Full-Time Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant – Cardiovascular ICU - (JACKSON, MI)

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Position Summary:


This is an Advanced Practice Professional (APP) job opening.  ICU management/experience preferred (as an RN or APP), new graduates will be reviewed.


Advanced Practice Professional will provide health care and specialized health services to patients and families enrolled in Cardiovascular ICU Medicine.  The APP will provide care of this patient population in collaboration with all members of the health care team.  This position will be 100% inpatient with 100% Adult Case Load.


Clinic Information

Henry Ford Health Jackson

205 N East Ave Jackson, MI 49201



-          Independently evaluates patients in the hospital

-          Works closely with CVICU physicians, Surgeons, and Interventional Cardiology

-          Ordering/interpreting testing and lab results, modifying plan of care to address results

-          Provide clinical expertise and direction to support patient management

-          Maintain accurate documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatments to physicians, streamline the patient transfer process between levels of care, including communicating specific patient needs to internal and external team members and other healthcare providers

-          Perform other related duties as required to assure patient safety and satisfaction

-          Participate in the development and presentation of educational experiences for patients, families, and health care professionals



Procedures – procedural lines, chest tubes, a-lines, etc.


Schedule – variable hours


Weekend requirement – yes, rotating coverage


Call requirement - No


OR Time - No








Duties & Responsibilities:

1.       In collaboration with physician(s), APP will provide independent acute and/or routine medical care to a patients and families enrolled in Cardiovascular Medicine

2.       Manages appropriate orders

3.       Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods

4.       Coordinates the activities of patient care and support staff within the setting

5.       Creates progress notes in EMR indicating patient status and treatment procedures performed

6.       Provides health education to patients, families, and/or community health practitioners and groups

7.       Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops

8.       May perform clinical research related to specific operations

9.       Performs other job-related duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.       Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures

2.       Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects, and proper administration

3.       Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards

4.       Ability to perform medical examinations using standard medical procedures

5.       Life support as required through privileging

6.       Ability to clearly communicate medical information to professional practitioners and/or the general public

7.       Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment

8.       Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques issues, and approaches in area of expertise

9.       Ability to communicate therapeutically with patients and families

10.   Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

11.   Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements

12.   Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions

13.   Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records

14.   Knowledge of primary care principles and practices









Conditions of Employment

-          Employee Health requires all employed providers to complete a health screen per HFHS policy. Henry Ford Health is committed to fostering the good health and welfare of all people, and to improve the health and productive lives of its employees and their families.  To accomplish this goal, Henry Ford Health maintains a smoke-free environment for its employees, members, patients, and visitors in accordance with appliable state law.


-          Successful credentialing process

-          Must maintain professional certification status and applicable state licensing

-          **All offers are contingent on credentialing/privileging**



Working Conditions:

Moderate physical activity.  Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.


Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment


Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment


Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training

GENERAL SUMMARY: The NP-ICU/Critical Care will work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary critical care unit. The NP-ICU/Critical Care will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education, consultation, and care coordination as a first line provider to critically ill patients and their families. Provides inpatient medical care for critically ill patients requiring ICU level of care. Works in collaboration with intensivist physicians, attending physicians, consultants, house officers, nurses, and other members of the medical care team to ensure that patient outcomes are achieved safely and efficiently. Specific procedures as per credentialing as indicated by training and experience. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Master's degree in nursing. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED: Current certification as a Certified Nurse Practitioner. Current state license as a Registered Nurse. Current ACLS/BLS as required. Current ATLS/PALS provider status as required.

Minimum Job Requirements:


1.       NP – Completion of an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner training program


PA – Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant training program

Continuing Education

2.       Applicant must have sufficient education credits to maintain licensure as required by the applicable State of Michigan licensing board



3.       NP – Certification by a certification body recognized by the State of Michigan

4.       PA – Certification by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)



5.       Michigan License, or in process of applying (must have proof of application)

6.       ICU management/experience preferred



1.       Education/Training

a.       NP – Completion of a NP training program accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate of Nursing Education (CCNE) or the national League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)

b.       PA – Completion of a PA training program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the PA (ARC-PA)

2.       Certification

a.       NP – Certification by a certification body recognized by the State of Michigan

b.       PA – Certification by National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA)

3.       Michigan Licensure

4.       DEA/CSL as required through credentialing

7.       EPIC Experience, preferred

8.       BLS / ACLS

    Additional Details

This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit HenryFord.com.


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

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       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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