Job Summary:#This position is responsible for the assessment,
direction and supervision of participants in the Cardiopulmonary
Rehab Program.# ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES Clinical:#
Performs basic, routine and specialized tasks for patients# success
in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Programs. Evaluates medical history
and current physical status of participants and assesses their
baseline functional capacity and personal health factors. Obtains
necessary materials from MD office for participant enrollment.#
Performs new patient orientations.# Assists with navigation of
resources for participants.# Develops plan of care for
participants.# Independently implements plan of care utilizing
principles of exercise physiology. Instructs participants in proper
techniques and use of equipment.# Understands contraindications to
postpone and terminate exercise.# Monitors exercise session,
assessing participants for inappropriate responses to exercise.
Independently adjusts participant#s treatment plan to properly
progress participants and safely obtain established program and
participant#s goals.# Identifies potential problems and notifies MD
before critical problems appear.# Responds to emergencies which
might arise prior to, during and after exercise.# Documents
progress reports and discharge summaries appropriately. Education:#
Provides teaching and instruction to patients, family members and
staff. Independently identifies patient education needs and
provides education/ resources to participant regarding disease
process, prevention, and discharge planning and health maintenance.
Instructs participants in proper techniques and use of equipment.
Arranges for classes and participant counseling with multiple
disciplines. Develops and provides in-services to hospital staff
and community related to cardiac and pulmonary disease and
prevention. Collaborates with multidisciplinary healthcare team to
establish plan of care and continuum of care.# Develops new ideas
and suggestions for program improvements. Provides input into
equipment, budget needs and continuous quality improvement for the
program.# Development:# Maintains current knowledge, certification,
and licensure. Identifies learning needs in self and initiates
actions to address these education needs. Attends continuing
education programs in order to maintain certification. Attends
hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department
Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and licensure
within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License, PPD,
Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.) Organizational knowledge: Works
effectively within and between departments. Participates on
inter-departmental teams and committees, communicating unit
knowledge as appropriate. Provides department/unit with information
and knowledge acquired during participation with interdepartmental
teams and committees. Demonstrates a constructive approach during
all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside
and outside the unit. QUALIFICATIONS Education: MS in Exercise
Physiology Certification ACLS Certification ACSM Exercise
specialist or Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP)
preferred Required Knowledge: Ability to effectively communicate
with all levels of internal and external customers. Basic Computer
skills to perform Data entry Computerized clinical information
systems: Clinicians View, Chart View. Experience conducting
independent Cardiopulmonary exercise testing preferred HIPAA
policies on Confidentiality Experience Required: 3 years of
Clinical Exercise Physiology experience preferred
- Job Summary
A professional care provider who assumes responsibility and
accountability for a group of patients, providing care through the
continued utilization of the nursing process in collaboration with
other health care team members.
- Minimum Qualifications
Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
Bachelors degree in Nursing, Required
AND will be considered for hard to fill positions with the
requirement to obtain a BSN within a specific time frame.
1-2 year in Hospital setting preferred
New Nursing Graduate for Nurse Residency Program Only
Maryland Nursing License
CPR (BLS) Certification
ACLS Certification mandatory for: ICU/IMCU Emergency Services
(New Grads required within 6 months of hire and transfers from Non
Critical areas within 3 months of hire) Recovery Observation Units
Behavioral Health Unit is preferred
PALS Certification mandatory for: Recovery (all regular Recovery
Staff and PRN employees doing on call shifts) Emergency Services
with 6 months of hire ( New Grads and transfers from Non Critical
areas within 1 year of hire) Behavioral Health Unit is
NRP and Fetal Monitoring Certification (L&D) for Maternal
NIH Stroke Scale Certification mandatory for ICU/IMCU, Emergency
Services, Stroke Unit and Observation
Prefer certification in nursing specialty
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry
Computerized clinical information systems: Clinicians View,
Chart View, MAK preferred
HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Assessment: Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner,
focusing on the biophysical, psycho social, cognitive, self-care,
educational, environmental and discharge planning needs of the
Assesses the patient's health care needs on a systematic and
continuous basis according to established time frames.
