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POST HEART TRANSPLANT REGISTERED NURSE ~ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

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POST HEART TRANSPLANT REGISTERED NURSE ~ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTO

POST HEART TRANSPLANT REGISTERED NURSE ~ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER

As a teaching hospital and research center, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle is deeply committed to the enhancement of care for our patients-as well as the professional growth of our staff. As a testament to this commitment, we’re proud to be recognized with Magnet Hospital status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  In fact, we were the first hospital to receive this designation.  We’re also consistently named one of the nation’s best hospitals, as reported by U.S. News and World Report.

Such national recognition attests to our commitment to high-quality care, and to the outstanding professionalism and skill that exists at UWMC.  As a registered nurse (RN),you can be a part of this highly skilled team, working within a culture that is both innovative and collaborative.  Here, you will work in tandem with physicians and other health care practitioners to provide superior, award-winning nursing care. In short, you will not only follow best practice, you will create it!

EXPERT PRACTICE

Provides expert nursing to post heart transplant patients by maintaining:

•             Knowledge and care of post-heart transplant patients.

•             Ability to interpret data about the patient’s health and transplant status in order to provide appropriate nursing care.

•             Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition, including the five rights.

•             Patient care provided based on acuity/urgency of patient needs, preference, choices and available resources.

•             Knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population.

•             Ability to interpret data about the patient’s status post-transplant in order to identify each patient’s age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.

NURSING PROCESS

Systematically assesses the need for and the delivery of nursing services that meet patient care requirements, whether delivered directly or by the other nursing staff through:

•             Ability to perform a systematic assessment on post heart transplant population.

•             Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain, using appropriate pain management techniques for post-transplant patients and educate the patient and family regarding pain management

•             Meeting documentation standards and policies, including UNOS + transplant database.

PATIENT CARE COORDINATION

Ability to formulate, coordinate and revise an individualized plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness by:

•             Treating patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifying and addressing psychological, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and their families.

•             Functioning as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.

TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS

Provides care for individual patients over the telephone using the nursing process by:

•             Consistently, following policies and procedures for providing telephone medical advice to post transplant patients.

•             Consistently, documenting care provided via telephone per UWMC policy.

•             Providing efficient and effective telephone triage for post heart transplant patient population.

PATIENT SAFETY

Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors by:

•             Complying with specific UWMC policies for safety and infection control.

•             Utilizing PSN to report events causing or having the potential to cause patient harm.

CLIENT TEACHING

Integrates patient and family education into the delivery of care, ensuring educational activities are culturally appropriate and are tailored to the patient’s and family’s ability to comprehend and participate in the post-heart care by:

•             Formulating a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluating effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.

ENABLING OPERATIONS

Coordinates the care given by others to achieve efficient clinic operations by:

•             Communicating appropriately and clearly to manager, co-workers, physicians and all members transplant team.

•             Demonstrating an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.

•             Orienting new permanent and temporary personnel to the transplant team. Serving as a preceptor and mentor.

•             Adhering to Attendance Standards.

•             Demonstrating knowledge of department specific billing policies and application of their procedures, including Facility Only Coding and nurse visits.

•             Demonstrating ability to use computer applications required for successful completion of job requirements, including EPIC, Transplant database, UNET and other UWMC programs.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and sharing expertise with other team members by:

•             Teaching other health care team member(s), using informal and formal methods.

 

•             Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing strongly preferred

•             Active, unrestricted Washington State Registered Nurse License

•             Minimum of 1-2 years of cardiac-related nursing experience in a cardiac ICU and/or Cardiac Telemetry Unit

•             1 year experience as a post-heart transplant nurse coordinator preferred

•             ACLS certification preferred

•             BLS certification required

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