Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular Recovery Room

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD

About the Job

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Cardiovascular Recovery Room

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is currently seeking a full time Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to join the Cardiovascular Recovery Room team.   This is a full time, 36-hour position, with rotating shifts Monday - Saturday

Job Summary - Under the administrative direction of the Director of Critical Care, Patient Care Services and the medical direction of the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit, assists with the diagnosis, planning and provision of care for Cardiac Surgical and Medical Cardiology patients.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Training - Current Maryland licensure as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Experience - 3 years professional nursing experience in an acute cardiovascular area with associated cardiac surgical, medical, and interventional experience.
  • License/Certification/Registration - ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Advanced patient cardiac assessment skills. Ability to obtain and interpret patient history and develop treatment plans. Ability to anticipate, identify and resolve problems. Ability to recognize and respond appropriately to emergency situations. Basic computer skills preferred.

By joining MedStar Union Memorial, you will enjoy a full comprehensive benefits package, to include:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Fully paid malpractice coverage
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance options
  • Retirement plan with % match from employer
  • Generous PTO, and much more!

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for using research findings to optimize patient outcomes. Participates in the research process to discover, examine, and test knowledge, theories, and creative approaches to practice.
  • Analyzes the assessment data in determining diagnoses by defining and prioritizing actual or potential care problems as the basis for designing interventions for the restoration of health. Responds appropriately to patient care emergencies.
  • Collects and integrates patient data from a wide variety of sources in order to make clinical judgments and decisions about recommendations and treatments. Develops patient problem list in order to ensure that patient receives comprehensive care. Initiates appropriate referrals/consultation keeping in mind patient safety and cost containment issues.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, and cost in planning and delivering patient care. Selects those therapies and treatments that achieve planned outcomes at minimum cost to patient, hospital, and third party payors when prescribing interventions.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Develops a plan of care that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes. The plan of care is of sufficient breadth and depth to guide the multidisciplinary team in the restoration of health for patients with complex problems and prescribes interventions to achieve the agreed upon outcomes.
  • Evaluates all patient's progress toward attainment of expected outcomes. Through continuous evaluation of the patient's changing condition and response to therapeutic interventions, modifies the plan of care to optimize patient outcomes. Provides follow up progress notes on all cardiac patients undergoing cardiac surgery and/or interventional procedures.
  • Evaluates the quality and effectiveness of acute care nursing practice. Assumes a leadership role in establishing and monitoring standards of practice to improve patient care in collaboration with other experts.
  • Identifies expected outcomes individualized to the patient. Assumes the leadership role in assuring that the patient and health care team identify expected outcomes of care as the basis for developing the multidisciplinary plan of care. Ensures that the patient, family, significant other and members of the health care team participate in the patient's plan of care.
  • Identifies potential risk management issues related to self, patients, visitors, and coworkers and takes appropriate preventive measures. Maintains confidentiality of all patient related information.
  • Implements the interventions identified in the multidisciplinary plan of care. Has the authority and is accountable for planning, implementing, or delegating therapeutic interventions delineated in the multidisciplinary plan of care.
  • Maintains current certification in ACLS, CPR and CRNP certification. Completes competency evaluations in appropriate areas. Demonstrates knowledge and skill to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served and completes mandatory in-services.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.