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Nurse Practitioner – #A152064

The Medical University of South Carolina is in need of a Nurse Practitioner to assist the Heart Failure Cardiologists in the evaluation and management of the Advanced Heart Failure patient population including inpatients and outpatients. Assures timely and accurate care is provided to this patient population with the goal of optimizing protocols of care that will improve patient adherence to therapies, reduce length of stay and decrease readmissions. Provides ongoing education for this patient population and follow up for chronic disease management as necessary. Is cross trained to the VAD and Transplant patient population and provide both inpatient and outpatient care as necessary to support the goals of the advanced Heart Failure Program. 
 
Requirements:
Requires a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing and at least one year VAD and/or heart failure clinical experience. Certification as a Nurse Practitioner specific to the area of employment required unless a new graduate. Requires licensure as a Registered Nurse and hold official recognition as a Nurse Practitioner from the South Carolina Board of Nursing. Certification in Advanced Heart Failure or CCTC is required with 2 years of hire.  Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHArecognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider. 
 
Please submit an application online at www.muscjobs.com and reference posting number A152064 or email rappt@musc.edu.
 
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Mechanical Circulatory Support Advanced Practice Provider, Job ID: 8270
 
Job Summary
This position will be hired into as either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant based on qualifications.
 
The Mechanical Circulatory Support Advanced Practice Provider is responsible for coordinating the clinical, procedural, administrative and educational care of inpatients and outpatients with end stage cardiac and pulmonary failure patients requiring mechanical circulatory support under the supervision of the Cardiothoracic Surgery and Heart Failure faculty and MCS manager. This role will comply with all regulatory data needs for both patient populations (The Joint Commission, INTERMACS, STS, etc.).  The incumbent will collaborate with medical and nursing management on the preoperative and postoperative examination and assessment, diagnosis and planning, treatment implementation, coordination and continuity of care, which also includes outcomes management, patient/family education, consultation, and research. The incumbent will assume a leadership role with the interdisciplinary team to define and achieve optimal programmatic outcomes. This position will also serve on hospital committees relevant to the care of the end stage cardiac and pulmonary failure patients requiring mechanical circulatory support. The position will provide and oversee MCS education for hospital wide staff (nursing and ancillary positions) as well as community facilities and patients and families. 
 
UCSF Medical Center requires all Advanced Health Professionals (AHP) to be credentialed through its Medical Staff Services Office (MSSO) in order to practice and function in their clinical role.  This applies to both adult and pediatric AHPs in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings at all UCSF Medical Center sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion, Satellite Clinics, et al). Credentialing and approval of the Standardized Procedures takes between 60-90 days and must be completed prior to the first working day.
 
Required Qualifications
Nurse Practitioner:
Master's Degree in Nursing
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California
Minimum 2 years of recent RN experience in a critical cardiac care unit, intensive care an operating room
Current American Heart Association CPR certification
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification
California Furnishing license and DEA number required within one year of hire   
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
 
Required Qualifications
Physician Assistant:
Minimum two years of Physician Assistant experience in a critical cardiac care unit, intensive care unit or/an operating room
Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of California
Graduate of a recognized Physician’s Assistant Training Program
National Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician’s Assistants
Current American Heart Association CPR certification
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification
DEA number required within one year of hire  
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCSF Medical Center locations
 
Preferred Qualifications
Research experience in investigational drug/device trials strongly preferred
 
Licensure/Certification
Nurse Practitioner:
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California
Current licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California
Current American Heart Association CPR certification
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification
California Furnishing license and DEA number required within one year of hire  
 
Licensure/Certification
Physician Assistant:
Current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of California
National Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician’s Assistants
Current American Heart Association CPR certification
Current American Heart Association ACLS certification
DEA number required within one year of hire  
 
We offer a comprehensive benefits package effective on the first day of employment and a location in the heart of San Francisco.
 
Apply online at
for official consideration and search for Job Opening ID: 8270.
 
For more information, please contact
Susan Walczak, MS RN NE-BC
Senior Recruiter at
 
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