Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a ARNP/PA who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
Monday – Friday and rotating weekends; 7a – 4p
*$5,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
The ARNP/PA supports the clinical operation of the Transplant Institute with primary focus on clinical services in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Delivery of patient care is conducted in collaboration with the transplant surgeons and physicians including, but not limited to, physical exams, diagnosis and treatment, ordering and interpreting tests, counseling on preventative health, writing prescriptions and assisting in surgery. In addition, the ARNP/PA is responsible for coordinating and managing the patient care of high-risk patient populations throughout the continuum to optimize the patient's clinical, functional and psychosocial status, to provide the communication link for coordination of care among the multidisciplinary healthcare team involved with this patient type, and to orchestrate a performance improvement program that focuses on improving patient outcomes. Under administrative guidance and physician supervision, provides comprehensive primary care services, acute care services and extended care services in the area of nursing and/or medicine for individuals and their families. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, problem-solving, and customer service skills
Sound clinical judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
Effective teaching skills
Ability to be accountable and committed to quality and safety
Effective time-management skills in a high-stress environment
Ability to maintain effective relationships while remaining flexibility to work with patients, families and all members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
Ability to adapt to changes as necessary
Ability to work well without supervision
Initiative to keep abreast of new information/products/developments in assigned specialty
Leadership qualities essential to operate effectively within the institution and advance the practice of transplantation
Proficiency with MS Office Platform, particularly Outlook and Word
Computer skills and ability to work effectively across multiple electronic medical records (EMRs)
Bilingual (English required/Spanish preferred)
A minimum of three years of experience in a large hospital or clinical setting
If Nurse Practitioner - Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current BLS and ACLS certification
If Nurse Practitioner:
Current, valid State of Florida license as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
National Nurse Practitioner certification by either: o the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or o the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
If Physician Assistant:
Current, valid State of Florida license as a Physician Assistant-C (The temporary state license issued to the graduated Physician Assistant is considered a valid/ current license until such time as the Physician Assistant is a PA-C.)
If Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (applies to both) (Preferred): Clinical Coordinator Transplant Certification (CCTC) by the American Board of Transplant Certification (ABTC), or Certification from a clinical research professional organization, i.e., SOCRA, ACRP or Certification from the America Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN)
If Nurse Practitioner (applies only to NP), certification issued by either: o the National Certification Corporation (NCC) or o the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Utilizes sensitivity, responsiveness, caring and compassionate attitude with patients, families and visitors by listening and communicating effectively with courtesy, consideration and tact.
Facilitates and coordinates evaluations for potential organ recipients or living donors which includes, but is not limited to the following: o Identifying appropriate candidates upon referral o Reviewing patient medical records/data and identification of co-morbidities/ contraindications to transplant (or living donation) o Arranging for necessary testing, exams and interviews of transplant candidates and compiling data for assessment. o Coordinating with the Financial Coordinator to obtain authorization for pre-transplant patient's evaluation. This includes communicating as necessary with insurer case manager o Developing and instituting candidates' plan of care o Obtaining necessary consent for transplant evaluation in accordance to United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) guidelines o Maintaining communication with referring physicians, healthcare providers and payers
Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns which include the following: o Assessment of patient health status through physical exam, reviewing patient history, diagnostic tests and procedures and reviewing labs and other critical data. o Diagnosis of acute and chronic conditions affecting all organs systems o Initiating orders for medications, laboratory and other diagnostic testing and medical treatments on appropriate forms o Prescribing interventions and performing therapeutic measures to ensure the appropriate individualized plan of care is implemented. Applying knowledge of age-specific needs, i.e., pediatric, adolescents, adult and geriatric patients related to plan of care interventions and patients' responses to care o Evaluating patient's mental status, substance abuse and referring to mental health treatment as clinically indicated o Assessing patient's compliance and their adherence to medication regimen, treatment recommendations and lifestyle behaviors modifications o Assessing clinical factors including, but not limited to, immunosuppression complications, drug toxicity, infections complications and risk rejection o Assessing patient's functional status o Assessing patient's caregiver and transportation plan o Coordinating care of recipient and/or living donor as needed o Communicating frequently with referring physicians regarding the patient's status o Providing on-call coverage for medical triage for outpatients in collaboration with the physician on-call. o Implementing changes in drug treatment therapy as ordered by the physician(s) and/or healthcare providers o Call responsibilities determined by program-specific needs
Attends and participates in transplant team meetings including Patient Review Committee, hospital interdisciplinary rounds, discharge planning and QAPI. Communicates with the transplant team in a professional and effective manner.
Observes, monitors, assesses and documents organ function and general health status as defined by program protocols. This includes, but not is not limited to: o Writing and/or dictating progress notes, procedure notes, history and physical examination, transfers/discharge summaries in accordance with medical policies. Documenting, coding and completing diagnosis of patient's condition to facilitate appropriate insurance reimbursement. o Coordinating information flow among medical, ancillary, nursing, financial and insurance personnel o Assisting with discharge planning in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary healthcare
Participating with the ongoing education of internal and external stakeholders in the care of transplant and advanced disease-state patients, including, but not limited to: o Participating in the development and implementation of protocol and standards of care for the transplant patient in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. o Overseeing and providing education to acute care staff (ED, OR, ICU, surgery step-down unit) and community care services. o Educating nurses and other multidisciplinary team members about patient care issues to promote positive outcomes for transplant patients. o Presenting scholarly materials at educational conferences for the transplant program and professional meetings and organizations (State/Local, National)
Pro-actively initiates quality improvement ideas/suggestions in an effort to: 1) improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), 2) improve the health of the populations served; and 3) reduce the cost of clinic care.
Assists with the on-boarding, training and professional development of new ARNPs and PAs and mentorship of select individuals within the transplant programs.
Actively participates in regulatory-related data collection and surveys agencies. This includes, but is not limited to: o Oversight and participation of regulated data reporting for regulatory agencies i.e. DNV, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTRAMACS). o Maintaining a current understanding of changes in respect to accrediting bodies o Participating in preparation for regulatory surveys, such as UNOS, Medicare, and DNV o Serving as an expert resource and point-of-contact on clinical and protocol-related issues o Participating in the preparation of action plans in response to recommendations for improvement and deficiencies identified by regulatory agencies o Participating in mock surveys and self-assessments, focusing on continual readiness o Providing in-service and continuing education for staff within the scope of the Transplant Program
Performs additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by Assistant Director or physician team.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the ARNP/PA opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.