SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem
Heart Hospital of Austin is part of St. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin —home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world—is a 58- bed hospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Healthgrades awarded Heart Hospital of Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus, St. David’s Medical Center, the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics for nine years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for four years, in conjunction with St. David’s Medical Center.
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Performs direct patient care within the scope of the nurse practice act, as it applies to the outcomes and process in the Valve Clinic. Plans, coordinates and implements the care of the valve patient in the outpatient setting. Scope of the role includes acting as a liaison with physicians, patient/families and ancillary departments. Assessment of financial, medical and social resources of current and potential vale program patients in conjunction with the research team. Coordination of information flow among the medical, nursing, financial and research staff as appropriate. Development and implement a teaching plan with the patient and family. To include lab valves, medication overview and diagnosis related information. Assist the research team in the coordination of patient charts, diagnostic studies and other applicable information per protocol.
Plan, coordinate, and implement care of the valve patients in the outpatient clinic.
- Review clinical progress of patients and coordinates communications to referring, valve and primary care physicians along with the research team.
- Plan, organize and provide direct care to the valve patient.
- Facilitate the development of a patient specific teaching plan.
- Review patient’s current health information, relay information and make referrals as necessary to the physician and research partners.
Review and order medications appropriate to the patient.
- Initiate Lovenox Bridge and renal protection as per protocol.
Serve as a resource for the hospital staff regarding the care of the valve patient.
- Educate patient and families regarding planned procedures, medications and treatments.
- Make referral as appropriate as noted by the physician
Coordinate information among:
- Referring, primary care and valve clinic physicians
- Research team
- Ancillary departments
- Answer patient/family phone calls, field questions appropriately
Participate in creating an environment that implements the mission, vision, and values of the organization
- Encourages collegiality when integrating valve services with other departments.
Responsible for full nursing assessment of clinic patients, including documentation of vital signs, sign and symptoms of disease process, NYHA and angina class.
- Responsible for reviewing all diagnostic imaging studies, lab values and notify MD as appropriate for abnormal findings.
Knowledge and application of pertinent computer programs and imaging software (i.e. MUSE, Kinetdx, Scimage, PACS)
Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; advanced degree (BSN/MSN) preferred.
Licensure/Certification: Current state licensure as a registered nurse or licensure from a state within the Nursing Compact. Current certification in BLS and ACLS.
Experience: At least 3 years of cardiology or critical care experience.
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