Opportunities in the ICU – AdventHealth Central Florida

AdventHealth Heart of Florida

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We are looking for PA’s and APRN’s to serve as members of our expanding critical care team. The APP assist in management of critically ill patients in our closed ICU. The ideal candidate would apply specialized skills and knowledge related to ICU settings to contribute to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, consulting and provides leadership to the organization.

General Summary:

The APP under the supervision and direction of the Physician and within the credentialing standards of the Hospital: (other duties as assigned)

• Obtain patient health histories and complete physical examinations and documents findings

• Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests, explaining the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, patient's family, staff and healthcare learners.

• Formulates and implements a treatment plan for acute illness management in collaboration with the designated primary supervising physician and/or attending back-up physician(s) and documents as necessary

• Assesses patients for changes in status and institutes appropriate interventions, including initiation of necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient.

• Procedures performed but not limited to: inserts and manages arterial catheters, central venous catheters, pulmonary artery catheters, and other procedures commensurate with an ICU environment, CPR; airway management including bag and mask ventilation, endotracheal intubation and extubation, repositioning endotracheal tubes; and defibrillation

• directing administration of life supporting drugs according to established protocols

• Performs and participates in quality/performance improvement activities and clinical research.

Schedule Information:

• 14 - 12-hour shifts are required per month

• All nights

• 2 weekends per month are required

• Hours are 7 PM to 7 AM (night)

• Campus: AH Heart of Florida


• Master’s Degree in Nursing (Acute Care Certificate required) or Physician Assistant (PA) Studies

• 5 years of ICU RN experience OR 3 years as APRN in the ICU

• 3 years as a PA in the ICU OR 5 years as a PA in a surgical specialty


• Current, valid Florida APRN or PA-C License

• Acute Care Certificate Required for APRN’s

• Current ACLS and BLS certification

• FCCS, ATLS certifications (highly preferred but not required)

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Hospital Description

Continuous growth has been a recurrent theme in AdventHealth Heart of Florida.  AdventHealth Heart of Florida is a 193-bed acute care facility offering a full spectrum of medical services supporting over 200 physicians representing various medical specialties. 

Community Description

AdventHealth Heart of Florida and AdventHealth Lake Wales are located in Polk County.  Polk County is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida. Polk County is located in the center of Florida, and the east side of the county is home to Winter Haven's Chain of Lakes.  Our communities are very family oriented and will enable you to enhance your quality of life by offering many activities to take part in, as well as a friendly and safe environment to raise children.  It is a place where urban lifestyle, a short drive from Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, other family-friendly attractions, historical sites and beaches are within reasonable driving distance.

Polk County offers year-round pleasant weather providing the perfect atmosphere for outdoor activities such as farmer’s markets, festivals, gardening, watersports, camping, golfing, tennis and running.

There are seventeen cities in Polk County offering numerous choices in public education.  In addition to traditional public school curriculums, there are 31 Charter Schools, 18 Choice or Magnet Schools and five Schools of the Arts. There are 66 top private schools in Polk County.