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PRN Cardiopulmonary Rehab RN Nurse Specialist

Company: Cleveland Clinic
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

  • Evaluates patient's clinical status and provides recommended rehab services as per protocol.
  • Utilizes assessment skills in providing patient care in all phases of cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Educates patients/families about cardiopulmonary diseases and treatments.
  • Participates in case management, discharge planning conferences with other interdisciplinary staff.
  • Documents patient progress and collaborates with various members of the health care team to meet patient needs.
  • Develops rehabilitative goals to prevent progression of heart and lung disease (exercise prescription, activities of daily living, risk factor reduction, prevention of exacerbations, etc.).
  • Assists in coordinating patient care and developing new programs, educational materials and policies/procedures.
  • Assists in developing and evaluating performance improvement standards.
  • Remains flexible in working between all phases of rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary procedures and as indicated in the Heart Center.
  • Attends continuing education programs to facilitate professional growth.
  • Supports and participates in community wellness programs.
  • Serves as preceptor for university students in nursing, health and exercise physiology.
  • Promotes and assists in marketing strategies for the promotion of outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs.
  • Maintains patient records and statistics.
  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department specific competencies and requirements. Maintains applicable certification/licensure.
  • Remains flexible to work in and cross train between other areas in the Heart and Vascular Center.
  • Supports and participates in community wellness programs.
  • Serves as preceptor for university students in nursing and/or other health sciences.
  • Other duties as assignedEducation:
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor's Degree in related health field and/or Master's Degree.Certifications:
      • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in Ohio.Complexity of Work:
        • Maintains competencies specific to patient population served.
        • Knowledge of exercise physiology preferred.
        • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred.Work Experience:
          • Two years nursing experience in coronary care critical care and/or medical/surgical patient care unit.
          • One year cardiac and/or pulmonary rehabilitation experience preferred.Physical Requirements:
            • Requires full range of motion, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination.
            • Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time.
            • Requires corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
            • Requires some exposure to communicable disease or bodily fluids.
            • Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work. Personal Protective Equipment:
              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required Under the direct supervision of the Director, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nurse Specialist is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing all aspects of therapy for cardiac and pulmonary patients. The Specialist assists the Director in achieving departmental objectives.

Keywords: Cleveland Clinic, Akron , PRN Cardiopulmonary Rehab RN Nurse Specialist, Healthcare , Akron, Ohio

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