Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Infant Single Ventricle Monitoring Program

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

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Job Summary

In collaboration with an attending physician, the Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiac Center is responsible for the direct care and follow-up of a population of patients that matches his/her delineation of privileges and skill set. The components of the role include clinical practice, consultation, professional development, education, and research.

The Nurse Practitioner in the Cardiac Center will work in the Infant Single Monitoring Program to follow infants between the first two stages of palliative heart surgery, a time which poses the highest risk for mortality.   The NP will coordinate the discharge from the hospital, and then contact families weekly by phone to assess vital signs and early signs of complications, and will collaborate with the primary cardiologist and primary pediatrician, ensuring that these fragile patients remain stable and then well enough to undergo the second staged surgical procedure. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Utilizes advanced assessment skills to manage a cohort of patients. Performs and documents daily assessments. Collects and analyzes data and formulates a family-centered plan of care.
  • Performs any needed advanced procedures that are listed in the Scope of Practice Document and approved as a part of the credentialing process.
  • Evaluates and monitors the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment plan. Using the most current evidence, modifies the plan of care based on the effectiveness of the treatment and the patient/family response to the plan.
  • Serves as an educational resource to the patient/family, nursing staff, and provider team. Acts as a consultant to multidisciplinary health care team members.
  • Participates in scholarly activities including research and education. Participates in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate educational offerings. Participates in the professional development of others. Acts as a preceptor and mentor to support the development of nurses, nurse practitioners, students, and other health care providers.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient safety by speaking up about safety issues and changing practice to enhance safety. Shares errors or potential errors through system reporting mechanisms. Demonstrates shared accountability for safe practice.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
RN - Registered Nurse
Certificate of Prescriptive Authority
Licensure for Advanced Practice Role
CRNP - Cert Regist Nurse Prac License
National Certification - Nurse Practitioner
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s/Doctorate in Nursing as applicable to correlating program of study as a Pediatric Acure Care or Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Previous cardiac intensive care experience. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Ability to work in an inter-professional team setting with multiple responsibilities.

  • Ability to use computer and electronic medical records effectively.


Refer to Scope of Practice Document and Clinical Responsibilities Checklist for specific requirements of role.


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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