Nurse Practitioner Physician Asst Cardiac Observation Nights

JFK MEDICAL CENTER Edison Requisition # 2022-123259 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysAs Needed On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours7p-7:30am, rotating weekends and holidays Address65 James Street, Edison, 08820

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The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) (Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse) implements advanced nursing care and physician support during the treatment of patients. The APP provides leadership and support to the overall area of specialty. The APP documents patient teaching, refers and communicates patient abnormalities to appropriate physicians, performs clinical procedures, serves as a resource for nursing and ancillary staff regarding patient and disease management, and facilitates practices in compliance with JCAHO requirements. The position's practice is characterized by comprehensive health assessments and management of acute complex patients' health problems for cardiac patients in a closed observation unit with the goal of expediting throughput and length of stay.This position is at JFKUMC in Edison, NJ. Hiring either a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner. need 12 hour shift for night coverage .7p-7:30am, rotating weekends and holidays


1. Obtains a thorough patient history that includes: Determination of the chief complaint, analysis of primary symptomatology. Review of the course since onset of above: incidence, progress and effect of therapy(s). Completes medical and social history. Performs an appropriate physical examination and recognizes normal and abnormal findings. Records findings of the physical exam in a clear and concise
manner. Makes recommendations based on the data gathered in the history and physical examination for ordering ancillary studies, developing a problem list, formulating a differential or actual diagnosis, counseling, educating and instructing patients in specific disease-related and preventative medicine areas. Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic and laboratory tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs for continuity of care. 2. Determines and implements therapeutic plans. Writes orders to implement therapeutic plans. Communicates with supervising physicians regarding pertinent patient information including but not limited to actual or potential clinical problems, diagnostic tests/labs, consultants' recommendations, and updates or adjustments to the treatment plan via the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team. Collaborates with physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team in patient care planning. 3. Utilizes assessment skills and collaborates with other disciplines to develop a comprehensive education plan to meet patient/family needs. Incorporates nursing diagnosis, interventions, expected outcomes, and discharge planning. Communicates plans of care with the patient and family as appropriate. Identifies the patient's educational needs based on the assessment of the patient. 4. Functions independently and in collaboration with physician rounding in the Sub Acutefacilities, working with nursing, ancillary staff and Home Care Organizations to decrease length of stay while maintaining high quality care. Provides general medical care and treatment to patients in medical facilities, and in the home. 5. Mentors nursing staff to provide high quality care. 6. Other duties and/or projects as assigned. 7. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required for NP:
1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
2. MSN with Advanced Practice Nurse credentials.
3. Minimum of 2 years experience in an APN role with acute cardiology experience preferred
4. Minimum of 5 years RN/Specialty experience in cardiology preferred
5. Demonstrates effective communication and leadership skills including teaching principles,
organizational and presentation skills
6. Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Education, Knowledge,


For Physician Assistant:

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Successful completion of an approved physician's assistant program, accredited by the AMA Council on Medical Education. Experience in cardiology preferred

Required Certifications:
1. Current Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner NJ License
2. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification.
3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification.

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