Schedule: This position is scheduled on an as needed basis.
Were searching for a Cardiology Clinic Nurse to prescribe, delegate and coordinate professional nursing care to pediatric and adult congenital heart patients through the use of nursing process and in accordance with hospital policy/procedure. Demonstrate competency in identified skills for area. Expand knowledge of pediatric practice in clinic specific area and contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues and others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Implements a comprehensive plan of care for the cardiology patient/family:
- Teaches the patient/family about all aspects of congenital heart disease such as anatomy/physiology, medications, blood work, activities, and follow-up.
- Obtains cardiac catheterization permits when necessary after teaching the patient/family about the procedure and related complications.
- Communicates the medical plan and related nursing care implementations to the staff nurses.
- Provides post-op cardiac surgery discharge teaching instructions and coordinates follow-up care.
- Monitors outpatient lab work and reports findings to cardiologist as needed.
- Authorizes prescription refills under cardiologist supervision.
- Provides outpatient cardiology clinic coverage as needed.
- Acts as liaison between pediatric cardiology, patients and their families and other health care team members:
- Communicates the cardiologist plan of care to the patient/family.
- Schedules diagnostic tests and procedures when necessary, including preauthorizations as necessary
- Refers patient needs/concerns to the cardiologist for medical follow-up.
- Acts as patient advocate to address the patients needs and concerns.
- Serves as the resource for answering patient/family questions or concerns regarding medical plan of care.
- Works with referring physicians in coordinating and implementing patient care issues and scheduling of cardiology procedures.
- Assess the needs of the cardiology patient/family:
- Completes a nursing assessment of assigned caseload.
- Participates in inpatient rounds with cardiologist. Assists in updating nursing staff, parents, and family members and other medical personnel regarding the patients progress, based on departmental need.
- Attends weekly cardiac catheterization conferences.
- Develops a comprehensive plan of care for the cardiology patient/family:
- Monitors the daily progress of the assigned patient census with the cardiologist and offers input, when appropriate, to treatment strategies.
- Assists in updating cardiology inpatient spreadsheet as directed by the cardiologist.
- Serves as coordinator for assigned cardiology patient populations such as transplant, fetal echocardiography, preventative cardiology, interventional cardiology or pulmonary hypertension patients, and/or MRI.
- Works closely with assigned cardiologist in providing comprehensive patient care to a specific patient population
- Coordinates necessary lab work, follow-up testing, and communicates any medical changes to the patient/family.
- Develops talks, in-services, pamphlets and other educational information as requested.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Strong leadership and organizational skills.
- Prefer knowledge of insurance authorization.
- Other certifications/education as defined by area specific job competencies.
- Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in nursing preferred.
- Minimum 2 years experience in nursing with pediatric patients required
- Experience in a cardiac environment preferred.
- Current and valid Nebraska RN license/RN Compact license required.
- Current and valid Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS) required within 6-months of hire, exceptions to this requirement are as follows:
- Incumbent holds another position within Childrens where PALS is required, PALS will be required in lieu of PEARS.
- Incumbent holds active PALS, PALS will be accepted in lieu of PEARS until it expires, at which time PEARS will be required prior to the expiration of PALS.
- Current and valid Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association is required.
- Occasional driving may be required for the position
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