Overview

General Summary: The Triage Nurse appropriately triages patient symptoms both in the clinic and on the phone. This includes nursing assessment, problem identification, planning, reporting of complex clinical data to the appropriate cardiologist and implementation of the patient s plan of care as directed by the cardiologist. This nurse will manage transition of care from acute setting to home and support Care Team duties as assigned.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:1. Educates patients about their cardiovascular condition and explains treatment options as directed by the cardiologist.2. Teaches patients what they can do to prevent the worsening of cardiovascular conditions, the importance of self-monitoring and provide appropriate resources.3. Triagespatients physical symptoms / arrhythmias appropriately and consults with cardiologists per protocol.4. Participates in Transition of Care Management to ensure discharge medications and instructions are understood by patient and/or family members. Updates medication and problem list in the Electronic Health Record and ensures follow-up with cardiologists.5. Reviews physician tasks and clinical worklist(s) as assigned.6. Reviews daily lab/test results, including INR results when applicable and ensures appropriate management of results per MD.7. Assist the Clinical Nurse Director on matters relating to nursing practices and participates in development of policies and protocols for patient care.8. Maintains patient confidentiality per HIPPA.9. Assists in maintaining safety equipment / emergency cart within the clinic.10. Maintains and helps to ensure that all documentation is in a state of audit-readiness.11. Promotes ongoing communication and collaboration with the clinical manager, physicians, and appropriate staff to ensure patient safety and adherence to clinic protocols.12. Takes initiative to identify and provide solutions to work-related problems, continuously seeking ways to improve services.13. Occasionally covers for other staff as deemed necessary both inter and intra departmentally.14. Updates Clinical Manager of changes affecting their schedule.15. Professional representative within the clinic and the community.16. Participates in clinic meetings as required.17. Participates in special projects as assigned.18. Attends continuing educational seminars to maintain required licensure.19. Demonstrates positive initiative and cooperation between departments.20. Other duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:1. Excellent written and oral modes of interpersonal communication.2. Maintains CPR and ACLS certification.3. Current CA Registered Nurse4. Minimum of two year cardiovascular clinic experience and/or hospital nursing experience.5. Two years critical care hospital experience preferred. 6. Two years case management experience in the hospital or clinic setting preferred. Position Urgency:Quick Start