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RN Cardiac Rehab Outpatient DT PRN

Company: NCH Healthcare - Naples Community Hospital
Location: Naples
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Per Diem

350 7th St North




* Essential Job Accountabilities:
* Job Summary:
* The RN Cardiac Rehab plans, implements and evaluates patient educational needs in the cardiovascular inpatient population. This typically includes post-operative CABG, pre & post-catheterization and other cardiac related conditions. RN Inpatient Cardiac Rehab also assumes basic teaching and leadership responsibilities. Remains calm and intervenes in emergency situations in a professional, competent and appropriate manner. Participates in department committees, statistical tracking, and Performance Improvement activities. Needs minimal supervision. Uses and maintains excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Works and collaborates as a team member with nursing staff, medical staff, patient families and other Cardiac Rehab personnel.

* Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation within areas as assigned.
    * Assesses the cardiovascular inpatient population to provide educational plans according to AACVPR guidelines.
    * Identifies individual risk factors associated with cardiac and pulmonary disease and assists with risk stratification.
    * Identifies the need for reevaluation of each patient if the patient's condition changes and warrants intervention.
    * Documents all patient care activities according to departmental and hospital policies for medical records.
    * Develops individualized educational plan based on patient's goals and expectations. Adjusts/reevaluates goals to meet the patient's needs.
    * Reviews patient history and other medical record to develop a plan of care that will include behavior modification through activity and diet intervention.
    * Facilitates the CABG discharge class in collaboration with other healthcare disciplines.
    * Facilitates phase I to phase II transition process for cardiac rehab, actively assigns patients to phase II who qualify for the program. Provides follow-up phone calls as necessary.
    * Demonstrates flexibility by providing cardiac rehab and both hospital campuses.
    * Actively participates in the patient education and community based programs by organizing classes, communicating with speakers and participants as well as providing actual classroom instruction.
    * Cross trains to the outpatient cardiac rehab program and works a flexible schedule as needed.
    * Demonstrates competency in assessing emergent patient situations that require physician or emergency medical interventions. Display a calm demeanor and directs the team in appropriate actions.
    * Actively assists and supports departmental activities to ensure that operational and salary expenses are equal to or less than approved budget.
    * Understands the principle and concepts of Performance Improvement. Looks for opportunities and solutions for process improvement and seeks to improve job skills.
    * Maintains the principles of confidentiality. Understand the legal/regulatory requirement related to the release of information. Able to use the information systems pertinent to the job.

    * Education, Experience, Qualifications:
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
    * One year of previous experience on a cardiology related patient care unit is required.
    * Critical care experience preferred.
    * Extensive knowledge of cardiac disease, anatomy and physiology, risk stratification, exercise physiology and diet and nutrition are essential.
    * Basic Life Support (BLS Provider) certification from American Heart Assoc. required.
    * ACLS certification is recommended when working in an outpatient setting.
    * Intermediate computer knowledge: Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows

Keywords: NCH Healthcare - Naples Community Hospital, Cape Coral , RN Cardiac Rehab Outpatient DT PRN, Healthcare , Naples, Florida

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