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Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Physician Assistant (PA) Cardiology

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  • Job description

    The Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Physician Assistant (PA), under the supervision of the cardiologist and in collaboration with the Practice Physicians, is responsible for assisting in the delivery of Cardiology health care and patient care management. Under the cardiologists supervision, the NP/PA is an integral part of the cardiology team and responsible for the delivery of a broad range of medical services, including taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, EKG interpretation, managing patients with implanted cardiac devices, (pacemakers, ICD, loop recorders),supervising cardiac stress tests as necessary, managing anticoagulation including Vitamin K antagonist dosing, monitoring patients, prescribing medications, assisting physicians, and counseling and educating patients. The competitive candidate will have a passion for cardiology and lifelong learning.

    Required Qualifications:
    -Current NY State certification/registration as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant.
    -Current Basic Life Support Certification.
    -Current ACLS Certification

    Strong interpersonal and intra-professional skills
    -Demonstrated ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations and establish a leadership role in an emergency.
    -Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues and approaches in area of expertise.
    -Demonstrated ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards.
    -Demonstrated knowledge of health promotion, health risk identification, and patient education principles and techniques.

    Desirable Qualifications:
    -Demonstrated competence in acute care patient management/organization.
    -Demonstrated commitment to collaboration with physician to individualize and enhance patient care.
    -Experience in both inpatient and out patient setting

    Prior cardiology experience strongly preferred, though new graduates welcome to apply