Staff Nurse (RN)- Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab

Mercy Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Job Description


This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by being a competent, respectful, and compassionate professional who is able to safely, appropriately, accurately, efficiently and independently follow Mercy's standards along with policies and procedures while caring for patients. The Registered Staff Nurse works with the unit specific team members to identify clinical problems, develop a plan, and educate patients and families.

Job/Position Specific Duties

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
Ensure that accurate and clinically relevant information is communicated with patients, their families, and co-workers at hand offs and other times as needed. Take all measures necessary to ensure that the appropriate and involved parties have communicated necessary information in order to allow for the best possible patient outcome
Demonstrates competent assessment, planning, intervention, coordination and evaluation skills based on the individual patient plan of care
Continually assesses patient and family needs in order to provide quality care based on a patient centered care model
Demonstrates critical thinking skills and judgment necessary to implement a patient plan of care, nursing interventions and procedures.
Maintains accurate and real time documentation of nursing care provided to ensure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team, according to hospital policy and procedure related to documentation parameters.
Functions as a role model for current and new staff by creating a healthy work environment to facilitate the department's or unit's ability to meet identified goals and objectives
Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitor and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment
Directs other licensed and non-licensed personnel in the provision of care to patients as assigned
Demonstrate effective and age appropriate communication as well as the ability to understand the needs of the patient including non-verbal communication, fears, anxieties and language/cultural barriers
Responds within scope of practice to emergencies and life threatening conditions
Adheres to and promotes patient safety practices throughout the patient experience
Communicates and collaborates effectively with all members of the healthcare team
Provides ongoing education to patients and families
Delegates to other staff registered nurse, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, patient care technicians, unit secretaries, and other staff positions specific to the department

Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
Conducts orientation session with patient, which includes interpretation of exercise prescription, guidelines for safety, and overview of program
Assists participant in goal-setting and progression of exercise
Demonstrates competency in implementing the patient's plan of care, including writing exercise prescriptions, calculating target heart rate, and educational sessions
Demonstrates the ability to care for the patient with continuous cardiac monitoring including rhythm identification, interpretation and follow through with appropriate intervention

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Sound background in basic nursing principles and procedures.

Demonstrates competency in unit specific skills.

Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective basic nursing care.

Role Models exemplary customer service skills including verbal and non-verbal skills and proper phone etiquette.

Creates a welcoming environment for all healthcare team members.

Committed to ongoing self-development and learning.

Professional Experience Required vs. Preferred

Experience in acute care setting preferred.

Education-Required vs. Preferred

Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred.

Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred

Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Iowa or compact state required.

Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support, in accordance with the American Heart Association required.

Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support required or may be obtained within 6 months of hire.

Physical Activity Requirements

Constant = 67-100% of workday





Frequent = 34-66% of workday


Use of fingers

Repetitive motion




Occasional = 33% or less of workday










Physical Demand Requirements

Heavy: Exert up to 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Employment Type

Staff Nurse (RN)- Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab FEATUREDCardiac/Pulmonary RehabCedar Rapids, IAPart Time, Day, Mon-Fri and Rotating SatReq # 15486 SummaryThis position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by being a competent, respectful, and co