The Cardiac Surgery service at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA is seeking an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) to provide inpatient and outpatient care for heart/lung transplant patients. This is a population which includes patients of all age groups from young adults through geriatrics who are undergoing organ transplant and cardiac surgical procedures, including; heart transplants, lung transplants, coronary revascularization, valve surgery and patients requiring mechanical circulatory support.
The Advance Practice Provider will provide quality care across the continuum in collaboration with a supervising physician and be expected to manage patient care autonomously within the scope of their professional practice. The provider will be responsible to perform procedures according to credentialing, provide patient/family teaching, participate in research as applicable, ensure regulatory compliance, document care according to standards, and prescribe in accordance with their collaborative agreement and State regulations. Applicants must be willing to work with a dynamic, multidisciplinary team which includes; faculty attending physicians, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers and transplant coordinators to provide excellent care to patients with advanced heart and lung disease.
Specific duties would include: Participation in daily multidisciplinary rounds in both the HVICU and Intermediate Care Unit Daily communication with the attending physician regarding patient status, updates and daily sign-out Perform inpatient pre-transplant consultations Coordination of inpatient care in collaboration with the other advanced practice providers on the CT surgical service in both the HVICU and Intermediate Care Unit Coordination of follow up care in the transplant population post discharge Management of the cardiac, heart & lung transplant and VAD surgical patient through all phases of their care; transition from outpatient to inpatient care and post discharge follow up Participation in the outpatient cardiac surgery and transplant clinics in partnership with the attending physician. This would include the ordering and evaluation of all pre-operative tests and any required follow up In collaboration with the attending physician and transplant research group, enroll patients in investigational studies
University Of Pennsylvania Health System