Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Job Summary: The Electrophysiology Program Coordinator works under the supervision of the Chief of Cardiac Electrophysiology, and is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized treatment and care to patients with cardiac arrhythmias who are undergoing invasive and non-invasive procedures, such as catheter ablations and cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) as well as providing longitudinal care. Responsibilities include pre-procedural patient management and evaluation, procedural planning, and post-procedural care, daily rounds, and evaluation and management of CIEDs.
The Program Coordinator will assist and work collaboratively with the Section Chief to organize and harmonize all clinical and non-clinical activities of the Section with the overarching goals of improving patient care and growing the breadth and depth of the Section. These coordinating responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
Helping synchronize the work of all providers within the Section
Participating actively in the development and execution of quality assurance and process improvement projects
Collaborating with providers in other Sections within the Department to streamline clinical and non-clinical operations
Working collaboratively with data managers to collect and analyze data for registry submission
The Electrophysiology (EP) Program Coordinator will be involved with all EP Program activities, including:
Attends daily EP rounds and assists in education of cardiology/EP fellows (e.g., regarding EP and device management)
Assists physicians with hospital discharge of patients, s/p ablation or device implant requiring hospital stay; ensures appropriate follow-up in accordance with established procedures
Assists with in-hospital CIED interrogations
Establishes and communicates post-operative follow-up as appropriate, including possible serial evaluations, including anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic drug decisions
Participates in the monitoring of patients admitted for antiarrhythmic drug initiation
Participates in communicating results with referring physicians
Discusses procedures with patients and obtains operative consents
Reviews records to ensure that all pre-op tests are completed and appropriate including blood work, CTA (and obtaining disc), TEE, etc.
Provides peri-operative anticoagulation regimen (e.g., apixaban, rivaroxaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, warfarin, enoxaparin) and antiarrhythmic drug regimen recommendations
Conducts post-operative follow-up with follow-up call (approx. one week post-op), anticoagulation and antiarrhythmic therapy management, and appropriate office follow-up
Responds to patients' telephone calls (scripts, questions, etc.) for EP issues
Reviews and communicates results of tests (e.g., Cardiac MRI, echocardiogram, ECGs, etc.)
Arranges and follows up on mobile cardiac telemetry/event monitor/Holter monitoring with communication of results to the patient, including post-AF ablation monitoring
Maintains AF ablation database (for evaluating success/recurrence), reviews drug loads (e.g., dofetilide, sotalol), monitors re-admission, anticoagulation requirements, arranges possible cardioversions, as appropriate
Maintains left atrial appendage occlude (LAAO) device database, assists with LAAO registry, obtains pre-operative consent and imaging, conducts/arranges post-operative follow-up
Participates in CIED in-office follow-ups, as well as remote CIED monitoring
Assists in review and evaluation of new products and equipment to make recommendations for use by the department
Contributes to, and participates in educational sessions, and assists with website development
Potential for growth: Based on the incumbent's performance and on the growth of the EP Program in the region, there may be future opportunities for expanding the role to Regional Program coordination
Experience: 2+ years of Cardiovascular Medicine experience required. Electrophysiology experience preferred.
Education: Master's degree, required.
Licenses / Certifications:
New York State Nurse Practitioner license and current registration certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner OR New York State Physician Assistant degree with current registration
Other: Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Special Requirements: Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic patient/family health problems.
WMCHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of Westchester Medical Center Health Network to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 or older), marital status, genetic information or carrier status, disability (mental or physical), citizenship status, pregnancy, military service or veteran status, arrest or criminal accusation, domestic violence victim status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.
Internal Number: 22375
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