Consistently demonstrates the ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care of all patients based on patients’ specific age group. Anticipates patient needs and consistently resolves patient concerns. Evaluates and reassesses interventions over time to assure best outcomes for the patients. Plans and implements non-standardized nursing interventions, specifically individual exercise programs in accordance with AACVPR/AHA guidelines and physician recommendations. Plans for the patient discharge by working with the health care team to ensure timely discharge. Always uses a pro-active approach to patient care to meet and exceed patient and family needs. Anticipates and responds effectively to changing patient conditions. Demonstrates effective teaching skills and always engages patient and family. Consistently assesses patient and family learning needs during program. Evaluates and effectiveness of teaching and revises appropriately. Documents all teaching, including patient/family response. Consistently advocates for the well-being of the patient. Acccountable for nursing care provided to assigned patients through admission and transfer up to patient discharge. Assures patient care is delivered according to Safety Guidelines and Universal Precautions Practices. Serves a role model for performing, teaching and reeducating others on patient safety. Maintains/develops competencies associated with rehab nursing and behavior modification and risk factor reduction. Recognizes the importance of delivering the highest stands in service, quality and patient customer satisfaction.
Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing with current RN licensure in the State of New Jersey. ACLS certification required. Three years of critical care/coronary care experience. Must be CPR certified. Experience in Cardiopulmonary Rehab preferred.
Ability to logically and independently plan and organize work assignments. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Should possess the initiative and ability to set and achieve high standards of performance. Ability to make progress on multiple assignments under time constraints. Must possess analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills. Ability to express ideas or make recommendations concerning job related and in writing. Ability to conduct analyses and generate reports to reflect findings. Ability to learn specific job duties and complete detailed work assignments. Ability to learn and maintain knowledge of basic concepts and techniques. Ability to perform the manipulation of numbers and basic math calculations.
Ability to lift and carry heavy objects up to 25 lbs. Ability to stand for extended periods of time, at least 4-10 hours. Ability to work in sitting position for extended periods of time, at least 1-2 hours. Ability to kneel, bend or stoop in order to complete job responsibilities at very low or floor levels. Ability to extend arms and hands, reaching for specific objects at short distances in local working areas. Ability to grasp and hold specific objects, i.e., tools, utensils, books, telephone, etc. Must have dexterity of hands and fingers in order to utilize tools, utensils, equipment, etc. Ability to visually perceive depth, distance, quality of work, read material, view documents, etc. Ability to see emergency or distress signals, inspect or secure proper use of equipment, etc. Ability to audibly receive instructions or determine quality or volume of sound, emergency or distress signals. Ability to hear inquiries from patients, physicians, clients or staff.