The Cardiology APP (NP, PA-C) provides care to patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular conditions in the outpatient clinic setting. The Cardiology APP utilizes advanced knowledge to identify, prevent, or solve complex and/or recurring patient care problems in collaboration with the physician, the APP manages patients enhancing many aspects of patient care including core measures, patient throughput, and efficient coordination of care after discharge. In addition to direct patient assessment and treatment, the Cardiology APP provides consultative services, inter and intradepartmental liaison, education, and clinical performance improvement leadership.
The Cardiology APP will incorporate both independent decision-making abilities and collaborate with the physicians, interdisciplinary care team, and leadership to provide expert care to the patients.
- Support efficient management of patients with known/potential cardiac diagnoses such as chest pain, syncope, dysrhythmias.
- Daily physical assessment on all patients.
- Consult with the supervising physician regarding physical findings and course of treatment.
- Order appropriate medications as determined by the supervising physician.
- Order diagnostic tests as determined by the supervising physician.
- Initiate consultations to other services, authorized by the supervising physician
- Evaluate and monitor quality measurements as indicated by Steward Health Care Network in accordance with the supervising physicians’ guidelines.
- Evaluate specific minor illness and injury of patients as defined by approved medical protocols.
- Collaborate with health care professionals in the planning, implementation and coordination of health teaching and counseling of the patient, family or patient representative. Document patient level of understanding.
- May also be responsible for coordination with other clinical staff, nurses, other physicians involved in the care of patients.
- The APP shall be accountable for maintaining the confidentiality of all Steward Medical Group and patient related information.
- Analyze pertinent clinical data, communicate findings and document information appropriately.
- Collaborates with interdisciplinary care team to facilitate a comprehensive plan of care and coordination of resources.
- Monitors patient outcomes in accordance with defined standards of patient care.
- Identifies system-wide factors contributing to undesirable outcomes, such as complications, increased length of stay, and overutilization of resources.
- Participates in the development of formal and informal educational programs for hospital-based staff.
- Actively participate in patient safety and clinical process improvement projects.
- Administer all medications according to hospital policy.
- Document according to policies and procedures.
- Adhere to hospital policies and procedures; support the mission of the hospital.
- Communicate effectively with peers, managers, ancillary departments and other customers.
- Other duties as required.
- Requirements include: Completion of master’s program in Adult Acute Care NP or Adult Primary Care NP
- Board certification required from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American Credentialing Center
- MA state license
- At least 3-5 years of previous experience working in a dedicated cardiology practice or hospital setting.
Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence, and convenience.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.