Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

ID: 7077553
Posted: April 22, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

Job Overview
The Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease is recruiting a full time Nurse Practitioner for the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.

This individual will provide inpatient acute care services as part of the Cardiology team in the multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit as well as the Heart Failure Consult Team. Care will be provided under the direction of an attending physician, along with a rotating team of medical learners, and other healthcare professionals.

The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit is a high acuity unit with 25 beds. The practitioner may provide care to patients to include, but not be limited to: cardiogenic shock, acute MI, acute CHF, post-cardiac surgery patients (TAVR, post-CABG, etc.) and post-transplant patient. Management of care of patients on ECMO, IABP, LVADs, and/or Impellas, may also be required.

Essential Functions
Perform comprehensive history and physical, consultative, and inpatient daily progress notes on adult CVICU and advanced heart failure patients under the direction of the attending Cardiologist
Coordinate care at time of discharge from the critical care setting to the general hospital population, LTAC, assisted living facility, or home
Participate in daily rounds under the supervision of the attending Cardiologist, collaborating with the multidisciplinary CVICU team, in establishing a plan of care
Reviews ongoing critical care needs, prescribes necessary medications, orders and interprets diagnostic tests, requests consultations from other subspecialties, and relays appropriate information regarding needs to the patient’s care team.
Attend and participate in LVAD/Heart Txp multidisciplinary selection meeting
Participate in advanced heart failure educational opportunities, quality, safety, and research projects per divisional need
Provides education to patients, family members, and healthcare providers about management and treatment of disease processes
Demonstrates teamwork by communicating effectively and working cooperatively with all members of the care team
Required Education
Master’s Degree in Nursing and graduation from an ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program.

Required Trainings/Certifications
Current BLS/ACLS Certification
Current/valid RN and APN license/license eligible to practice in the state of Ohio.
May require certification in corresponding specialty.

Required Experience
Three (3) years nursing experience.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.
Additional Qualifications Considered
At least three (3) years in Critical Care Nursing experience, preferably in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and or Heart Failure


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