Nurse Practitioner Prem | Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) | Gainesville

Nurse Practitioner Prem | Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) | Gainesville

UF Health Shands at the University of Florida (Gainesville) | Gainesville, FL, 32635, US

Posted a month ago

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Job Opening Summary

Ensures coordination and continuity of patient care for heart failure, ventricular assist deviced (VAD) and heart transplant patients in order to maintain organized and efficient care and provide support to staff and other health care professionals.  Responsible for identifying the patient¿s alterations in health; assessing the patient¿s response to treatment protocols; communicating appropriate data to physician staff; implementing nursing interventions based upon established treatment protocols; and anticipating potential outcomes for patients at risk for complications.  Must demonstrate ability to assess data reflective of the patient¿s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient¿s requirements relative to age-specific needs and organ(s) transplanted and provide care according to protocols and within practice of nursing.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in advanced nursing practice is required.  Minimum of five years experience in nursing with at least two (2) years medical/surgical experience with cardiothoracic patient population; critical care or transplantation experience preferred; eligible for DEA registration. OR Licensed Physicians Assistant with 2 years experience with comprehensive patient management.  Must be knowledgeable in interpretation of diagnostics, laboratory data, and clinical management of patients.

Motor Vehicle Operator Designation:
Employees in this position:

Will not operate vehicles for an assigned business purpose

NOTE:  A frequent driver is defined as one who uses his/her personal or Shands automobile a) at least once daily, b) at least five individual trips per week or c) drives, on average, over 150 miles per week in the performance of his/her job.

Current and clear license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the State of Florida.  Current BLS certification.