Registered Nurse - Cardiology Navigator Full Time Days - Zephyrhills at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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    Yes, 50 % of the Time
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    1 - Day

Job Description


Registered Nurse Cardiology Navigator AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Zephyrhills

  • FH Zeph/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission

Work Hours/Shift:

  • Full Time/ Days

You Will Be Responsible For:


  • Proactively intervenes in complex patient situations pertaining to the Cardiology patient, which results in improved patient outcomes with consideration of cultural sensitivity and unique learning styles.
  • Assess organizational status in relation to assigned core measure(s)
  • Performs concurrent data review and rounding for assigned patients within designated timeframe
  • Communicates information gathered from concurrent medical record review to the appropriate leaders for analysis and corrective action to improve quality outcomes
  • Assures concurrent review is performed on those patients that may trigger assigned evidence-based measure care paths


  • Serves as a singly point of contact for referring physicians, patients, and caregivers within the program
  • Identifying patients overdue for visits, labs, or referrals and arranging for follow-up services as appropriate
  • Identifying patients not meeting clinical goals, such as EKG, BMI, BP or glucose control, and arranging for follow- up visits accordingly
  • Conducts patient chart review including identification of all needed preventive health maintenance, i.e.
  • Endoscopy, mammography, pulmonology, diabetes, etc.
  • Helping patient identify and overcome barriers
  • Provides or arranges needed patient education regarding specific health needs
  • Acts as a liaison with patients and the clinic/ hospital.
  • Intermittent phone calls for preparatory and follow up information.


  • Develops statistical sampling framework that assures appropriate sampling in relation to significant review of
  • Medical records pertaining to assigned cardiology health patients.
  • Program development includes the following steps as they relate to driving outcomes as they relate to core
  • measure(s) assigned:
  • Assessment
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Modification
  • Develops evidence-based programs or workshops based on needs assessments and interpretation of quality data that include (but are not limited to) topics below:
  • Emergency issues and interventions related to the cardiology patient
  • Develops programs for unit or group specific, based on identified educational needs for staffing/nursing
  • Works with medical staff to provide real-time education for colleagues, to improve quality of care, as it relates to cardiology clinical pathways
  • Documents the planning and implementation of program for compliance
  • Engages and interacts with medical staff, resident physicians, allied health professionals, and nursing staff to meet the necessary objectives of the standards of care for cardiology care.


  • Serves as an educational resource for internal and external audiences by developing educational material and delivering presentations.
  • Collects preoperative, intraoperative, 30-day postoperative, and long-term (six month and annual thereafter) follow-up data components for the program through the effective utilization of the hospital medical record systems and through a coordinated effort with individual surgeon office staff.  
  • Identifies, streamlining and process improvement opportunities in the data collection process.
  • Researches all re-admits, complications and prolonged LOS and reports out at monthly meetings.
  • Provides analytical assistance for research projects.  Participates in data compilation for audits and initial and reaccreditation site visits.  Utilizes software applications for data collection and analysis.
  • Attends Cardiology surgical staff meetings, interdisciplinary clinical meetings, quality improvement meetings, patient safety and quality meetings.  Assists with specialized cardiology functions, informational sessions, and program teleconference.



  • Recognizes goal of education initiatives that empower nursing staff through education initiatives that
  • ultimately improve patient outcomes
  • Communicates all corporate mandates related to assigned core measure(s) to leadership team
  • Participates in research activities appropriate to level of education and experience – as they relate to care of
  • the cardiology patient
  • Review and assess all new requirements and alert appropriate personnel to new guidelines/criteria that
  • pertain to care of the cardiology patient
  • Serves as a resource to peers, colleagues, management and medical staff regarding requirements of evidence
  • based measures/meaningful use, as they relate to the cardiology patient


  • Leads a team or committee in the development of an evidence-based protocol or program within area of specialty
  • Uses the results of evaluation to make or recommend process or structural changes, including policy, procedure, protocols or documentation
  • Develops cost saving measure that impacts department or overall budget for AdventHealth Zephyrhills and Dade City budgeting benefits specific to Cardiology Program


  • Acts as a role model for the position
  • Maintains own level of expertise and sustains knowledge at the subject matter expert level
  • Maintains professional demeanor in times of stress


  • Honors patient’s rights by following privacy guidelines and code of ethics with our patients, physicians, co- workers, and guests
  • Demonstrates honesty and fairness in all that they do and accepts accountability for their actions
  • Recognize and anticipate the needs of others and go beyond their job to exceed expectations of those we
  • serve
  • Greets everyone they encounter with a smile, using caring tone during conversations, and makes frequent and appropriate eye contact
  • Use common courtesy practices such as helping lost individuals, saying please and thank you, and knocking on a patient’s door before entering.
  • Proactively support a culture of safety and quality
  • Listen respectfully and avoid defensiveness in verbal and non-verbal communication.  Exhibit willingness to
  • assist coworkers
  • Display support in organizational decisions in their communication and actions.  Refrains from gossiping and spreading rumors
  • Looks for opportunities to support, recognize and celebrate teamwork

What You Will Need:

  • Individual must possess this knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that she/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:
  • Critical thinking
  • Clinical skills in specialty areas
  • Problem solving
  • Knowledge of technology and learner-centered teaching strategies
  • Team player
  • Collaborates with Education Team in design of education initiatives
  • Collaborates with staff, leaders and physicians in relation to implementing, evaluating, and modifying organizational program for assigned core measure(s)
  • Stays current with knowledge of evidence-based practice
  • Flexibility a must in ever changing healthcare environment
  • Exemplary multidisciplinary communication skills
  • Participates in policy revision and creates new policies based on latest evidence specific to assigned core measure(s)
  • Subject matter expert level of knowledge in relation to assigned core measure(s)
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with Associates Degree in Nursing. 
  • Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a specialized area, such as cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, hearth health management or wellness, within a healthcare setting.
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Florida or Licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for Florida licensure by endorsement.
  • BLS certifications

Job Summary:

  • Specialty RN responsible for the supervision and implementation of the Cardiology Program; Conventional and Interventional Cardiology. The Navigator will work closely with the surgeons and their office staff to ensure an uneventful and successful progression for the patient through the entire surgery process.  Program to be based on knowledge inherent in the Cardiology Health scope.  Specifically coordinating the patient pathways through Cardiology Health management, with utilization of a multidisciplinary approach. Program development is organizational wide for specific advancement towards acquisition of or maintenance of any applicable accreditation protocols.  Plans, teaches and through summative and formative evaluation, reviews clinical pathways for nurses, leaders, physicians, and clinical staff.  Participates in and uses evidence-based practice and research to promote professional development and optimal patient outcomes related to managing the cardiology patient.  Acts as the cardiology health expert for the organization in relation to assigned core measure(s) and pertinent regulations.  Ability to statistically coordinate sampling of medical records that pertain to the cardiology health patient throughout the organization.  Ability to evaluate, summarize, and disseminate data to appropriate personnel in the organization.  Works collaboratively with all disciplines in the organization to establish and implement action plans for resolution of identified areas of concern. 

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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