Employment

Cardiology RN

Posted: May 19, 2021

Description

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Do you have a strong commitment to excellence and teamwork?
Are you willing to care for our community with respect and compassion?
Do you strive to always do the right thing?

If yes, you might be the Cardiology RN we need!
At Holy Cross Medical Center, we are driven by our mission statement, "To provide our community with the best health care choices close to home in an environment of continual improvement."
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Job Title: Registered Nurse (RN)
Department: Taos Professional Services – Cardiology
Reports To: Physician Practice Management
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: The Registered Nurse (RN) reports directly to the Physician Practice Manager and works under the clinical supervision of a physician/advanced practice clinician. The RN provides nursing care to patients referred to the cardiology practice of HCMC. The RN is required assess the health status of patients, establish goals to meet the identified healthcare needs, and participate in the development and implementation of a patient’s plan of care. The RN educates patients and families regarding the patient’s health status, interventions and treatments, available resources, and follow-up care. The RN coordinates the testing and treatment of patients with the cardiologist and other HCMC departments or outside healthcare facilities. The RN delivers a comprehensive experience for the patients through anticipating their needs while supporting the delivery of care.
Acting as a Cardiology Nurse, the RN is responsible for evaluating and treating patients, providing post procedural care, able to recognize and interpret arrhythmias, basic knowledge of the physiology and anatomy of the heart. The RN works synergistically with practitioners and management to develop the cardiology business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Cardiology RN
• Performs nursing care for patients in accordance with the New Mexico Board of Nursing Practice Act and HCMC and TPS policies and procedures.
• Prepares for patient appointments by obtaining outside medical records, ancillary test reports or other records as designated by physician or advanced practitioner.
• Utilizes AIDET to greet and escort patients to exam room.
• Assesses the health status of patients through interviews and examination. Obtains and documents accurate and complete vital signs and patient chief concerns. Gathers medications, pertinent medical, family, and social history, and accurately documents all information in the patient’s medical chart. Ensures all patient documentation is completed and entered into the EHR in a timely manner, in advance of patient appointments.
• Participates in the development and modification of the patient’s plan of care.
• Educates patients and families regarding their specific cardiac problems, management, and symptom monitoring.
• Assists physicians in preparing and conducting office procedures. Removes sutures and changes dressings as indicated by care plan.
• Reviews medical necessity for acquiring data, testing and communicating information to patient or guarantor and obtaining necessary signatures.
• Coordinates follow-up care including the tracking of tests and treatments.
• Assists in obtaining prior authorizations for selected procedures.
• Assist doctors/advanced practice clinicians in performing office based procedures used to diagnose cardiac diseases.
• Help to track, review and interpret laboratory test results, results of cardiac tests like exercise stress tests, stress echocardiograms, and CT coronary cardiograms to patients.
• Educate and inform patients of appropriate disease prevention and control.
• Provides telephonic triage or requested support and/or virtual monitoring. Offers subsequent recommendations, education, or care advice using decision making tools, clinical judgement, and defined workflows. Ensures accurate, timely documentation in the EHR per HCMC and TPS policies and procedures. Escalates all concerns to treating physician or advanced practice provider.

Other Responsibilities:
• Ensures exam rooms are clean and stocked with adequate medical supplies, maintains instruments and prepares sterilization as required.
• Engages in daily huddles with cardiologist. Brings forward information to improve the delivery of patient care. Collaborates with practitioners, office staff and manager to resolve patient concerns, improve workflow, and meet quality measures.
• Respects and maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Communicates effectively and courteously with and demonstrates a caring attitude toward patients and family.
• Participates in the orientation and training of new team members.
• Maintains flexibility to provide clinical support to other service lines only if cardiology responsibilities or patient volumes significantly decrease.
• Follows universal precautions, OSHA standards and HIPAA regulations.
• Reviews and adheres to HCMC and TPS policies and procedures.
• Orders and maintains inventory for cardiology and related office medical supplies. Follows the HCMC requisition process for all supply orders. Communicates variances to manager.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


Skills:
• Possess strong professional, personable, and motivational personality that builds strong relationships with patients.
• Strong knowledge and interest in current techniques, advancements, and trends in the field of cardiology
• Knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft Word and Outlook and familiarity with electronic health record systems.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with practice leadership, physicians, advanced practitioners, colleagues, and other HCMC and TPS team members.
• Excellent communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with all members of the care team, and with patients and family members.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

Schedule: Full time
Contact: Genna Delnicki
Phone: 575.751.5865
Email: gdelnicki@taoshospital.org

Qualifications

Qualifications:
• Current, unrestricted NM RN license required and maintained current throughout employment.
• ADN required. BSN preferred. RN-BC strongly desired.
• Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required and maintained current throughout employment.
• 2+ year of experience in an outpatient practice setting utilizing an EHR is preferred.
• 2+ years of experience as Cardiology Nurse, Telemetry or ICU
• 2+ years customer service experience.