Job Description

Job Title: Clin Mgr Cardio-Pulmon Rehab
Job ID: 669701498
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: M-F 8a-4:30p, No WKND or HOL, flex hrs as needed
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Cardiac Rehab
Location: 3 St Francis Way, Cranberry Township PA 16066

Description

Purpose:
Provides direct patient care in Cardiac Rehabilitation. Nursing responsibilities focus on the preventive and restorative health care needs of the cardiovascular patient.

Responsibilities:
  • Enforce compliance with policies and procedures, as applicable.
  • Ensure a safe, therapeutic environment is maintained for patients and healthcare providers.
  • Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Attend annual review and perform departmental in-services.
  • Consult other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
  • Assist in preparing, implementing and monitoring the department budget.
  • Coordinate with Cardiac Rehabilitation Team to develop, implement, evaluate and revise patient treatment plans.
  • Ensure participation of department personnel in the formulation of policies and procedures, annual review and revisions.
  • Act as a consultant in selection of personnel, determined by hiring policies of the facility and department, job requirements, qualifications, vacancies, availability and objectives relating to the quality of care to be delivered.
  • Formulate a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluate the effectiveness of learning; include family in teaching as appropriate.
  • Ensure clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the Cardiac Rehabilitation staff and minimize risk factors.
  • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and JCAHO/CMS regulations.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Ensure all equipment is calibrated and maintained correctly.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pain assessment and management per policy and procedure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Initiate corrective action for budget variances.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cardiac monitoring, identify dysrhythmias and treat appropriately based upon ACLS protocol.
  • Provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patient, adolescents, adults and the geriatric population.
  • Remain knowledgeable of medication and administration based on the age of the patient and their clinical condition.
  • Identify and address psychosocial needs of patients and their families.
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Communicate the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Address and support cultural practices, as long as such practices do not harm others or interfere with the planned courses of medical therapy.
  • Participate in identification and selection of alternatives, when negative outcomes require corrective action.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with department staff and other departments.
  • Effectively and consistently communicate administrative directive to personnel and encourage interactive departmental meetings and discussions.
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, safety and infection control.
  • Comply with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Ensure occupational safety for personnel.
  • Possess extensive knowledge of exercise physiology, cardiac risk factors, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular surgeries/procedures/tests and nutrition as it relates to cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Follow the 5 rights of medication administration and reduce the potential for medication errors
  • Perform head-to-toe assessments and reassessments on all inpatients and outpatients referred to the Cardiac Rehab Program.
  • Ensure documentation meets current standards and policies.
  • Treat all patients with respect and dignity.
  • Wear identification while on duty.
  • Work at maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians, departments and staff.
  • Ensure all new personnel successfully complete required orientation program.
  • Review performance improvement compliance with established Cardiac Rehabilitation's performance measures.
  • Remain competent in patient education and counseling as they relate to cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Ensure that the performance improvement program for the department interfaces with and supports the facility's performance improvement program.
  • Complete evaluations.
  • Stay current with new treatments/technology/advancements through continuing education, seminars/conferences, professional journals/societies.
  • Complete annual education requirements.
  • Maintain and ensures patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Attend committee, CQI and management meetings as appropriate.
  • Forecast fiscal impact of trends and current and future technological changes affecting the preparation and implementation of the department budget.
  • Provide guidelines for measuring the quality of patient care, based on accepted standards of nursing practice and cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Determine staffing requirements and patterns, based on scope of services, complexity of patient acuity and fiscal resources.
  • Direct patient care in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
  • Ensure electrical safety is maintained.
  • Interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age-specific needs and provide care needed by that patient group.
  • Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
  • Interpret policies and procedures to all appropriate personnel.
  • Schedule and assign staff to increase efficiency and coordination of department staff according to standards.
  • Communicate appropriately and clearly to CEO/Administration, Medical Director, VP, physicians and staff.
  • Provide balance between cost effectiveness and quality care issues.
  • Resolve personnel concerns at the departmental level, utilizing the grievance process as required.

Qualifications

Completion of an accredited school of nursing preferred. BSN/MSN preferred.Leadership experience preferred.Previous Critical Care or related experience required.Monitoring/arrhythmia skills required.Specialized training in Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation and adult education required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $23.72 to $40.69 / hour

    Union Position: No

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