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Cardiac Navigator RN

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit Catholic medical centers in Des Moines West Des Moines Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals - MercyOne Children's Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total) - along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care pediatric internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893 MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state with more than 7000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.


* Coordination of Care: Coordinated care for all appropriate patients throughout the continuum of care from diagnosis through rehabilitation.
* Reconciles daily census for identifying heart failure patients in hospital.
* Daily rounds on heart failure patients.
* Participates in education through patient assessment, needs assessment, and initiation of discharge planning.
* Collaborates with the patient's physician(s), primary nurse, coordinator, ancillary staff and extended care provided throughout the patients hospital stay to coordinate patient's plan of care and final discharge plan.
* Participates in data collection and other quality improvement initiatives during hospitalization as directed.
* Is an advocate for the patient and/or family.
* Provides follow up support post discharge at specified intervals.
* Follow-up phone calls as required.
* Participates in data collection post operatively and post discharge as directed.
* Works collaboratively with heat failure team and alternatively as heart failure nurse as needed (office or hospital).

* Patient Education
* Provides patient/family education as directed.
* Provides educational materials via other routes when necessary.
* Assists with reviewing, developing and updating materials to facilitate the education of patients and coaches.

* Communication/Consultation:
* Collaborates with physicians, offices, staff, and other multidisciplinary team members to facilitate the care of the patient related to continuity of care and coordination of care and education.
* Works closely with heart failure team and acts as an alternate to nurse when appropriate.
* Works cooperatively with extended care providers (home health, skilled care, rehabilitation and outpatient physical therapy) to ensure quality patient outcomes.
* Participates in Joint Bundle committees as directed.


* Registered nurse with valid license in State of Iowa required.
* Bachelor's degree in healthcare field or actively pursuing, (BSN preferred).
* Two (2) years of related work experience required, - 4 years preferred.
* Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
* Excellent communication skills.
* Presentation skills with small and large groups.
* Valid BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required within 3 months of hire.



Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, West Des Moines , Cardiac Navigator RN, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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