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Cardiac Surgery Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Saint Louis University Hospital
Cardiothoracic Surgery | MO-SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital | Saint Louis, MO | Req #: R37211
  • This position involves 6am-7pm rotating 12 hour shifts. Weekends are required and will rotate 1:4 to 1:6 pending staffing needs. Nights may be necessary for LVAD program to successfully operate.
  • Requirements of proficiency in EVH and CVOR.
  • First assist experience (>2 years) in CVOR specifically cardiac surgery
  • Endoscopic vein harvest; preferable to also have radial artery harvest
  • ICU management in CVICU
  • Assist device management: IABP, Impella, ECMO, eventual LVAD preferred.
  • ICU Procedures: arterial line placement, thoracentesis, chest tube removal, pacing wire removal, suturing, central line placement
  • This team is focused on the care and management of a very critical and tenuous patient. This team also is flexible and works together well in order to support the entire team and spread responsibilities.
  • Conducts patient interviews and documents patient histories, psychosocial histories, health status and medical problems or potential problems.
  • Under the direction of a physician, performs physical examinations and specialized diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures including cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes.
  • Assists physician in diagnosing medical problems, developing care plans, and prescribing treatment.
  • Orders, schedules and/or performs laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures such as urinalyses, pregnancy and blood tests, and x-rays.
  • Communicates necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled procedures to patient.
  • In collaboration with physician, arranges for consultations with or referrals to other medical professional or community services.
  • Educates patient on health habits, self-examinations, behavior management, need for follow-up assessments/treatments, at home medical care, medication and other issues related to medical or health problems.
  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
  • Maintains and updates current, accurate patient records including medical assessment, interventions, and evaluations.
  • Collects and interprets diagnostic data to implement appropriate care patient care plans.
  • Prepares statistical reports and analyses of research projects and investigational protocols; reports on progress, adverse trends and appropriate conclusions and recommendations.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program.
  • Currently licensed as an advanced practice nurse in the state of Missouri by the Missouri Board of Nursing and certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or equivalent body.
  • Licensed as appropriate in the state of Missouri.
  • May require at least one year of direct experience in one or more high acuity clinical specialties.
  • ACLS, BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required.


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