Structural Heart Program
As primary clinical nurse caring for patients with structural heart disease, the candidate will be part of a dynamic team and an evolving science. The Structural Heart (SH) Nurse Coordinator requires advanced nursing knowledge of patients with cardiovascular and valvular heart disease is skilled to ensure patient safety and optimal clinical outcomes. The SH Nurse Coordinator plans, directs and evaluates the care provided to the patients and their families. This is a front line Nurse leader working in both the inpatient and outpatient arena. Participates in the development and delivery of education for patients and family, staff, and referring providers regarding structural heart (SH) pathologies, procedures, protocols, research initiatives and programmatic quality initiatives. Collaborative practice includes physician partners and multi-disciplinary coordination across multiple services and catchment areas. The SH Candidate will be have experience in cardiology, leadership, and patient/family advocacy.
a. Responsible for patient evaluation and management of referrals, screenings, patient flow, diagnostic testing, medical consultations and procedure schedules, pre and post procedural care.
b. Performs clinical evaluation, assessment and triage
c.. Identifies learning needs of patients/families and provides individualized and comprehensive teaching, specifically focusing on the
d. Evaluates health and socioeconomic status and develops plan to meet patient needs..
e. Evaluates and communicates clinic status changes.
f. Effectively communicates with the multidisciplinary team to solve complex patient care issues.
g. Works collaboratively with the physician, nursing and support services to provide patient and family focused care.
h. Participates in quality initiatives including ACC/TVT/STS Registry, data collection. Assists with the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions in the structural heart program and identifies performance improvement opportunities.
i. Assists with the development and implementation of teaching tools for patients, families and MHMH clinical personnel
.j. Responsible for active surveillance of patients waiting intervention
k. Communicates with referring providers and support staff, the structural heart team and other health care providers and health professionals to deliver optimal patient care.
l.Contributes to and supports the effective management of the structural heart programs.
m. Utilizes nursing process and nursing care standards to promote quality patient care and best practice treatment protocols.
n. Participates in SH rounds and weekly Heart Team meetings.
a. Participates in the development and delivery of education for staff regarding structural heart pathologies, procedures, and protocols.
b. Meets with the Structural Heart Program Nurse Manager (title) weekly to discuss patient and programmatic strategies .
c. Assists with the maintenance of patient lists and monitoring tools
d. Serves as a resource and positive, proactive leader for the SH Program and Heart and Vascular Center.
e. Assists with the maintenance and communication materials for weekly structural heart team meetings.
f. Prepares clinical case presentations
g. Assists with preparation and maintenances of comprehensive reviews of program data from each of the structural heart related registry databases.
h. Assists with volume projections and reviews program outcomes with Structural Heart Nurse Manager.
3. Performs other duties as required or assigned.
ü BSN with 5 years of nursing experience in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery; or the equivalent of education and experience required. MSN preferred.
Required Licensure/Certification Skills:
ü RN currently registered in the state of New Hampshire.