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RN Heart Failure Program Coord

Company: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program


Job Summary

  • This job is responsible for the coordination of Heart Failure (HF) initiatives regionally across CHI Franciscan Health (CHI-FH) and for related community outreach, including developing, implementing, managing and evaluating a comprehensive HF program in keeping with professional standards, applicable regulatory requirements and business/patient care objectives of the organization.
  • Work is focused on establishing and maintaining a comprehensive and seamless inter-disciplinary continuum of prompt and high quality patient care to meet the unique and specialized needs of heart failure patients and to foster optimal clinical outcomes.
  • An incumbent works collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team on program development/implementation efforts, and serves as a clinical expert to healthcare providers, hospital staff, patients, families and the community at large with respect to all aspects of heart failure disease management and care.
  • Work includes developing and delivering education to patients with emphasis on symptom recognition and risk factor modification, as well as ongoing training/support to healthcare providers in general heart failure care and the latest treatment protocols/options.

Essential Job Functions

  • Leads and/or coordinates the development, implementation and organization of CHI-FH HF Team Algorithms/Protocols/Clinical Pathway/Order Sets in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Develops (in conjunction with interdisciplinary team) plans and procedures to foster HF prevention/treatment/rehabilitation programs, address efficacy/cost effectiveness of services provided, enhance customer service and generate increased volume/revenue.
  • Conducts ongoing review and monitoring of HF care-related documentation to ensure continued adherence to standardized HF orders, nursing pathway and protocols and that care given was appropriate based on established regulatory requirements/guidelines; identifies issues, determines causes and provides education/guidance to preclude the occurrence of future issues.
  • Assesses and reports on program including costs, patient/clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  • Keeps abreast of current and emerging technological developments of interest to the organization and regulatory requirements with potential for impacting existing programs; assesses applicability to current initiatives/objectives, identifying opportunities to enhance current processes/outcomes; develops recommendations as appropriate.
  • Assesses and refines the CHI-FH strategy for HF disease management programs based on national trends that affect the provision of service, expectations of quality, and financial performance.
  • Explores the capacity to market services to meet the needs of the heart failure patient population.



Education/Work Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and three years of recent related work experience that demonstrates the attainment of the requisite job knowledge, skills/abilities, preferably in an acute care hospital in Cardiac, Emergency, Trauma or Critical Care nursing.
  • Master’s degree in nursing is preferred.


  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers through the American Heart Association.
  • CHFN, PCCN, CCRN and/or Case Management Certification is preferred.


Keywords: CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma , RN Heart Failure Program Coord, Other , Tacoma, Washington

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