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Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Company: CEDARS-SINAI
Location: Beverly Hills
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Make a difference every single day! -A true leader aims to inspire and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, that's exactly what our Advanced Practice Providers do. They have a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities and -integrity, -and as a result, they play an indispensable role in the success of our organization. We -embrace -a culture of passion and -dedication -at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. -Now we invite you to join us from working with a team of -exceptional -healthcare professionals to using -state-of-the-art -facilities, you'll have everything available to -do something incredible for yourself, and for others. -This dynamic position will provide support for the Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The nurse practitioner position offers an opportunity to work closely with top academic and research physicians affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The nurse practitioner (NP) will also work collaboratively with physicians in the multidisciplinary team working with the Pulmonary Hypertension program. - -Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently obtain medical history, perform appropriate physical examinations, and dictate progress notes if needed with the appropriate physicians.
  • Formulate a plan of care for patients in the Pulmonary Hypertension program.
  • Make rounds on inpatients admitted with PH. -
  • Coordinate timely consultations and transfers of patients to the PH program at Cedars.
  • Help the physicians provide screening, consultation and answers to incoming questions from referring physicians. -
  • Will have prescriptive authority to order and perform to diagnostic tests including a 6 minute walk test and occasionally, stress echocardiograms or cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX/CPT).
  • Coordinate prescriptions with specialty pharmacies and help obtain authorizations for the drugs.
  • Provide education to the patients about their conditions and the drugs available for their use and will provide teaching about any drug prescribed and drug-drug interactions.
  • Responsible for providing educational pamphlets to patients and prescriptions according to guidelines of adjuvant therapies such as O2, anticoagulation, diuretics, immunizations, etc.
  • Help with compliance and administration of different therapies including inhaled, subcutaneous and IV prostanoids.
  • Follow-up on these therapies with frequent phone calls to patients, particularly after initiation of therapy or after an episode of decompensation and as per the guidelines on pulmonary hypertension.
  • Screen patients for enrollment in clinical trials and research projects and participate actively in the conduct of these trials.
  • Provide emotional support to our PH patients and their families, and will participate in Cedars' support groups once established.
  • Remain up to date with published pulmonary hypertension guidelines and the most important literature on all aspects of pulmonary hypertension - -
    Educational Requirements:
    • Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. -
    • MSN Degree required -License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
      • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State of California
      • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate or eligible to obtain
      • Furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)
      • ACLS certification from the American Heart Association -Experience:
        • Three years clinical nursing experience including acute care, cardiology, and pulmonary hypertension preferred
          Working Title:Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
          Department:Univ Cardiovascular Med Group
          Business Entity:Medical Network Foundation
          Job Category:,Nursing,Nursing
          Job Specialty:Advanced Practice (RN)
          Position Type:Full-time
          Shift Length:8 hour shift
          Shift Type:Day

Keywords: CEDARS-SINAI, Beverly Hills , Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic, Other , Beverly Hills, California

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