The Division of Cardiology at Denver health is recruiting for a full time NP/PA to work with our Electrophysiology group. The Electrophysiology group currently consists of 2 full time Electrophysiologists (MD) and one Electrophysiology PA. The applicant will work under the general supervision of a physician, performs professional medical work in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of Cardiology patients according to statutory limitations, depending on their degree (PA, NP). The applicant will work with clinical staff, fellows, and attending physicians to provide Cardiology care in multiple domains (Inpatient, outpatient, procedural). The applicant will be expected to be able to independently examine and diagnose patients and develops treatment plans with supervision according to their experience level. General responsibilities may include ambulatory patient care, inpatient pre and post-procedure care and discharge responsibilities, stress testing oversight, inpatient and outpatient device interrogations and loop recorder implantation (with training).
1. Monitors and evaluates medical condition of patient and under the supervision of a physician and in collaboration with other disciplines and standards of care or applying appropriate protocols, make decisions regarding treatment changes. Refers patient to specialized services as needed. 2. Determines and assesses the health status of patients by reviewing records, taking comprehensive medical histories, and performing physical examinations. 3. Orders and administers appropriate medications within the limits of the appropriate statutory limitations or refers patient to a caregiver in a specialty area. Initiates, performs or directs other healthcare professionals to perform screenings and diagnostic tests. 4. Device Interrogation for ICDs and Pacemakers. 5. Provides for Pre and Post Op/Procedural Care.(inpatient and outpatient responsibilities. 6. Completes required documentation legibly, thoroughly and in a timely manner. Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files and records. 7. Participates in clinical education of healthcare students as seen fit by the supervising medical staff. 8. May be assigned to perform lead work and/or involvement in clinical coordination, health station management or responsibility for special projects which may encompass protocol development, management planning, scheduling and other administrative tasks as necessary to support practice environment. 9. Attends and participates in administrative staff meetings. Utilizes the principles and practices of effective communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies. 10. Follows established departmental policies and procedures, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Knowledge of medical principals and procedures. 2. Knowledge of community resources for appropriate procedures. 3. Skill in eliciting history from patients, performing physical exams and formulating assessments of and treatment plans for patients. 4. Ordering appropriate diagnostic studies to aid in diagnosis. 5. Knowledge of appropriate administration and prescription of medications. 6. Skill in utilizing the principles and practices of effective and persuasive communication to elicit information, negotiate problem resolution, and/or garner support for various programs or policies. 7. Skill in obtaining information from patients, calming and reassuring patients and motivating patients to accept treatments. 8. Ability to exercise initiative and judgment in selecting proper treatment. 9. Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations. Ability to prepare accurate reports. 10. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public. 11. A strong foundation in evidenced based practice and education and has a responsibility for ensuring adherence to critical care pathways and protocols and ensures an environment of safe quality care. 12. Ability to demonstrate sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.
* Master's Degree (Required) 1. Successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner or physician assistant program.2. Two years' experience in cardiology/cardiothoracic specialty preferred
* Physician Assistant (Required) 1. Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner: must register supervising physician upon assignment with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiner's, if necessary. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment. 1. Licensed by the State of Colorado as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner: must register supervising physician upon assignment with the Colorado Board of Medical Examiner's, if necessary. All Certifications and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a condition of continued employment. * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required) 2. Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR for outpatient services; ACLS certification for inpatient/procedural responsibilities.2. Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification/CPR for outpatient services; ACLS certification for inpatient/procedural responsibilities.
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