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Jordan Hospital RN - Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assess physical, mental, and psychosocial status of patient using age-appropriate knowledge.

  • Plans, evaluates and implements care of patients in the cardiac and pulmonary rehab program as a member of the interdisciplinary team as is indicated in the initial and ongoing assessment.

  • Participates in the planning and delivery of formal and informal educational programs for all patients, family members and the community as is appropriate.

  • Documents information clearly and completely, utilizing the correct format in charting.

  • Maintains accurate records and manages database.

  • Assists with planning, implementing and maintaining QA& I activities and monitors.

  • Ensures that equipment, supplies are available.

  • Ensures that environment is safe, clean and comfortable.

  • Prepares area and patients for exercise.

  • Work practice reflects philosophy, purpose and policies of the hospital and the department of cardiology.

  • Assist with medical emergencies.

  • Assists with interviews as needed.

  • Assists with clerical duties.

    It is understood that this is a summary of key job functions and does not include every detail of the job that may reasonably be required.

    Education/Experience Required:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  • B.S.N. required per DPH regulations

  • Minimum of 2 years critical care experience or 4 years of cardiac nursing experience required

  • Experience working in Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab minimum 1 year preferred specifically performing the following duties:

  • performing and/or interpreting cardiac and pulmonary stress tests

  • writing and interpreting exercise prescriptions

  • monitoring and interpreting hemodynamic responses to exercise

  • Advanced EKG telemetry monitoring and interpretation

  • Experience in planning and delivering formal educational programs on medication compliance, symptom management, nutrition, and exercise on patients with congestive heart failure, cardiac disease valve abnormalities, and pulmonary disease

  • Experience in nursing leadership ie charge nurse required

  • Demonstrates strong computer skills, documentation, and use of electronic medical record

  • BLS and ACLS certification required

  • Experience with case management and third party payers preferred.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of QA & I

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