PRN - Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Carolinas HealthCare System, now Atrium Health
February 26, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children's Hospital (LCH) and Sanger Heart &; Vascular Institute (SHVI) is actively seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join their team of providers in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. The Congenital Heart Center has been recognized as a leading center in the region and has been recognized by U.S. News &; World Report as one of the 50 Best Children's Hospitals in the nation in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery. The Congenital Heart Center performs roughly 450+ congenital heart bypass cases per year and 350+ cardiac catheterizations per year.
The CVICU NP responsibilities include providing comprehensive care to all patients in the CVICU in collaboration with the attending physicians; rounding daily and providing minute by minute acute management of pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease with a goal of 24/7 coverage. Weekends, nights, and holiday rotation required. Schedule is very conducive to providing work-life balance.
The ACP functions independently in the inpatient critical care clinical settings in a primary hospital. Patients are typically intubated on ventilators and/or have hemodynamic instability. The focus is on very invasive procedures and the hemodynamic management of very critical patients. Manages ventilator settings, vasopressors and solve complex clinical cases.
Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments.
Records findings of examinations, assessments, and plan of care.
Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications.
Orders and interprets laboratory and radiology examinations.
Determines treatment plan for patient.
Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.
Acts as a patient advocate for the population served.
Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Must have or be eligible for a DEA license.
Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state one works.
Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in NC required.
BLS for Healthcare Provider from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice.
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