Structural Heart Program Nurse

York, PA | Nursing | Tracking Code: 73633

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Job Description:

Under general supervision, plans, organizes and performs a wide variety of administrative and fiscal functions for cardiovascular services across the system specific to the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program. Partners with the medical, surgical and clinical staff of multiple departments, both inpatient and outpatient within the Hospital to coordinate the care of cardiovascular patients who are being evaluated for the TAVR procedure and post procedure care. Contributes to the overall operations of the TAVR Program, including inpatient oversight and outpatient management of TAVR patients, in conjunction with the TAVR Program physicians.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists with coordinating the referral process and introduction of patients into the Valve Clinic for purposes of evaluation and management.
  2. Guides and directs the continuum of care for valve patients from admission through discharge, including post discharge care and follow-up as appropriate.
  3. Actively participates in data collection for TVT Registry to ensure that data related to valve patients is reported accurately and appropriately for purposes of Quality Improvement.
  4. Actively participates in research projects that arise from the Valve Clinic as directed by the Medical Director and Administrator.
  5. Coordinates and implements educational materials and support needed by the patient and family. Ensures that patients and families receive appropriate counseling to assist them to progress toward outcomes.
  6. Provides daily follow up for hospitalized patients and documentation in the progress notes pre- and post procedure, as well as those undergoing screening tests and procedures.
  7. Completes pre- and post procedural NIH Stroke Scale, KATZ scoring and KCCQ questionnaire as well as five meter walk test and grip score. Completes appropriate tests at one month and annual follow up.
  8. Completes review of tests and images prior to the team meeting.
  9. Conducts the pre- and post assessment TAVR clinic in collaboration with TAVR physicians from Cardiology and CT Surgery.
  10. Assists with the screening process of all potential patients upon notification of referral to TAVR program.
  11. Facilitates MD contact for clinical referrals, transfer requests and family/patient inquiries.
  12. Designs necessary TAVR clinical power-point presentations for team meetings and proctor/sponsor approval. Finalizes with physicians and research department.
  13. Assists Structural Heart Coordinator in developing monthly reports on referring physician volume, outcomes and TAVR volume.
  14. In collaboration with nursing education, assists in developing a clinical competency study module.
  15. Attends meetings as required.
  16. Performs other related duties as identified.
  17. Establishes effective working relationships with referring physicians, administrators, nursing, and technical staff.
  18. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, in-service meetings, and workshops.
  19. Demonstrates a commitment to the patient, visitors, and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and “error proof” systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  20. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  21. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.The following are nonessential job accountabilities for purposes:
 

Qualifications

  • Notes:
    • Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum Experience:
    • 5 years experience
    • Cardiology experience preferred
  • Minimum Education:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum Field Of Expertise:
    • At least 1 year of Cardiovascular experience preferred
  • Required Certification:
    • Registration and current RN license in PA; ACLS certification
  • Skills:
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and computer skills
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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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