As an independent health care provider, works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary health team to provide comprehensive care. Specializes in the care of patients suffering from diseases and conditions related to the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia, heart attack and congestive heart failure. Diagnoses conditions and creates treatment plans, including prescribing necessary medications and recommending cardiovascular surgery when appropriate. He/She educates patients and their families, helping them make lifestyle changes that contribute to recovery. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs. Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient's condition. Discusses case with physician and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan. Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by physician. Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures. May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.
Nurse Practitioner – Cardiology
will provide, coordinate and manage health care for a cardiology patient population. Duties will require frequent, supportive interaction with patients and their families, and collaboration and communication with members of the health care team. The Nurse Practitioner will maintain a focus on ensuring excellent clinical outcomes for patients.
Graduate of an AMA approved Physician Assistant program or Graduate of a Nurse Practitioner program recognized by the ANA.
Two years clinical experience. Prior experience in occupational health, emergency medicine or employee health.
Ability to work clinically and administratively with minimal supervision.
Knowledge of occupational health issues, OSHA compliance guidelines for hospitals and workers compensation desired.
Current D.C. License and CPR Certification. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants OR Certified by the American Nurses Association or American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner.
NP experience in an acute inpatient cardiology setting.
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