RN Cardiopulmonary - CPT, Days
Shift: Monday & Tuesday, days
Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Registered Nurse is a professional with expertise in cardiovascular specialty areas. Their role will integrate the components of clinician, teacher, consultant and researcher.
Accepts and promotes the mission of Mercy Medical Center by assuring that patients of the Cardiac Rehabilitation departments receive the highest quality of care and are treated with compassion and dignity.
Aids coordinator in developing operating policies and procedures.
Assists with the orientation of new participants, responsible for the initial assessment of the participant and assists in the development of the plan of care with other staff members.
Supervises exercise session, monitoring participants for appropriate responses to exercise. Assesses participants pre, during and post exercise making appropriate referrals and/or recommendations to the participant, other staff, referring physicians, and/or Medical Director.
Reports any significant participant conditions (dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, change in participant’s status, etc.) to the appropriate physician. Initiates ACLS measures and/or emergency care according to hospital policy.
Charts and documents initial assessment, daily participant information, and progress.
Leads participant education sessions in areas of nursing expertise.
Checks emergency supplies on a regular basis.
Attends scheduled staff meetings. Will be involved in educational sessions for cardiac rehabilitation professional staff.
Maintains RN licensure; keeps current in the field of cardiac rehabilitation through journals, inservices, and conferences.
Cross-trained to provide coverage for Cardiac Rehab, Pulmonary Rehab and Club Mercy as needed.
Assists with orientation for new employees.
Prefer experience in exercise and wellness.
Twenty-four months recent experience in Cardiac Rehab with phase I, II, and III or relevant experience is preferred.
Knowledgeable in exercise techniques and activity levels, monitoring equipment and arrhythmia recognition.
- Graduate from an accredited Nursing program.
- Prefer specialized education in critical care.