Registered Nurse - Heart Failure Team

Location
New York, NY
Salary
Competitive
Posted
2/14/2018
Closes
3/16/2018
Specialty
Cardiology
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
 
 

As one of the nation's premier centers of excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research, NYU Langone Health (NYULH) provides a professional environment in which nurses can perform at their best and excel in their careers. Each and every day, is a new opportunity to learn, to grow, and to be a part of what makes us world-class.

 
 

NYULH nurses can choose from many clinical services and programs to begin or mature a professional career path that can span decades. The many opportunities that are available for nurses at all levels, from new Baccalaureate RN graduates to Advanced Practice Nurses, offer the ability to deliver world class nursing care in an intellectually-stimulating academic environment. Nurses at NYULH also demonstrate their professional practice through participation in the various councils that govern the practice of nursing, the quality of our care, and the discovery of new knowledge.

 
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Position Summary:

The Heat Failure RN (HF RN) is an important member of the multidisciplinary Heart Failure/Transplant team. The HF RN will oversee care for advanced heart failure patients in the outpatient setting. Specifically, the HF RN is responsible for: collecting clinical information about patients, summarizing medical data, ensuring diagnostic testing and treatment procedures for patients were completed; triaging phone calls from patients; monitoring CardioMEMs Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring system; providing education to patients and families about heart failure symptoms, management, and diet; interfacing with multiple providers to ensure optimal care.

Job Description Duties:
  • Return HF Triages
    • Email
    • Phone calls (urgent)
    • In-basket messages
  • Follow patient labs, tests
    • Alert NP if abnormal
    • Call patient if results normal
  • Simple stress testing
  • Cardiomems Monitoring
    • 3x weekly transmission review
    • Weekly notes
    • Weekly phone call
    • Coordinating tech support
    • Review abnormal values with NP
    • Lab follow up
    • Inpatient implant education
    • Preimplant patient education
  • Obtain inpatient CardioMEMS readings
  • Follow-up Heart Failure sign-out
  • Keep running list of patients who need follow-up phone calls
  • Prepare information for peer to peer authorizations
  • Complete paperwork for prior authorizations, denials/appeals with FGP medical secretary
  • Complete disability, home health care, FMLA paperwork with FGP medical secretary
  • Educate patients on low salt/high K diet, heart failure symptoms, and management
  • Ensure laboratory, radiologic, and diagnostic studies scheduled (with FGP medical secretary) and completed.
  • Maintains contact with assigned caseload between visits, based on their particular needs. Initiates appropriate responses to issues and problems during these contacts.
  • Communicates with the multidisciplinary team to optimize patient care. Interfaces with physicians, social workers, nurse practitioners and others.
  • Liaisons with the inpatient team to ensure continuous care for the advanced heart failure patients.
  • Provides excellent patient services to ensure satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications, including any potential licensure

Licensure: Current registration as a Professional Nurse in New York State

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Experience: At least five years of clinical nursing practice, ability to apply nursing process toward achievement of specific outcomes in an organized fashion.

Competencies: Self-directed worker, able to work independently; excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; creative problem solving and critical thinking ability, understanding of complex antibody profiles.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in heart failure patient population. CHFN Certification desirable.

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

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