Chest Pain Coordinator - Quality

Location
Texas City, Texas
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Feb 14, 2018
Closes
May 10, 2018
Ref
06218-89271
Specialty
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Permanent

Mainland Medical Center - Texas City, TX

An HCA Affiliated Hospital

Chest Pain Coordinator RN - Quality Management

Founded in 1952, Mainland Medical Center
 has been part of Galveston County for more than 55 years. Originally, a 90-bed hospital, we have grown to a 223-bed acute care facility offering quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Our services include inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services.   

Mainland Medical Center is part of the HCA Gulf Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses.   Our growth is truly a reflection of the changing needs of our community, our patients and rapidly advancing medical technology. Our services include:

  • Breast Care Center
  • Cardiovascular Services
  • Center for Sleep Disorders
  • Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Emergency Services
  • Level II Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit
  • Occupational Health and Wellness
  • Senior Mental Health
  • Women's Services

Mainland Medical Center
 is currently looking for a Chest Pain Coordinator RN - Quality Management.

 

Responsibilities:

The Chest Pain Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and maintenance of a comprehensive Chest Pain program that complies with national standards for quality of care for Chest Pain patients as dictated by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Society of Chest Pain Centers and governmental regulation for Medicare compliance.    

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITY

  1. Educate nursing and ancillary staff on the best practices of ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) and AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction) patients. Develops and supports education to meet all requirements of Chest Pain Accreditation.

  2. Develops and recommends protocol and guidelines for best practice treatment of cardiac patients across the continuum of care.

  3. Oversees, analyzes, and trends data related to throughput of cardiac patients and provides data to the VP Quality and/or other applicable hospital leadership to initiate changes as appropriate and improve processes and outcomes.

  4. Work in a collegial manner with medical staff to assure continuity of care in cardiac patients and quality outcomes.

  5. Works closely with Emergency Medical Services to assure optimal continuity of care from pre-hospital to hospital.

  6. Works closely with Quality Department to assure metrics are in place to show continuous improvement in the care of the ACS patients and for CMS data reporting, as well as other registry data.

  7. Act as an internal hospital resource and externally in the community regarding education of the ACS patient.

  8. Participates in identifying needs, planning and implementing educational programs within specialty areas for patients, families, community groups, and other designated healthcare facilities.

  9. Represents the hospital at local, regional, or other applicable levels related to best practices for ACS patients.

  10. Assures compliance with all TJC and other applicable regulatory agency guidelines.

  11. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships, and team building skills.

  12. Assumes a leadership role in monthly Chest Pain committee meetings.

  13. Other duties as assigned within scope and practice of licensure.

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