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Heart Failure/VAD Nurse Practitioner

Website Mission Health

Mission Hospital is seeking a Nurse Practitioner with at least three years of experience in heart failure, MCS/VAD, ECMO, and/or cardiovascular critical care as a practitioner or RN. 

Position Highlights

Primarily inpatient rounding on the service with HF cardiology. 
See patients in the outpatient HF clinic.
Participation in care of VAD patients in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Participation in selection meetings.
Opportunity to engage and lead in critical care management of HF patients.
About Our Programs

Mission’s Heart Failure Program is a comprehensive system of care for the HF patient ranging from outpatient disease management to advanced cardiac therapies, including the implantation of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD).  We have assembled a multi-disciplinary team of HF cardiologists, CV surgeons, VAD coordinators, HF nurse practitioners and pharmacists to support this effort and the HF patients of Western North Carolina. 


About Mission Hospital/Mission Health

Mission Hospital, the flagship hospital of Mission Health, serves as the regional referral center for tertiary and quaternary care in western North Carolina. Mission Health was recognized as one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems in  2012, 2013, and 2014 by Truven Health Analytics. This year, Mission Hospital was  ranked as one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for a record fifth consecutive year, and named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Mission Hospital was also named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics this year. Mission Hospital was further recognized nationally by The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems as one of North Carolina’s “Patient Picks” hospitals, was named a “Standout Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report and tied for second as one of “Business North Carolina’s Best Hospitals.” Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina also named Mission Hospital a “Cutting-Edge Hospital” for quality and expertise in the delivery of specific surgical procedures.

About Asheville, NC

While Asheville retains the charm and friendliness of a medium-sized city, it boasts the amenities of a much larger city. Theater, live music, festivals, excellent restaurants, diverse populations, art galleries, cultural diversions and museums abound. Eclectic art galleries, micro-breweries and cozy cafes can be found at every turn. Downtown Asheville is pedestrian-friendly and dog-friendly, and the city’s unique skyline of art-deco style buildings are surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

For additional information, contact:

Joshua Spriggs
Physician & Advanced Practitioner Recruiter
Mission Health System
Phone: (828) 213-8205

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