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Nurse Practitioner

Date Posted
10th February 2017
Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Nurse Practitioner (Two Year Post) at the King Edward Memorial Hospital (Acute Care Facility).

Job Description

BHB ensures the highest in quality health care through service excellence, education and leadership.  We seek qualified, highly motivated, and experienced professionals to work in a supportive but demanding environment. 
Key responsibilities include:

  • Evaluates and treats patients with acute and chronic complaints related to specialty, according to written standardized procedures
  • Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new patients according to written standardized procedures
  • Obtain interval histories and performs pertinent examinations on return patients
  • Performs,  requests and/or  evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient according to written standardized procedures
  • Orders and provides medications according to written standardized procedures and medical directives (as articulated in the Therapeutics Medical Directive for each Specialty)
  • Performs designated procedures as per specialty where applicable
  • Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community
  • Recognizes situations which require immediate attention of a physician and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary – as governed by the NP's scope of practice

Qualifications &/ Registration required:

  • Graduate degree in Nursing
  • Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by a nationally accredited Nursing organization
  • Certification in Cardiovascular Nursing or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years nursing experience with 3 years clinical experience managing cardiac patients. Current BLS and ACLS certification
  • Experience in managing Heart Failure preferred
  • Experience in performing stress testing
  • Exposure to Cardiac Device Care an asset

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