Performs duties in support of and in compliance with the performance improvement plan, Joint Commission and other licensing, accrediting and regulatory agencies. Provides the professional care necessary to achieve the goals of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation program; the achievement and maintenance of optimal physical and psychological functions in patients with coronary heart and pulmonary disease. Serves as a role model of cardiac and pulmonary fitness by integrating the role components of clinician, teacher and consultant. Minimum of two years experience in cardiovascular nursing. Education level necessary to obtain required licensure and certifications. Baccalaureate degree preferred. Advanced knowledge of Coronary Artery Disease, Anatomy and Physiology, risk factor identification, lifestyle modification, basic dysrhythmia knowledge, excellent communication / collaboration skills, basic computer skills, must be able to interact with patients, have educational expertise, and have one on one and group skills. Cardiac Rehab experience is preferred. CA RN, BLS and ACLS.
Founded in 1956, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital was created to meet the needs of our community, and has grown from a small local facility to a large regional hospital serving all of Kern County. Today, we have more than 400 general acute beds, nearly 50 intensive care and cardiovascular recovery units, 13 state-of-the-art surgical suites, a full-service ER with nationally certified Stroke Center and the Central CA Heart Institute. In addition, we offer newly expanded birthing suites, a family care center, a 31 bed NICU, a 20 bed Pediatric unit, a full complement of diagnostic laboratory and imaging services and an outpatient surgery center. Other programs of note include our Women's Services and a Center for Wound Care and Hyperbarics. We are proud to say that we are an “Equal Opportunity Employer??.
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