Heart Failure Nurse Coordinator - RN or LPN
The Heart Failure Nurse Coordinator reports directly to the Practice Manager for administrative issues and to the Physician for clinical issues.
- Overseeing and coordinating all clinical support activities in the physician office.
- Providing professional clinical assistance to patients within the clinic in support of the physicians.
- Work directly with the physicians
- Act the liaison between the patient and the physicians for establishing and maintaining quality patient care.
- Perform all duties in accordance with clinic protocols and procedures.
- “Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards.”
- Utilizes clinical teamwork to oversee the interdisciplinary plan of care:
- Assesses the patient and family as appropriate
- Plans and implements clinical care and facilitates its delivery to patients and family members
- Evaluates the process and outcome of clinical services in the clinic and makes suggestions for improvement
- Documents according to clinic policies utilizing the EMR
- Practices and promotes professional clinical care within legal and ethical standards
- Provides education/consultation as needed to other health care team members and to patients and families
- Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through identification of own learning needs
- Encourages an environment of teamwork with other employees. Demonstrates flexibility and creativity in dealing with unforeseen developments through participative leadership and problem-solving
- Uses resources and completes assignments in the most cost-effective manner
- Willingly adapts to changing workloads and helps others when they are busy
- Demonstrates effective leadership skills by:
- As a member of clinic management, ensures that the clinic meets all code and accreditation standards (OSHA, DPH, JCAHO, CLIA, HIPAA
- Responsible for maintaining adequate medical supply inventory. Assists in placing orders for medical supplies as necessary
- Assists with development and implementation of policies and procedures
- Assists with determining appropriate staffing levels. Assists with recruiting efforts for new clinical staff. Assists with evaluating clinical staff performance and completion of performance evaluations
- Maintains professional license through practice-based continuing education programs
- Complies with office and applicable medical group required mandatory education and training
- Respects the cultural diversity of others
- Demonstrating effective delegation skills
- Organizing and appropriately prioritizing patient care assignments
- Graduate of accredited License Practical Nursing or Registered Nurse Program
- 3 or more years in a clinical setting, preferably in a practice.
- Experience with heart failure patients a plus
- Current licensure in Massachusetts as a Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse.
About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care is the largest private, for-profit health care network in the United States. The company is owned and led by a management team of Steward physicians. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward employs more than 40,000 health care professionals and operates 35 hospitals across the United States and in the countries of Malta and Colombia which regularly receive top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes multiple urgent care centers and skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, more than 7,000 beds under management, and approximately 2.2 million full risk covered lives through the company's managed care and health insurance services.
The Steward Health Care Network includes more than 5,000 physicians across 800 communities who help to provide more than 12 million patient encounters annually. Steward Medical Group, the company's employed physician group, provides more than six million patient encounters per year. The Steward Hospital Group operates hospitals in Malta, Colombia and nine states across the U.S., including Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. For more information, visit www.steward.org.
Steward Medical Group is taking additional necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [three-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout our facilities.
- A strictly controlled visitor and mask policy is required for patient and colleague safety.