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RN - Cardiology Clinic

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview: Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital . Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country. This Position Offers: Highly competitive pay, 40 hours per week, comprehensive benefits package (including generous PTO, health insurance within your first 30 days, retirement), being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep. Job Overview: This is a PRN (as needed) position. The Cardiology Registered Nurse provides clinical care and assists with administrative duties under the direction of the Charge Nurse and the Cardiology Providers. Some travel may be required to work at offsite locations. Primary Scope of Responsibilities: * Function as a team member of the Cardiology clinic staff. * Room clinic visit patients, obtain vital signs, complete required documentation in the electronic medical record, advise provider of any concerning or unusual findings during assessment. Assist provider with device interrogation as needed. * Room Coumadin patients, obtain pertinent required data and document in the electronic medical record. Perform Point of Care INR waived testing. Able to discern normal INR result values, report findings of abnormal bleeding, recent falls, or other concerning findings during patient assessment to the provider. Perform phlebotomy as needed for necessary laboratory testing. Provide Coumadin education, as needed. Communicate new orders to the patient before end of day. * Triage phone calls, patient walk-ins and other patient related issues as they arise. * Assist with patient chart preparation prior to clinic visits. Obtain patient medical data and pertinent diagnostic results, enter in electronic medical record. * Obtain EKG on all new clinic patients and as requested by provider. * Apply remote monitoring device, ZIO Patches, to patient and provide education and references for patient problem solving. * Set up home monitoring of devices including: pacemakers, defibrillators, loop recorders. * Assist with receptionist, registration, and scheduling duties as needed. * Follow established guidelines for patient prescription refill requests. Assure patient meets required compliance in order to receive refills. * Assist provider with Loop Implant/Explant procedures. Provide comprehensive patient education post procedure. * Coordinate sleep apnea, nocturnal oxygen, and ambulating oxygen studies. Educate patients about testing, results, and plan of care. * Follow established guidelines to prepare and complete oxygen orders for patients. * Manage insurance company prior authorizations. Refer to provider for peer to peer when applicable. * Assist provider with Bubble Studies in the Diagnostic Imaging Department. Able to initiate patient IV prior to study. * Follow established guidelines to assist patients with sample medications as prescribed by the Cardiology providers. Maintain accurate sample medication log. * Provide pertinent patient education, as needed, for new diagnoses, diagnostic testing, and medications. * Follow established PPE guidelines. * Adhere to accepted patient safety standards. * Understand and comply with AVH security, confidentiality and privacy standards. * Transfer clinic visit patients with urgent issues, via wheelchair, to the Emergency Department upon provider's orders. Provide comprehensive report, patient history and medications to Emergency Department Charge Nurse. * Maintain flexibility for reassignment to a variety of Outpatient Clinics as assigned by Director and Clinical Supervisor, as needed. * Other duties as assigned. Population Specific Criteria: * Demonstrate the ability to assess and interact with adult patients of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges. Minimum Qualifications & Requirements: * 2 years of PCU/CCU/ICU experience preferred. * ASN required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred. * BLS required. * ACLS required within 6 months of hire Benefits & Compensation: Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered. PRN pay range for new hires: $31.16 - $40.54/hr PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , RN - Cardiology Clinic, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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