Utilizing the nursing process and clinical nursing practice standards, the Cardiac Rehab RN is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care for the Cardiac Rehab patient in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Nursing Department. Responsibilities include directing unlicensed employee activity, synthesizing patient information, assessment of patients, planning of care/interventions, teaching patients/family, implementation of treatment plan/MD orders, and evaluation of care rendered. The Cardiac Rehab RN must effectively communicate and document data relevant to the care of the patient. The Cardiac Rehab RN utilizes knowledge of patient age, cultural diversity, psychosocial and/or spiritual needs into the patient’s plan of care. The Cardiac Rehab RN contributes to the promotion of quality nursing care through performance improvement processes that demonstrates positive outcomes in patient care. In addition, the Cardiac Rehab RN collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure safe and effective patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes.
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