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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (PRN) - Levine Children’s Hospital/Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Location: Charlotte, NC

Position Details:

Ideally situated between mountains and beaches, Charlotte, NC has a metropolitan area of 2.4 million that continues to experience rapid growth. Charlotte is the US’s second largest banking center and has a full array of cultural activities and professional sports teams. Charlotte offers excellent public and private school options, and North Carolina is home to several world-class universities.

The Congenital Heart Center at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute (SHVI) is actively seeking a PRN Advanced Clinical Practitioner to join their team of providers in the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.  The Congenital Heart Center has been recognized as a leading center in the region and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation in pediatric cardiology and heart surgery.  The Congenital Heart Center performs roughly 350+ congenital heart bypass cases per year and 300+ cardiac catheterizations per year.

The CVICU NP or PA responsibilities include providing comprehensive care to all patients in the CVICU in collaboration with the attending physicians; rounding daily and providing minute by minute acute management of pediatric patients with congenital and acquired heart disease with a goal of 24/7 coverage. Weekends, nights, and holiday rotation required. Schedule is very conducive to providing work-life balance.  2-4 shifts per month PRN needed

The ACP functions independently in the inpatient critical care clinical settings in a primary hospital. Patients are typically intubated on ventilators and/or have hemodynamic instability. The focus is on very invasive procedures and the hemodynamic management of very critical patients. Manages ventilator settings, vasopressors and solve complex clinical cases.

Essential Functions

·         Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments.

·         Records findings of examinations, assessments, and plan of care.

·         Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications.

·         Orders and interprets laboratory and radiology examinations.

·         Determines treatment plan for patient.

·         Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.

·         Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.

·         Acts as a patient advocate for the population served.

·         Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested

Education, Experience, and Certifications

·         Critical care experience required;

·         Inpatient pediatric and/or pediatric cardiology experience preferred

·         Must have or be eligible for a DEA license

·         Approved to practice as a Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works

·         Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in NC required

·         BLS for Healthcare Provider, PALS and ACLS from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice

Contact Meredith Valentine about this position

Meredith Valentine
Physician Recruiter
Charlotte, NC: