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First FNP in New Mexico to start Project Re-Engineering Discharge (RED) for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Patients
Family Nurse Practitioner (Former Employee), Santa Fe, NMDecember 25, 2013
Pros: variety of patients
Cons: never enought time in the day to fully complete each patient encounter.
(Typical hours were 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday at hospital, and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Fridays for clinic appointments) Objective was to decrease 1 month readmission rate of CHF patients for Christus St. Vincent Medical Center and provide close follow-up for same patients at the New Mexico Heart Institute (NMHI) in Santa Fe, NM. I would – more... select appropriate patients after review of hospitalist notes in morning. Depending on severity of symptoms and date for discharge, I triaged in-hospital patient visits for that day.
Collaborated with Pharm. Drs. to establish complete list of discharge medications and appropriate doses for each patient. In afternoon, I would visit selected patients, present personalized folder for at home care and discuss each item. At time of patient discharge, I would collaborate and schedule 1 week follow-up appointment with me at NMHI. The hospital and NMHI were in the process of collaboration of services at the time of my employment, and decided to terminate the position after only 5 months of existence. Unfortunately my immediate manager was unable to exercise any control over the situation. I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge regarding the identification and treatment of multiple types of CHF, teaching tools, & utilization of EHRs at the hospital and clinic. I was fortunate to work with great cardiologists, nephrologists, RNs, hospitalist physicians, and case managers. I thoroughly enjoyed interacting and teaching the patients and their families about the CHF disease process and their role in managing the disease process. The hardest part of the job was patient identification. There was no IT program or IS person in place to assist with identification of patients by DRG codes, symptomology, or other markers of CHF. The second most difficult part of the job was not being able to finish what I had started, – less
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good place to work
Medical Assistant/Externship (Former Employee), santa fe,nmOctober 10, 2013
would arrive and start getting the patients up for the day with showers and shaving the men, and or brushing the teeth. assisting with feeding and general daily care through out the day.
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Great Place should staied. Verfy friendly people.
Patient Service Representative (Former Employee), Albuquerque NMAugust 30, 2013
The New Mexico Heart institue is great and the people are kind and frendly. The work is interesting and you get great suport in anything you need to help you out to acomplish your work goals.
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Extremely busy but fun place to work.
Medical Technician (Former Employee), Albuquerque, NMApril 3, 2012
This office is very busy so there is not really any down time. Great place if you want to keep moving all day. The benefits are fairly good, they have 401 K and medical. The hours are great, week days only, 8-5. They have a high turn over rate. I'm not sure why but they have a hard time keeping employees.