Department: Cardiology Work Schedule/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m. 37.5 hrs.
Working in the Division of Cardiology at the Columbia and Odenton locations, this position is accountable for the delivery of comprehensive care, in collaboration with the Cardiologist and members of the health care team, to the client population through assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation; provide an environment which fosters the client optimal wellbeing and positive outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical: Manage pacemaker clinic - perform analysis of the pacemaker function; receive and interpret data through critical clinical analysis to make appropriate judgments and physician referral. Performs exercise stress tests. Maintain accurate working knowledge of exercise stress testing equipment. Assists the technician and the physician during nuclear echo; assesses the patient prior to and throughout the procedure, initiates IV access and injections. Perform and provides preliminary interpretation of EKG's. Maintains emergency equipment and emergency pharmacy box.
Patient: Provides safe, therapeutic patient care. Initiates drug therapies as ordered by the cardiologist and through comprehensive patient management, proper drug utilization and collaboration with the physician, manages titration of those drug therapies. Applies Holter and Event monitors, provides patient education on the indication and use of these monitors. Reviews ECG's transmitted. Resolves patient questions and concerns over the telephone and my chart collaborating with the physician when necessary, informing the physician of actions taken and instructions given to the patient. Follow patient to assess outcomes of action taken and instruction given. Provide patient education for pre and post procedures, medication and dietary needs.
Administrative: Formulates nursing diagnosis and established priorities of care. Refills prescriptions in compliance with office policy. Maintains current BCLS and ACLS certification ensuring emergency care if needed in the office. Maintains an environment in compliance with OSHA and JCAHO standards. Maintains cost effective budgets and bills for services rendered when applicable. Tracks and trends patient flow, procedures, tests. Statistical analysis.
Equipment: Orders and maintains equipment for proper, efficient, clinic effectiveness. Defibrillators, Pacemaker programmers from all companies, treadmills, EKG machines, Holter and Event monitors.
Individual must be a registered nurse, licensed in the State of Maryland or state where practicing. Bachelor's degree in nursing or related discipline preferred. Current American Heart Association or American Red Cross CPR certification required. Must maintain current licensure and certification during duration of employment. Acceptable completion of the JHH or BMC credentialing process is required within two weeks of start date.
Knows the formal and informal departmental goals, standards, policies and procedures which may include some familiarity of other departments within the division. Is sensitive to the interrelationship of both people and functions within the department.
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