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• DEPARTMENT : 27081 - Cardiac Rehab Bonita
• LOCATION : 28410 Bonita Crossing Blvd, Bonita Springs, FL, 34134
• WORK TYPE : Full Time...
• WORK SCHEDULE : 8 Hour Day
• $10,000.00 Sign On Bonus


NCH is an independent, locally governed non-profit delivering premier comprehensive care. Our healthcare system is comprised of two hospitals, an alliance of 700+ physicians, and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Southwest Florida that offer nationally recognized, quality health care.
• NCH is transforming into an Advanced Community Healthcare System(TM) and we’re proud to : Provide higher acuity care and Centers of Excellence;

and partner with other health market leaders, like Hospital for Special Surgery, Encompass, and ProScan.

Join our mission to help everyone live a longer, happier, healthier life. We are committed to care and believe there's always more at NCH - for you and every person we serve together.

Visit nchjobs.org to learn more.


The RN Cardiac Rehab plans, implements and evaluates patient educational needs in the cardiovascular inpatient population.

This typically includes post-operative CABG, pre & post-catheterization and other cardiac related conditions. RN Inpatient Cardiac Rehab also assumes basic teaching and leadership responsibilities.

Remains calm and intervenes in emergency situations in a professional, competent and appropriate manner. Participates in department committees, statistical tracking, and Performance Improvement activities.

Needs minimal supervision. Uses and maintains excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Works and collaborates as a team member with nursing staff, medical staff, patient families and other Cardiac Rehab personnel.


Other duties may be assigned.
• Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation within areas as assigned.
• Assesses the cardiovascular inpatient population to provide educational plans according to AACVPR guidelines.
• Identifies individual risk factors associated with cardiac and pulmonary disease and assists with risk stratification.
• Identifies the need for reevaluation of each patient if the patient’s condition changes and warrants intervention.
• Documents all patient care activities according to departmental and hospital policies for medical records.
• Develops individualized educational plan based on patient’s goals and expectations. Adjusts / reevaluates goals to meet the patient’s needs.
• Reviews patient history and other medical record to develop a plan of care that will include behavior modification through activity and diet intervention.
• Facilitates the CABG discharge class in collaboration with other healthcare disciplines.
• Facilitates phase I to phase II transition process for cardiac rehab, actively assigns patients to phase II who qualify for the program.

Provides follow-up phone calls as necessary.
• Demonstrates flexibility by providing cardiac rehab and both hospital campuses.
• Actively participates in the patient education and community based programs by organizing classes, communicating with speakers and participants as well as providing actual classroom instruction.
• Cross trains to the outpatient cardiac rehab program and works a flexible schedule as needed.
• Demonstrates competency in assessing emergent patient situations that require physician or emergency medical interventions.

Display a calm demeanor and directs the team in appropriate actions.
• Actively assists and supports departmental activities to ensure that operational and salary expenses are equal to or less than approved budget.
• Understands the principle and concepts of Performance Improvement. Looks for opportunities and solutions for process improvement and seeks to improve job skills.
• Maintains the principles of confidentiality. Understand the legal / regulatory requirement related to the release of information.

Able to use the information systems pertinent to the job.

• Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida.
• One year of previous experience on a cardiology related patient care unit is required.
• Critical care experience preferred.
• Extensive knowledge of cardiac disease, anatomy and physiology, risk stratification, exercise physiology and diet and nutrition are essential.
• Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
• Advanced Life Support (ALS) from the American Red Cross or American Heart Association certification is recommended when working in an outpatient setting.
• Intermediate computer knowledge : Uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows.

Last updated : 2024-07-03
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