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STCI-CARDIOLOGY NURSE NAVIG

Company: Sparrow
Location: Lansing
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Opportunity Job ID:--19032 Positions Location: Lansing, MI -- Job Description General Purpose of Job:---- The Description: Positions Location: Lansing, MI -- Job Description General Purpose of Job:---- The Cardiology Nurse Navigator will function as the liaison between nursing staff, physician assistants and the medical staff for Heart Failure (HF) and Other cardiac patients from admission through discharge, as well as post-discharge follow-up.-- The Navigator will coordinate care throughout the continuum by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs, education, and community resources for this patient population. The Navigator will provide individualized assistance to patients, families and support persons to overcome health system barriers and facilitate timely access to medical and psychosocial care to prevent avoidable readmissions into the acute care setting. Essential Duties: This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.-- Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader.-- Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position. -- Responsible for rounding on Heart Failure & other cardiac patients and performs concurrent medical record review.-- Responsible for identifying areas for improvement related to the Heart Failure core measures and actively works with caregivers to prevent core measure and performance failures before discharge. Utilizes clinical expertise to assess, conduct, coordinate and evaluate education initiatives for patients, families, the community and care givers. Teaches patients about the disease process, alterations in life-style and self-concept to achieve/maintain their optimal health. Assures that patient, family and support persons have a clear understanding of the discharge plan of care. Participates in the development of standardized orders, nursing care plans, nursing policies and procedures related to HF. Promotes continuity of patient care through information sharing and communication with other departments and health professionals to optimize coordination of care during hospitalization. Communicates with plan of care with PCP, Homecare agencies, Clinics or other levels of care upon discharge. Works collaboratively and takes direction from TCI's Manager of Patient Care, CHF Medical Director. As well as working collaboratively with Heart & Vascular Center's Medical Director. Participates on the Heart Failure Performance Improvement teams and facilitates care initiatives. Maintains detailed records to measure effectiveness of program. Evaluates and coordinates care redesign to improve patient outcomes. Participates in Sparrow and community education initiatives and prepares and initiates presentations within the Sparrow network. Participates on hospital & community committees/task forces. Collaborates with other caregivers to develop and implement post discharge programs. Job Requirements General Requirements Registered Nurse with current Michigan License. BLS/ ACLS Certified. Work Experience Minimum 4 years experience as a hospital staff nurse. Minimum 3 years experience in Cardiac nursing. Heart Failure Clinic/Program experience preferred. Left Ventricular Assist Device experience preferred. Critical Care experience preferred. Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement experience preferred. Education Graduate of an approved school of professional Nursing with BSN. Specialized Knowledge and Skills Excellent communication and presentation skills. Ability to assess learning needs of others and demonstrates ability to teach. Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to facilitate meetings/teams. Positive interpersonal skills and works well with others. Demonstrates flexibility, resourcefulness, creativity and self-direction. Experience with computer systems and knowledge of programs such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Experience with electronic medical record: EPIC Excellent organizational skills, and ability to multi-task and manage varying deadlines Demonstrates ability to use a keyboard as may be required to perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge of core measures surrounding HF preferred. Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. Job Family Clinical Professional/Technical/Allied Health Requirements: Shift Days Degree Type / Education Level Bachelor's Status Full-time Facility Thoracic Cardiovascular Institute Experience Level Under 4 Years

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