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Nurse Practitioner

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Hopkinsville, KY posted April 13, 2021.

nn Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant
– Cardiology Clinic (Hopkinsville, KY)
– FT Days nn nn Job Summary: nn nn The Cardiology Nurse Practitioner (NP) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team.

The NP provides healthcare in cardiac ambulatory specialty care and cardiac acute care health care settings.

The NP provides comprehensive cardiology care ranging from medical to surgical cardiac conditions.

The NP has didactic education, clinical competency and national certification in identified area of clinical practice.

The NP demonstrates medical knowledge, clinical judgment, technical competence, professionalism, interpersonal communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and competency validation.

The NP has an advanced knowledge of nursing theory and application.

nn nn Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center: nn nn Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world.

It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged.

It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated.

It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

nn nn Our Nursing Philosophy: nn nn We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research.

We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

nn nn Achieve the Remarkable: nn nn Learn more about VUMC Nursing: nn nn
•Nursing Careers: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/index.html nn nn
•Benefits: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/benefits.html nn nn
•Our Nursing Philosophy: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/philosophy.html nn nn
•Our Nursing Leadership: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/leadership.html nn nn
•Shared Governance: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/shared-governance.html nn nn
•Education & Professional Development: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/professional-development.html nn nn
•Life In Nashville: http://www.vumcnursingcareers.com/nashville.html nn nn
•VUMC Nursing: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=vanderbilt-nursing nnMaster’s Degree (or equivalent experience) Nursing and Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR): Registered Nurse Required Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Within 3 months Additional Qualification Information: 12 months of nursing experience preferred.

12 months of nurse practitioner experience with specific patient population preferred.Certificate of Fitness to Prescribe (required within 3 months of hire)National Specialty Board Certification in Age-Specific, Specialty Patient Population; Eligible for NPI and DEA (which will be required within 3 months of hire) Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands: Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs.

of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs.

of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs.

of force continually to move objects.

Movement Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one’s feet without moving.

Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

Sensory Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

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