Cardiac Rehab

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POSITION TITLE: RN- Staff Nurse –Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Specialty Services
DATE: July 20, 2014
JOB SUMMARY: A staff Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab nurse is a professional registered
nurse who directs and/or performs nursing care to patients assigned to his/her within the
scope of his/her license. The staff registered nurse is responsible to the Nursing
Director on the unit to which he/she is assigned. This RN must effectively prescribe,
delegate, and coordinate nursing care.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work environment is located in a comfortable indoor area.
Conditions such as noise, odors, cramped workspace and/or fumes could sometimes
cause discomfort.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
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Graduate of accredited school of professional nursing
Currently licensed to practice as a professional registered nurse in the state of
Missouri.
This individual should be knowledgeable regarding growth and development and
assessing the physical and psychological needs of patients in the following stages of
life: early adulthood, middle age, and geriatric.
ACLS and BLS certified
RELATIONSHIPS: Reports to the Director of Specialty Services.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequency Scale: 1 = Rarely/Never; 2 = Occasionally; 3 = Frequently and 4 = Consistently
Activity
Climbing
1
2
3
4
Activity
1
2
3 4
Talking
x
Activity
1
2 3 4
Lifting
- Normal
Conversations
- Over 50#
x
- Over 25#
x
Hand-Eye
Coordination
Kneeling
x
- Loud
Commands or
Public
Speaking
Pulling
x
Hearing
Pushing
x
- Normal
Conversations
x
Memory
x
- Short term
x
- Long Term
x
Analytical
Thinking
Attention to
Detail
Concentration
x
Decision
Making
x
x
x
x
x
- Under 25#
Reaching
x
- Other
Sounds or
Auditory
Alarms
Standing
x
Vision
Sitting
x
- Acuity, Near
x
- Acuity, Far
x
- Color Vision
x
Stooping
Walking
x
x
Range of
Motion
Use of
Hands
- Arms
x
- General
Manual
Dexterity
x
Reading
- Shoulders
x
- Keyboard
Skills or
Typing
x
Writing
AGE CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS SERVED:
x
x
x
x
Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide age-appropriate
care to the following patient population:
____Neonatal (1-30 days)
_ _Infants (30 days-1 year) _X__Geriatric
__X_Adolescent (13-18 years)
__X_Adult (19-70 years)
(70+
yrs)
____No patient contact
____Children (1-12 years)
CORE DEPARTMENTAL COMPETENCIES-
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Demonstrates appropriate assessment and knowledge of
Adult Nursing Care/Cardiac/Pulmonary Care
Demonstrates ability to monitor the cardiac/pulmonary rehab patient
Effectively communicates to the physician the extent their patients are adhering
to their plan of care, ability to perform needed exercise, abnormal cardiac
rhythms, abnormal pulmonary functions during exercise, and other
communications related to the patients care.
Implements patient care according to planned interventions to attain
the patient’s optimal level of function and documents according to policy.
Demonstrates positive customer service relations
Routinely participates in QI projects and encourages department to continuously
improve
Assists co-workers as needed/requested
Supports the Medical Center’s Mission/Vision/Philosophy positively
This is not necessarily an inclusive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks,
requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is
intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves
the right to modify essential functions of the job or to require that other or
different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies,
changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).
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Director
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Date
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Employee
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Date
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