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    Summary

    He/She functions as an integral member of the Cardiology Team to provide care for patients with complex, stable and unstable cardiac problems. The RN's care is not limited to cardiac care, but also encompasses medical/surgical problems.

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    Responsibilities

    The RN's role includes, but is not limited to: initial and ongoing physical and psychosocial assessments; synthesis of data from various assessments, monitoring devices, laboratory and imaging reports; problem identification; care planning; patient advocacy; collaboration with others; strict observation of infection control guidelines; and patient education. Cardiology Nurses practice in an autonomous practice setting. The cardiology nurse is self-directed in ensuring the ongoing flow of care delivery and functioning of the area. The incumbent must be efficient in cardiac nurse case management to include basis dysrhythmia identification and recognition of abnormal EKGs, and understanding processes and procedures related to diagnostic and interventional Cardiac catheterizations, Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography, cardioversion, and vascular imaging cardiac imaging, and electrophysiology. The incumbent must also display appropriate knowledge and judgment with regards to facilitating the referral of patients for advanced diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The incumbent should be a professional nurse who is accountable for coordinating the care of cardiology patients; through various services, in-patient, out-patient and with the community based outpatient (CBOC) clinics while in the outpatient medicine clinics, surgery clinics, and/or emergency department. Incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining mutual understanding and collaboration among members of the health care team; coordinating and providing patient/family/staff education. These responsibilities require independent function and high level self-direction. Other duties include physician education, managing consults to service per service and VA directives, and administrative duties to ensure fellowship program is successful; other duties as assigned by the Nurse Manager.The TAVR Procedure RN Coordinator is assigned administrative, leadership and clinical responsibilities for the TAVR Procedures and Clinic. He/she provides indirect patient care, coordinates care for patients, and performs administrative functions that insure continuity of care and appropriate access to care including obtaining outside medical records and films, coordination of pre-procedure appointments and maintenance of clinic profiles for providers. The incumbent will be responsible for individual and/or disease based care management and overall coordination of care for the TAVR Clinic and procedures. The nurse must demonstrate leadership in delivering and improving holistic care to the adult and geriatric population through collaborative strategies and in compliance with evidence-based care in addition to Medical Center and Departmental standards. The incumbent assists with the direction and supervision of other assigned clinical and/or clerical staff. The position requires highly developed communication skills, organization skills and computer skills including all Microsoft Office applications.

    Work Schedule: 40 hours a week; M-F 0800-1630
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    3

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535061800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.