Nurse Practitioner – CVT

University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
January 22, 2023
Las Vegas, NV
Job Type


Position Summary

As an academic medical center with a rich history of providing life-saving treatment in Southern Nevada, UMC serves as the anchor hospital of the Las Vegas Medical District, offering Nevada's highest level of care to promote successful medical outcomes for patients.
We are home to Nevada's ONLY Level I Trauma Center, Designated Pediatric Trauma Center, Burn Care Center, and Transplant Center. We are a Pathway Designated facility by ANCC, and we are on our journey to Magnet status.

Position Summary:
Assess, diagnose and treat cardiothoracic patients. Duties include obtaining patient's health history, reviewing symptoms, asking patients situation-specific questions to formulate accurate diagnoses, formulating suitable treatment plans, prescribing laboratory tests and medication, providing patient and family education. Incumbents in this class work independently under the general direction of a physician pursuant to state statute.

Job Requirement

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and two (2) years of related clinical nursing experience.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Valid State of Nevada License to Practice as a Registered Nurse, and; State of Nevada License to Practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse, and; State of Nevada Pharmacy Board License to Prescribe Medications, and; DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate, and; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Some positions may require Neonatal Resuscitation Protocol (NRP).

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

  • A Masters or Doctorate degree in nursing from an accredited APRN program.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of CCU experience recovering open heart patients in a similar facility.
  • Board-certified or board-eligible to be certified as a Cardiac-Vascular Nurse Practitioner.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Anatomy and physiology; chemistry; microbiology; age-appropriate growth and development; pathophysiology and disease processes; current standards of medical and health care; limitations of the scope of practice; diagnostic tools; pharmacology; department and hospital safety practices and procedures; patient rights; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures; age specific patient care practices.
Skill in:
Diagnosing patient conditions and interpreting findings from the examination and diagnostic tests; performing complete physical examinations; taking medical histories; writing information in patient chart; oral communication with patient to obtain information and convey health information; communicating effectively with a wide variety of patients from a diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; using a variety of diagnostic tools, depending upon area of specialization; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical clinical setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain standing and/or walk for extended periods of time, vision to read instruments, printed materials and a VDT screen, hearing and speech to communicate effectively in person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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