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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant -Heart Transplant

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Sun City West
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Join the authority in medicine and partner with the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021), ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, we believe there is a better path to healing that humanizes the practice of health care and inspires hope in the people who need it most. You will be part of an amazing diverse team committed to solving the most serious and complex medical challenges - one patient at a time.

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits. Eligibility may vary.

Position description
Mayo Clinic Arizona has an exciting opportunity for a Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join the Heart Transplant team. The role would practice primarily in the outpatient clinic setting, with a patient population including post heart transplant patients and patients awaiting heart transplantation with advanced heart failure. This is a busy practice with many opportunities for enhancing the outpatient clinic experience as we pride ourselves on having outstanding long term post transplant outcomes. Additional role responsibilities include intermittent outpatient on-call from home, and collaboration with the multidisciplinary transplant team.

The Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant has advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Physicians Assistants are certified by examination of an approved certifying body.

This individual works in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. Provides primary health care to individuals and families. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: obtaining patient history, comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological agents and treatments, and non-pharmacological therapies. Monitors the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions. Makes appropriate referrals. Performs minor procedures as approved by the AZ Regulatory Board of Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants.

This individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required. The Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice through performance improvement initiatives. Active in professional organizations and participates in community activities.

Level II Requirements:
In addition to the above requirements, must meet two to four of the following:

  • Spends at least 50% of days based at the hospital (rounds, service, or shift work).
  • Performs specialized procedure(s).
  • Provides evals and consults with indirect supervision at least 50% of days worked.
  • Spends at least 10% of days as First Assist in surgery.
  • Takes call assignments (Primary and/or ED).
  • Provides Weekend/Holiday Service.
    Qualifications
    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:
    • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
    • Master of Science in Nursing required.
    • Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must have national certification.
      Physician Assistant:
      • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
      • NCCPA certification required.
      • Must be licensed/certified or eligible to practice as PA in the State of Arizona.
        Additional qualifications
        • Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills.
        • Demonstrated leadership ability.
        • Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs.
        • Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
        • Two to five years of clinical experience preferred.
        • Primary care, acute care, and/or surgical experience preferred.
        • Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.
          License or certification
          • Must have Arizona licensure as a Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant under the supervision of a Mayo Clinic physician upon hire.
          • Maintains prescribing and dispensing privileges in Arizona.
          • Must provide evidence of application for DEA certificate upon hire, obtain DEA certificate within 90 days of hire, and maintain certificate thereafter unless waived by department/division.
          • Basic Life Support certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency.
          • Maintains ACLS and PALS certification as required by specific department or division.
            Exemption status
            Exempt

            Compensation Detail
            Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

            Benefits eligible
            Yes

            Schedule
            Full Time

            Hours / Pay period
            80

            Schedule details
            Monday through Friday with outpatient call coverage as needed.

            Weekend schedule
            No weekends except for occasional outpatient call.

            International Assignment
            No

            Site description
            Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

            With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

            Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

            Recruiter
            Latasha Perkins

            EOE
            As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Sun City West , Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant -Heart Transplant, Healthcare , Sun City West, Arizona

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