RN - Cardiac Rehab
The inventory, distribution/delivery of medications is required for all Patient Care area Positions. The Registered Nurse is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a plan of patient care utilizing ANA Standards and the Nursing Process. Acts as a patient advocate. Provides support, information and direct care. Utilizes equipment and technology skillfully and is technically competent in nursing procedures. Educates patients and families on significant self care issues. The Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation (C/PR) Nurse is responsible for the exercise, education and lifestyle modification of patients recovering from myocardial infarction, open heart surgery, PTCI, stent, other interventional strategies for CAD, and those having been diagnosed with coronary artery disease. These applications will be extended to other patient populations (i.e.: COPD, CHF, diabetes), with co-morbidities as well as asymptomatic adults. Other responsibilities include involvement in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, administering patient education and exercise therapy for the outpatient services. This reflects involvement in the inpatient and outpatient setting. The inventory, distribution/delivery of medications may be required.
Graduate of an approved School of Nursing with a baccalaureate degree in Nursing.
License and current registration as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland.
Certified in BLS & ACLS.
Willing to complete the American Nurses Association Certification for Cardiac Rehab Professionals or other certifications (i.e., ACSM).
Maintains & complies with the competencies for C/PR professionals as outlined by AACVPR.
Minimum 2-5 years experience in CCU/ICU, coronary step-down units or Cardiac Rehab Program.
Knowledge/course work in exercise physiology and C/PR physiology its application for various patient groups. Experience in EKG interpretation, medic procedures and cardiac emergencies.
Experience in patient/adult education, counseling and management desirable. Participate in health promotion program development and evaluation preferred.
Be familiar with pulmonary disease and/or pulmonary rehabilitation preferred.