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Teaching Associate - Cardiothoracic Surgery Float Advanced Practice Provider

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School / Campus / College: School of Medicine

Organization: Surgery

Title: Teaching Associate - Cardiothoracic Surgery Float Advanced Practice Provider

Position Details

Position Description

The CT Surgery Float Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will provide coverage to the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery APP teams as determined by the needs of the division.  This includes coverage of cardiac and thoracic surgery ambulatory care clinics and cardiac and thoracic surgery inpatient teams.  Coverage of CTICU and operating room settings will be dependent on applicant’s background and skill set.  This opportunity provides exposure to a broad range of patient populations and requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Strong preference for experienced applicants with clinical background in cardiac or thoracic surgery.  Onboarding will be provided for each clinical practice site.


CT Surgery Float APP hours may include day, night, weekend or holidays as well as 8, 10, or 12 hour shift coverage requirements.  In all settings, the Float APP will collaborate with the physician and APP faculty to address clinical issues within the scope of practice as well as partner with them to communicate with patients, referring providers and fellow clinicians. Additionally, this position is responsible for facilitating productive partnerships with patients and families to develop and execute appropriate care plans in each clinical practice site.  Other responsibilities include clinical education of nursing staff and surgical residents, contributing to quality improvement projects and clinical process improvement activities for the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and performance of other related duties as required.



Minimum Qualifications:

1.      Current and valid state Registered Nurse Licensure for ARNP or Physician Assistant licensure for PA-C

2.      Graduate Degree from and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or accredited Physician Assistant Program

3.      Nationally certified ARNP/PA with DEA

4.      Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment

5.      Effective interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients undergoing Cardiothoracic Surgical procedures.

6.      ACLS Certification

7.      Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

8.      Basic computer knowledge and command of basic personal computer skills


Candidates should submit their application via Interfolio with cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

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