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RN Cardiac Rehab/Hospital Staff Educator Full Time

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/4/2017
Job Title: 
RN Cardiac Rehab/Hospital Staff Educator Full Time
Job Category:   Nurse RN:Cardiac/Catheterization/Pulmonary/EP Lab
Location:   Pendleton
Job Description:   **RN Cardiac Rehab/Hospital Staff Educator Full Time** **Description** JOB STATEMENT: This position is responsible for the development and delivery of nursing and clinical education in a patient care area from basic to advanced practice levels. Plans, conducts and evaluates unit-specific new orientation, education and training in the assigned department. Works collaboratively with unit management and Regional Education to enhance the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care by providing educational support to staff. Cardiac nurse will act in accordance with the nursing practice standards established by the State Board of Nursing, the Joint Commission, and appropriate specialty organizations relevant to the patient population under care. Nurse will be familiar with and follow best practices set forth by the AHA. ACC, AACVPR, and AAHFN. Uses theoretical and educational frameworks and expert clinical knowledge base to build and maintain program. 3 KEY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES: + Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse (Cardiopulmonary Out Patient Program RN) + Clinical Hospital Staff Educator + Nuclear Stress Test RN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Provides education, training, and consultative services to clinical staff in assigned area. 2. May be asked to assist with the assessment, development, revision of teaching programs for all nursing staff. 3. Provides in-service education. Ensures educational programs provide staff with skills and competency needed to meet all applicable regulatory, risk and patient safety requirements. 4. Facilitates staff development by promoting learning experiences and information for staff based on identified needs of the individuals. 5. Responsible for completing competency assessment tools and conducts education as necessary in follow-up. 6. Contributes to the department’s quality improvement initiatives by identifying opportunities to support these initiatives and incorporates the changes into education offerings. 7. Collaborates with other Educators to enhance self-learning, promote professionalism among educators, reduce duplicative services, and to provide opportunities for a more standardized system. 8. Patient Assessment. Demonstrates proficiency in initial and ongoing physical and psychosocial assessment by: Interviewing, screening, and examining * Participating in patient care conferences * Obtains clinical data from diagnostic tests and quality of life screening on a continuous basis and incorporates in care plan. 9. Collaborating with physicians and other interdisciplinary team members. 10. Guide patient through Phase II exercise programs with prescribed parameters. Monitors patient’s physical subjective and objective responses. 11. Assesses behavior and developmental patterns of the patient/family unit from a holistic perspective to set realistic goals. 12. Nurse will play key role in providing outpatient care and education for patients. Thus, optimizing their knowledge and skill in care that promotes goals of reduced readmissions and improved outcomes. 13. Principal duties and responsibilities will also include participation in the development of assessment tools, clinical guidelines, pathways and protocols for the cross-continuum care of cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure patients. 14. Develops methods for tracking patients. 15. Participates in data collection. 16. Acts as a nurse consultant to members of the health care team. Participates in activities that contribute to the education of other health care professionals. 17. Educates the community on the benefits and availability of cardiac rehabilitation program. 18. Performs other related duties as required. Service Standards & Responsibilities: Values Behaviors: It is essential that all employees are able to support the Values Based Customer Service Standards and Behaviors of St Anthony Hospital and Catholic Health Initiatives. Each person is expected to interact effectively with physicians, patients, visitors, and co-workers, as well as demonstrate a commitment to service, hospital values, and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times. REVERENCE: Pass a Smile! (First Impressions) 1. Introduce yourself. 2. Initiate greetings with a smile, eye contact, open body language, and a handshake or touch. 3. Use patient or co-worker’s name in conversation.Be genuine. 4. Listen attentively and confirm back to customer what you have heard. 5. Always say “hello” with a smile to patients, visitors, and co-workers in hallways and elevators. Celebrate Differences! (Diversity) 1. Treat all patients, visitors, and co-workers with respect as unique, valued individuals. 2. Provide the highest level of service to everyone, regardless of who they are. 3. Create a supportive environment and encourage people to freely express themselves. 4. Behave in a professional, collaborative, supportive manner, regardless of personal feelings. Look the Part! (Professional Image) 1. Make sure employee badge is visible and appropriately placed. 2. Stay well groomed. 3. Keep clothing neat, clean, and in accordance with department and hospital policy. 