Billings Clinic Cardiology Care Specialist in Billings, Montana
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Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital.Learn more (https://www.billingsclinic.com/about-us/) about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.
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Cardiology Care Specialist
CARDIOLOGY (Billings Clinic Main Campus)
Shift: Day, Evening
Schedule: M-F, days/evening
Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)
Hours per Pay Period: 0.90 = 72 hours (Non-Exempt)
Starting Wage DOE: CUSTOM.POSTING.WAGE
Billings Clinic Cardiology is seeking a Cardiology Care Specialist to join our growing dynamic team!
Billings Clinic is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as Number 1 for cardiology services in Montana. As a Level II Trauma Center, Billings Clinic is nationally ranked and recognized for the highest quality standards and an exceptional patient experience. Billings Clinic Cardiology and Cath Lab offers a wide variety of both outpatient and inpatient services such as Interventional, EP, Device, Advanced Heart Failure, Structural Heart, and Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Services. Billings Clinic Cardiology and Cath Lab are an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary PCI with Resuscitation, 2020 Mission Lifeline Gold award recipient, 2021 Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus for Heart Failure recipient, 2020 Platinum Performance Chest Pain – MI Registry, an accredited AACVPR program, an accredited Valve Center for TAVR, and recognized in 2020-21 by U.S. News High Performing hospitals in Cardiology. Our organizational mission values patient-focused care, research, and education. The nation is taking note that Billings and Montana are a great place to live and work!
This position is responsible for coordinating the care and services of cardiovascular patient populations needing cardioversions and transesophageal echocardiograms across the continuum of care of care for both inpatient and outpatient services; monitors conscious sedation, promotes effective utilization, monitors health care resources, scheduling and coordination of cases, and assumes a leadership role with the multi-disciplinary team to achieve optimal clinical, financial and resource outcomes. Skilled in cardiac, and patient/family education. ACLS required. Acts as liaison for referring providers and patients.
Essential Job Functions
• Supports and models behaviors consistent with Billings Clinic’s mission, vision, values, code of business conduct and service expectations. Meets all mandatory organizational and departmental requirements. Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency standards as it relates to the environment, employee, patient safety or job performance.
• Coordinates the daily care of cardiovascular hospital inpatients in conjunction with the physician and midlevel provider. Collects, reviews, and analyzes information for evaluating patient care outcomes. Consideration is given to the appropriateness of care based on the age of the patient.
• Facilitates and ensures that comprehensive, multi-disciplinary collaboration of care occurs with the patient, family, physicians and other health care providers. Coordinates the plan with the patient, family, multi-disciplinary team, external health care providers, and insurers.
• Assesses, coordinates, and facilitates patient’s progression throughout the continuum of care. Works with the physician and multi-disciplinary team to establish agreed upon care plans for discharge or transfer to the appropriate care setting. This includes monitoring the patient’s acuity according to severity of illness and intensity of service.
• Educates patients and family members regarding procedures prior to and during emergency procedures.
• Coordinates the development, implementation and evaluation of patient focused outcomes through clinical pathways and/or plans of care. Performs ongoing evaluation of the Clinical Pathway and/or Plan or Care; analyzes variances and implements strategies to resolve them. Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality.
• Performs specific nursing functions required to carry out the above job functions, such as communicating verbal or approved protocol orders, writing progress notes, making rounds to visit patients, patient teaching and triaging calls from patients recovering at home. May assist with diagnostic procedures, and in monitoring patients during limited procedures when regular staff is unavailable.
• Assists in successful implementation of programs to improve coding and reimbursement for inpatient services. Will assist in identifying referring physicians and assuring to the extent possible, that strong relationships are developed and preserved. Communicates with payors to facilitate the process of obtaining reimbursement authorizations for procedures and inpatient hospital stays. Follows established procedures in regard to denial of benefits.
• Assists the physicians in addressing hospital related issues, serves as a liaison and representative for the Cardiovascular Service line in resolving problems, and participates on committees as appropriate.
• Collaborates with other health care providers in developing, implementing and evaluating educational materials for patients and their families.
• Facilitates referral provider communication system through the relaying of pertinent information regarding patients to their referring provider during hospitalization in concurrence with the attending cardiologist or CV surgeon.
• Promotes the cardiac service line via public relations, marketing and education opportunities and process improvement activities in Billings and outreach communities in conjunction with the appropriate corresponding Billings Clinic departments.
• Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Assist clinic operations with stress testing and other cardiac diagnostic testing.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Billings Clinic policy and procedures, both organizational and departmental
• Personal computers, hardware and software
• Billings Clinic Code of Business Conduct
• Billings Clinic Corporate Compliance Program
• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements
• Patient’s/resident’s rights
• Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE)
• Microsoft Office Programs (i.e., Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
• Patient safety standards
• Cardiac catheterization, PTCA, coronary care, open heart surgery, ancillary procedures (echo and nuclear medicine)
• Cardiac coding and billing practices
• Discharge planning and utilization review procedures
• Fiscal management
• Health care reimbursement
• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Nursing as it relates to cardiac and critical care, heart Cath and electrophysiology labs
• Conflict resolution
• Identifying problems, researching and recommending solutions
• Data analysis
• Utilization of a laptop computer
• Microsoft Office Windows, preferred
• Incorporate cultural diversity and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric
• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written
• Establish and maintain collaborative relationships
• Accept and manage organizational change
• Work with a variety of diverse and complex patients, families, and internal and external health care providers
• Work with frequent interruptions and competing priorities
• Ability to effectively coordinate care in a complex practice model, with a highly interactive multi- disciplinary team of health care professionals, with competing demands on available resources, which must be balanced with patient centered care.
• Work will include setting common goals, merging resources, providing education, and cross training roles.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
BSN within 4 years of hire
- Two years of nursing experience with at least one year in cardiac or critical care nursing
Certifications and Licenses
Healthcare Provider CPR Certification required
Current Montana license as a Registered Nurse
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to the above tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered
Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more atwww.billingsclinic.com/aboutus (https://www.billingsclinic.com/about-us/)
Billings Clinic is committed to being an inclusive and welcoming employer, that strives to be kind, safe, and courageous in all we do. As an equal opportunity employer, our policies and processes are designed to achieve fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy and family status, national origin, spoken language, neurodiversity, age, and/or disability. To ensure we provide an accessible candidate experience for prospective employees, please let us know if you need any accommodations during the recruitment process.