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Physician / Cardiology / Texas / Locum or Permanent / Registered Nurse

Company: OptumCare
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Job Description:

Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your lifes best work.(sm) The Cardiology RN is responsible for carrying out day-to-day support duties and facilitating teaching related to the Chronic Care, Heart Failure, and Ischemic Heart Disease. The Cardiology RN works in conjunction with the Cardiology team, providers, clinic staff and primary care physicians. This position assists in providing patient empowerment through the use of motivational interviewing skills, problem solving and self-management goal setting. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works with the providers and clinic staff to identify patients with Heart failure, IHD and ensures clinical guidelines are being followed
  • Triage patients, administer IV therapy under the direction of the providers, and relay test results after provider interpretation
  • Conducts Chronic Care Model visits and reviews the patients informal and formal support systems, focusing on what patients want to improve and educating them about their chronic disease
  • Utilizes appropriate motivational interviewing techniques necessary for coaching and assisting the patient to complete self-management goal / action plans
  • Enters timely and accurate data into the EMR system and other applications necessary to communicate patient needs and to ensure complete documentation of patient visits and phone calls
  • Responsible for remote monitoring of patients, setting parameters with provider direction, identify changes in patient vitals, conduct on - going discussions in regards to disease management with the providers
  • Maintains current knowledge regarding HF, IHD as well as treatments and medications related to each
  • Establishes a trusting relationship with identified patients, caregivers, clinic staff members and physicians
  • Conducts clinic one-on-one visits with patients, triaging, educated on disease, diet, assess patient needs. Communicates these needs to the appropriate person (i.e. Social Worker, clinic staff, etc.) or addresses them per process
  • Solves problems by gathering and / or reviewing facts and selecting the best solution from identified alternatives. Decision making is usually based on prior practice or policy, with some interpretation. Applies individual reasoning to the solution of a problem devising or modifying processes and writing procedures
  • Serves as a resource or consultant for LVN / MA team members
  • Attends educational offerings to keep abreast of change and complies with licensing requirements, ensures all patient educational materials are up-to-date, and maintains knowledge of specialty and ancillary provider contract contents, to include exclusions and contract terms
  • Collaborates with the cardiology team to recommend policies, procedures and standards which affect the care of the patient with high-risk chronic disease diagnoses such as HF, IHD, and all Cardiology related diseases
  • Exhibits professionalism and is courteous with all patients, physicians and co-workers
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned This position is located at WellMed, Specialist for Health Crockett Park / Downtown San Antonio, minutes for Metropolitan Methodist . This position may require assisting other locations as needed - Mileage reimbursement available
    Youll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Keywords: OptumCare, San Antonio , Physician / Cardiology / Texas / Locum or Permanent / Registered Nurse, Healthcare , San Antonio, Texas

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