The Heart and Vascular Institute of Texas is seeking a Coumadin Nurse.
The Coumadin Nurse is responsible for patient triage, patient education, and assisting physicians in the assessment of patient needs and treatment plan(s). Maintain chart documentation to ensure all information about patient is completed and documented correctly. Occasional local travel to support other clinics required.
ï¿½ Should be able to properly provide dietary education to patients taking Coumadin and explain the importance of Coumadin and Vitamin K management. ï¿½ Should know how to identify and education the patient on how to identify the signs and symptoms of adverse reactions to Coumadin, what to report to their provider and when to report their reactions/ concerns. ï¿½ Should know what medications interact with Coumadin and how to educate the patient on proper management of these medications. ï¿½ Should be knowledgeable of various diagnoses that a patient may require INR management. For example: Atrial Fibrillation, DVT, Mechanical Valve and Pulmonary Embolism are a few examples of diagnoses and they each may have a different INR target. Not all INR targets are the same for each patient. The Coumadin nurse should know how to educate a ï¿½brand newï¿½ patient starting out on Coumadin for the first time.
High School Diploma or equivalent and completion of an accredited nursing program.
2 years of clinical in a physician office.
Previous coumadin experience required.
Current State RN license and CPR certification.
Primary Location: San Antonio, Texas
Facility: Staff BHS Physicians Net
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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Internal Number: 2005033055
About Staff BHS Physicians Net
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.