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Responsibilities*

The Cardiovascular Center's Cardiology Procedures Unit is currently seeking a Cardiac Electrophysiology Arrhythmia Clinic office Registered Nurse. 

The Arrhythmia office nurse provides comprehensive nursing case management to Electrophysiology (EP) patients in the Arrhythmia and Device clinics from the adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups.  The nurse will coordinate procedural preparation and follow up for patients with complex cardiac arrhythmias and disorders.  It is required that  he or she collaborates with other health care professionals, such as physicians, referring offices, scheduling, nursing, and diagnostic services to provide a coordinated plan of care for our patients.  He or she will review patient medical records from referring physicians and establish diagnosis and treatment plan with the medical staff.  The coordinator may identify the need to order lab-work and other testing as well as initiate anticoagulation as necessary.

The nurse screens all Cardiac Procedures Unit patients pre-procedure to identify problems that may lead to complications.  Telephone management and excellent communication skills are essential to this position.  The position includes a thorough evaluation of medical history for out-of-state or long distant patient population using communication mechanisms including fax, telephone, and electronic mail.

Evaluation of the daily scheduling of patients in coordination with each patient's individual testing needs requires attention to detail.  He or she must incorporate knowledge of each specific EP procedure as well as the individual patients testing and preparation requirements to ensure the patient-care flow through the department and UMHS during the day of procedure is as efficient and safe as possible.

The nurse develops, evaluates, and reviews current nursing protocols and standards of care for cardiac patients utilizing current research and clinical practice guidelines.  He or she will participate in the development and implementation of ongoing education for the nursing aspects of cardiac electrophysiology.

The nurse works collaboratively with colleagues to develop,evaluate and revise patient education programs and materials. He or She develops tools to evaluate patient education outcomes from various educational interventions, and participate in clinical research with the arrhythmia program.

Nursing Specific Info

Salary & Nursing Framework Level:
This UMPNC RN posting is posted as Nursing Framework LEVEL C (B INC). 
Actual Nursing Framework LEVEL and salary will be determined at time of hire.
Nursing Framework levels range from Level A to Level E.

Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.
Posting may be filled after the initial 5-day posting period.  Applicants who have left the UMPNC bargaining unit must include on their resume dates of past employment including months and years of service along with effort. Positions less than 20 hours/week may be combined. 

If you have questions regarding this posting or would like assistance with nursing opportunities please contact Nurse Recruitment at (734) 936-5183.

Required Qualifications*

Must hold current license to practice nursing in the State of Michigan.
Minimum of 5 years of adult cardiovascular procedure experience in an acute care setting. 
Demonstrated expert clinical leadership abilities in pre-procedure or other high acuity population. 
Must be detail oriented and be able to manage rapidly changing clinical situations in inpatient and outpatient settings. 
Demonstrated ability to anticipate the clinical care needs of complex patients.
Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as organizational abilities. 
Demonstrated ability to articulate in an effective and clear manner, the pertinent clinical issues to the team. 
Highly motivated and self-directed with demonstrated ability to function independently and as a team member. 
Must demonstrate a high level of independent problem solving and decision making abilities. 
Demonstrated expert analytical skills and ability to prioritize assignments and manage busy work environment.
Demonstrated flexibility and must be able to work among a variety of clinical demands simultaneously. 
Must reflect a professional appearance and demeanor and possess excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrated competence with intermediate to advanced computer functions such as electronic medical record, Word, and Excel.  
ACLS certification required. 

NOTE:
Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants): 
You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications*

BSN
Recent experience providing outpatient phone triage to pre-procedure patients.
Demonstrated understanding of hospital organization and processes. 
Demonstrated confidence, maturity, and effective critical thinking in rapidly changing clinical situations. 
Demonstrated expert knowledge of adult cardiac physiology. 
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in planning, developing, and implementing complex Continuous Quality Improvement activities. 
Demonstrated active participation in formal unit improvement committees including but not limited to Professional Practice Councils, or other committee or QI work. 
ACLS certified.

Work Schedule

Hours: 16 hours/week  
Shift/Hours/Days: Days, Monday - Friday
Location: University Hospital - Cardiovascular Center

Additional Information

We, the staff and faculty of the U-M Cardiovascular Center (CVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion; Collaboration; Innovation; and Commitment to Excellence.

Each CVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The CVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Applicants are expected to review the following PowerPoint presentation which provides an overview of the Cardiovascular Centers philosophy and culture:

http://www.med.umich.edu/cvc/cvcpotentialteam.pdf

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Michigan Nurses Association and the U-M Professional Nurse Council union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.