Identifies the biophysical, psycho-social, cultural, self-care,
teaching, and continuing care needs of the patient as appropriate
to patient age and diagnoses.
Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner as outlined by
Places the emphasis of assessment on the physiologic,
psychological and cognitive status of the patient.
Reports any abnormal assessments in a timely manner to
Delegates duties and tasks to others after assessment of patient
needs and capabilities, and determines the scope of
responsibilities with awareness of staff members performance
Supervises members of assigned team via regular rounds and
verbal interaction to validate work load, patient status and
- Planning: Formulates a goal-directed plan of care, which is
prioritized and based on identified patient care needs.
Uses department/unit process standards as specified for
planning/delivering patient care; individualizes these, holds self
and co-workers accountable to them. Documents and evaluates care
Formulates a goal directed plan of care based on
Establishes priorities of patient care on the basis of essential
patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel,
equipment and supplies.
Maintains confidentiality of patient at all items.
Demonstrates understanding of Advanced Directives.
Participates in departmental/unit nursing performance
improvement process; quality standards development, data
collection, trending, revisions and education of staff.
Initiates discharge planning with initial assessment.
Utilizes effective communication skills to establish positive
working relationship with all health team members, patients, and
- Implementation: Initiates plan of care based on established
priorities, essential needs and available resources.
Initiates plan of care based on established priorities essential
needs and available resources.
Explains plan of care to patient and significant others
utilizing ancillary resources when needed.
Demonstrates ability to respond quickly to patient changes and
Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, timely
and continuous manner.
Intervenes on patients behalf utilizing appropriate
Supports department/unit by providing coverage for nursing
shortages and increased patient census.
Identifies/assesses an unstable or emergency condition and
initiates appropriate action.
Practices effective problem identification and resolution
Demonstrates appropriate delegation and coordination of tasks
Administers medications accurately and in accordance with the
Five Rights of Medication Administration.
Transcribes orders correctly.
Performs treatments and procedures according to MGH
Assures documentation is accurate, concise and follows
Demonstrates responsibility for Patient/Family education.
- Evaluation: Assesses the effectiveness of intervention and
revises the plan of care as needed.
Evaluates effectiveness of patient interventions on an ongoing
Rounds on patients routinely to identify and assess needs.
Reviews specific patient care situations for effectiveness of
departmental team interventions.
Demonstrates competence required in evaluation skills.
- Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and
Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and
according to hospital policy and procedures.
Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to
address these education needs.
Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the
Updates clinical skills as required by department/unit policy
and patient needs.
Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and
licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License,
PPD, NIH Stroke Scale, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)
- Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between
Participates on inter-departmental teams, committees, councils
and communicates department/unit knowledge as appropriate.
Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired
during participation with interdepartmental teams, committees and
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions
with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the
Displays professionalism in interactions with patients,
families, staff and physicians/midlevel providers.
- Department/Unit Specific Functions and Duties
Knowledge and nursing experience in oncology
Satisfactory completion (within 18 months of hire) and maintains
of Certification in Chemotherapy administration (ONS program)
Knowledge of critical care including EKG
- Emergency Services:
Knowledge of emergency and critical care including EKG.
Technical Proficiencies include blood drawing, starting and
monitoring IVs and completing EKGs.
Code 10: Management of the Violent Patient
Proficient in the use of Breathalyzer.
- Operating Room:
Knowledge of critical care including EKG.
Assists with in room preoperative and intra-operative
preparation of patients, and assists with set up of the surgical
suite before, during and after a surgical procedure.
Ability to circulate a procedure.
Follows appropriate hand washing and sterilization techniques at
Assists in preparing equipment and surgical table for
Moves patient from stretcher to surgical table and back with
Prepares and helps with patient positioning.
Assists with the cleaning and sterilization of Operating Room
for case turnover.
Helps pull case carts for the following day and returns all
sterile equipment to its appropriate location.
Knowledge of critical care including EKG.
Technical Proficiencies include blood drawing, starting and
- Maternal Newborn:
Knowledge and nursing experience in maternal child.
- Joint Unit:
Knowledge of care of a patient undergoing or receiving a joint
- Observation Unit:
- Knowledge of current observation criteria