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RN Navigator - Heart & Vascular Procedures

Company: CARLE
Location: Weldon
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The RN Navigator will support the ability to schedule all procedures performed in the department, allow for patient prep and education of CT procedures, ultrasound biopsies, para/thoras, and IR cases, and ensure outpatient PCI patients called the day after the procedure.

  • Resource to ensure that the pre-procedural requirements are completed.
  • Provide support and direction to pre-procedural patients, schedulers, proceduralists, HVI staff.
  • Maintain knowledge of all tests, medications, and possible contraindications associated with procedure and anesthesia/moderate sedation.
  • Completion of Pre-Procedural checklist /= 2 - 7 days prior to procedure (excluding emergent/add on cases).
  • Works with proceduralists in obtaining additional test/orders.
    • Reviews and ensures up to date History and Physicals.
    • Provides patient education and instruction regarding: procedure that is ordered, medications to either take or hold prior to procedure.
    • Performs the Pre-Day calls to patients having procedures at main hospital to verify compliance with medication instructions, procedure report time, review of medications to take in the AM day of procedure and answer any questions.
    • Reinforces diet.
    • Reinforces the CHG bath instructions with patients at Pre-Day call if required.
    • Works with proceduralists, PCP, referring provider in obtaining additional test/forms, teaching on medication, informing patients of lab/test results, assisting patients with ordering additional tests ad deemed by providers for procedural clearance.
    • Performs Post Catheterization Intervention (PCI) patient phone calls to ensure adherence to medication orders.

Keywords: CARLE, Decatur , RN Navigator - Heart & Vascular Procedures, Healthcare , Weldon, Illinois

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