Position Title: Cardiology Advanced Practitioner Provider
Reports to: Clinical Manager/Physician Leadership
Definition: The Cardiology Advanced Practice Provider (APP) functions as an independent healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team is responsible for providing comprehensive care to both well and ill patients in a dual role of outpatient and inpatient setting. He/she demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses, specifically cardiac patients. He/she is responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, education, health promotion and care coordination for patients and families with acute and chronic health needs.
The Cardiology APP demonstrates an advanced level of medical/nursing clinical knowledge, communication and interdisciplinary collaboration, professionalism and systems-based practice. The Advanced Practice Provider will provide care within his/her scope of practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, regulations, and institutional policy and practice agreements. For Hospital and office, the Advanced Practice Provider is eligible to begin practice after he/she is credentialed and privileged by the Hospital and Clinics Medical Staff. The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will need to be credentialed, obtain and maintain professional privileges required for employment. ds.
Typical Physical Demands: Position requires full range of body motion, eye-hand coordination, and normal visual and hearing acuity. Must be able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time. APP should be able to occasionally lift up to fifty pounds. Position involves exposures to communicable diseases, toxic substances, radiation, and bodily fluids. Position requires working under stressful and emergent situations.
1. Demonstrates knowledge of etiologies, risk factors, pathophysiology, presentation and epidemiology of medical conditions.
2. Performs history and physical assessments of patients that are accurate, complete, concise, relevant and appropriate for age, gender and clinical problem.
3. Orders appropriate diagnostic studies and correctly interprets the results.
4. Utilizes critical thinking to synthesize and analyze collected data.
5. Develops, implements, evaluates and alters the plan of care as needed.
6. Manages general medical and surgical conditions based on knowledge of the indications, contraindications, side effects, interactions and adverse reactions of pharmacologic agents and other relevant treatment modalities.
7. Counsels and educates patients and families.
8. Maintains accurate, complete, concise and timely documentation in the electronic medical record.
9. Review diagnostic testing and discuss results with the patients.
1. Provides care that is patient and family centered, compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness and treatment of disease throughout the lifespan.
2. Facilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare team.
3. Incorporates the patient and family in care planning and treatment across settings.
4. Serves as an advocate for patients and families in navigating the health care system.
5. Answer messages for both the APP and the collaborating physicians. Review diagnostic urgent and non-urgent results with the patients and their families via telephone or during follow up visits.
Practice Based Learning and Clinical Improvement:
1. Demonstrates insight into own strengths, limitations and knowledge deficits.
2. Demonstrates initiative to meet identified learning needs using multiple resources.
3. Actively participates in self-evaluation by seeking and utilizing guidance and constructive feedback in a professional manner.
4. Continuously seeks opportunities for clinical advancement and knowledge and skill attainment.
Communication and Interdisciplinary Collaboration:
1. Communicates and collaborates effectively with physicians, other health professionals and health related agencies.
2. Works effectively with multidisciplinary team members.
3. Promotes mutual respect and trust working within a team model.
4. Communicates effectively with patients and families, incorporating gender, age, culture, race, religion, disabilities and sexual orientation.
Systems Based Practice:
1. Considers cost effectiveness and risk/benefit analysis when making decisions about patient care.
2. Uses evidenced-based medicine to systematically analyze and improve patient care practices.
3. Participates in quality initiative/performance activities.
4. Participates in development, evaluates and implements standards of care within area of specialization (policies, protocols, etc).