Job Title: Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Coordinator
Company: Good Samaritan Hospital
City/State: Suffern, NY
Category: Advanced Clinical Providers
Department: Cardiovascular Surgeons Of Gsh
Position: Full Time
Req #: 13362
Posted Date: Sep 09, 2019
The Cardiac NP Coordinator provides expert clinical and patient advocate care for the cardiology patient population including AMI, CHF, and AF patients. Provides oversight for planning, implementing, and evaluating the AMI, Get with the Guidelines and NCDR data programs for the Cardiac Service line. Ensures systematic and coordinated care delivery by Cardiac NP including but not limited to consultation, H&P, patient and staff education and follow up to ensure compliance with core measures, NYS and ACC guidelines in the care of the PCI patient and ongoing data analysis reporting monthly stats/dashboard to Medical Staff, Quality and Senior Leadership. Development of PI program.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the management and oversight of the Cardiac Service line NP with emphasis on the timely, appropriate and patient centered care including but not limited to ED consult, initial patient work-up, inpatient/outpatient consults, pre-admission work-up, admission orders, pre procedure orders, daily rounding and follow-up, D/C planning, PI Program, liaison between Cardiologist, RN staff, CV Surgeon/PA or develop on boarding program for NP. Manages NP schedule and workflow. Assists in education of and creating educational materials and experience for nursing staff working with the Cardiac patient population. Performs comprehensive pre-procedural health and physicals. Manages Pre/Post Cath complications, interpreting EKG, lab test and ordering appropriate treatments. Serves as liaison and resource to the Cardiac Cath Lab staff/Hospital staff/MD including sharing of information, providing guidance related to patient management and program development. Completes discharge summaries, consulting with outside physician groups to ensure continuity of care. Oversees the Cardiac Quality Program by working with AMI Coordinator and Data Specialist to ensure ACC, Mission Life and NYS DOH reporting compliance is maintained. Provides support to staff as needed in completion of ACC/Mission Life Line/NYS DOH reporting forms. Collaborates with cardiologists, Cardiac Surgeons, other physicians and members of the health care team to plan, organize and deliver identified services to achieve desirable patient service and care outcomes. Directs and supervises the responsible area staff in the provision of timely services to our internal and external customers. Directs and coordinates service delivery within the assigned departments. Manages flow through the system for enhanced Patient experience and quality outcomes; using the Clinical leadership model as the framework. Assures adherence to JCAHO, local and federal regulatory, hospital and professional organizations requirements as it pertains to accreditation, practice, quality, certification and registry. Supervises the preparation and constant readiness of the department for certification visits and by accreditation or regulatory organizations. Participates in the development and implementation of the strategic initiatives for the division of Cardiovascular Services. Ensures that all employee evaluations are completed in a timely manner, employees are oriented and documentation of the orientation kept in file. Maintains records of patient services for internal committee review and external use by affiliated health service organizations. Manages, develops and monitors compliance of responsible area performance improvement initiatives and reports progress monthly. Participates in all quality initiatives to include departmental quality initiatives and external registry and quality programs. Conducts on-going assessments of staff performance, performance reviews through hospital performance review software program and provides feedback and educational opportunities in a timely manner. Serves as a change agent, assisting others in understanding the importance, necessity, impact and the process of change. Understands, articulates and ensures compliance with State Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing regulations, regulatory agency standards and policies of the organization. Participates in studies related responsible areas that provide outcome measurements. Ensures staff is clinically competent and trained on their role in patient safety. Ensures collaborative relationships with Peers, Staff, other disciplines, Physicians and vendors. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements:
3 to5 years clinical experience in Critical Care, Emergency Medicine or Cath Lab required. Experience in quality and performance improvement initiatives preferred.
Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
Licenses / Certifications:
Possession of a valid license and current registration, issued by the New York State Department of Education as a Registered Professional Nurse and possession of current certification as a Nurse Practitioner, with prescription writing privileges, issued by the New York State Department of Education in a specialty area of practice. ACLS required. BLS required.
If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. Knowledgeable in current Cath Lab, EP Lab and assigned area trends, concepts, principles, terminology, modalities, practice and operation.