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Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Surgery

Company: Penn State Health Physician Recruitment
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an academic medical center located 12 miles east of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
We are currently seeking qualified Nurse Practitioner candidates for a staff position in Cardiac Surgery. Our program currently has 5 cardiac surgeons, 5 cardiac surgical PAs, and 2 attending nurses performing about 500+ cardiac surgical procedures annually, including CABG, valve surgery, LVADS, ECMO, Total Artificial Heart, and cardiac transplantation.
Responsibilities: Assisting physicians in the medical care and management of patients, performing such functions as first assist in operating room and endoscopic vein harvest. Provide surgical support for CABG, Cardiac Valve Surgery, LVAD implantation, Cardiac Transplant and Thoracic Surgery. Actively participate in the medical management of patients during the preoperative, operative and post-operative phases of care. Limited in-house coverage until service is fully staffed then will provide 24-hr in house coverage by NP staff.
Our requirements include:
Nurse Practitioner - Acute Care or Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner degree from an accredited program, active or approvable application to obtain license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in the state of Pennsylvania.
Preferred Qualifications: 2 to 3 years of practical work experience with cardiac surgery patient population and be proficient at performing endovascular vein harvest.
The following experience would also be an asset: Experience providing pre and post-operative care for cardiothoracic patients and endoscopic vein harvest. Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.
We offer a competitive total compensation package to include:


  • Generous paid time off
  • Comprehensive health benefits package (effective first day of employment)
  • Relocation assistance for those who qualify
  • Retirement 401(k) contribution 5% of annual salary after initial 6 months of employment
  • Tuition discount program at Penn State for employees; after one-year of full-time employment, spouse and dependent children qualify for 75% tuition discount at Penn State
  • Tuition reimbursement program for job-related degree programs offered at other accredited institutions
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) at $2000 annually

    Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
    EOE-AA-M/F/D/V
    The Penn State / Hershey MC campus houses both the Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn
    State Hershey Medical Center, a 501-bed tertiary care hospital with a Level I trauma center and 129-bed
    Penn State Childrens Hospital. The campus is located in rural Hershey, PA with close proximity to New York City, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore, MD. We have earned ANCC Magnet Recognition.
    For additional information, please visit contact Esther Zechman, Advanced Practice Recruiter at 717-531-5283 or email at ezechman@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

    The Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an academic medical center located 12 miles east of ...

Keywords: Penn State Health Physician Recruitment, Harrisburg , Nurse Practitioner - Cardiac Surgery, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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