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RN Ambulatory Cardiology

Job ID 147005 Date posted 06/19/2018

Lahey Cardiology, Burlington, is a busy premiere outpatient cardiology practice located at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. The position offers an opportunity for an experienced Cardiology Registered Nurse to become a part of a truly dynamic and fast-paced cardiology team.

Our RN will work in close collaboration with the physicians, ambulatory staff, and patients to coordinate and drive patient care for office visits and diagnostic testing, and provide patient education and teaching for cardiovascular disease, treatment, diagnostic testing and cardiac procedures.

Our ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of cardiovascular disease and be able to triage patients proficiently over the phone. They will have a good understanding of cardiac medications and have experience with documenting encounters in the EHR. Experience with Cardiothoracic and Thoracic Surgery, Cath Lab and EP procedures and Vascular Surgery is a plus. The desire to become an integral member of our team-oriented, fast-paced and professional practice is a must.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: including but not limited to:

I. Clinical Judgment and Decision Making: The process by which nurses come to understand the problems, issues or concerns of patients/families, to attend to relevant/critical information, and to respond in concerned and involved ways.

A. The Staff Registered Nurse: Ambulatory is expected to and is accountable for providing safe patient care by demonstrating organizational skills that maintain and coordinate safe delivery of quality care for assigned patients/families.
B. Performing systematic patient and family assessment relevant to practice settings and record the related health data..
C Analyze and interpret recorded data. Make informed judgements as to the specific problems and elements of nursing care mandated by a particular situation.
D. Developing a culturally competent plan of care that identifies patient problems, expected outcomes, and
addresses preventative measures.
- Respecting the values (religious/spiritual, ethnic, cultural) of the patient and family.
E. Delivering care that is specific to the age of the patient
F. Utilizing listening skills and clinical judgment in decision making to telephonically assess the severity of patient caller signs and symptoms.
G. Evaluating effectiveness of care and adapts plan based on patient/family response
H. Providing patient care by:
- Providing necessary physical care to appropriate patient populations which include ADL's, positioning, transporting, and treatments
- Utilizing and transporting equipment
- Monitoring and recognizing acute changes in the patient and intervenes appropriately
- Administering medications including blood and blood products

II. Professional Relationship: The professional relationship is based upon Lahey Clinic's guiding principles and positive effective communication. This relationship extends beyond formal assessment to integrate the particular patient's response and his/her religious/spiritual, ethnic and cultural beliefs into the plan of care.

A. Establishes professional relationship with nurses, physicians and other colleagues and patients and families.
- The relationship includes the patient and family as a partner in care and is based upon Swanson's Theory of Caring.
B. Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and treatment including preventative measures appropriate to the patient.
C. Supports Lahey Clinics commitment to community based activities both within the Lahey community and beyond.
D. Collaborates, cooperates and communicates with other healthcare providers to ensure quality and continuity of care.

III. Clinical Leadership: The Staff Registered Nurse: Ambulatory supports the development of others and creates a practice climate of responsiveness and learning based on Benner's Novice to Expert skills acquisition model. This supports the retention and recruitment of clinically competent nurses. The ability to lead and influence the reasoning of colleagues in the patient's best interest depends on skillful comportment, authoritative clinical knowledge and wisdom, the conviction to act as an ethical agent despite adverse consequences, and the ability to listen and enhance others' strengths.

A. Demonstrates professional behavior by adhering to unit policies and procedures, practice guidelines specific to the setting and the ANA Code of Ethics.
B. Demonstrates skills as a responsive team member.
C. Demonstrates role of nurse as teacher.
D. Demonstrates ability to fulfill role in regulatory compliance and readiness.
E. Achieves and maintains ACLS certification as required by departmental standards
F. Serve as patient advocate, within the limits of the law.

IV. Clinical Scholarship: The Staff Registered Nurse: Ambulatory Care achieves clinical scholarship through experiences with patients, through collaboration with colleagues and leadership and through formal education. Learning is transformed into knowledge through self-reflection and analysis.

A. Upholds standards of quality nursing care.
B. Demonstrates a commitment to life long learning.
C. Demonstrates evidenced based practice (EBP) in nursing.


Education: Licensure, Certification, Registration:

Graduate of a state approved &/or accredited School
of Nursing, BSN required

Licensure: Current license to practice professional nursing from the Massachusetts Board of Registration

Certification: Current BLS certification with the American Heart Association. ACLS preferred.

Experience preferred in/with:

- Cardiology
- Telephone triage


DAYS/ Monday - Friday 8 hour shifts

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