As an NP, CNS, or PA in the field of cardiac medicine, you have the heart, and the “smarts,” to provide excellent care to adults and children.
Our Melnic job board has opportunities in both adult and pediatric cardiac medicine. Cardiac nurse practitioners (NPs), clinical nurse specialists (CNSs), and physician assistants (PAs) thrive in environments that provide opportunities to practice to the full extent of their experience and qualifications.
If this describes you, you already know that it takes a high level of experience and training to work alongside cardiologists as you diagnose, monitor, and treat patients with acute and chronic cardiovascular illness. It also requires you to keep up with emerging technological advances and pursue advanced certifications.
Over 40,000 infants are born each year with a congenital heart defect, and cardiovascular disease is responsible for 1 out of every 3 deaths. But, advances in the field, and an increase in patient awareness have reduced the mortality rate over the last decade. Your tireless dedication to the profession and commitment to your patients are the heartbeat of healthcare.
Opportunities to Advance in Cardiac Jobs
We asked Lindy Moake, RN, MSN, PCCNP to share her perspective on emerging technology and opportunities in cardiac care. She is Clinical Manager, Heart Center Advanced Practice Service, at Children’s Health Dallas.
“The ability to navigate emerging technologies is important for the cardiac APRN and PA. It’s also critical that the APRN and PA have a strong understanding of how to acquire and use these evidenced-based practice technologies in their practice setting.
Technological advances allow the cardiovascular APRN or PA to provide the highest quality of patient care both in the cardiology inpatient and ambulatory settings. In fact, many advances in technology have led to an increased number of cardiovascular procedures, therapies, and treatments being now performed in the outpatient setting. This movement will continue to grow as innovations and advances in genetics, fetal intervention, imaging, catheter delivered technologies, and ventricular assist devices continue to advance.
Additional opportunities for APRN’s and PA’s in the field of Cardiology include active involvement in healthcare reform, quality improvement/quality metric data monitoring, benchmarking, networking, continued research of non-invasive versus invasive procedures, practice productivity, outreach, and growth of specialty clinics for conditions in which previous patients did not survive to adulthood.”
When it comes to knowing what’s happening in healthcare today, there’s no substitute to hearing from highly skilled and experienced professionals like Ms. Moake. If you’d like to learn more, please leave us a comment below.
Top Cardiac Jobs for NPs, PAs, and CNSs
If you are a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or physician assistant who is considering a change, we welcome the chance to help you find your dream job! There are great opportunities on our job board to provide excellent patient care in a hospital near you.
This week we are featuring five PNP and CNS positions at four different Children’s Hospitals across the country.
- This AC PNP Position with Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago is in the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) and CVICU. You’ll care for pediatric patients with congenital or acquired cardiology conditions and have access to advanced pediatric cardiac care technology.
- Seattle Children’s Hospital has a great opportunity for an AC PNP to direct or participate in the clinical management of patients. The hospital is also seeking a Cardiac CNS to care for critically ill open-heart surgery and transplant patients in the hospital’s state-of-the art, 31 bed cardiac intensive care unit (CICU).
- If a leadership job interests you, consider this AC PNP CVICU position with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, you’ll direct the medical and surgical management of acute and chronically ill cardiology, cardiac surgery and transplant patients requiring intensive care and monitoring.
- Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston is also seeking an AC PNP in the CVICU to provide coverage for critically ill children recovering from cardiac transplant surgery. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with a top children’s hospital that is expanding to a new state-of-the-art tower. We are also looking for a Cardiac APP Manager to lead the CVICU team.
We’ll be heading to Washington, DC this December for the PCICS 13th Annual International Meeting. This national forum will provide strategies, support, and resources for pediatric cardiac critical care medicine. For more information, click here.