Provides cardiology health care services to patients under direction of Physician to patient in the inpatient setting by performing the following duties.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Nurse Practitioner: Master of Science or higher degree and certificate of successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program; two to four years related experience and/or training; Maintain continuous certification as NP through the appropriate governing body. Cardiology experience highly preferred. OR Physician Assistant: Master of Science or higher degree and certificate of successful completion of an AMA approved physician assistant program; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Maintain continuous certification as PA-C through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) . Cardiology experience highly preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Nurse Practitioner: Must be a graduate of an accredited NP program. Must hold a valid NP license for the State of Michigan. Must maintain certification from the appropriate governing body. BLS and ACLS certification also required. OR Physician Assistant: Must be a graduate of an AMA accredited PA program. Must hold a valid PA license for the State of Michigan. Must maintain certification from the NCCPA. BLS and ACLS certification also required.
Works in a normal patient care environment.
At times, works under extreme stress.
Stands and walks most of the time, in the clinic and throughout the hospital.
POPULATIONS SERVED COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below: __Neonatal (birth-1 mo) __Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs) __Infant (1 mo-1 yr) _X_Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs) __ Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) X__ Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs) __Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) X__Geriatric (65 yrs & above) __Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) _All ages (birth & above) __No direct clinical contact with patients
Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
Promotes personal and patient safety.
Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
Performs comprehensive patient history and physical examinations, Cardiology Consultation, daily patient progress notes, procedure notes. Facilitates discharge plan of care, arranges appropriate follow up care for the patients at the time of discharge. Completes hospital care summaries. Orders diagnostic tests, such as echocardiograms, stress tests (exercise or pharmacologic), x-rays, ECG's, laboratory tests, and interprets test result.
Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care with collaboration and general supervision of the THV physicians.
Prescribes pharmacologic and other therapeutic treatment for the benefit of patient health.
Performs therapeutic procedures, as needed, including post-procedure wound care. May be trained in supervision of stress testing, both non pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic.
Educates and counsels patients and their families regarding diagnosis, medical and procedural treatments, compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, test results.