Summary: Responsible and accountable for providing patient care within the Cardiac Rehabilitation areas of Heart Care, under the supervision of the Lead Cardiac Rehab RN and/or Cardiology Supervisor. Supports the philosophy of the Cardiology Department and Beebe Medical Center.
Other information: Experience in formulating exercise prescriptions from exercise tolerance tests.Cardiac Rehab experience preferred.Self-motivated, results-oriented with a positive outlook. Energetic personality that serves to motivate patients. Good communication skills. Dysrhythmia recognition skills essential. Verbal, written and organizational skills required.
Responsibilities: Demonstrates the ability to accurately and competently initiate, supervise, monitor, and evaluate daily cardiac rehab therapy sessions with thorough documentation. Performs client history intake; collects clinical data; and conducts physical examinations. Conducts initial fitness evaluation with clients, explains fitness test results, exercise action plan, and safety guidelines. Identifies orthopedic, neurological, metabolic or other conditions which may interfere with a clients successful participation in the exercise program. Notes/ communicates these problems, and establishes an action plan to accommodate special health/ physical issues. Develops a safe and effective exercise prescription utilizing the FITT principles (Frequency, Intensity, Time and Type), the ACSM, and the AACVPR exercise standards. Monitors client progress to include personal motivation as well as participants tolerance of the exercise program through observation and utilization of metabolic and clinical data including BP, HR, RR, and RPE according to established policies. Makes modifications in program as necessary. Assists with planning post-program follow-up to assist in carrying out maintenance program. Acts as a preceptor for exercise interns and provides education to the staff and patients in the area of expertise. Knowledgeable regarding technical equipment in specialty areas. Develops monitoring techniques and specialized types of exercise equipment to satisfy needs of the program. Recognizes emergency situations and can initiate code procedures or administer first aide or CPR as needed. Rotates in an on-call status. Actively participates in performance improvement process to include evaluating, reporting and follow-up recommendations.
Credentials: Essential: * BLS - Basic Life Saving certification * ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * Bachelor's Degree in related field Education specialization: Essential: * Exercise physiology
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.