RN-Cardiac Rehabilitation, Part Time

UnityPoint Health

Requisition ID
US-IA-Cedar Rapids
1026 A Ave NE
1010 UnityPoint Health CR St Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids
Cardiac Rehab
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Days, Some weekends
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits


The RN is responsible for the delivery of safe and reliable patient care, in coordination with the healthcare team, to both inpatients and outpatients in a cardiopulmonary rehab setting.  Exercise, education and risk factor modification are the key components to the program.  The primary role of the RN is the execution of the nursing process in providing required care and evaluation of the care given.  Responsibilities include: assessment, nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care.  Performance of these responsibilities requires specialized knowledge, critical thinking skills based on principles of psychological, social, physical and biological sciences that utilize nursing process.


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint



Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

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Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·         Assumes primary responsibility for the plan of care through their shift or episode of care for a patient or group of patients, per unit standards and nursing care required for the specified patient population.

·         Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other healthcare team members and assumes responsibility for follow-up and collaboration.

·         Performs admission assessment process per specific department standards to include patient history, physical, and psychosocial assessment.  Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.

·         Assumes responsibility for developing a plan of care that is mutually established with the patient and family.  Each patient is treated as an individual, with their identified goals and expectations reviewed each day to verify priorities.

·         Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, and hospital protocol/procedures.

·         Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, supports human functions and responses, and maintains an environment conductive to safety and well-being.  Implements measures to promote a safe environment.

·         Partners with healthcare team to achieve the patient care outcomes and goals of care.

·         Administers medications and nursing treatments within scope of practice.

·         Interprets EKG rhythms.

·         Applies concepts of exercise physiology to the patient’s program, facilitating safe, individualized exercise prescriptions.

·         Demonstrates sensitivity and awareness of the diverse physical and emotional condition of patients and other consumers, and presents viable alternatives to encourage a positive lifestyle.

·         Incorporates St. Luke’s Comfort/C.A.R.E. Professional Practice Model in their daily nursing care.

·         Participates in care coordination of the patient across the continuum.


Patient Education

·         Develops and facilitates patient/family education.  Is an excellent educator to meet the needs.

·         Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age-specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.

·         Consults with appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.

·         Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the entire rehab program, individualized to meet the patient/family needs.

·         Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.

·         Demonstrates knowledge that the patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

·         Participates in community maintenance, disease prevention programs or patient teaching programs as appropriate.


Leadership and Professional Development

·         Assists in the orientation of new associates by acting as a resource and mentor to associates.  Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate.  Serves in preceptor role, as appropriate.

·         Participates in the education experiences of students and/or RN interns.

·         Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.

·         Participates in department and hospital shared governance infrastructure and performance improvement activities.

·         Mentors others as a resource for risk factor modification and exercise regimens.



Basic UPH Performance Criteria

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·         Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·         Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·         Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·         Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·         Enthusiastically engage in our w


Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


·         Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·         Must have successfully completed an accredited nursing program.

BSN preferred.


Must possess current RN licensure in the State of Iowa or compact state.

Previous telemetry or cardiac rehabilitation experience preferred.


·         Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

·         BLS certification

Specialty certification


·         Maintain current BLS certification.

·         Basic knowledge in exercise physiology

·         Multicultural sensitivity

·         Must be able to successfully complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training.

·         Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced nursing in the operation of specialized equipment.. Should be a strong role model for heart-healthy lifestyles.

Microsoft Office basic computer skills


·         Must be highly organized to provide leadership for exercise and education classes of up to 20 participants.

·         Must be able to work with all customers and multidisciplinary team members.

·         Must be able to cope effectively with stressful situations and time constraints.



Job ID: 77956

Posted 15 days ago

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