Advanced Practice Provider – Cardiac Surgery (Inpatient/Outpatient)

Rapid City, SD USA Full time R9807


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Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Monument Health. As a condition of employment, Monument Health requires all employees be fully vaccinated * against COVID-19, or have obtained an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to starting employment. 

*Fully vaccinated means it has been at least two weeks since the completion of a COVID-19 primary vaccination series. COVID-19 primary vaccination series is defined as the administration of a single-dose vaccine (such as the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine) or the administration of all required doses of a multi-dose vaccine (such as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (interchangeable with the licensed Comirnaty Vaccine) or the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine).

Job Summary

Monument Health is seeking a full-time APP to work at an established practice in Rapid City, SD. The primary responsibility for this role will be to evaluate, manage, and treat cardiac surgery patients under the direction of the Cardiac Surgery attending physician in the inpatient setting. The secondary responsibility for this role will be assisting with patient care in the clinic setting. This role will have five scheduled shifts per week and may participate in weekend inpatient coverage as part of a rotation with other members of the cardiac surgery team. We are looking for someone motivated and driven, with outstanding patient care and communication skills.

Growing cardiovascular surgery program. Two experienced cardiothoracic and vascular trained surgeons
• Experience preferred; New graduates welcome to apply
• Supportive work culture
• Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
• Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account
• Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

Job Description

  • Evaluates and treats post cardiac surgery patients. Manages acute post op issues as well as chronic co-morbidities.

  • Works closely with multi-disciplinary team to coordinate patient throughput and discharge planning.

  • Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings.

  • Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies

  • Administers, orders, furnishes and/or prescribes medications

  • Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products

  • Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services

  • Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds

  • Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary

  • Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services

  • Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources

  • Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

  • Tracks and interprets test results and answers questions either directly or over the phone

  • Develops and implements processes / procedures to promote effective and efficient use of resources.

  • Other duties as required.

About Monument Health

Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. Monument Health offers care in 33 medical specialties and serves 20 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 4,00 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is comprised of 5 hospitals, 8 specialty and surgical centers and more than 40 medical clinics and health care centers. Monument Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program and more than 130 active research studies. We are confident about western South Dakota’s future, and we’re honored to be your partner in delivering excellence in health care.

About Rapid City

The Black Hills is a picturesque part of the country well known for its national monuments, outdoor activities, family friendly adventures and welcoming communities. Communities in the Black Hills experience all four seasons – all are breathtaking and filled with fun events and leisurely activities. Summer is a fantastic opportunity to hike the scenic trails and swim in the beautiful lakes. Autumn is the time of year when many throughout our region enjoy scenic drives through areas such as Spearfish Canyon and the Badlands Loop. There are lots of fall festivals and events with chili cook-offs, pumpkin-carving contests and productions put on by local theater groups. Winter and spring in the Black Hills have no shortage of outdoor and indoor activities. These seasons offer a multitude of ways to explore, including exceptional downhill and cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating and hockey.

Additional Requirements

Certifications - Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) - South Dakota Board of Nursing or Physician Assistant (PA) - South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners


Experience - 1+ years of Clinical Experience; 1+ years of Healthcare Experience

Physical Requirements:
Light work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category

Clinical Care

Job Family

Advanced Practice Provider


MHHVI Cardiac Surgery

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Employee Type


10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

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Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.