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Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nurse (UPMC Shadyside)


UPMC Shadyside is looking for a Full-Time Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nurse!

Our 2,500 square-foot state-of-the-art Fitness Center is responsible for the evaluation and management of Phase 2 Cardiac Rehab, Vascular Rehab, and/or Pulmonary Rehab patients. Our team works closely with the RNs and Clinical Exercise Physiologists of the department to care for patients recovering from heart, lung, and vascular conditions or events. Our department prides itself on amazing leadership, having a beautiful facility, and being able to serve our community of patients no matter the challenges! 

  • Daylight with weekend Rotation
  • Hours vary but no evenings or weekends

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  • Serves as a role model of professional nursing practice by serving as a recognized unit leader in one or more of the following areas: clinical expertise, teacher, specialized resource nurse, and/or evidence-based practice. Consistently gives appropriate feedback to all members of the health care team and participates in the nursing peer review process. Promotes change that enhances the quality of patient care and the unit environment. Serves on teams and leads successful teams as a part of daily practice. Demonstrates highly developed clinical assessment and analytical skills within the context of Relationship Based Care. Actively participates in shared governance at the unit level and serves on hospital-wide councils. Provide leadership to subordinate staff by teaching and assisting with orientation and being a resource when needed to clarify and provide justice for less experienced staff when needed.
  • Incorporates national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. Create a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues.
  • Coordinates day-to-day workflow and directs subordinate staff to accomplish the day's work. Assess the condition of the patient, takes vitals as necessary watches for change in condition or reactions. Observes and reports changes and or significant incidents to physician and/or manager. Evaluates the status of patients and offers support to patient and family. Educates patients and families on a treatment plans. Complete evaluation and assessment of a patient with accurate and adequate documentation Development and documentation of individualized patient treatment plan, accurate with respect to patient's age and medical history, its implementation and monitoring of progress and modifications as indicated. Develops inpatient discharge plan and/or outpatient discharge plan. Prepares for and responds to emergencies in a manner consistent with department guidelines. Practices solid communication skills, and is ability to articulate and translate the patient's condition to other care providers and to negotiate and make recommendations for changes in patient care and unit practices. Patient documentation is comprehensive and promotes communication between caregivers.
  • Plays an active role in developing, implementing, and gathering outcome data for the annual quality improvement initiative. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. Takes personal responsibility for improving patient satisfaction with the quality of care and service. Utilizes research and evidence-based practice to support improvement in clinical care: identifies research issues or articles related to clinical specialty or areas of interest, discusses opportunities for quality improvement at multidisciplinary rounds, and influences patients' plans of care. Developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives, and helping in many ways to extend the reach and impact of the program. Completes an annual professional contribution.
  • Develop and present periodic in-services to staff on new or established clinical practice. Upon request by Manager, assists with staff development, special projects, and community programsParticipates in the Co-Worker Feedback program if asked. Demonstrates a passion for developing others enthusiastically and expertly precepts students, graduate nurses and new hires.Analyzes clinical and behavioral situations, identifying learning opportunities to improve patient care practices.Regularly seeks feedback on performance and applies continuous professional improvement.Supports continuous learning in the clinical area by sharing research, materials from professional organizations, presenting on the unit, supporting journal clubs, etc.Assists Department Manager in reviewing policies and procedures
  • Builds and mends relationships among colleagues within the framework of a healthy workplace.Role models keen cultural awareness including preventing and addressing horizontal violence and impairment.Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life through prioritization and delegation of responsibilities.




  • Graduate of an approved school for registered nurses
  • Minimum of 3 years nursing experience.
  • Licensure/Certification: Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in practicing state; license or eligible for State Board ACSM

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Exercise Specialist Certification or CEP preferred.
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Current licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse either in the state where the facility is located or in a state covered by a licensure compact agreement with the state where the facility is located
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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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