Coordinates and provides nursing support to assure high quality care and service to patients.
Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; RN required, BSN preferred.
3 years experience post graduation as a staff nurse, two years of cardiology experience preferred.
CPR certification and ACLS required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated effective communication and problem-solving skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Actively participates in the direct delivery of patient care which is primarily done telephonically. Directly manages Patient anticoagulant therapy, may include performing exercise tolerance testing set-up, cardiac monitor study hook-ups, home sleep testing, endovenous ablation set-up, and port removals to render appropriate clinical support to the physician.
Collaborates with patients, physicians and staff by reviewing the daily schedules, obtaining and communicating essential data and assisting other team members to coordinate the effective transmission of patient related information.
Collaborates with physicians and clinical team members by calmly and efficiently providing support during emergencies situations and IV procedures.
Interfaces with patients, physicians, staff and hospital staff to coordinate hospital procedures.
Maintains a regulatory/compliance environment by following organizational policies and procedures to ensure compliance to state, local, and federal standards and regulations.
Manages patient lab results and medication levels under the supervision of the physician and by following established protocols to ensure timely response to patient care needs.
Orders medical, prescription medications for the Crash Cart and office supplies utilizing the purchase order process by contacting approved vendors to maintain appropriate inventory levels.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Provides direct patient care by following practice policies and procedures to render appropriate clinical support.
Provides patient education by interacting with patients to discuss cardiovascular care as directed by the physicians and mid-level providers.
Verifies, confirms, and submits pharmacy refill requests by following office policies, to include e-prescribing, to ensure accurate and timely drug therapy.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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