Anticoagulation Nurse-RN, LPN
New Mexico Heart Institute - Albuquerque, NM

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*New Mexico Heart Institute (NMHI) is the largest and most advanced cardiovascular medical group in the region. Since 1969, the physicians of New Mexico Heart Institutes have provided New Mexico and beyond with the highest-quality care and service. As the leader in Cardiovascular Care in the Southwest, our services include state-of-the-art heart and vascular medicine and surgery, cardiovascular imaging, and fully-integrated emergency hospital and intensive coronary care services.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS*

ANTICOAGULATION MANAGEMENT:
-Perform finger sticks (PT/INRs);assess patients for anticoagulation status.
-Provides the patient with education and instruction regarding dosing, medication side effects, and safety precautions for anticoagulation therapy.
-Triages patient issues ranging from minor complaints to emergency issues.
-Identify patients who fall outside the protocol guidelines and bring such patients to the attention of the cardiologist.
-Identify patients to whom home monitoring is appropriate; provide telemanagement for patients who are unable to come into the clinic.
-Ensures complete and accurate documentation of nursing activities and information using an EMR system.
-Obtain and review patient lab results; call patients in a timely manner with laboratory results and plan for follow up including any medication changes, future laboratory needs, and/or scheduling office visits.
-Grant refill approval or denial for medications request from pharmacy line, faxed or written prescriptions based on established protocols.
-Coordinate patient care with hospitals, home health and outside physicians' offices.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Participate in special projects, in-services, and scheduled nurse meetings.
-Work independently and in a team setting.
-Training and cross training of team members as needed.
-Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:
-High school diploma or GED required
-Graduate of NLNAC accredited school required

LICENSURES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
-New Mexico RN licensure or
-New Mexico LPN licensure required
-CPR and ACLS certification required

EXPERIENCE:
-Minimum two (2) years nursing experience in anticoagulation, case management, and/or cardiology preferred.
-Ability to perform in potentially stressful, quickly changing, working conditions.
-Demonstrated experience working with high level professionals requiring outstanding expertise and professionalism.
-Experience working with diverse populations with limited understanding of healthcare processes and procedures; must be able to provide complicated information in a clear and concise manner to those not familiar with the information being provided.
-Problem solving skills such as researching information; the ability to determine if information found is valid and the ability to make decisions with information gathered.
-Bilingual in Spanish or local Native languages (oral and comprehension) a plus.
-Must possess strong organizational, time management, detail and communication skills; the ability to prioritize projects and work in a fast paced, frequently crisis driven environment.
-Computer skills required, including Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, and typing.

*TEAM MEMBER BENEFITS:
-Medical Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance
-401K Retirement Plan
-Paid time off for full-time employees
-Paid Holidays
-Flexible Spending Account (Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement)
-Educational Expense Reimbursement (qualifying positions)
-Direct Deposit
-Health Club Discount
-Uniform Allowance
-M-F day shift schedule

Please visit our website www.nmhi.com for more employment opportunities!

New Mexico Heart Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer*


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