Nurse Clinician (CTX) Cardiology Clinic Job

Temple, TX
Feb 02, 2018
Feb 15, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary: Recognized for clinical expertise in working with a defined group of patients, performs clinical activities including patient care, teaching, consultation, research and maintaining public relations within the institution and community. Utilizes the Nursing process as the basis for patient care practice for a defined group of patients.

*Completes Nursing Admissions Assessment with patient and family at the time of admission.

*Makes accurate multi-system assessments and clearly documents in patient records on a continuous basis.

*Makes nursing diagnosis list (patient problems) which serves as the basis for plan of care and evaluates and revises nursing diagnosis list based on a patient assessments.

*Assesses and implements appropriate nursing care based on nursing assessment of age, developmental stage and physical condition.

*Provides effective patient/family education based on individualized learning needs.

*Identifies discharge needs and facilitates discharge planning.

*Thoroughly assesses the patient's condition and identifies specialized nursing needs.

*Actively participates in the development of and/or updating of nursing care plans for patients in area of expertise based on assessment and nursing diagnosis.

*Provides direction in the application of the nursing process for specialized patients.

*Coordinates discharge efforts with other health team members to ensure all necessary teaching and home programs are established prior to discharge and that appropriate follow-up plans and care measures are implemented.

*Assists with impatient follow-up consultations off unit and continuity of care efforts for outpatients.

*Communicates clearly and in a supportive manner with patients and/or family regarding condition, prognosis, health needs and available services.

*Represents Baylor Scott & White in a professional manner at community activities such as speaking engagements and health fairs and serves as a liaison to other health care agencies and services.

Performs other position appropriate duties as required in a competent, professional and courteous manner.

*Assess bleeding and clotting risks accurately and appropriately.

*Documents patient interactions appropriately in chart.

*Performs I-Stat finger sticks accurately and maintains certification

*Assesses the effect of dietary changes on warfarin dosing.

*Assesses the effect of medication changes on warfarin dosing.
*Takes personal responsibility to understand, complete and maintain the professional and technical licensure/certifications required of the position and furnishes Baylor Scott & White with the necessary documentation to substantiate compliance.

*Completes age-specific competencies annually.

*Maintains membership in a professional organization.

Minimum Requirements:

Education:Associate Degree
Experience: No experience
Certifications, Licenses & Registrations:RN, BCLS through American Heart Association.
Patient Care: Required

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