Structural Heart RN

Banner Health - Tucson, AZ3.8

Banner Health invests in our nurses by training them to confidently and safely deliver excellent patient care. Banner Health is committed to developing the careers of our team members. We care about you, your nursing career today and your future. Great options and great opportunities.

Come join this incredible team that has been together since it's inception in 2014. This position supports the structural heart program, which serves complex and frail patients. In this role you will support our Trans Arterial Valve Implantation (TAVI) Team and have the exciting opportunity to work alongside high profiled surgeons and department. Take this opportunity to present case by case each patient to both the cardiothoracic surgeon and cardiologist and determine their best routes of care.

For this position we are in need of your excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. This is a small team that works as a family and very closely together. Your cardiac background or cath lab experience is highly desired and preferred. In this position you will work with TAVI, Mitra Clip, Watchman, and other structural heart devices.

Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

About Banner - University Medical Center Tucson PBCs
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient
care, teaching future health-care professionals and
conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on
the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its
specialized pediatric services including neonatal and
intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies.
Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern
Arizona's only Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care
for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is
consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the
prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World
Report. Our nurses' innovative, safe and thoughtful care
has been recognized with Magnet ™ designation from
the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital's
physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services
include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced
neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant
program. For more information about Tucson, please visit:

About Banner Health
Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country and the leading nonprofit provider of hospital services in all the communities we serve. Throughout our network of hospitals, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, physician practices and more, our skilled and compassionate professionals use the latest technology to make health care easier, so life can be better. The many locations, career opportunities, and benefits offered at Banner Health help to make the Banner Journey unique and fulfilling for every employee.

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to assist and coordinate the overall development and clinical care of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program; to act as a clinical resource to patients, families and physicians; and to triage calls, including relate patient inquiry with the specialty physician, or according to established written protocols.

Essential Functions

Participates in establishing policies, procedures, protocols and standards for the program. Participates in program and budgetary planning that involves cost containment, procedure costing, and billing questions for the program. Meets with physician/manager/director advising him/her of operations status, pending problems, and to collaborate on projects. Facilitates meetings routinely with program personnel to disseminate information; demonstrates knowledge of standards and regulations of applicable regulating and accrediting agencies and ensures their enforcement and compliance.

Maintains an in-depth knowledge of all equipment, hard/software needs, procedures and protocols of the program in order to accurately respond to staff and physician questions. Attends all mandatory in-service training programs and meetings.

Effectively communicates with physicians, patients, families, and staff regarding scheduling, procedural, clinical questions.Maintains a database of all patients seen in the Valve Program. Assists with data collection involved for registry maintenance purposes.

Works as a liaison between Program Directors, Departments, Hospital, and other outside entities. Demonstrates patient advocacy, which assures patients rights to privacy and confidentiality. Helps in coordination of program promotion. Ensures that referrals and authorizations cover ordered treatments and assists in procuring test and treatment authorizations and results.

Coordinates patient treatment scheduling for new patients including acquiring patient records and diagnostic information. Coordinates physician appointments and diagnostic procedures to ensure efficient patient scheduling. Facilitates visit planning and treatment processes including coordinating patient treatment scheduling for new patients; ensuring that referrals and authorizations cover the treatment; obtaining and verifying pre-certification and concurrent review; acquiring patient records diagnostic information; arranging emergency admissions; organizing physician appointment and diagnostic procedures.

Utilizing advanced clinical knowledge communicates with physician and/or Nurse Practitioner of medical related calls. Responds to patient, staff and provider requests, phone calls and inquires. Follows up and documents timely, accurately and appropriately.

Provides patient and family education and service support functions such as coordinating and conducting new patient education, preparing patients for procedures, treatments and special interventions, assisting patients to understand treatment options, and attending patient care conferences. Provides orientation to new patients and families including education on planned treatments, appointment and procedure scheduling, general facilities and other available patient/family resources. Provides ongoing education to patients and families regarding planned new treatments or diagnostic procedures. Supports clinic staff with education activities as needed to ensure effective patient care.

Minimum Qualifications

Current RN License in the State of Arizona and current CPR certification required.

Requires a minimum of three years of specialty clinical nursing experience. Requires strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as a good working knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing. Requires the ability to perform comprehensive nursing assessments; the ability to provide teaching and counseling to patients and families, as well as good leadership skills; the ability to function as an interdisciplinary team member in the delivery of patient care; the ability to communicate effectively with patients, medical staff and other health care professionals; the abilities to problem solve, set priorities, to be self-motivated and work independently is also essential.Knowledge of managed health care systems is desirable.

Experience in operating PC computer systems.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with SCM, IDX, and other cardiology applications desirable. Preferred qualifications include a BSN, disease management experience; ambulatory care experience, bilingual (English/Spanish) skills and telephone triage skills.

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.