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General Description of the Job Class The Nurse Clinician is responsible and accountable for clinical expertise for patients with heart failure treated with mechanical circulatory support devices (VAD). The incumbent functions as clinician, educator, consultant and leader. Clinical judgements are based on a syntheses of current research, concepts, principles, theories, and outcomes to solve complex problems. The Nurse Clinician functions as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team, contributing to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and in providing leadership in the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Provides specialized nursing treatment, care, and education to, VAD patients in accordance with physician/nursing orders and established policies and procedures.
Serves as VAD resource to patients and families, providing preoperative counseling and follow-up problem solving after discharge from the hospital.
Coordinates the development, utilization, and evaluation of appropriate educational resources and interventions that assist the patient/caregiver in developing the skills for self-care.
Promotes evidence-based practice staff-education and participation in developing, implementing, and evaluating process standards such as plans of care, protocols, and guidelines. Collaborates in preparing standardized orders (CPOE) and protocol-driven practices updates and reviews.
Utilize current nursing and clinical research to support evidence-based clinical decision-making and practice in support of the VAD office duties regarding inpatient, and outpatient phone calls, paperwork, and training for VAD patients. Participates in quality/performance improvement programs and projects, product evaluation, outcomes evaluation studies and/or clinical research.
Utilizes teaching and learning theories to assist patients and families with physical and emotional impact of VAD treatment and chronic illness.
Provides clinical experience in a preceptor roles for nursing students attending institutions that have contractual agreements with DUHS. Participates in the orientation of new nursing staff and provides expert coaching and guidance through both formal and informal one-on-one teaching with nursing staff.
The work environment involves risk discomfort that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. IT requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient activity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Education: BSN required
Experience: 3 years of nursing experience required
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification: Current or compact RN Licensure in the state of North Carolina required. BLS required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Computer Skills, Data Management, Teaching/Learning Theory
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