Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Inova is seeking an experienced Advanced Practice Provider for the Cardiac Surgery program at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. This is an APP-driven service with no resident program. Our Advanced Practice Providers manage the Cardiovascular Step Down Unit for a program of approximately 1,800 cardiac cases a year.
The APPs can expect to manage a wide variety of patients, including CABGs, valves, Maze procedures, complex aortic surgeries (open and endovascular), ventricular assist devices, heart and lung transplants, and transcatheter valve procedures.
Applicants should have experience managing surgical patients, including chest tube and wound management, titrating anti-hypertensive medications and diuretics, and reading x-rays and telemetry monitoring. Must be comfortable making decisions with autonomy and discharging patients.
Advanced Practice Providers work on the average of 3-4 shifts/week, with an expectation of 3-4 nights per month and 1-2 weekends per month.
Excellent compensation, including evening, night, and weekend differential pay, time-and-a-half on holidays, generous CME, reimbursement for licensing, DEA, and society memberships/journal subscriptions.
This position is eligible for a $20,000 Sign On Bonus! Advanced Practice Providers with at least two years of experience in cardiovascular or thoracic surgery are eligible to receive a $20,000 sign on bonus. Accepting the bonus requires a 1 year employment agreement.
Responsibilities: Performs high-quality clinical practices and effective patient management, under physician supervision, in accordance with state regulations, including primary and secondary specialty care in clinical and/or surgical practice settings. Demonstrates technical expertise with bedside diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Patient care duties may include education and research. Prescribes medications in accordance with state guidelines. Demonstrates teamwork by communicating effectively and working cooperatively with all members of the health care team. Displays respect for and appreciation for the contribution from all team members in order to foster positive working relationships. Participates in Quality/Best Practice initiatives by utilizing standards and guidelines for cost-effective care delivery in order to continuously improve patient care and enhance outcomes.
The highly skilled specialists who make up Inova Cardiac Surgery have nearly 40 years of experience delivering advanced cardiac surgery to adult and pediatric patients requiring diagnosis, staging, and treatment of diseases of the heart and thoracic cavity.
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and pioneered many new treatment and recovery approaches with results rarely matched nationwide.
• Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program • Board Certified Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Maintains necessary CME requirements. • Preferably at least 1 year of experience in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, general surgery, cardiology, or critical care. • ACLS Certification
PREFERRED: Experience managing surgical patients, preferably cardiac or thoracic surgery.
Internal Number: 49766BR
About Inova Health System
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, employing more than 18,000 team members and serving more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes such as the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Inova Neuroscience and Spine Institute. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Founded in 1956 as the Fairfax Hospital Association, Inova has grown with its surrounding community and the region to provide a full spectrum of health services, including Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,800 licensed beds.
Four of Inova’s five hospitals have received five-star rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; they are the only hospitals in the Washington, DC region to have earned the highest rating from the federal agency. To achieve its mission of providing world-class healthcare to a... diverse community, Inova is home to prominent clinicians and scientists who drive innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness.