Cardiothoracic Surgical Nurse Practitioner

Open Date 11/28/2016
Division Reading Hospital
Description Reading Hospital, a part ofTower Health, is a 600+ bed acute care hospital located in West Reading, a charming and vibrant community just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania. We currently perform 450-500 heart and thoracic procedures annually and have received Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for three years in a row, as well as their Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award in 2016. We currently provide the only hybrid operating rooms in Berks County, and opened our new surgical inpatient tower, Reading HealthPlex last fall that is home to 24 Operating Rooms, including 6 Hybrid ORs, that will assure that Reading Hospital will be one of the region's most technological advanced and sophisticated surgical centers.

We are seeking anexperienced Nurse Practitioner to join our growing cardiothoracic surgery team of 4 Surgeons and 7 AP's. Our teams of heart specialists are using the latest in innovations and procedures, including minimally invasive techniques, such as robot assisted heart surgery, ventricular assist devices (Impella), cardiac valve repair/replacement, trans-catheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR), Robo/VATS Lobectomies, TEVAR Ex-MAZE ablations, and more.

The advanced practitioners in our comprehensive cardiothoracic surgery department are valued members of a dynamic team and are on the front-line of patient care. We are rewarded with a significant amount of clinical autonomy to order and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, formulate a diagnostic impression, develop and implement a treatment plan, and to monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions. Opportunities include working exclusively in all areas of care.

We offer a flexible, rotating schedule that consists of 3 shifts each week, and are responsible for covering the service 24/7 with in-house call one day per week.

Qualified candidates must be:
• A graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
• MSN Required
• Licensed, or eligible for license, to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania
• Proficient in EVH. Experience with endoscopic radial harvesting strongly desired but willing to train.
• Qualified to function as the 1st assistant in adult cardiac and thoracic surgeries.
• Experienced in postop critical care management.

We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes:
• Compensation based on experience
• Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
• 403(b) employee funded retirement plan with an employer match
• Generous CME allowance ($1,500/5 days)
• 5 weeks paid vacation

Explore this exciting opportunity and become a part of a strong, new chapter with Reading Hospital!
Position Requirements

Position Requirements:
• A graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
• MSN Required
• Licensed, or eligible for license, to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Pennsylvania
• Proficient in EVH. Experience with endoscopic radial harvesting strongly desired but willing to train.
• Qualified to function as the 1st assistant in adult cardiac and thoracic surgeries.
• Experienced in postop critical care management.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
Hours Bi-Weekly None Specified

Reading Shift None Specified