The Structural Heart Nurse Navigator utilizes discretion and independent judgment to facilitate seamless care from referral to follow-up for patients with valve and structural heart disease; applies Nursing process to the provision of care for this subset of patients; manages and coordinates all aspects of the valve and structural heart disease program; facilitates a team approach and collaborates with the multidisciplinary team to establish a plan of care starting from initial interventional evaluation and following the continuum of care including pre-procedure, post-procedure, and continued follow-up care post procedure; works with the patient and family to provide teaching, education and support throughout the process. Assist in leading the facility to accreditation compliance and regulatory alignment, improvement on national and state/local public-reported measures, focused clinical reporting, and compliance with HCA supported National programs.
Ensures maintenance of established electronic database, and submits patient demographic, medical and progress report information within designated time frames as required by local, State, and federal agencies. Participates in the department quality improvement program and strives to optimize patient outcomes through patient education and clinical expertise. Specific responsibilities will include scheduling outpatients evaluations and follow-up, implantation scheduling, maintaining valve database, and overseeing documentation (creation of order set, etc.) of the patient experience.
Education: Graduate of Nursing Program. Nurse Practitioner Required.
Experience: Minimum 3-5 years' experience in cardiology with demonstrated leadership skills. TVT Registry experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
Ability to deal effectively and problem solve with patients, families, physicians and hospital staff.
License/Certifications: Valid CA RN license required. Current American Heart Association BLS card and ACLS required.
Equipment: As appropriate for clinical area.
Must be able to perform the essential physical requirements of the job.
San Antonio Regional Hospital