Clinical Nurse Practitioner - Heart Failure
Steward Health Care is the largest private, tax-paying physician-led health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 35 hospitals in the United States and the country of Malta that regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The company employs approximately 42,000 health care professionals. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,900 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
Steward Medical Group (SMG), Inc. is Steward's multi-specialty group practice with over 4,500 employees including over 1,800 physicians and advanced practitioners. SMG operates approximately 450 practice locations throughout Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Utah, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and provides more than 4 million patient encounters per year.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) in cardiology is a master’s prepared nurse with specialty preparation in cardiology. The clinical practice of this provider is based on the standards of care from various nursing and medical organizations, including AACN, ANCC and ABCM. The NP provides comprehensive care for patients. This practice includes patients with congestive heart failure on the in-patient cardiology service, Steward post acute care and long term care facilities such as Wingate, and the management of advanced heart failure device patients such as CardioMEMS.
- Take detailed patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; write and dictate progress notes; prepare patient work-ups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings. In collaboration with the supervising physician, the NP will perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and in prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care.
- Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
- Participate with other members of the Cardiovascular Medicine in the management of patients admitted to the cardiology service. Such in-patients include pre- and post-procedure patients, patients with procedural complications, and those admitted for management of complications related to progressive disease. This activity involves making in-patient rounds in collaboration with the Supervising Physician, fellows and residents assigned to the cardiology service.
- Develop educational information for patients, families and community as needed.
- Participate in HF Task Force Group, journal club, divisional rounds, educational conferences, and department meetings
- Participate in clinical research in the form of patient recruitment and data collection.
- Maintain own CEUs and necessary educational hours for licensure and certification.
Minimum Education: Graduation from an accredited NP program, Master’s degree in Nursing
Minimum Experience: 3-5 years of clinically relevant experience as a nurse practitioner
Minimum Skills: The NP must be able to work independently, traveling to various locations, to coordinate patient care with attendings, referring physicians, fellows, medical house staff and other healthcare professionals to ensure superior patient care and experience.
Certification/Licensure: Current Massachusetts Licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Mass Controlled Substance and DEA, and current CPR certification
ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center