Nurse Practitioner Physcian Asst - Inpatient Cardiac Surgery Float (47480)

  • Job Type: Part Time
  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours: .90/72
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Hours in Shift: 12
  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Req: 47480

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
Nurse Practitioner (NP): The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Board and Board of Directors.
Physician Assistant (PA): The Physician Assistant functions under the general Physician Assistant Role Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Physician Assistant and his or her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Board and Board of Directors.
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Stanford Health Care is adding more beds, private rooms, state-of-the-art operating suites, expanded emergency services and the flexibility the hospital needs to adapt to advancing technologies and more streamlined services.
The new Stanford Hospital will deliver a model of coordinated care that's built around the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient. Designed by the internationally recognized firm Rafael Vinoly Architects, the new 824,000-square-foot facility will feature amenities and services focused on the health and well-being of patients, as well as the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical technologies. It will house an additional 368 beds, bringing the total to 600 on site, and the new Emergency Department will have twice the floor space of the current facility. The building will be connected to the current hospital by a bridge and tunnel.
The current hospital was constructed in 1959 and cannot be brought up to state-mandated seismic standards. The new hospital will feature natural light, rooftop gardens, and the latest innovations in green technology to reduce the hospital's environmental impact.

Essential Functions



Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU):
Evaluates and treats post cardiac surgery patients in the CVICU
Manages acute post-operative issues and all patient care needs relating to critical care
Works closely with multi-disciplinary team to advance care of critically ill patients and promote throughput
Conducts following procedures including but not limited to: central line insertion, arterial line insertion, dialysis line insertion, chest tube removal, pacing wire removal, DCCV (Direct Current Cardioversion) & bronchoscopy

Cardiac Intermediate Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac iICU):
Evaluates and treats post cardiac surgery patients in the Intermediate ICU
Manages acute post-operative issues as well as chronic co-morbidities
Works closely with multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient throughput and discharge planning
Conducts the following procedures including but not limited too: chest tube removal, pacing wire removal, & DCCV

QUALIFICATIONS

Only internal candidates within the Cardiothoracic Surgery Service line will be considered.
Education
Physician Assistant (PA):
Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university.
Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):
Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university
Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Licensure/Certification
Physician Assistant (PA):
Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of California
Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA)
An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients
Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain services/departments.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):
Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California
Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California
National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), required only if furnishing medications
An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients.
Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain specialties/departments.

NOTES:
This position is for a full-time position within cardiothoracic surgery
The hours worked will be split between the CVICU and the Cardiac iICU teams
The shifts include day, nights, weekends, and holidays (rotating)
Shift times variable
Option for overtime shifts within the four CT Surgery clinical areas (Clinic, Operating Room, CVICU, and iICU) when available


Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.

Qualifications


Nurse Practitioner:
1. Current RN licensure and current Nurse Practitioner Certification in the State of California required.
2. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally accredited nursing organization (e.g., ANCC, AACN, or National Academy of Nurse Practitioners) is required.
3. A clinical Master's degree from an accredited program
4. 5 years as an advanced practice provider is preferred.

Physician Assistant:
1. Current PA licensure and current PA Certification in the State of California required. Certification as a Physician Assistant by a nationally accredited Physician Assistant organization (e.g., NCCPA or ARC-PA) is required.
2. A bachelor's degree is required.
3. A health-related Master's degree is preferred.
4. 5 years as an advanced practice provider is preferred.
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