Cardiovascular Nurse Coordinator

 
Position: Cardiovascular Nurse Coordinator

Job ID: 144651

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Cardiovascular Surgery

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  

Summary:

We are searching for a Cardiovascular Nurse Coordinator – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will support excellence in clinical practice and the care of patients in accordance with their developmental stages. This role will coordinate the daily operations of the service by assisting the physicians, promoting the development of other nurse professionals, demonstrating clinical expertise and implementation of the Department's philosophy and standards of nursing practice. Lastly, you will be responsible for the coordination of care for the patient and family as they move across the continuum.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Collaborates with health care team to assist in the assessment of the patient/family throughout the patient’s care
  • Determines patient needs and priorities for care with special consideration given to patient teaching as documented on the Patient Teaching Record
  • Coordinates patient care by involving patient/family in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care
  • Implements and documents plan of care, analyzes situations, anticipates problems, and takes an appropriate course of action based upon department’s protocols
  • Evaluates and documents patient and family responses to care provided Identifies changes and abnormal findings in a timely manner
  • Gives support and understanding to parents with an emphasis on educating them to the importance of the screening process
  • Ensures that parents are informed of the examination results and when the next screening exam is scheduled
  • Formulates, implements, and documents individual teaching plans based on patient/family assessment
  • Uses teaching strategies suitable for the learning ability of patient/family and evaluated the effectiveness of teaching plan
  • Demonstrates consistent positive interpersonal skills in dealing with patients, families, and visitors to generate a feeling of trust and caring
  • Coordinates, organizes, and supports all activities by accepting 24-hour availability 7 days a week.
  • Participates in continuing education of staff members by facilitating specialty in services throughout the year


Qualifications:

  • RN license from the state of Texas
  • BLS from the American Heart Association
  • 3 years of Nursing experience required
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Knowledge gained from clinical expertise and experience in Cardiology, ICU, post-operative care, or congenital heart disease
  • Ability to operate all types of equipment and perform special procedures in the assigned nursing area
  • Ability to practice flexibility to meet the needs of the personnel/unit on a 24-hour basis


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