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
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.
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
Coordinate prescriptions with specialty pharmacies and help obtain authorizations for medications
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN
Actions by the NP are:
Consistent with the appropriate plan of care
Based on scientific principles, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise
Consistent with teaching and learning opportunities.
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.