Heart Transplant Coordinator RN in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Hospital

Heart Transplant Coordinator RN

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  No Weekends 
Category: Registered Nurse • Job ID: 610940

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Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Valve Clinic Coordinator you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you – at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Methodist Hospital which is a part of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

Methodist Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Methodist Hospital!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Performs direct patient care within the scope of the nurse practice act, as it applies to the outcomes and processes of the Heart Valve Center. Plans, coordinates and implements the care of the valve patient in the outpatient setting. Acts as a liason with the physicians, patient/families and ancillary departments. Assess financial, medical and social resources of current and potential valve program patients in conjunction with the Valve team. Coordinates the flow of information among the medical, nursing, financial and research staff as appropriate. Develops, maintains and implements a teaching plan with the patient and family, to include lab values, medication overview and diagnosis related information.

Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

Education:

Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing

Current license by the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

Experience:

At least 3 years Cardiology or critical Care RN experience

The RN candidate completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient served (if applicable). Includes: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and medical terminology and diagnostic imaging software as needed

Essential Job Functions:

1. Plan, coordinate, and implement care of the valve patients in the outpatient clinic

  •  Review clinical progress of patients and coordinates communications to referring, valve and primary care physicians.
  • Plan, organize and provide direct care to the valve patient
  • Facilitate the development of a patient specific teaching plan
  • Review patient’s current health information, relay information and make referrals as necessary to the physician.

2. Serve as a resource for the hospital staff regarding the care of the valve patient

  • Educate patient and families regarding planned procedures, medications and treatments
  •  Make referral as appropriate as noted by the physician

3. Develops and oversee implementation and administration of internal policies and procedures in conjunction with standard policies and procedures. Interprets applicable laws, rules and regulations and ensures the practice is in compliance with them. Ensures regulatory compliance of the practice.

4. Coordinate information among:

  • Referring, primary care and valve clinic physicians
  • Ancillary departments
  • Answer patient/family phone calls, field questions appropriately

5. Participate in creating an environment that implements the mission, vision and values of the organization

6. Responsible for full nursing assessment of clinic patients, including documentation of vital signs, sign and symptoms of disease process, NYHA class. Responsible for reviewing all diagnostic imaging studies, lab values and notify MD as appropriate for abnormal findings

7. Knowledge and application of pertinent computer programs and imaging and software

Additional Job Functions:

1. Supports the mission and vision of the Methodist Healthcare System. Understands and is committed to helping the Methodist Healthcare System and its associated facilities achieve its goals.

2. Must learn and comply with System and facility safety policies and rules; must use appropriate safety equipment and procedures at all times; must immediately report all unsafe conditions to supervisors; must be familiar with all safety features of equipment, tools or materials encompassed by job duties; and must check with supervisors (prior to job performance) if there is a question as to the safe procedure to be used for any job function.

3. Adheres to the MHS Code of Conduct and demonstrates ethical behavior as expected by our patients, colleagues and the community. Understands the personal obligation to report any activity that appears to violate applicable laws, rules regulations or the Code of Conduct itself.

4. Completes other duties as assigned.

5. Works in a fast paced and customer service oriented environment and to preform duties and meet deadlines in a timely manner.

6. Completes assignments independently and to work as part of a team; takes instructions from supervisors’ to exercise problem- solving skills and to interact with co-workers, supervisors, patients, vendors and the public in a professional and pleasant manner.

7. Accepts and supports administration decisions.

8. Assists with vendor selection for new equipment based on departmental needs.

9. Comply with requirements of all regulatory agencies.

Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 900 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

 As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Valve Clinic Coordinator opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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