Advanced Heart Failure Advanced Practice Provider (Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)

Position Summary

This position practices in collaboration with the physician(s) to provide comprehensive management and follow-up care for advanced heart failure, high-risk heart failure patients, and management of complex congenital heart disease patients who are at risk to develop heart failure. This position functions in collaboration with cardiology physicians to provide advanced assessment, treatment, and coordination of care for inpatient and outpatient heart failure patients and is responsible for appropriately triaging patients based on vitals, managing treatment plans and medications. Care may include physical exams, diagnostic studies, prescribing medications/treatments, consulting on patient management plans, and making referrals.

Clinical Duties

  • Working at the highest level of scope of practice, collaborate with heart failure physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary team to create effective, innovative treatment plans that provide the best level of care for the patients we serve.
  • Staff inpatient consultations, admissions for patients under the Advanced Heart Failure/LVAD service
  • Daily inpatient rounds
  • Outpatient heart failure and LVAD clinic hours
  • Joins rotation of Cardiology APP weekend call for WKMC
  • LVAD on call coverage
  • Performs relevant patient evaluations and assessments, and provides appropriate treatment; including monitoring and ordering medications.
  • Coordinates, directs, and implements the patient’s plan of care.
  • Assists in collecting patient histories, screens for co-morbidities, and provides guidance and preventative health care as needed.
  • Performs physical examinations and provides episodic care, or problem-oriented care, under the supervision of a physician.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory, diagnostic and radiographic tests, and interprets results.
  • Monitors the treatment program of the patient to inform the attending physician of pertinent medical information.
  • Facilitates patient education relating to medical processes, medication, nutrition, and health promotion or preventative health care.
  • Assists physicians in formulating therapeutic decisions.
  • Maintains appropriate records, and prepares charts for review and counter signature by physician.
  • Prepares and cares for supplies and equipment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For more information please contact:

Marian DehanPhysician Development
(888) 521-1892 (Toll-Free)
(318) 212-4196 (Office)
(318) 455-1098 (Cell)
(318) 212-8380 (Fax)
mdehan@wkhs.com

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