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Trinity Health Triage RN - Michigan Heart (Days) in Ypsilanti, Michigan

POSITION PURPOSE

Provides support and clinical expertise to cardiac patients and staff. Triages test results to physicians and patients as well as oversees Coumadin Clinic.

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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs comprehensive triage and patient education. Acts as a liaison between patients, primary care physicians, and Michigan Heart physicians. Documents medical information in patient’s electronic health record. Reviews lab and test results and works collaboratively with a team assistant. Recognizes abnormal cardiac rhythms, vital signs and symptoms. Intervenes appropriately, following protocols. Reports abnormal findings to cardiologist and other clinical team members. Responsible for assessing walk in patients to the office and determining if patient needs an office visit or can be followed up with on telephone. Demonstrates dependability and flexibility related to work schedule. Responsible for ECG's and other nurse visits as ordered by Michigan Heart Physicians/Providers. Assists patients with obtaining authorization for medication. Refills medications per protocol. Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, employees, and visitors to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management. Behaves in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs other duties as assigned.

This may include overseeing Coumadin Clinic. In regional offices, this may also include administering medications for pharmacological studies..

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE

EDUCATION:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a current Michigan license - Required Bachelors degree - Preferred BCLS certification - Required ACLS certification – Required in regional office locations if responsible for pharmacological stress testing.

EXPERIENCE:

At least 3 years of cardiac nursing experience - Required Demonstrates competence related to cardiac arrhythmia recognition - Required

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Strong clinical judgment and demonstrates clinical competencies - Required Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability - Required Strong communications and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients, visitors, physicians, managers, external providers and personnel, and all internal staff - Required Tact and discretion in all interaction internally and externally - Required Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment, as well as in a team setting - Required Strong organizational and time management skills - Required

WORKING CONDITIONS

Employee works in clinic environment. Employee stands, walks, bends and sits while on job. Other common activities include talking, listening, reaching for and handling various pieces of equipment and using computer keyboard. Requires vision and hearing corrected to normal ranges, verbal & numerical abilities, and manual dexterity. May require occasional overtime to meet needs of patient.

**This document is intended to describe the generalized duties and responsibilities, the specialized job functions, and the essential requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all supplemental duties, responsibilities, or non-essential requirements or reflect any accommodations made under the American’s with Disability Act, the Michigan Handicapper’s Act, or SJMHS’s Return to Work Program__

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Job Number: 00144563

Location: Ypsilanti, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - Mich Heart & Vasc Inst (MHVI)

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 40

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