The Care Transition Coordinator functions interdependently with the physicians to plan and deliver patient care for cardiovascular patients across the continuum of inpatient and outpatient care, ensuring compliance with physician orders and established policies and procedures
This position provides coordination and care of patients requiring assistance and support in managing their cardiovascular health care needs. The position collaborates with other health care professionals to ensure continuity of care and coordination of a wide variety of patient services. The position will work with a clinical informaticist to implement data collection systems/processes and identify opportunities to improve care/service for patients.
This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of CHRISTUS St Vincent. It is expected that the associate demonstrate behavior consistent with the Core Values. He/she shall support CHRISTUS St Vincent's strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
EDUCATION: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with diploma, ADN required, BSN preferred.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Current New Mexico RN license or current compact State License. BLS, and ACLS required; both issued through the American Heart Association.
SKILLS: Ability to provide age-specific, quality, patient-centered care to all patients through the clinical process and manifest standards of practice with sensitivity and respect for the diversity of human experience. Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the health care profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.
Proven ability to communicate effectively with staff that has a variety of levels of knowledge, skills and responsibilities:
Professional work habits and demeanor, including:
Ability to work independently or with limited supervision
Ability to work well with people from different disciplines who may have varying degrees of technical expertise.
Ability to work in a team environment and to contribute to the effective functioning of that team.
Strong computer skills
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three (3) years of professional nursing experience, with at least two (2) years of the three (3) in critical care, including experience in arrhythmia and basic hemodynamic monitoring of patients in an acute-care setting; knowledge of electronic monitoring devices. Critical Care is defined as, but not limited to, Cath Lab, PACU, ED, CCU, and ICU.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Cardiovascular Service Line Medical Director/Cardiovascular Service Line Director
- Bloodborne pathogen C. Exposure to infectious diseases and x-rays.
PHYSICAL and SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS:
1. Some travel required
2. May be required to work outside of normal working hours
3. May be required to work long hours during critical problems or implementations
4. May be required to withhold paid-time off during critical problems or implementations provided adequate notice is given.
5. Ability to lift and transfer objects typically not in excess of 50 lbs.
6. Extended use of video display terminal and keyboard utilizing sound ergonomic principles.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to handle emergency/crisis situations, prolonged, extensive or considerable standing and walking. Requires heavy (at least 50 lbs.) physical effort to position, push and/or transfer patients or equipment and supplies. Requires considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to judge distance and space relationships, see peripherally, distinguish and identify different colors. Hearing and visual acuity within normal or correctable limits. Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination required.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.