4. Ensure that personal conversation, demeanor, and all behaviors present and “on-stage” appearance. 5. Maintain an attitude of confidence and proficiency. INTEGRITY Make it Right! (Service Recovery) 1. Anticipate and correct problems before they become complaints. 2. Acknowledge mistakes when they occur, without placing blame. 3. Apologize for the mistake, even if you are not at fault. 4. Make amends for mistakes by taking corrective action as a tangible indication of our sincere regret. Let’s Talk! (Communication) 1. Follow through on all requests and promises in a timely manner. 2. Whenever you see a person who needs help, ask them “What can I do for you?” 3. Respond in a timely manner to all requests – conveying clear, concise, and accurate information. 4. Answer all phones and call lights by the 3 rd ring.State name, department, and give appropriate greeting.Always use a friendly tone. Lean on Me! (Teamwork) 1. Balance personal agenda with team and organizational goals. 2. Value all team members and their opinions by treating everyone equally and with respect. 3. Seek to resolve conflicts in a respectful way.Do so directly with the individual(s) involved and promptly. 4. Arrive on time to report and listen quietly. 5. Fully share information that people need to do their job. 6. Express ideas, opinions and reactions constructively. COMPASSION Welcome to our Home! (Safe/Healing/Calm Environment) 1. Maintain a safe, neat, clutter-free work environment. 2. Pick up linen and put it away. 3. Keep voice down in and around “on-stage” areas. 4. Recommend changes to policies, procedures, and environment to enhance everyone’s ability to provide optimum service to all patients, visitors, and employees. Keep in Touch! (Provide information and explanations) 1. Apologize for delays and inconveniences. 2. Communicate anticipated timeline for procedures and keep family updated. 3. Use easily understood and appropriate language when giving information to patients, visitors and co-workers. 4. Avoid technical and professional jargon and acronyms. Privacy Matters! (Privacy/Confidentiality) 1. Always knock before entering. 2. Be sensitive to individual privacy needs. 3. Always speak kindly and positively about patients and co-workers.Show in all ways that patient is the first priority. 4. Maintain strict confidentiality at all times with patient, visitors, co-workers, physician information, and with proprietary organizational information. EXCELLENCE Thank Somebody! (Recognition/Appreciation) 1. Find ways to specifically recognize and appreciate a co-worker. 2. Catch people doing something special and let them know you appreciate it. 3. Commend a team member when they demonstrate one or more of our customer service standards and behaviors. 4. Openly praise and acknowledge the good work of co-workers by announcing specific professional and personal accomplishments. Show the way! (Give Directions) 1. Make it your job to know where services are at in the facility. 2. If someone appears to needs directions, offer to help. 3. Offer to escort patients and visitors to their destination. 4. If unable to personally escort, take him/her to someone who can, or show him/her the way with a facility map. 5. Do chart reviews, stocking department, etc. with free time. Keep Growing! (Technical competency) 1. Maintain a high level of competence; continue to grow in skill and encourage others to do the same. 2. Consistently demonstrate excellent technical knowledge on the job. 3. Encourage and contribute innovative ideas and ways of doing things that increase efficiencies. Age Specific Population Served: x Neonatal (0-28 days) x Infant (28 days – 1 yr.) x Pediatric (1 – 12 yrs.) xAdolescent (12 – 20 yrs.) x Adult (20 – 61 yrs.) x Geriatric (62 yrs. **)** Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: Skills to work independently are essential. Ability to speak, read and write effectively in English is required. Ability to apply technical/professional knowledge as appropriate. High degree of accuracy is required. Skilled in Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). Prior use of Meditech is preferred. Knowledgeable about Lean principles and the application of Lean tools. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand. The employee regularly is required to walk, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this document is intended to exclude the opportunity for modifications or adjustment to the job or the manner of performing it consistent with the requirement to provide reasonable accommodation to the disabled. With or without accommodation, the essential functions must be performed. Employees unable to accomplish any functions may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act. **Qualifications** Certification RN License ACLS, PALS/ENPC and TNCC and NRP Certified- preferred Education and Experience RN Degree in Nursing (Baccalaureate or Graduate) is required. Clinical competence and experience in the care and management of target cardiac patient populations is required. Clinical competence in providing education where requested to departmental staff 2-years or more of combined clinical experience in cardiac care is required ACLS, PALS/ENPC and TNCC and NRP Certified- preferred **Job** Nursing - RN **Primary Location** OREGON-PENDLETON-ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL **Daily Schedule** S-S **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 80 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0131912
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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