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Nurse Practioner, Cardiology
  • Job ID: 83975
  • Job Category: Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
  • Specialty Area: Nurse Pract/ Phys Asst -Inpatient
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: day
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Chester County Hospital
  • Location: West Chester, PA
  • Address: 701 E Marshall St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Per Diem


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Position Description:
General Summary Statement: A Nurse Practitioner who exhibits critical thinking skills and has a strong knowledge base in Cardiology. Must be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all members of the healthcare team, this includes but is not limited to: physicians, nurses, pharmacy and case management.
The purpose of this job is to deliver high quality efficient care to our Cardiology population, who have undergone invasive procedures, this includes, but is not limited to patients who have had cardiac catheterization, stent procedures, and those patients who are having an acute myocardial infarction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The job duties of this position include:
-Managing the care of all patients who have had a cardiac intervention, including stent procedure or angioplasty. Managing the care of these patients includes a thorough physical exam, monitoring labs and diagnostic studies, and communicating with our physicians about each patient. Our team manages these patients until they are discharged from the hospital. A detailed discharge plan is created for all patients. The discharge plan includes specific instructions about all medications, and follow up care including cardiac rehab, and any lab studies. We judiciously make sure all core measures and metrics are met for this patient population.
- Management of “Code PCI” – this includes management of patients having an acute myocardial infarction as an inpatient, or in the ED.  Our team manages the care of the patient along with the ER physician, while expediting their transport to the catheterization lab. After the intervention, we manage this patient until their discharge.
-Pre-Admission Testing- In this environment, the patient will meet with the nurse practitioner, and the history and physical will be updated. Education about their procedure is given and review of labs and diagnostics is done. The importance of the nurse practitioner in this role is to identify patients who are at high risk for cardiac cath.
-Stress Lab- inpatient and outpatient stress testing for both Cardiology groups from 7-12noon.
-Respond to patient emergencies in the Cath lab and or PCU working in conjunction with other rapid responders and Code Team as necessary.
-Practice and document in a manner that supports our scope of practice and certifying body the ANCC.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum 3 years clinical nursing practice in Cardiology or Critical Care. Minimum 2 years advanced practice.

Licensure/Certification
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania
Licensure as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner in the state of PA
Current CRNP prescriptive authority in the state of PA
Current basic life support (BLS)
Current Advances Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Additional Information:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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