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Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant - Cardiovascular Surgery (Mt. Talbert)

Location: Clackamas, OR Additional Locations:

Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center 10180 SE Sunnyside, 10180 SE Sunnyside Rd., Clackamas,Oregon, 97015
Job Number: 756391 Date posted: 12/04/2018

Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality health care through active participation in pre-, intra-, and post-operative care for patients in CVT service via direct assessment and formulation/implementation of treatment plan under the guidance of the CVT team physicians. Performing complete pre-operative work-up on patients and performing H & P and patient pre-operative teaching; harvesting conduits and first- assisting in the OR; making rounds and removing lines/tubes/drains on post-operative patients in the ICU and telemetry units; assisting with discharge planning; assuming on-call responsibilities, and education. Document in writing all care in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. Provide all medical care in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician), and State licensing guidelines.

  • Coordinate, develop and organize patient or department services or programs. Examples include, but are not limited to: Develop written patient education materials. Provide in-service training. Proctor new employees, as requested. Participate on committees such as CV QI, Policy and Procedure, Point of care, transfusion, etc. As requested. Participate in capital purchase planning and implementation. Collaborative relationship with anesthesia, surgeons, nursing staff and perfusion. Fair share call. Collection of data for databases, quality on audits as needed. Performs other duties as requested.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A 

  • Education

  • Graduate of ANA - approved NP or AMA - approved PA or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • PA: State medical license, and prescribing registration at time of hire, national certification or ten (10) years of experience in cardiovascular thoracic surgery.

  • NP: National certification, state RN license, state NP license, and prescribing registration at time of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required upon hire/transfer.

  • Annual recertification through CME as required by licensure.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Thorough and working knowledge of all common diseases in specialty field; familiarity with less common diseases.

  • Working knowledge of State health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations.

  • Important to know limitations and when to refer patients.

  • Ability to assess, diagnose and effectively treat common thoracic and cardiovascular anomalies.

  • Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large provider and support staff.

  • Ability to first assist and harvest vein/radial artery in the OR.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of clinical experience including endoscopic vein/radial artery harvest.

  • Graduate of approved PA or NP program with licensure in Oregon.

  • Minor surgery or surgical assist skills.
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Clackamas,Mt. Talbert Medical Offices 10100 SE Sunnyside Rd. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: OFNHP - Professionals Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Patient Care Services (Non RN) Department: Cardiothoracic Surgery Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

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