STAFF NURSE

Aultman Hospital - Canton, OH (30+ days ago)3.8


BSN Preferred
RN Required
Position: RN – Stress Testing/Cardiac Rehab

Department: Cardiac Services

Reports to: Director of Cardiac Rehab

Summary:
Provides direct patient care to adolescent through geriatric patient population in the cardiac rehabilitation and stress testing departments. Monitors the patient during exercise protocols for the detection of cardiac and pulmonary abnormalities. Communicates with physicians about changes in patient's clinical condition including laboratory tests, results of diagnostic studies and symptomatology. Is able to respond quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments and participates in performance improvement and QI activities.

Responsibilities:
1. Able to perform a head-to-toe assessment on adolescent through geriatric

patients and re-assessments as per policy.

2. Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the

life span and skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient

population served. Able to interpret data in order to identify age specific needs.

3. Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age/weight

of the patient and their clinical condition. Follows the medication rights and

reduce the potential for medication errors.

4. Assesses and reassesses pain management techniques, educates the patient and family regarding pain management and documents the results of pain management.

5. Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and

addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and religious/spiritual needs of patients

and their families. Functions as a liaison between administration, patients,

physicians and other health care providers.

6. Formulates an individualized plan of care. Develops an interdisciplinary

education plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness

of learning. Family is included in teaching as appropriate.

7. Adheres to all hospital and department specific policies. Performs

all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and

reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

8. Is professional at all times, maintains good working relationships with all

departments and physicians, and staff members. Maintains a clean and neat

appearance, wears nametag at all times.

9. Demonstrates knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identifies dysrhythmias and

treats appropriately based upon ACLS protocol. Demonstrates extensive

knowledge of cardiac stress tests: treadmill, chemical and nuclear stress test.

10. Attends 50% of staff meetings, all mandatory in services and all annual job

requirements.

Qualifications/Requirements:
Valid RN license within the State of Ohio; current in BLS/ACLS/PALS certification

Completion of annual employee requirements

Physical Demands:
Essential functions that are occasionally required are standing, sitting, stooping, reaching and lifting. Manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination. Able to interact, comprehend, speak, hear, see, stand, walk and work under different conditions. Some lifting may be required (approximately 50 lbs.).