RN-Structural Heart Nurse Coordinator

Bridgeport, CT
Aug 10, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.

Working closely with Heart and Vascular Center (HVC) leadership, the individual will be responsible for coordinating and providing care to structural heart, cardiac and thoracic surgery patients. Responsible for closely working with advanced practice providers and physicians to create value for the Structural Heart and Cardiac Surgery programs. Focuses on patient care, operational and quality metrics, tracks performance progress, and implements improvement initiatives to achieve top HVC performance.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Develops  overall plan of care/guidelines with the Structural Heart Team.
    • 1.1 Reviews clinical records to obtain demographic and financial information and assesses physiological needs, documents appropriate plan of care in the patient care record.
  • 2. Provides direct and indirect care to patients and families.
    • 2.1 Acts as liaison between patients, families, hospital staff and community agencies to promote communication and facilitate admission and discharge planning.
  • 3. Utilizes relevant research findings and quality outcomes to support and advance nursing practice and improve patient outcomes.
    • 3.1 Integrates relevant research findings into practice as evidenced by observation and feedback.
  • 4. Professional Development
    • 4.1 Attends educational seminars to maintain and meet expectations set forth by Hospital and departmental standards.
  • 5. Performs other relevant duties as required.
    • 5.1 Performs daily in-hospital rounds and weekly meetings with mid-level practitioners to follow inpatients through their hospital stay.
  • 6. 
    • 6.1 Performs evaluation of staff in department that directly report to Nurse Coordinator.
  1. Maintains and communicates Performance management standards along with Structural heart Staff and Performance management staff
  2. Assists with discharge planning and follow up for Structural Heat patients.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is required. Master's Degree strongly preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum of 2 years of Cardiac RN experience, including telemetry skills.   Ideal candidate would have three to five years of professional work experience. Experience in data analysis, reporting and effective presentation required. Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint.

 

 

LICENSURE

 

Current RN licensure in the State of Connecticut.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to navigate across departments and delivery networks to achieve results. Demonstrated ability to successfully resolve complex problems across multiple departments and/or delivery networks. Clinical credibility with physicians, nurses and other members of the health care team. Ability to quickly process complex problems, identify key components, and develop plans for resolution. Effective interactions with all health care team members and the ability to elicit their cooperation. Demonstrated skills in clinical management of specific patient populations including working with and providing support of primary nursing. Ability to provide clinical financial education to colleagues, patients, and families. Critical thinking, negotiation and priority setting of highest importance in this role. Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Excel.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and/or hear. The noise level in the environment is usually moderate. Incumbents as well as external and internal applicants who become disabled must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without the assistance of reasonable accommodation as determined on a case by case basis. Must have the ability to travel to various sites across the health system.

 

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Job Info

Job: 21278

Department: HVC Structural Heart
Category: NURSING-STAFF
Sub Category: NURSE PROF OTHER
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: AS NEEDED
Hours: 40

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