PART I - General Job / Performance Information
Education and Experience Graduate of an accredited Masters Level Program for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse. 3 to 5 years clinical experience preferred, entry level accepted.
Environmental / Working Conditions Works inside and under normal temperate conditions with adequate light, in a well ventilated, clean area. Some areas are limited in space, and some patient rooms/specific units such as the Cath Lab may be cold. Usually works around others, may expect some moderate noise. Frequently works with biologic or infectious agents, and may be exposed to communicable diseases. May come in contact with irritating chemicals or sprays. May be exposed to muscular strain in supporting, lifting and assisting patients.
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships The Cardiology Midlevel must display a professional attitude at all times, be thoughtful of others, neat and well groomed. The midlevel will need to carry out close working relationships with many people including but not limited to the Nursing Directors, nursing staff, ancillary staff, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Social Services, and most importantly patients and their family members or caregivers. The midlevel should try to accommodate the schedules around the afore mentioned services if needed, and have the ability to organize time in order to treat the maximum number of patients in the allotted working day.
Job Description The Cardiology Midlevel has the responsibility to evaluate and treat in conjunction with the primary physician. The Cardiology Midlevel will help facilitate patient discharges from ICU units and general nursing units for community and TTUHSC physicians. Additionally, the Cardiac Midlevel will also assist in completing patient History and Physical and discharge paperwork for patients being treated at UMC for community and TTUHSC physicians. The midlevel will also assist in maintaining compliance with core measures, delinquent records, verbal orders, and any other measures deemed necessary by the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Cardiology Medical Director, CVICU Director, or Cardiac Cath Lab Director. Furthermore, the Cardiology Midlevel will also assist in meeting documentation standards in conjunction with recommendations of the Clinical Documentation Specialists. The midlevel will also assist in facilitating admissions from the Emergency Center and clinics for community and TTUHSC physician. The Cardiology Midlevel will also coordinate with nursing staff for medication orders and any changes need in the current treatment plan for community and TTUHSC physicians. The midlevel will adhere to policies, procedures and standards of practice as defined by and/or stated by the 1) Texas Board of Nursing, 2) Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization Manual, 3) UMC Standard Policy and Procedure Manual, PM&R Policy and Procedure Manual.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations Must hold or be eligible for Texas State LicensurePhysical CapabilitiesThe Midlevel should have good physical stamina, be able to be on feet most of the day, and be fairly strong and energetic. Work frequently requires much walking, standing, carrying, talking, hearing and listening. Lifting more than 50 pounds is occasionally required to reposition patients. Hours may be long and irregular, and may include weekends as-well-as emergency call.
Skills and Abilities Must be able to apply the theory of Nursing under the bylaws of the Texas Board of Nursing.Should speak intelligently and in a professional manner before others, demonstrate good public relations, demonstrate assertiveness, flexibility and tact.Perform patient assessmentsHave ability and competence to operate necessary equipment.Must be able to instill confidence in patients, physicians, and personnel.Determine appropriate care for the patient in conjunction with the primary care physician.Make decisions independently.Adapt to emergency conditions.Be alert to changes in the patient's condition.Demonstrate economic use of time.Know techniques of assisting and handling patients.Must possess a high degree of accuracy in carrying out prescriptions, receiving and translating information, charting and reporting.Demonstrate a high level of critical thinking.Understand Departmental/Facility policies, procedures and regulations.Be aware of inter/intradepartmental communication.
UMC Health System - 23 months ago