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Cardiac Stress Clinic RN - Colorado Springs, CO

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) -Primary Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to established departmental policies and procedures, safety and infection control standards and any quality improvement programs. -Maintain department records as requested by supervisor, department director and/or other regulatory agencies
  • Under the direction of the Cardiology Provider(s) is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Cardiac Stress Clinic to include: patient intake evaluations, chart evaluation for proper appointment placement and assisting with the smooth and diligent operation of the Cardiac Stress Clinic and its patient population
  • Overseeing all procedures offered by the Cardiac Stress Clinic, to include, stress and rest echo, monitors, nuclear medicine imaging procedures, and all vascular procedures
  • Evaluates all patients scheduled to receive cardiac stress testing to include medical history, vital signs, allergies and psycho-social status
  • Educates patients and family members on specified procedures for rationale, anticipated course, potential side effects and discharge instructions
  • Competent with 12-lead EKG interpretation with proper interventions as needed. Is able to recognize and administer emergency care in the event of complication
  • Performs cardiac stress testing and/or treadmill tests according to protocol
  • Supports the day to day IV infusion needs for the Cardiac Stress Clinic, to include administration of echocardiography contrast agents and/or nuclear medicine agents and appropriate cardiac medications as indicated
  • Oversees and maintains the cardiac monitor program. -Makes decision-based reason (diagnosis) for monitor, rhythm and patient symptoms. Capable to recognize rhythm abnormalities and proceeds with such abnormalities according to protocol
  • Maintain equipment and supplies. -Manages emergency equipment for unit. Checks expiration on all medications and supplies according to unit frequency. Checks presence and functionality of equipment on a daily basis
  • Maintains knowledge of all monitors, pumps and equipment used by unit
  • Communicates with patients, co-workers, physicians and supervisors in a professional manner. Is able to express ideas. -Is sensitive to the needs of both internal and external customers. -Strives to support and facilitate the Cardiac Stress Clinic with other care sites and departments for the betterment of the patient's experience. -Maintains all patient information in confidenceYou'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.Required Qualifications:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Ability to maintain current Colorado State Registered Nurse License and CPR certification
    • ACLS
    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodationPreferred Qualifications:
      • 3+ years of experience in direct cardiac care with emphasis on EKG interpretation and rhythm abnormalities
      • Ability to make intelligent, independent decisions, initiating appropriate action and willingly to take responsibility
      • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment and multi-task under pressure
      • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
      • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of medical instructions in written, oral, diagram or Schedule form and deal with abstract and concrete variablesTo protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employmentCareers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) -Colorado Residents Only: The hourly range for Colorado residents is $26.15 to $46.63. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.OptumCare is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment

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