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APP: NP/PA -Surgical Heart Lung Tx/VAD

Stanford Health Care – Palo Alto, CA

Nurse Practitioner (NP): The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Board and Board of Directors. Physician Assistant (PA): The Physician Assistant functions under the general Physician Assistant Role Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Physician Assistant and his or her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Board and Board of Directors. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Evaluates and treats post cardiac surgery heart and lung transplant patients and mechanical circulatory support (RVAD, LVAD, BiVAD) in the Intermediate ICU. Manages acute post op issues as well as chronic co-morbidities as the primary service provider.
Acts as consult service for patients in the ICU.
Works closely with multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient throughput and discharge planning. Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings.
Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies Administers, orders, furnishes and/or prescribes medications Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency Responsible for admission of transfers as well as post-op readmissions.
Performs in house and ED consults to cardiac surgery service. Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling. Tracks and interprets test results and answers questions either directly or over the phone Develops and implements processes / procedures to promote effective and efficient use of resources. Other duties as required. Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.
NPs: 1. Current RN licensure and current Nurse Practitioner Certification in the State of California required. 2. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally accredited nursing organization (e.g., ANCC, AACN, or National Academy of Nurse Practitioners) is required. 3. A clinical Master s degree from an accredited program 4. 5 years as an advanced practice provider is preferred.
PAs: 1. Current PA licensure and current PA Certification in the State of California required. Certification as a Physician Assistant by a nationally accredited Physician Assistant organization (e.g., NCCPA or ARC-PA) is required. 2. A bachelor s degree is required. 3. A health-related Master s degree is preferred.
5 years as an advanced practice provider is preferred.

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