Pulmonary HTN Clinical Nurse Specialist Coord
Development of the clinical Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Program including policies and procedures related to nursing care of PAH patients (ranging from general care of PAH patients to specifics of prostacyclin therapy and device management), nursing practice guidelines and standards of care. Development of PAH patient education materials. Ongoing evaluation of PAH program including customer satisfaction and outcomes evaluation. Educate and supervise other team members. Coordinate and/or provide training and education for UCLA staff caring for PAH patients. Inpatient and outpatient clinical responsibilities.
Masters prepared Clinical Nurse Specialist with California BRN CNS certification. BCLS or ACLS certification. Minimum 5 years PAH experience required, PAH program management experience required. ICU experience required. Ability to develop and monitor complex and comprehensive plans of care. Ability to develop, monitor and evaluate clinical protocols, standards of care, P/P and other documents related to patient care. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with PAH physicians and staff. Ability to describe, diagnose and document findings on physical examinations. Ability to provide clinical treatment and management of disease in collaboration with PAH Physicians. Skill in identifying, ordering, and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests. Ability to operate a computer to obtain lab results, log clinic visits and input/retrieve data from tracking system. Ability to assess educational needs of patients, families and staff, develop, implement and evaluate educational programs. Ability to evaluate clinical and financial outcomes. Ability to supervise clinical performance of staff and contribute to evaluation. Ability to consult on a broad spectrum of professional nursing practice issues including, but not limited to: nursing practice performance standards, program development, professional practice models, research utilization models, system change strategies and professional development. Ability to conduct and utilize research.