Pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Cardiology


Position Details

Department: PCMG-MAIN | CHC Cardiology
Category: Advanced Practice Clinicians
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 860916
Posted On: 7/9/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: Cardiology Inpatient Cardiology APP job description: Phoenix Children’s Division of Cardiology is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join our nationally ranked, high volume, tertiary referral cardiology program. The APP either Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant would join one of the largest heart centers in the west. Be a part of a cardiac program with broad multidisciplinary expertise, three dedicated pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons and collaborate with over 25 cardiology providers, who provide cutting edge cardiac care for children throughout the region. Required Qualifications: - Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner (Primary, Acute or Dual Certification) or Physician Assistant licensure - Certification in area of educational training - BLS/PALS/ACLS - Previous inpatient Clinical experience is preferred but not required, specifically in an environment providing care for patient with congenital heart disease. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Rounding on the inpatient service and provide continuity of care for the Cardiology service. Other team members rotate through weekly/monthly. The APP is the consistent presence on the team. - Address daily care, provide daily EHR documentation, communicate with consultants, answering questions from families, bedside RN’s, and other support staff. - Round in the Newborn Intensive Care daily on all patients with unrepaired Congenital heart defects or Cardiology concerns - Round daily in the CVICU: o Communicate electrophysiology issues and plans with EP consult and document plan medical record . o Aide in the organization of Cardiac Cath procedures o Introduce and organize early discharge planning for patients. o Round on the CVICU patients and document cardiology plans in daily note - Act as a cardiology consultant for patients in other units for various cardiology consult needs - Care for patients with CHD following surgical/Cath based interventions and for other various medical needs. - Be detail oriented especially as it pertains to discharge criteria for complex patients - Work in collaboration with nursing staff to improve processes especially as it pertains to safe, timely discharges, preventing readmissions, family education, and patient satisfaction. - Be an active part of the teaching environment. We have many learners on the team, 1 Cardiology Fellow, 2 Pediatric Residents, 2 Med students, and often APP students - Communicate efficiently with ICU for accepting and transferring patients between the two units. - Ability to communicate/educate families throughout their hospitalization.

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


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


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
  • 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.
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 OR Master’s degree from nationally accredited ARC-PA program.
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.
2. Current State of Arizona certification as a Nurse Practitioner OR Current State of Arizona certification as a Physician Assistant or obtained by start date.
3. National board certification to match area of education OR maintain certificate in National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Excellent interpersonal skills, strong verbal communication, and basic computer skills.
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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