CARDIO / CARDIAC REHAB RN - CARDIOLOGY
Status: PRN - As Needed
The Registered Nurse at North Oaks Medical Center is primarily responsible for his/her patients. They shall possess the qualities most exemplary of the nursing profession. These qualities include compassion, empathy, accountability, honesty, together with the knowledge and skills they have learned within their nursing education. The Registered Nurse shall adhere to the Standards of Practice of NOMC. The registered nurse is a member of the health care team and is responsible for providing quality nursing care utilizing NOMC standards of care. Will uphold the philosophy and objectives of Nursing Service. Is a resource person for other members of the health care team. Responsible for patient care. Will utilize effective communication between personnel, physicians, other hospital departments, patients and families.
Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Must be currently licensed by the State Board of Nurse Examiners.
Membership in a professional organization is encouraged.
Previous Cardiac Training with EKG knowledge is preferred.
Lifting and transporting of patients is required. Motor coordination and manual dexterity are necessary.
General Nursing :
1.Insure the maintenance of quality patient care.
A.Utilize nursing process (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) for each patient on an individual basis.B.Assist with QA audits.C.Administer medications as ordered by the physician.D.Document patient response to medication and procedure, using vital sign record, nurses’ notes, and any other form as appropriate.E.Monitor patient receiving I.V. conscious sedation as per policy.2Administer blood, blood components, hyperalimentation and chemotherapy.A. Adhere to hospital policy in regard to blood and blood components.B. Adhere to hospital policy for administering hyperalimentation and chemotherapy.3Adhere to policies and procedures.A. Responsible for adherence to hospital policies and procedures for self and personal under his/her supervision.B. Adhere to acceptable dress code.C. Report incidents and injuries.D. Report medication errors.E. Demonstrate professional manner.F. Comply with attendance policy.G. Knowledgeable of all hospital safety codes, and perform duties during drills and actual emergencies.H. Report unsafe conditions and incidents.I. Provide clean environment.J. Account for narcotics.4Assist in operational functions.A. Assist department manager in maintenance of policies and procedures.B. Schedule assignments of personnel as applicable.C. Assist department director in data collection.D. Monitors equipment function.5Maintain satisfactory communication.A. Promote satisfactory relationships.B. Share knowledge with others.6Participate in professional development activities.A. Attend committee meetings as designated.B. Attend in-service programs.C. Maintain certification in Basic Life Support and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support as required.D. Maintains knowledge of computerized systems within the healthcare system as needed for job performance.Cardiology/ Cardiac Rehab Job Specific Duties:1. Work under the supervision of a cardiologist treating critically ill cardiovascular patients including those recovering from bypass, pacemaker or angioplasty heart surgery.2. Perform stress testing, EKG, Holter Monitors, Event Recorders, bubble studies and other cardiac diagnostic testing as needed.3. Teach postoperative cardiovascular rehabilitation activities to the patient and family, such as postoperative home care needs; necessary changes in diet, nutrition and exercise to improve heart health; and how to administer heart medication and recommended physical therapy at home.4. Maintain competency recognizing abnormal and/or lethal cardiac rhythms.5. Maintain competency for pharmaceuticals used in performing chemical stress tests.6. Perform other duties as requested.7. Follows North Oaks Health System’s Compliance Program and Federal and State Regulatory guidelines.8. Adheres to the Nurse Practice Act and the Rules and Regulations of the LA State Board of Nursing.