Harborview Medical Center's Cardiology Clinic has a 100% FTE, Day shift position as Healthcare Specialist (HCS) (ARNP; Nurse Practitioner; or PA-C, Physician Assistant). As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The HCS will be responsible for independently managing a cohort of heart failure patients in the outpatient cardiology clinic. These high acuity patients require ongoing comprehensive medical management. You will work collaboratively with another Health Care Specialist, Cardiology staff nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, faculty Cardiologists and other cardiology specialists to enhance the quality of care provided to a high risk population. In addition to outpatient responsibilities, you will serve as a heart failure expert within the institution, bridging clinical responsibilities between Hospital and Clinic. You will play a key role in reducing heart failure admissions/re-admissions, LOS, and in improving the overall health of the heart failure patient population at this very busy level-one cardiac, stroke, vascular and trauma center. RESPONSIBLE TO: Administratively to the clinic practice manager, medically to the Cardiology section head or designee. Major Responsibilities:1. Maintain the care of a panel of patients in Cardiology Clinic. 2. Obtain and record medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, establish diagnosis and follow current standards of practice for prescribing medications and/or establishing treatment protocols. Recognize own limitations and consult when appropriate. Document findings, reports and plans of care, including patient education and appropriate follow up, in EpicCare. 3. Team liaison for Cardiology Heart Failure Clinic and Transitions from acute hospital care. 4. Attend and participate as a member of the Heart Failure QI (STAAR) committee (Quarterly). 5. Committee chair: Cardiology—Continuity of Care Nurses (CCNs) Transitions of Care work group 6. Attend Division faculty meetings 7. Attend Cardiology Grand Rounds 8. Clinic liaison for CCNs 9. Medical consult to CCNs and non-cardiology inpatient teams to help with timing of heart failure outpatient follow up at time of hospital discharge. 10. Support Cardiology Clinic RN visits for cardiology patients 11. Provide education to inpatient nursing as needed and as pertains to cardiology/heart failure 12. Precept ARNP/PA students 13. Process improvement projects: a. Transitions of care: STAAR and CCN-Cardiology work group b. Developing guidelines for CIED management c. Develop and maintain HF dashboard for population management d. Participate with enterprise efforts to enhance current EHR with respect to cardiology 14. Round with the in-patient cardiology team as available 15. Participate in HF team meetings, to discuss process problems and patient care scenarios 16. Participate in clinic and interdepartmental efforts and initiatives to facilitate a safe environment for staff and patient care, performing within the scope of licensure and in accordance with clinic, hospital and university policies/standards. 17. Monthly rounding meeting with cardiology clinic manager 18. Quarterly meetings with HCS director 19. Develop and maintain relationship with clinic staff, clinic manager, clinic medical director, interdisciplinary team and other hospital staff to ensure maximizing positive department and employee relationships. Competencies/Core Value:
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