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RN - Cardiology Outpatient Clinic

Company: Albany Medical Center
Location: Clifton Park
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Department/Unit:HBD - Medicine CardiologyWork Shift:Day (United States of America)RN - Full Time
Cardiology Outpatient Clinic
Albany, NY
We are seeking a dynamic RN with excellent attention to detail and clinical reasoning skills to join our Community Cardiology outpatient clinic!
Under the Supervision of the Lead Nurse or Nursing Supervisor and Nurse Manager, the RN Ambulatory provides nursing support to primary and subspecialty providers. This is demonstrated by the use of the nursing process to work collaboratively with the health-care team in planning, directing, providing and evaluating patient care. The RN Ambulatory is defined within the department to provide patient care, triage, consultation and referral among team members.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Generally include the following. May vary at clinical sites. - Other related duties may be assigned:

  • Completes organized and quality documentation as required by the department.
  • Facilitates the utilization of resources to meet patient outcomes (case management).
  • Analyzes patient care needs and utilizes a systematic approach to delivery of care.
  • Provides age appropriate direct patient care from the preparation of patients through the end of the office visit and all tasks in between including diagnostics, venipuncture, administration of medications, and assistance of physicians as needed.
  • Performs telephone triage including coordination of care and documentation.
  • Schedules tests and procedures as indicated within the division and obtains prior authorizations as needed.
  • Works with physicians and other resources to develop teaching tools for families and patients.
  • Performs community outreach as indicated.
  • Work on studies with Principal Investigator as indicated within the department.
  • Provides patient and family education taking into consideration cultural, religious, language, and motivational, physical, emotional and cognitive factors into account in the teaching plan
  • Maintain division medical records
  • Utilizes the Chain of Command as indicated
  • Works with other departments inside and outside of AMC to coordinate multidisciplinary care
  • Ensures that medical equipment functioning properly and knows process to manage failure as need arises
  • Cross covers in other divisions within the department as needed
  • Participates in the patient throughput process in the clinic as indicated and needed (including vital signs, updating medical records, performing diagnostic procedures, assisting the physician and practitioners, facilitating teaching, end of appointment coordination of care)
  • Orientation of new staff
  • Works with division physicians, administrative staff and Nurse Manager to assure compliance with regulatory conditions and policies and procedures
  • Actively participate in the survey process in regards to accreditation
  • Utilizes scheduling system lookup to ensure appropriate follow up has been scheduled
  • Locates regulations and policies and procedures on line and know how to apply
  • Utilizes educational resources on Intranet for self education and education of other staff and families
  • Writes letters of medical necessity as indicated
  • Delegates daily tasks to appropriate clinical staff and ensures completion of tasks
  • Collaborates with administrative staff and physicians on the Quality Improvement Team to address clinical and non clinical issues within the division
  • Maintains compliancy with regulatory agencies
  • Reviews and triages incoming test results as indicated within the division
  • Documents properly, giving age appropriate care, gathering data correctly (including vital signs), and facilitating care in a customer friendly manner
  • Maintains compliance with AMC standards for electronic system use
  • Maintains compliance with AMC Code of Conduct
  • Maintains a safe environment within the clinic and working office space
  • Realizes their role in Environment of Care Surveys.Job Specific for Clinical Liaison also includes:
    • Works with Emergency Room team for all patient care follow up
    • Collaborates with Community agencies for optimal patient care
    • Collaborates with NYS for all executive physicals
    • Collaborates with NYS for assuring VIP patients are followed through AMC
    • Collaborates with the Boxing commission for physicals Qualifications:
      • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and Experience:
        • Associate's degree of a state accredited Registered Nursing program is required
        • Current license to practice professional nursing in the State of New York
        • Current CPR certification required
        • Certification in specialty preferredSkills required for the Position:
          • Strong customer service orientation
          • Strong communication skills
          • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from physicians, patients and their family members or other employees within the work setting. - Familiar with computer software.
          • Effective Written and Verbal Communication Skills
          • Working Knowledge of MS Word and Excel
          • Experience with electronic health record preferred
          • Ability to Maintain Confidentiality.
          • A thorough knowledge of organization, department and/or section policies and practices related to Position preferred
          • Ability to give medications via all routes and ability to calculate medication doses.
          • Proficiency in the operation of standard office equipment (Adding Machine, Fax, Photocopier, Credit Card Machine) and clinical equipment (Sphygmomanometer, Electronic Vital Signs machine, pulse oximetry machine, infant scale, adult scale and stadiometer), -
          • Type 45-60 WPM on a Typewriter or ComputerWork Environment (including Hazards):Clinical care setting requiring ability to lift minimum of 10 pounds, extensive walking and standing. May be subjected to infectious materials and chemicals (i.e. Cidex).***This is a best faith effort to clearly define the nature of this position; responsibilities may be added or deleted based upon the ever changing needs of management. - The individual in this position must have the ability to adapt to change and to be flexible with regard to day to day work responsibilities.Thank you for your interest in Albany Medical Center!---Albany Medical is an equal opportunity employer.This role may require access to information considered sensitive to Albany Medical Center, its patients, affiliates, and partners, including but not limited to HIPAA Protected Health Information and other information regulated by Federal and New York State statutes. Workforce members are expected to ensure that:Access to information is based on a "need to know" and is the minimum necessary to properly perform assigned duties. Use or disclosure shall not exceed the minimum amount of information needed to accomplish an intended purpose. Reasonable efforts, consistent with Albany Med Center policies and standards, shall be made to ensure that information is adequately protected from unauthorized access and modification.

Keywords: Albany Medical Center, Schenectady , RN - Cardiology Outpatient Clinic, Healthcare , Clifton Park, New York

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