Chest Pain Coordinator
**Great Health Benefits, 401k and generous PTO
We have many plans with various deductibles, which can cover individuals or families so you can customize a plan that will work for you! Steward Health Care works with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to provide affordable health insurance for our employees in benefit eligible positions. Our Health Plans Highlights are:
- Deductibles will not apply to services provided by a Steward provider (Tier 1).
- Office visits copays will be $0 when a member uses a Steward Provider (Tier 1).
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse office visits will be $0 for all In-Network providers (Tier1, Tier 2, and Tier 3).
Other Benefits provided:
- Dental, Vision, Health Care Savings Account, Life Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, and more.
For more than a century, Salt Lake Regional Medical Center has provided high-quality healthcare for residents of the Salt Lake Valley. Conveniently located near the heart of the city, this historic hospital remains one of the most trusted medical centers in all of Utah. Today you’ll find the most advanced medical technology in a world-class facility, a staff committed to staying on the leading edge of healthcare and patients who still find the kind of comfort and caring for which Salt Lake Regional always has been known.
Some areas of expertise include: Emergency Medicine, Heart Care, Cancer Care, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Diagnostic Imaging, Surgical Services, and Behavioral Health among others.
Under the general direction of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and Department Director, the Chest Pain Coordinator Registered Nurse will be responsible for bringing the organization to accreditation as a Chest Pain Center and obtaining Cardiac Certifications as the organization deems necessary. The Coordinator will function as a liaison for cardiac care by maintaining effective lines of communication with all concerned parties. The Coordinator will also work to maintain the accreditation and associated policies through the term of accreditation.
The Coordinator will also assist in nursing care and preparation of patients by performance of routine and delegated duties according to standards and policies of the hospital and department. Administers medications under the direction of a qualified physician. Acts as a circulating nurse. Performs and reviews baseline patient assessments. Evaluates patient response to diagnostic or interventional maneuvers and medications during CCL procedures. Provides patient care pre, intra and post procedure. Participates in time out, and all aspects of procedure as suggested for patient safety by DNV and other accrediting organizations. Proficient in the use of emergency equipment. Other duties as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Demonstrates Competency in the following area(s):
- Guide and direct the development of patient care programs that are comprehensive and reflect guideline-based care for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) treatment, research and rehabilitation.
- Develop goals for the program that are in line with the mission and vision of the organization.
- Oversee the tracking process for the data related to cardiac patients and provides data to the Chest Pain Committee to initiate changes as appropriate and to approve outcomes
- Co-chairs the Chest Pain Committee
- Works with the Chest Pain Committee to enhance Chest Pain services performance by establishing ways to measure, communicate and improve patient satisfaction and physician satisfaction.
- Assists in the development of strategic plans for the growth of Cardiology Services.
- Educates nursing and ancillary staff on best practices in the treatment of cardiac patients. Develops education for all new employees on the mission and vision of the facility related to chest pain patients and educates them regarding chest pain accreditation.
- Acts as a resource internally and in the community regarding educating others concerning treatment and prevention of heart disease.
- Balances administrative time verses clinical time.
- Assurance compliance with all DNV and other applicable regulatory agencies.
- Directs the multidisciplinary team approach to providing quality and timely care and support to chest pain patients.
- Assist with the development and writing of polices, protocols and practice guidelines for chest pain patients.
- Promote a cooperative and collaborative working environment among the clinical disciplines involved in the care of chest pain.
- Represents the hospital in the promotion of the Chest Pain Center as a Center of Excellence
- Maintains a safe and therapeutic patient care environment.
- Demonstrates leadership, human relations and effective communication skills.
- Ability to display mental and emotional stamina in situations dealing with death, multiple patients, family members, etc.
- Demonstrates ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
- Performs patient assessment. History and physical, reviews patient lab work. Receives hand off communication report from hospital unit. Prepares patient for procedure. Performs patient teaching, obtains intravenous access. Sets up non-invasive monitoring, inserts Foley Catheter as needed.
- Administers medication in accordance to physician orders or ACLS protocol. Performs conscious sedation, patient care and assessment. Maintain intraprocedural sterile field and equipment supply. Sets up and operates ancillary procedure equipment such as contrast injectors. IVUS/ICE, FFR, Atherectomy/Thrombectomy devices, Intra-aortic Balloon pump. Percutaneous Ventricular assist Devices, etc. Point of Care testing (operation and Quality Assurance) ACT, Glucometry. Assists and performs all roles during emergency resuscitation. CPR, Cardioversion, Defribulation, Airway management, External and Internal Pacing, and administers ACLS medications. Helps with transportation of patients. Helps clean room for next procedure.
- Functions in two (2) of three (3) areas of the Cath Lab
- Assist/Teach new staff members in the operation of the Cath Lab and those of other Critical Care areas.
- Performs duties as requested by Salt Lake Regional Hospital.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Meets department dress code standards; appearance is neat and clean. Is conscientious in regard to personal
- Completes annual educational requirement.
- Completed Steward U Assignments in a timely manner
- Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated time.
- Wears identification while on duty.
- Attends committee, management, and other hospital meetings, as appropriate.
- Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the Medical Center.
- Pursues continuing education and participates in professional and community activities.
- Deals constructively with stress and is an agent for change and improvement.
- Participates in at least 8 hours hospital, department, or job-related education yearly.
- Five (5) or more years of hospital nursing experience required with at least three (3) years in Emergency or Critical Care Nursing, or Cath Lab.
- Current Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of Utah or interstate Compact required.
- Current Basic Life Support (CPR) American Red Cross or American Heart Association required upon hire.
- ACLS certification required within the first ninety (90) days of hire.
- Ability to read, wright and communicate effectively in English.
- Additional languages preferred
- Good computer skills with various software applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Excellent organizational skills, preferred
Position is classified as OSHA Category II, where some job duties could potentially lead to exposure to bloodborne pathogens. For physical demands of position including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following page.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
Steward Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer Female/Minority/Disabled/Veteran
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is directly or indirectly owned by an entity that proudly includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital's medical staff.
Steward Hospitals are taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment – with confidence and without fear.
Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience:
- Expanded hours will allow previously canceled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible.
- Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families.
- Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients.
- A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital.
- A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety.
You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.