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Cedars-Sinai Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic in Beverly Hills, California

Make a difference every single day!

A true leader aims to inspire and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, that’s exactly what our Advanced Practice Providers do. They have a strong combination of clinical skills, management abilities and integrity, and as a result, they play an indispensable role in the success of our organization. We embrace a culture of passion and dedication at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. Now we invite you to join us from working with a team of exceptional healthcare professionals to using state-of-the-art facilities, you’ll have everything available to do something incredible for yourself, and for others.

This dynamic position will provide support for the Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The nurse practitioner position offers an opportunity to work closely with top academic and research physicians affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The nurse practitioner (NP) will also work collaboratively with physicians in the multidisciplinary team working with the Pulmonary Hypertension program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Independently obtain medical history, perform appropriate physical examinations, and dictate progress notes if needed with the appropriate physicians.

  • Formulate a plan of care for patients in the Pulmonary Hypertension program.

  • Make rounds on inpatients admitted with PH.

  • Coordinate timely consultations and transfers of patients to the PH program at Cedars.

  • Help the physicians provide screening, consultation and answers to incoming questions from referring physicians.

  • Will have prescriptive authority to order and perform to diagnostic tests including a 6 minute walk test and occasionally, stress echocardiograms or cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX/CPT).

  • Coordinate prescriptions with specialty pharmacies and help obtain authorizations for the drugs.

  • Provide education to the patients about their conditions and the drugs available for their use and will provide teaching about any drug prescribed and drug-drug interactions.

  • Responsible for providing educational pamphlets to patients and prescriptions according to guidelines of adjuvant therapies such as O2, anticoagulation, diuretics, immunizations, etc.

  • Help with compliance and administration of different therapies including inhaled, subcutaneous and IV prostanoids.

  • Follow-up on these therapies with frequent phone calls to patients, particularly after initiation of therapy or after an episode of decompensation and as per the guidelines on pulmonary hypertension.

  • Screen patients for enrollment in clinical trials and research projects and participate actively in the conduct of these trials.

  • Provide emotional support to our PH patients and their families, and will participate in Cedars’ support groups once established.

  • Remain up to date with published pulmonary hypertension guidelines and the most important literature on all aspects of pulmonary hypertension

Educational Requirements:

  • Graduation from a Nurse Practitioner Program approved by the Board of Registered Nursing.

  • MSN Degree required

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:

  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State of California

  • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Certificate or eligible to obtain

  • Furnishing number issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

  • ACLS certification from the American Heart Association

Experience:

  • Three years clinical nursing experience including acute care, cardiology, and pulmonary hypertension preferred

Working Title: Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

Department: Univ Cardiovascular Med Group

Business Entity: Medical Network Foundation

Job Category: ,Nursing,Nursing

Job Specialty: Advanced Practice (RN)

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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