Nurse Practitioner - CVICU

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Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | CVICU Faculty
Category: Advanced Practice Clinicians
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 695206
Posted On: 9/1/2022
Recruiter:
Chastity Jensen
Recruiter:
Chastity Jensen

Position Summary

Posting Note: The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join their diverse group of highly autonomous APPs. The APP in the CVICU is part of a team caring for acutely ill patients in the ICU, whose condition can change rapidly. They are responsible for the developing a plan of care for their patient load, presenting the plan to the attending physician and medical team, carrying out the plan throughout the day, and adjusting the plan as the patient’s condition changes. The CVICU APP performs procedures such as endotracheal intubation, central venous and arterial line placement, chest tube placement, chest tube removal, intracardiac line removal, and temporary pacing wire removal. The APP is expected to participate in both formal and in-formal education for the CVICU RNs and MD fellows, and actively participate in all division related meetings. An ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of ICU experience as a bedside RN, preferably in the CVICU setting, as well as strong clinical experience in an ICU setting as a student. However, these items are not a requirement for consideration. The hours worked by the APP in the CVICU are varied, and include day shifts, night shifts, weekends, and holidays. As this is a shift-work and exempt position, the amount of work per week is not always consistent (i.e. you may work 3 days one week and two night shifts the next week). The day shift hours are typically 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, and night shift hours at 4:00 pm to 8:00 am. The APP in the CVICU provides care to a caseload of patients within their scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, regulations, institutional policies, and practice agreements. He/she functions as a licensed independent practitioner (LIP) who works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team including cardiac intensivists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, pediatric surgeons, and other subspecialists as needed. The APP only provides care to patients in an inpatient setting. He/she is directly supervised by the Division Chief and Director of Advanced Practice services, under the direction of the Physician-in-chief.

This position works in collaboration with the attending physicians and works within their scope of practice to provide excellent clinical care for patients. Plays a critical role in the patient family medical team. Professional who may practice in hospital’s inpatient and/or outpatient setting.

Position Duties

  1. Conducts comprehensive health history, physical assessments and plans for infants, children and young adults with acute and chronic health conditions. Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients.
  2. Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
  3. Formulates family centered plan of care. Performs daily documents as necessary. Collaborated and coordinated care with other team members.
  4. Collects data and analyzes when necessary.
  5. Performs any needed advanced procedures that are associated with their credentialing process DOP.
  6. Utilizes the most up to date and evidence based practice for plan of care and able to alter the plan according to family needs and effectiveness or plan.
  7. Serves as an educational resource to patient/family/ nursing staff/ provider team and other health care teams as needed.
  8. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competences, certifying body renewals, seeking educational offerings when available, and participates in the professional development of others which may include Advanced Practice Provider students, Residents and Medical Students. Acts as a preceptor/mentor for those new in department.
  9. Demonstrates commitment to patient safety by bring up concerns in appropriate manner, reporting through appropriate channels, and ensuring change of practice when necessary. Demonstrates shared accountability of safe practice.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Master’s or Doctorate degree from an Accreditation Commission for Nursing (ACEN) and/or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited graduate school of nursing in Pediatric Acute care, Pediatric primary care or Family Medicine.
Required
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Current BLS certification for Healthcare Provider from the American Heart Association or obtained by start date.
Required
2. Current State of Arizona certification as a Nurse Practitioner or obtained by start date.
Required
3. National board certification to match area of education.
Required
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication, and basic computer skills.
Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
2. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Constantly
6. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Standing - Frequently
8. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Frequently
9. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
10. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Constantly
12. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Frequently
16. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Radiation exposure - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Toxic or caustic chemicals - Applicable
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