Provides cardiology health care services to patients under direction of Physician to patient in the outpatient setting by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs comprehensive patient assessments in the ambulatory setting, including history and physical examinations, Cardiology Consultation and routine office follow up care.
Orders diagnostic tests, such as echocardiograms, stress tests (exercise or pharmacologic), x-rays, ECG’s, laboratory tests, and interprets test result.
Develops and implements patient management plans, records electronic office notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care with collaboration and general supervision of the THV physicians.
Prescribes pharmacologic and other therapeutic treatment for the benefit of patient health..
Performs therapeutic procedures, as needed, including post-procedure wound care. May be trained in supervision of stress testing, both non pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic.
Educates and counsels patients and their families regarding diagnosis, medical and procedural treatments, compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, test results.
Travel to Cardiology outreach clinics a minimum of 2 days per week.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Nurse Practitioner: Master of Science or higher degree and certificate of successful completion of an approved nurse practitioner program; two to four years related experience and/or training; Maintain continuous certification as NP through the appropriate governing body. Cardiology experience highly preferred.
Physician Assistant: Master of Science or higher degree and certificate of successful completion of an AMA approved physician assistant program; two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Maintain continuous certification as PA-C through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) . Cardiology experience highly preferred.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Nurse Practitioner: Must be a graduate of an accredited NP program. Must hold a valid NP license for the State of Michigan. Must maintain certification from the appropriate governing body. BLS and ACLS certification also required.
Physician Assistant: Must be a graduate of an AMA accredited PA program. Must hold a valid PA license for the State of Michigan. Must maintain certification from the NCCPA. BLS and ACLS certification also required.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret, professional journals, policies and procedures, governmental regulations. Ability to write medical correspondence, reports and policies. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, colleagues, patients and the general public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Works in a normal patient care environment.
At times, works under extreme stress.
Stands and walks most of the time, in the clinic
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