The Heat Failure RN (HF RN) is an important member of the multidisciplinary Heart Failure/Transplant team. The HF RN will oversee care for advanced heart failure patients in the outpatient setting. Specifically, the HF RN is responsible for: collecting clinical information about patients, summarizing medical data, ensuring diagnostic testing and treatment procedures for patients were completed; triaging phone calls from patients; monitoring CardioMEMs Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring system; providing education to patients and families about heart failure symptoms, management, and diet; interfacing with multiple providers to ensure optimal care.
Job Description Duties:
Return HF Triages
Phone calls (urgent)
Follow patient labs, tests
Alert NP if abnormal
Call patient if results normal
Simple stress testing
3x weekly transmission review
Weekly phone call
Coordinating tech support
Review abnormal values with NP
Lab follow up
Inpatient implant education
Preimplant patient education
Obtain inpatient CardioMEMS readings
Follow-up Heart Failure sign-out
Keep running list of patients who need follow-up phone calls
Prepare information for peer to peer authorizations
Complete paperwork for prior authorizations, denials/appeals with FGP medical secretary
Complete disability, home health care, FMLA paperwork with FGP medical secretary
Educate patients on low salt/high K diet, heart failure symptoms, and management
Ensure laboratory, radiologic, and diagnostic studies scheduled (with FGP medical secretary) and completed.
Maintains contact with assigned caseload between visits, based on their particular needs. Initiates appropriate responses to issues and problems during these contacts.
Communicates with the multidisciplinary team to optimize patient care. Interfaces with physicians, social workers, nurse practitioners and others.
Liaisons with the inpatient team to ensure continuous care for the advanced heart failure patients.
Provides excellent patient services to ensure satisfaction.
Minimum Qualifications, including any potential licensure
Licensure: Current registration as a Professional Nurse in New York State
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Experience: At least five years of clinical nursing practice, ability to apply nursing process toward achievement of specific outcomes in an organized fashion.
Competencies: Self-directed worker, able to work independently; excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; creative problem solving and critical thinking ability, understanding of complex antibody profiles.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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