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Nurse Practitioner – Thoracic Surgery - 1503838

San Jose, CA

Nurse Practitioner – Thoracic Surgery - FA Opportunity in the Greater San Jose area




Job Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for the assessment of selected patients in the designated service.  The NP performs physical examinations, confers with patients in person and by phone/electronically, collaborates with others in the department to assure smooth flow of patient care consistent with established quality indicators and participates in the overall coordination of patient care.  The NP reports to the Chief of the designated service and to the Department Manager.


Under the direction and supervision of staff Thoracic surgeon, the NP provides high quality cost-effective patient care by performing General Thoracic Surgery support to our surgeons with Robotics and a Full Scope of Thoracic Oncology Services.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts age appropriate assessments of patients, including history taking and physical examination consistent with department protocol.
  • Performs assessment/data collection in an on-going systematic manner, focusing on physiologic, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and cognitive status; patient/family education, family involvement and patient advocacy.
  • Consults with supervising physician or other clinicians as dictated by patient need and assessment findings.
  • Participates with physicians and other clinicians in the department to assure effective patient care consistent with quality indicators for patients cared for in the designated service.
  • Reviews medical record for follow up or ordering of diagnostic studies under established protocols.
  • Establishes and maintains communication with other health care providers and departments to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness and to promote consistency and continuity of care.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
  • Delegates appropriately and coordinates duties/activities of health care team members. Evaluates effectiveness of care given by team members.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and applies safety principles as identified by the institution. Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols, remaining calm, informing appropriate persons, and documenting events.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional practice. Participates regularly in staff development activities for unit and department personnel. Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues, including patient confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of patient care and unit functioning.
  • Participates in unit and department Performance Improvement activities.  Participates in nursing research activities as requested. Identifies and solves problems effectively.
  • Demonstrates a service philosophy in all interactions with patients, families, and all members of the health care team.  Demonstrates proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunication modalities to document, track and convey information.
  • If practicing in a specialty role, fulfills the expectations established for the particular role.
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.


  • Minimum two (2) years, within the past three (3) years, of experience as a NP providing specialized care for persons requiring CV Surgery, Advanced Heart Failure management, Heart Transplant, and Left Ventricular Assist Device implant.
  • RN First Assist experience


  • Completion of a master’s program in Acute Care NP required


License, Certification, Registration

  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate (California)
  • Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number (California)
  • Registered Nurse License (California)
  • Nurse Practitioner National Certificate
  • National Provider Identifier required at hire
  • Basic Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support



Additional Requirements:

  • Must meet credentialing requirements established for nurse practitioners 
  • Candidates must meet requirements to apply for PTAN (Provider Transaction Account Number) at the time of hire and apply within 30 days of hire
  • PALS may be required if serving pediatric patients.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • RN First Assist experience preferred.


Competitive compensation – $91.72 – $108.95/hour and comprehensive benefits package

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