Registered Nurse (RN) Cardiac Rehab, PRN
Posted on: November 23, 2018
St. David's Georgetown Hospital is part of St. David's HealthCare , one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. St. David's Georgetown Hospital offers a range of services, including a 24-hour emergency department with a level IV trauma center; Certified Primary Stroke Center; Certified Chest Pain Center; inpatient and outpatient surgery; advanced pulmonary intervention; critical care capabilities; acute inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation; and maternity and newborn services with mother-baby couplet care close to home for Georgetown families. In conjunction with its parent campus, St. David's Medical Center , Healthgrades awarded St. David's Georgetown Hospital the 2016 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award-a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve-as well as the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Additionally, St. David's Georgetown Hospital was named to the list of 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics for four years in conjunction with its parent campus, and the facility earned a national distinction for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group from 2012 to 2016.
Under the supervision of the Rehabilitation Services Director and according to hospital policies and procedures, the Cardiac Rehab Registered Nurse assess, plans, implements, and evaluates cardiac nursing care for the assigned patients.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists in the delivery of Cardiac Rehab Services. Plans, coordinates and provides on-site supervision for the delivery of out-patient Cardiac Rehab
- Assures that all out-patients are appropriately prepped for telemetry prior to the start of their exercise session.
- Assures that each patient is assigned to an exercise physiologist for monitoring during each session.
- Monitors telemetry during out-patient exercise sessions.
- Assures that exercise area is set-up and orderly, both before and after sessions.
- Coordinates and discusses patient progress with attending physician, and primary physician as necessary.
- Meets regularly with each patient, formally and informally as needed, to assess progress in program and provide appropriate cardiac education.
- Refers appropriate patients for consultations with Dietary, Social Services, Pastoral, Pharmacy, and Psychologist as needed.
- Communicates problems or concerns of the patient to the referring physician by phone that occur during an exercise session.
- Responds to referrals and begins the process for each patient entry as necessary.
- Contacts the referred out-patients by telephone and provides a brief overview of the program.
- Collects insurance information, completes the insurance verification form, and gives it to the admissions registrar.
- Schedules an initial evaluation and mails out the intake questionnaire.
- Begins the chart process, request of medical records, chart label, and all entry documentation.
- Documents patient treatment regularly and accurately according to departmental policy.
- Documents legible and concise entries in the medical record.
- Documents complete medical history on each patient on initial session.
- Documents exercise progress notes on each patient participating in class and submits accurate charges daily for cardiac services.
- Assures that patient's exercise record is current and accurately reflects patient's progress.
- Sends written correspondence and discharge summary with program outcomes to physician as appropriate.
- Initiates advanced cardiac life support measures according to St. David's protocols in the event of a cardiac emergency.
- Provides appropriate education to all phase II patients during exercise sessions.
- Teaches patients and families understanding, treatment, and management or cardiovascular disorders.
- Documents patient's education, the patient's understanding and/or a follow-up plan.
- Facilitates family participation in the teaching plan.
- Familiar with current standards of practice and clinical protocols.
- Adheres to exercise protocols and responds to adverse reactions appropriately.
- Makes recommendations to the cardiac rehab coordinator the need for program changes, updates or revisions to promote continuous quality care.
- Coordinates Fit Heart referral and intake process.
- Collects payment for Fit Heart and Phase III dues.
- Collects and reports cardiac rehab statistics monthly
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