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Anticoagulation Clinic Nurse

Company: SSM Health
Location: Madison
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

DescriptionRole Purpose:

The Anticoagulation (AC) Clinic Nurse monitors patients on anticoagulation therapy referred by their attending physician. The Anticoagulation RN is responsible for educating the patient throughout the course of anticoagulation therapy, reviewing treatment plans, adjusting warfarin dosing according to AC guidelines and ensuring patients adherence. The goal is to minimize risks associated with AC therapy through education, monitoring, and communication.

Responsibilities:

1. Educate and monitor patients on anticoagulation therapy.

2. Adjust doses of anticoagulation medication to maintain therapeutic goals.

3. Order or perform laboratory tests needed to manage the patients drug therapy.

4. Maintain documentation and communication to keep the referring physician informed of their patients status.

5. Consult with the referring or supervising physician regarding problems or complications that require medical decisions.

6. Provide service that maintains high customer service levels.

7. Remain current with AC literature and suggest to the AC Pharmacist changes to improve service.

8. Provide patient education and communication at a level the patients understand so that they may assume an active role in preventing AC related problems.

9. Provide AC and other drug information as requested by patients, providers and other healthcare professionals.

10. Maintain accurate clinical and billing documentation.

11. Maintain data to monitor outcomes.QualificationsRequired:

1. Registered Nurse

2. Wisconsin State Licensure.

3. 3 years of nursing experience.

4. Excellent communication and customer service skills.

5. Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Preferred:

1. BSN

2. Medical/surgical, Cardiace or Orthopedics experience.

Essential Physical Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1. The ability to enter and retrieve information from a computer terminal

2. The ability to perform fine motor skills and grasping tasks

3. The ability to sit for long periods of time

4. The ability to communicate effectively over the phone and in person

5. The ability to read fine print

About SSM Health Dean Clinic-

Based in Madison, Wis., Dean Clinic consists of a network of more than 60 clinics in south-central Wisconsin. Our more than 500 physicians provide primary, specialty and tertiary care in the clinics as well as eye care through our Davis Duehr Dean locations. Dean Clinic also offers urgent care services and operates outpatient surgery centers. Dean Clinic joined SSM Health in 2013.

Keywords: SSM Health, Madison , Anticoagulation Clinic Nurse, Healthcare , Madison, Wisconsin

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