The average salary for a Cardiovascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP) is $105,514 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$84,971 - $140,300
MEDIAN: $105,513

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$84,971 - $140,300  
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$84,117 - $148,652  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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Job Description for Cardiovascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Cardiovascular surgery nurse practitioners work as part of a cardiovascular surgery team to provide high-quality patient care. Duties performed by these nurse practitioners before surgery include recording medical history, explaining surgical procedures and answering any questions that may arise. During surgery (including preparations for surgery), they check vitals, prepare the site where the surgery will take place, drape patients and prepare surgical tools; they also open the surgical location, operate cameras in the patient's body, provide suction, apply electrical leads to the patient if necessary and suture wounds, among other tasks. Caring for a patient after surgery includes providing medication to the patient, determining an appropriate post-surgery health regimen, checking vitals, altering treatment if necessary, conducting pain management and ordering diagnostic tests, among other tasks.


Cardiovascular Surgery Nurse Practitioner (NP) Tasks

  • Administer therapeutic procedures.
  • Provide physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.
  • Prescribe therapy or medication with physician approval.
  • Order and interpret test results and recommend treatment of patients.
  • Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment and counsel patients.

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 11%