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General Summary of Duties
Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. Anticoagulation testing, adjustments, and management. Supervision Received
Reports directly to the Clinical Manager. Supervision Exercised
Typical Physical and Mental
• Varied activities including sitting, walking, bending, reaching, lifting, Demands
stooping. Requires hand-eye coordination, finger dexterity. Occasional lifting/carrying items can support up to 100 pounds with assistance. Must be able to transfer patients. • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time. • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range. • Requires working under stressful conditions or working irregular hours. Typical Working Conditions
• May be exposed to conditions common to a clinic environment including communicable diseases, toxic substances and medicinal preparations.

• Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to give and • Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a • Knowledge of all cardiac tests performed in offices. Skills
• Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care. • Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. • Skill in maintaining records and charting appropriately. • Skill in developing and maintaining department quality monitoring. • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, co-workers and the public. Abilities
• Ability to maintain quality control standards. • Ability to react calmly and efficiently in emergency situations. Education and Experience
• Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. • Minimum of one year of professional cardiology nursing in a clinic S:\Member Services\Cardiology\Idaho Cardiology\5 - DOCUMENTS\Employment Opp\Coumadin Nurse Job Description.doc Certificates / Licenses
• Valid current license as a nurse in the state of Idaho.

Provides General Nursing
• Greets patients and prepares them for examination. Instructs and Care to Patients
teaches patients on various studies and tests. Documents • Assists in monitoring Coumadin patients under supervision of physician. • Prepares prescription refills, according to policy. • Monitors and assists in maintaining Coumadin equipment. • Screens walk in patients, documents and reports to physician as • Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Dispenses medication as directed. • Oversees appointment bookings and ensures preferences are given to patients in emergency situations. Maintains timely flow of patients. • Responds to and refers incoming telephone calls (Triages). Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions as directed by physician. • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Reviews tests and examination of results with physician. • Maintains ACC rooms for necessary supplies and materials. Ensures cleanliness. Prepares list of medical supplies needed. • Reviews anticoagulation results and reports abnormal exam results to • Demonstrates proficiency in the use, cleaning, and problem solving of Professional Development
Demonstrates the ability to grow and develop in the profession
which may include:
• Attends required meetings and participates in committee as requested. • Participants in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations. (INA, AAON, etc.). • Attends continuing educational classes, seminars or reads in order to • Attends and participates in skill fair annually. General Skills
• Adheres to all ICA policies and procedures. • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner. • Maintains patient and staff confidentiality. • Maintains a positive and cooperative attitude. • Assist and backup fellow employees as needed. This job description is intended to provide only basis guidelines for meeting the minimum job requirements. The responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions may change as organization needs evolve. S:\Member Services\Cardiology\Idaho Cardiology\5 - DOCUMENTS\Employment Opp\Coumadin Nurse Job Description.doc


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