Registered Nurse Coordinator for Outpatient Heart Center
ChristianaCare Health System
Location: Newark, Delaware
Internal Number: JR63689
ChristianaCare is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse Coordinator for our Outpatient Heart Center at the Newark, DE campus.
To provide nursing care and assume responsibility and accountability for Heart Failure inpatients and outpatients through the nursing process in collaboration with other health care team members. Primary work will be to support the outpatient heart failure clinic, with additional responsibilities to include heart failure disease management support on select inpatient heart failure patients.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Clinical RN duties:
Provide in person and telephone-based counseling and education to Advanced Heart Failure and LVAD patients and families.
Educates patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Implements and monitors care plans. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Establish educational materials and methods to assess patients baseline knowledge and health and evaluate progress towards patient goals.
Coordinates care with home health and other providers as needed.
Performs phlebotomy and delivers IV diuretic therapy on heart failure patients as ordered by heart failure provider in the outpatient diuretic clinic.
Triages patient and family phone calls and provides consultation with Physicians and Nurse practitioners.
Monitor patients receiving IV Diuretic Therapy in the clinic and update physicians regarding patient statuses in person or via telephone.
Perform ReDsvest measurements on heart failure patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Oversee clinical work of the Medical Assistants in outpatient clinic ensuring appropriate pre-provider visit evaluation is complete and accurate.
Adjusts patient medications and review lab results following CHF/LVAD medication protocols in collaboration with physician or and nurse practitioners.
Monitors patients with CardioMems implants in story health per physician protocol.
Works with patients selected for the Heart Failure Re-Admission Reduction Program (Task Force), meeting with them to introduce the program, perform ReDsvest measurements, coordinate care between the primary team and the Task Force multidisciplinary team and ensure discharge planning is coordinated based off of recommendations from the Task Force multidisciplinary team.
Supports the heart failure disease management program to achieve established goals and program objectives
Opportunity for possible coverage to Wilmington Hospital to support the heart failure disease management program when needed.
Other duties as assigned to support the advanced heart failure and LVAD programs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
BSN, graduate of an accredited school of nursing
3 years clinical experience in Cardiac Care/Critical Care required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.