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Cardiology Clinic Nurse

Company: Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

We re 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. Essential Functions

  • 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 patient s 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 patient s 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. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
    • Prefer knowledge of insurance authorization.
    • Other certifications/education as defined by area specific job competencies. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required.
      • Minimum 2 years experience in nursing with pediatric patients required
      • Experience in a cardiac environment preferred. CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
        • 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, unless another position held by the incumbent requires PALS.
        • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
          • Occasional driving may be required for the position EOE/Vets/Disabled IND123

Keywords: Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha, Omaha , Cardiology Clinic Nurse, Healthcare , Omaha, Nebraska

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