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Chest Pain Coordinator (RN)

Park Plaza Hospital - Houston, Texas

Job Code: 26925-99853


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Park Plaza Hospital – Houston, Texas
An HCA Affiliated Hospital
Chest Pain Coordinator – Quality Department.
Located adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, Park Plaza and Plaza Specialty Hospitals offer the convenience of a community hospital with two distinct purposes. Since 1975, Park Plaza Hospital has been offering complete medical services, including surgery as well as outpatient, imaging and rehabilitation. Plaza Specialty Hospital, a hospital within a hospital, has been providing long-term acute care to those needing prolonged hospitalization and recovery since 1994.
Park Plaza Hospital is currently looking for a Chest Pain Coordinator – Quality Department
  • Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.
  • Follows hospital policies and procedures
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures
  • Contributes to the overall quality of Chest Pain care services
  • Assumes responsibility for staying informed and communicating changes in policies and procedures.
  • Develops, evaluates, and maintains a Chest Pain/ STEMI program that meets and exceeds the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.
  • Ensures compliance with nationally recognized standards of care.
  • Maintains Chest Pain and STEMI protocols for treatment in consultation with appropriate teams.
  • Develops short and long-term goals to ensure quality of care for STEMI patients.
  • Monitors and oversees the utilization of the Life-Net EKG transmission system.
  • Develops alliances with other health care providers, acting as a resource and facilitator to enhance the STEMI market share.
  • Participates in research based activities to ensure the hospital is represented on a local, regional, and national level as providing quality Chest Pain and STEMI care.
  • Assumes responsibility for the ongoing program management for Chest Pain and STEMI across the continuum from the EMS and hospital entry through discharge.
  • Participates in the care of Chest Pain and STEMI patients when possible to maintain skills and identify barriers and needs.
  • Responds when possible to STEMI pages from the ED, in-house STEMI RapidResponse team and other EMS services.
  • Acts as a liaison and resource to EMS providers.
  • Acts as a liaison to ensure physician coverage for AMI on-call responsibility.
  • Oversees and coordinates STEMI communications systems including, internet EKG transmission, physician pagers, and CCL staff on-call compliance.
  • Serves as a clinical expert and resource assisting to provide patient care services personnel and other health care professionals within the hospital, throughout the continuum, and in the community.
  • Monitors trend variances in STEMI care and actively seeks tactics to reduce length of stay, reduce cost per patient day, and improve patient outcomes in collaboration with nurse managers and staff physicians.
  • Facilitates the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical practice guidelines and order sets.
  • Assesses patients, synthesizing and analyzing data, and understanding and applying nursing and health care principles at the advanced nursing level.
  • Provides expert guidance, teaching and counseling to STEMI patients.
  • Works with other members of the health care team including physicians, nurses, and EMS providers to providing appropriate educational opportunities.
  • Develops outcome measures to monitor the quality of care, effectiveness of services provided, and adherence to protocols.
  • Conducts research and utilizes research knowledge and skills
  • Serves as an educator, mentor and consultant for nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Identify and collaborate in the resolution of system issues which influence the provision of patient care.
  • Participates in the development of health policies
  • Facilitates access to health care and ensure appropriate utilization of resources.
  • Promotes and develops personal and professional growth through the development of self and patient care services staff.
  • Maintains professional and clinical knowledge, acting as a resource to others.
  • Attends continuing education programs and disseminates knowledge learned to others
  • Assesses staff educational needs, and in conjunction with the STEMI champions develops, implements, and monitors required continuing education.
  • Participates in identifying needs, planning and implementing educational programs within specialty area for patients, families, community groups, and other designated STEMI transfer health care facilities.
  • Provides training and education to emergency department nurses and physicians in designated STEMI transfer health care facilities
  • Provides for inter-facility, Emergency Medical System, and regional professional staff development, participating in case review, standardizing practice guidelines, and directing on-going education programs.
  • Acts as a liaison to the community through facilitation and coordination of heart disease programs.
  • Improves the care of heart patients through facilitation and coordination of community education.
  • Actively participates in the Regional Mission: Lifeline STEMI System of Care Committee meetings. (Setrac)
  • Facilitates and monitors quality data from the NCDR registry and other databases.
  • Facilitates and coordinates collection and evaluation of data in collaboration with others such as chart reviews, implementation of concurrent review and reporting various STEMI program protocols for ACC/AHA quality parameters, etc.
  • Facilitates and coordinates process improvement activities.
  • Facilitates research activities related to the care of Chest Pain/STEMI patients
  • Assumes a leadership role in Cardiovascular Chest Pain/STEMI hospital committee meetings.
  • Communicates on-going status of STEMI program coordination on a monthly basis.
  • Facilitates the work of the STEMI champions work group.
  • Implements recommendations from the Cardiovascular Chest Pain/STEMI committee.
  • Monitors effectiveness of all Chest Pain/STEMI program objectives.
Basic computer skills in Word documents preparation and Excel spreadsheet Database Reports: Collecting, entering to the data base and methods to validate data, and designing the database to facilitate performance improvement activities, trend reports, education and research while protecting patient confidentiality.
Case by case follow-up review to all nursing staff, physicians, and EMS care providers within 24-48 hours of patient admission.
Overall monthly statistical reporting of all parameters associated with Chest Pain/STEMI care.
Quality performance reports including admit to task parameters, Door to balloon time, and CCL on-call team response time, etc.
The ability to communicate on a professional level and maintain good interpersonal relations with multidisciplinary clinicians and other allied health care providers is a major challenge of any Chest Pain/ STEMI program. A comprehensive Chest Pain/ STEMI program requires coordination of EMS providers, physicians, and registered nurses and technicians at all levels of patient care. In-service education of all program participates is a major challenge and a required objective to achieve a successful program. Development and implementation of a Chest Pain/STEMI transfer network with other health care facilities will also present a significant challenge to coordination of patient care to achieve nationally recognized standards of care for Chest Pain/STEMI patients.
Work is guided by broad operating policies and guidelines pertaining to the department and approved plans. Position is subject to managerial direction. Program evaluation and achievement of objectives is subject to review by the Director and the hospital Chest Pain/STEMI committee.
Position requires a self-directed individual, able to multi-task with little or no supervision.
Individual works closely with the directors, department managers, and ED and Cardiology physicians as well as ancillary departments.


Current RN licensure in Texas or compact state
Minimum education: RN, BSN
Minimum years in field previous to employment: 3
Preferred number of years’ experience in field: 5
We offer a generous compensation package including:
Vacation, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
Dental, vision, life and disability insurance, wellness resources and flexible spending accounts,
along with other voluntary benefit options and programs
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Bachelor's Degree

Last Edited: 01/04/2019


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