Nurse Practitioner-Cardiology LVAD Clinic
Job Number: 377514
Category: Advanced Practice Provider
Location: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX
Department: 869530 - Heart Lung Vasc Svc Admin
Full/Part Time/PRN: Day Job
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
Experience and Education
Master's degree in nursing or related field, documentation of completion of accredited Advanced Practice Education program, three (3) years general nursing experience, licensure as Registered Nurse by Board of Nurse Examiners for State of Texas, and a current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification course and a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) accredited by the American Heart Association (AHA) are required.
Computer skills, basic equipment such as IV pumps, defibrillators, heart monitors, pulse oximeters. One year of nurse practitioner critical care experience preferred.
This position is a clinic setting independently performing histories and physicals for those patients who will be receiving or have received a left ventricular assistive device.
Education to the patient and or family members on medication management.
Consults in the inpatient setting to provide education to families on the proper management and usage of devices, where to call for help and medication management.
Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic testing with fiscal accountability in the outpatient setting.
Provides examples in which cost savings were achieved through change in testing practices.
Analyzes data to formulate diagnosis or diagnoses.
Ensures that chart reviews demonstrate complete list of diagnoses on all progress notes.
Selects appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacological interventions with cost awareness for both patient and hospital. Provides evidence showing that medication changes were made by APP which resulted in overall patient and hospital savings.
Provides on-going patient education with regard to procedures, medications, treatment plan and follow-up care. Ensures that appropriate medication literature is provided to our patients.
Expedites patient discharge by monitoring length of stay and timely completion of discharge instructions.
Closes clinic visits encounters within 7 days.
Makes appropriate referrals based on patient priorities. Arranges for follow-up care and home care. Initiates discharge planning upon patient's arrival to hospital as evidenced by chart review.
Evaluates, revises as necessary and redesigns APP protocols in conjunction with the physician collaborator on annual basis.
Provides education to staff, in form of in services, at least three (3) times per year.
Mentors staff and does frequent, informal teaching using plan of care as dynamic tool. Functions as preceptor for at least two (2) nurse practitioner students.
Reviews own charts and charts of APP peers for quality review.
Monitors nursing care on on-going basis as round on patients. Gives frequent feedback to managers.
Provides example of change in nursing practice related to NP input, i.e., own knowledge, current research etc.
Formulates plan based on priority issues for patient and family. Ensures that chart reviews reveal on-going attention to plan and outcome on all patients.
Provides on call coverage for the LVAD program approximately one week each month.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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