NP - Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) Job

Children's Health - Advanced Practice Careers

Job Number: 53447

Location: Dallas, TX

Date Posted: 3-2-2018


Position Summary

The practitioner functions as a Health Care Provider within the CVICU for the purpose of providing age-appropriate and culturally sensitive care.

This position is open to Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PA-Cs)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The practice will involve care and management of patients in the CVICU specialty setting. Care will include performing admission H & Ps, plan of care and day-to-day management of CVICU patients. Practitioner will manage (in collaboration with the attending) the entire inpatient course. Practitioner will initiate referrals and follow up on consults to other providers.
  • This position will require credentialing through our Medical Staff Services Department.



  • Master's degree in Nursing or Graduate of an educational program for physician assistants or surgeon assistants accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational programs, or by that committee’s predecessor or successor entities.

Licenses & certifications

  • Current RN license (or eligible) in the State of Texas.
  • Recognition as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (or eligible) by the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners, or
  • Physician Assistant (PA-C), licensed in the State of Texas.
  • Current American Heart Association CPR/BLS for the Healthcare Provider, and current PALS certification.
  • NPs must have Advanced Practice Acute Care or Critical Care Care certification.


  • Previous pediatric critical care experience in a high acuity PICU preferred.

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Must possess the ability to actively identify new areas for learning; regularly create and take advantage of learning opportunities, and use newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learn through their application
  • Must possess the ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable, and professional manner
  • Must be flexible and adaptable; conditions and environment are unpredictable and change frequently
  • Must be able to hear the wider range of sound frequencies in order to detect murmurs and other abnormalities
  • Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
  • Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Each member of the Advanced Practice Service will function in a role that, by its very nature, requires a high degree of professionalism. It is imperative that Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants manage their individual performance
  • Demonstrate ownership and responsiveness in their customer service approach to patient care and contributes to an atmosphere of teamwork within their group
  • This job requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients ranging in age from 0 to 18 years. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and must be able to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures

Physical demands

  • Heavy - Exerting 60-100 lbs. occasionally, 25-60 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 constantly.

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