Fetal Nurse Coordinator - Clinic-Heart Center (1.0 FTE, Days)

This job posting is no longer active

Category: Nursing Staff
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 16310
FTE: 1

Nursing Staff

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Fetal Cardiology Nurse Coordinator is directly involved in the day to day needs of the Fetal Cardiology Program and Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center including: Coordination of prenatal visits and communication with referring physicians; obtains and updates the medical and obstetric history; counseling and education of patients and families; coordination of follow up care including; plan and delivery, plan for surgical or catheterization interventions in the immediate neonatal period and referral to other subspecialties; coordination with the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at LPCHS; serves as liaison with social services to address the needs of  families; act as a resource for coordination of transition of care from fetal to neonatal care, ensuring referrals and plans made in fetal care are communicated to team involved in postnatal management; act as resource for transition of care of the infant and mother and follow-up care back to the referring physician in the community/other at time of discharge; acts as a resource for parents, outside physicians, and internal staff in the transition from fetal patient to postnatal patients.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

•    Triages urgency of fetal clinic visit and help coordinate fetal scheduling.

•    Coordinates follow up care with referring OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine Services.

•    Coordinates and enhances communication with multidisciplinary teams involved including, but not exclusively, pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, NICU, genetics, referring pediatric cardiologists, as well as with the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at LPCHS.

•    Participates actively together with the attending cardiologist in the counseling and teaching.

•    Coordinates the delivery of appropriately written educational materials of cardiac lesions, cardiac diseases, and genetic syndromes, including identifying need for and helping to produce additional educational materials.

•    Supports families with follow up information or questions in between scheduled visits.

•    Coordinates with OB/GYN, MFM, NICU, and CVICU the details of delivery.

•    Communicates verbally with the NICU staff and family on day of delivery, reviewing and reinforce delivery plan and identify any new issues arising at that time.

•    Coordinates with MFM, NICU, CVICU, CT surgery, cardiac catheterization, OR for the scheduling of immediate neonatal interventions.

•    Liaises with MFM, Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at LPCH and Social Workers, assuring that social work is present at all critical junctures in patient care, helping parents with additional support.

•    Acts as a resource for coordination of transition of care back to referring OB practice (mother) and referring cardiologist (or identification of appropriate outpatient cardiology practice) for the infant when ready for discharge.

•    Participates in the education of pediatric cardiology fellows in the counseling and coordination of fetal cardiovascular disease.

•    Participates in weekly Fetal Cardiology Case review conferences. 

•    Participates in monthly delivery planning meetings with our partner outreach sites.

•    Participates directly with the Fetal and Pregnancy Health Program at LPCHS in their weekly coordination meetings and biweekly conference as a representative of Fetal. 

•    Contributes to continuing education programs and seminars that involve fetal echocardiography organized by LPCHS.


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education:     Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university

Experience:  Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience. 

License/Certification: CA Registered Nurse (RN)

Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•    Knowledge of complex congenital heart disease and understanding of obstetric care as well as excellent interpersonal skills

•    Knowledge of pediatric cardiology

•    Ability to anticipate, assess, plan for, and manage physical, psychological, and social needs of the patient and family/caregiver and provide appropriate support, comfort, and reassurance

•    Ability to be a resource for all employees assigned area of specialization

•    Ability to integrate patient care with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team and provide direction or guidance to non-licensed personnel in assigned area of responsibility to ensure quality care

•    Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area

•    Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the nursing profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice

•    Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care in the area of assignment

•    Knowledge of medical and professional nursing ethics and patient privacy rights

•    Knowledge of medical terminology; principles and practices of health promotion, risk reduction, illness and disease prevention and management; medications and drugs, common dosages, their physical and physiological effects, and possible adverse reactions

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $146,619.20 to $183,892.80

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.