The Staff RN- Pulmonary Hypertension Coordinator is responsible and accountable for facilitation and management of care coordination across the healthcare continuum for the cardiology population. This position utilizes the nursing process and works within interdisciplinary teams to provide safe and personalized care for the patient and their family. Independently plans and provides general nursing care for patients and families in the ambulatory outpatient care setting utilizing a systematic approach incorporating assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Provides nursing services within the scope of the RN as defined by the Colorado Board of Nursing, participates in orientation of new staff, and function as coordinating member of the Pulmonary Hypertension management team to include leading the work and training of the clinical staff as well as coordinating patient education needs.
- Develops and documents a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family and other health team members identifying actual and potential patient care needs. Updates to plan of care are documented in the approved format.
- Performs procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and non-routine treatments to patients in accordance with National Jewish Health Policies and Procedures including Transesophageal Echocardiogram, Cardioversion, Echocardiogram agitated saline studies, echo contrast studies, ankle-brachial index testing, PH Drug Challenge, and IV diuresis.
- Accurately documents nursing activity and the patient’s response to nursing intervention using approved format.
- Formulates, documents, and updates an individual teaching plan including but not limited to disease process and appropriate use of medications. Demonstrates effective patient teaching skills using one-on-one interventions and written National Jewish Health supportive material.
- Manages telephone communications including: assessing patient needs over the phone; providing appropriate advice; directing patient to appropriate level of care; communicating status to physician; addressing prescription requests; documenting actions in approved format.
- Participates in the development of unit standards, policy and procedures.
- Assists others in developing their skills, knowledge and abilities. Serves as a preceptor for new staff during orientation and continues as a role model, mentor and resource to all staff in the institution.
- Shares knowledge and skills by presenting unit based or departmental educational offerings yearly. This may include but is not limited to live presentations, posters, literature reviews and patient education material.
- Is knowledgeable of and participates in research activities in the institution, and attends a minimum of 80% educational activities pertaining to the treatment and care of the pulmonary hypertension patient.
- Manages administrative and technical support for all patient education and staff development programs originating from within the Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiology departments.
- Compiles program and student data, preparing reports as needed to aid in the evaluation of student educational needs, student learning and program effectiveness.
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Decision Quality: Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement. Sought out by others for advice and solutions.
- Adaptability: Maintains effectiveness in the midst of change in work responsibilities or environment, requirements ambiguity, or stress.
- Problem Solving: Uses issue identification, data relation and comparison, pattern recognition and information gathering to create analyses and make recommendations.
- Informing/Communicating: Conveys ideas, responses, or instructions effectively, appropriately, and persuasively through writing or speech.
- Professional Relationships: Interacts with others in a constructive, positive, and respectful manner, regardless of individual differences. Assists team members or co-workers in achieving personal goals and completing assignments.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient.
BSN from an accredited School of Nursing is required.
A minimum of five (5) years of RN experience is required.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure
Current Colorado RN License and current CPR/BLS certification ACLS certification
Salary Range: $37.48 - $48.85