research projects and participate actively in the conduct of these clinical trials

On-Call responsibilities to include nights and weekends.

Competency at using an electronic medical record.

DIAGNOSIS

The NP makes a diagnosis by:

Utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process

Synthesizing and analyzing the collected data

Formulating a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination, and diagnostic test results

DEVELOPMENT OF A TREATMENT PLAN

The NP, together with the patient and family, will establish a mutually acceptable plan of care that maximizes health potential. Formulation of the treatment plan includes:

Ordering additional diagnostic tests

Selecting appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions

Developing a patient education plan

Appropriate consultation/referral.

Coordinate prescriptions with specialty pharmacies and help obtain authorizations for medications

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN

Actions by the NP are:

Individualized

Consistent with the appropriate plan of care

Based on scientific principles, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise

Consistent with teaching and learning opportunities.

Actions include

Accurately conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests

Prescribing pharmacologic agents and non-pharmacologic therapies

Providing relevant patient education

Making appropriate referrals to other health professionals and community agencies

FOLLOW-UP AND EVALUATION OF CLIENT STATUS

The NP maintains a process for systematic follow-up by:

Determining the effectiveness of the treatment plan with documentation of patient care outcomes.

Reassessing and modifying the plan as necessary to achieve health and medical goals.

Provide education to the patients about their conditions and the medications available for their use

Provide teaching about any drug prescribed and drug-drug interactions

Provide educational pamphlets to patients and prescriptions according to guidlines of adjuvant therapies such as O2, anticoagulation, diuretics, immunizations, etc.

Assist with compliance and administration of different therapies including inhaled, subcutaneous and IV prostranoids. The Nurse Practitioner will follow-up on these therapies with frequent phone calls to patients.

Nurse Practitioner will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will facilitate the delivery of exceptional health care service to our patients

THE NP’S PRACTICE MODEL EMPHASIZES :

Patient and family education

Facilitation of patient participation in self care

Promotion of optimal health

Facilitation of entry into the health care system

The promotion of a safe environment

The NP participates as a team member in the provision of health and medical care, interacting with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care.

The NP maintains accurate, legible and confidential records.

The NP participates in continuous quality review, including systematic review of medical and other records and treatment plans on a periodic basis, maintains current knowledge by attending continuing education programs.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.