Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 171180-1A
Date Posted: Nov 29, 2021
Category: Clinical Professional
Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.
About the Job
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is seeking an Adult Advanced Practitioner for our expanding Heart Failure Program. This is an exciting opportunity to work in collaboration with the Medical Director and staff of the multidisciplinary Heart Failure Program to provide advanced clinical services to both inpatients and outpatients with heart failure, cardiomyopathy and related diagnoses.
The primary goals of the Advanced Heart Failure Program Inpatient Consultative Service are optimizing heart failure medical therapy, improving quality of life and reducing heart failure admissions through intensive education, follow up and coordination of care with Emergency Department, inpatient clinicians, specialists, post acute care providers and home care agencies. The Inpatient Consultative Service team will be responsible for all aspects of heart failure care including comprehensive inpatient diagnostic evaluation, advanced therapies, management of outpatients with heart failure for the 30 day post discharge period utilizing disease management including tele-management activities, patient/family education, palliative care and referrals as appropriate. Education of the nursing staff regarding contemporary evidence based knowledge of heart failure treatment broadly and specific to individual patient is expected.
Qualified APs will have a strong background in heart failure, cardiology and acute care medical management.
In addition, this position will round on hospitalized HF patients and see patients triaged to HFP consultative service within 7 days of discharge, as well as devise a customized management plan focusing on autonomy and self care promotion. This AP will also serve as a direct liaison to post-acute care providers. The position will work closely with a multidisciplinary team that includes Heart Failure Specialists, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, Palliative Care Specialists, pharmacotherapists, dietitians, Heart Failure research nurse and a psychologist.
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, a 335-bed tertiary care facility, outpatient clinic and Level II trauma center located in Burlington, MA, is a physician-led, multi-disciplinary group practice of more than 500 physicians. We maintain several accredited residency and fellowship programs and are an academic affiliate of Tufts Medical School. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Burlington, Massachusetts is 17 miles north of Boston and a short drive to the lakes, mountains and shores of New England and the cultural opportunities of Boston.
Licensure, Certification, Registration:
-Candidates must be graduates of a Master's Program in Nursing and must maintain currency through Clinical Education Units.
-Certification and current license to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
-DEA number and Mass Department of Public Health Division of Food and Drug
-Restricted Substances registration number as appropriate