Duties: Performs clinical duties and basic nursing care in keeping with established policies and procedures, which includes routine office procedures, testing, administration of medications, participating in patien education and assisting physician. Provides direct patient care, monitors patients, answers questions, documents triage calls and reports changes to physician or physician assistant. Keeps an accurate and consise record of patient obsercations, treatments and procedures administered by documenting findings in the medical record. Assists in the assessment of patient's response to treatment relative to identifying common and recurring nursing needs of patient. Recognizes and anticipates urgent or emergent patient situations and responds appropriately. Identifies patient education needs and may assist in patient teaching as to appropriate health maintenance and management of illness. Communicates effectively with patients, families and other memebers of the health care team. Obtains pre-certification for surgical and radiology procedures as ordered. Coordinates surgical procedures with appropriate deparments as ordered by physician or physician assistant. Participates in annual education, training and professional development in triage and related cardiothoracic nursing.
Requirements: A College Diploma in Nursing is required. Graduate of an accredited school of practical/ vocational nursing is preferred. A minimum of one year of hospital or office practice setting is preferred. A minimum of one year experience in Cardiology, Cardiothoracc or Surgical practice is preferred. A Professional License with State of Practice is required.
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