Jordan Hospital RN - Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse in Plymouth, Massachusetts
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.
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