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Cardiovascular Coordinator RN

Northwestern Medicine
Employment type: 
Full time
Required degree level: 
Remote Position: 

The Cardiovascular Coordinator RN reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Cardiovascular Coordinator RN is a register professional nurse who will coordinate care for patients within the cardiovascular program including: electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, structural heart failure, valvular heart disease, and other structural heart disease. The Cardiovascular Coordinator RN's responsibilities and duties includes serving as the point of contact for referring providers, processing new patient referrals, and organizing clinical conferences and meetings. This position coordinates screening, additional testing requirements, consult appointments, and hospital-based procedures. Facilitates communication with cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists and primary care physicians, including referring physicians regarding patient status for procedures.

The Cardiovascular Coordinator RN will utilize and manage available data to help drive clinical workflows or workplans by organizing, documenting and presenting the information received and reviewing it with the cardiovascular team to determine appropriate patient care pathways.

Under the supervision of the Medical Directors, Director, and the Clinical Program Manager of BCVI the Cardiovascular Coordinator RN will coordinate care for cardiovascular patients demonstrating the skills below:

  • Establishes and maintains a courteous and professional support with patients, family members, visitors, co-workers, and referring physicians
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required for patient education
  • Demonstrates the ability to work in critical situations: emergencies and when patients/families are in crises
  • Knowledge of valve and other cardiac operations
  • Possesses computer skills to prepare spreadsheets and enter data
  • Assuring that the documentation of care and the patient's follow-up information is available in the medical record.
  • May include seeing patients within the clinic post-procedure and working with patients during long-term follow-up.
Required :
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
  • Current IL nursing license
  • Current Basic Life Support certification
  • Minimum of 2 years in Cardiovascular surgery or Cardiology
  • Experience working in hospital or clinic setting with direct Physician interaction

Preferred :
  • Experience with appointment or procedure setting.
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word

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