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Registered Nurse - Cardiology Clinic

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

32/hrs per week, full-time, full benefits, 4 days/week:

The Cardiology Clinic RN provides professional nursing care in accordance with known/accepted standards of practice and AVH policy. Utilizes the Nursing Process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care. Works in support of the Cardiologist treatment plan and makes recommendations for changes to medical treatment plan as appropriate. Educates patients and family around the plan of care and disease management. Actively supports the nursing philosophy by striving for excellence in patient care, professional development, interpersonal relations, time management, and continuous quality improvement. The Cardiology Clinic RN, under the supervision of the Cardiologist, Supervisor of the Cardiology Clinic, and Clinical Director of Outpatient Clinics assists with the daily operations of the clinic including: patient care and education, triaging telephone calls, assisting with scheduling and billing of procedures when the scheduler is not present, and preparing and maintaining medical records for the patients.

RN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS WEIGHT I NURSING PROCESS AND CLINICAL PRACTICE SKILLS 10% Fully competent in primary nurse role in the Cardiology Clinic; performs patient and family assessment & problem identification, plans care accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems are resolved. Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy and scans documents appropriately. In the Cardiology Clinic, documentation includes the face sheet, medication reconciliation, patient summary after the 3rd visit, Coumadin and Lipid Clinic forms as applicable, medication refill, samples documentation, patient education, and QHN. Prioritizes patient situations and takes appropriate action in an efficient, effective manner. Responds to clinical needs of patients in accord with experience, nursing standards, and hospital/nursing policies and procedures. Makes value-added resource decisions for patient care with respect to supplies, equipment, and acuity of care II PATIENT TEACHING 5% Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs Evaluates the effectiveness of patient learning III CARE COORDINATION 5% Communicates and collaborates with all members of the hospital team in order to address patient care, resolve problems, and improve the delivery of multidisciplinary care on a daily basis and facilitate work flow in the clinic. Applies individual and group problem solving; shares knowledge with others freely, consults openly, and assists others to interpret data Uses verbal and written communication methods effectively. IV PATIENT SAFETY & CONFIDENTIALITY 5% Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards and assists in maintaining a clean, safe, organized environment of care. Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety standards of practice Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient and family in their care Follows all security, confidentiality, and privacy policies. V PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION 10% Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities within nursing practice consistent with hospital mission and goals. Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department specific continuing education that improves patient care or professional practice. Department specific areas of focused learning may include any cardiology related topic including diagnoses, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, rhythms/ECGs, anticoagulant therapy, lipid therapy, medications, and customer service. Able to express nursing values around patient/family centered care and assists others to achieve shared understanding Active participant in quality improvement processes Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and apply relevant findings to nursing practice VI LEADERSHIP 5% Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities Solves problems on the unit UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 10% VII UNIT SKILL OR DUTIES: Demonstrates competency in all aspects of patient care including: initial assessment of the patient and obtaining ECG; Coumadin and Lipid Clinics, and assisting the cardiologist as needed with clinic visits, TEEs, tilt table testing, and bubble studies; obtaining an interpreter as needed; patient education; triaging of phone calls; and follow up patient care management including scheduling (Meditech and Galactica competent). Follow up appointment management entails calling past due Coumadin Clinic and Lipid Clinic patients weekly and documenting calls in outlook. Medication Management: Follows through on patient requests for medication refills/renewals - obtains orders as needed and refills prescriptions according to department policy. Provides sample medications as directed by the cardiologist. Maintains medication sample in/out logs. Reviews medication sample closet and disposes of expired medications as needed. Also, contacts pharmaceutical representatives for samples as needed. Assists with receptionist/scheduling duties as needed including preparing medical records, filing, scheduling appointments, and accurately charging. Other duties as assigned. POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA Pass/No Pass Ensures developmentally appropriate care of adult and geriatric patient population in the Cardiology Clinic. VII CORE VALUES 50% Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

-- ASN required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred

-- 2 years of PCU/CCU/or ICU experience preferred.

LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATIONS

-- Registered Nurse, licensed in the state of Colorado

-- BLS required

-- ACLS preferred

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

-- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail

-- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities

-- Strong interpersonal skills required

-- Ability to work independently

LANGUAGE SKILLS

-- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English

WORKING CONDITIONS

-- Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature

-- May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities

-- May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices

-- May be exposed to stressful situations


DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities.

- Percent of Time-

Stand: 40%

Walk: 30%

Sit: 30%

Talk or hear: 99%

Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100%

Push or pull: 10%

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 10%

Reach with hands and arms: 10%

Taste or smell: 00%

This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted.

- Yes/ No -

Up to 10 pounds: yes

Up to 25 pounds: yes

Up to 50 pounds: yes

Up to 100 pounds: no

More than 100 pounds: no

This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No -

Clear close vision: yes

Clear distance vision: yes

Depth perception: yes

Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge

distances and spatial relationships: yes

Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into

sharp focus: yes

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions:

-Yes/No -

Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no

Work near moving mechanical parts: yes

Fumes or airborne particles: yes

Toxic or caustic chemicals: no

Outdoor weather conditions: no

Extreme cold (non-weather): no

Extreme heat (non-weather): no

Risk of electrical shock: yes

Work with explosives: no

Risk of radiation: yes

Vibration: no

Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No -

Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes

Ability to hear patient call: yes

Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes

- Hi/Med/Lo -

The typical noise level for the work environment is: med

Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time -

Repetitive use of foot control: 00%

Repetitive use of hands: 50%

Grasping - simple/light: 80%

Grasping - firm/heavy: 15%

Fine dexterity: 50%

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Registered Nurse - Cardiology Clinic, Healthcare , Aspen, Colorado

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