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Cardiac Surgery Stepdown Unit Advanced Practice Provider

Center Personal Health 606075 Full Time 8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031, US

Job Description

Come join the APPs in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute and be a part of the amazing clinical outcomes achieved yearly

  • 2021: 73% cardiogenic shock survival, compared to national baseline of 50%
  • 2021: 14th busiest heart transplant program in the U.S.

Job Description

Inova is seeking an experienced Advanced Practice Provider for the Cardiac Surgery program at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. This is an APP-driven service. Our Advanced Practice Providers manage the Cardiovascular Step Down Unit covering a wide variety of patients, including CABGs, valves, Maze procedures, complex aortic surgeries (open and endovascular), ventricular assist devices, heart and lung transplants, and transcatheter valve procedures.

Applicants must be comfortable making decisions with autonomy and discharging patients. Preferably they should have experience managing surgical patients, including chest tube and wound management, titrating anti-hypertensive medications and diuretics, and reading x-rays and telemetry monitoring.

Advanced Practice Providers work on the average of 3-4 shifts/week, with an expectation of 3-4 nights per month and 1-2 weekends per month. 

Excellent compensation, CME, reimbursement for licensing, DEA, and society memberships/journal subscriptions.

This position is eligible for a $20,000 Sign On Bonus!

Advanced Practice Providers with at least two years of experience in cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery, critical care, or cardiology are eligible to receive a $20,000 sign on bonus. Accepting the bonus requires a 2 year employment agreement.


  • Develops differential diagnosis and plans of care based on data collection and revises based on physiologic and psychosocial findings. Interprets and synthesizes laboratory, imaging, and other pertinent data. Review’s patient plan of care with interdisciplinary team and with the patient and family.
  • Evaluates and documents patients' response to care, and evaluates impact of illness on patients' health status, functional status, nutritional status, sleep and rest patterns, family and social relationships, and establishes a health promotion strategy.
  • Assumes clinical management for the cardiovascular patient population in collaboration with physicians in practice.
  • Assists in the development and revision of standards for patient populations and integrates evidence-based research findings into clinical practice.
  • Participates in clinical research/data collection and assists in projects and planning for continual development of respective specialty.
  • Provides formal/informal clinical and professional educational programs to improve staff knowledge.
  • Work schedule: 3-4 shifts/week with an expectation of 3-4 nights per month and 1-2 weekends per month. 


  • • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
  • • Board Certified Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Maintains necessary CME requirements.
  • • Preferably at least 1 year of experience in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, general surgery, cardiology, or critical care.
  • • ACLS Certification
  • • Valid, or ability to obtain, DEA

About Inova

IHVI offers an extremely robust and nationally recognized cardiac surgery program focusing on excellence in patient care and optimal patient outcomes. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have performed thousands of procedures and pioneered many new treatment and recovery approaches with some of the best patient outcomes in the nation.

  • 3 Stars from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for both CABG and AVR/CABG since 2017
  • #1 ranked hospital in the DC Metro region and #3 in Virginia by US News and World Report
  • CMS 5-Star rating
  • Leapfrog Safety Award of “A”.
  • Magnet Recognition Program by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Watson Health Top 100 Hospitals