Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Company Details

Role Overview

  • Provide NP support to NorthBay cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons primarily in the inpatient setting
  • Administrative lead for inpatient quality and safety
  • Service Line Program Development
  • TAVR Program Guidance

Direct Report/DSP

  • Director of CVT Surgery
  • DSP – Medical Director for the Heart & Vascular Service Line

Secondary Support

  • All CVT surgeons (3)


  • Wages reviewed annually and adjusted to remain competitive
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits for full and part-time employees and their families. Part-time is 20-39 hours per week
  • Tax-deferred annuity with a percentage matched by NorthBay Healthcare
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tax deferred dependent care plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Flexible system for paid time off
  • Disability Insurance
  • Group Long Term Care Benefit
  • Concierge Program
  • Generous shift differential

The Nurse Practitioner contributes to exceptional care continuity, experience and outcomes within the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery channel of excellence within Heart & Vascular Services. Nurse Practitioner will share responsibility for all aspects of patient care and team functions within the surgical service line with the CVT Surgery Medical Director. Nurse Practitioner will serve as a role model for North Bays’ values by working collaboratively with physicians, other advanced practice nurses, allied health professionals and administrative leaders to achieve hospital-wide quality, safety, satisfaction and financial goals as correlated to the CVT surgical service. This role will provide and manage cardiovascular and thoracic surgery patients through physical assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned patients. Further responsibilities include cardiovascular and thoracic surgery program development, TAVR program guidance, patient education, and discharge planning, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery liaison within the hospital, and clinician education.

Nurse Practitioners’ responsibilities include managing patients in the inpatient setting which are assigned to the cardiovascular and thoracic surgery service. Performs focused physical exams as needed, orders diagnostic tests, cardiothoracic standardized procedures, referrals and establishes/confirms diagnosis. Additionally, the Nurse Practitioner prescribes medications, instructs patients and, if requested by patient, their significant other about medical conditions, medications and treatment. Provides continuity for patients seen by the cardiothoracic & vascular surgeons. Collaborates with the patient’s primary care provider, as needed. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner helps facilitate the coordination of services and plan of care. Develops and facilitates educational programs as they relate to cardiovascular and thoracic surgery services. The Nurse Practitioner may provide telephone and video guidance to patients. Care is provided in accordance with organizational policies, procedures and guidelines through the use of standardized, evidence-based practices and under the direction of the CVT Surgery Medical Director and/or supervising surgeon.

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible is for the care, assessment, and perioperative management of patients seen in the cardiothoracic & vascular surgery service at the Heart & Vascular Center. This includes, but is not limited to, rechecks, consultations, medication refills and video visit appointments.

As a credentialed member of the medical staff, the Nurse Practitioner will work within the scope of approved practice protocols under the general supervision of a cardiovascular and thoracic physician/s who practices at NorthBay Healthcare.

Job Requirements
Specific Experience/Proficiency Desired

  • Experience in CVT surgery preferred
  • ICU experience required
  • Maintains a current Furnishing Number for medications. Maintains a current DEA license for schedule 2 drugs and above. CA license preferred.

Experience: 3-5 years’ experience in the specialty area. Also, experience in a professional/technical role requiring a progressive increase in responsibility required. Demonstrated leadership skills and previous supervisory experience required.

Skills: Excellent skills in communication and conflict resolution. Demonstrates tact, timeliness, coaching, accountability, commitment, ability to influence other and resource management. Demonstrates competency in clinical skills appropriate to specialty/board certification.