To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient’s specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
A cardiac rehabilitation nurse utilizes the nursing process to offer a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach to overall cardiovascular risk reduction, foster healthy behaviors, reduce disability, and promote an active lifestyle for patients with cardiovascular disease. The nurse serves as a liaison between patient and physician to facilitate expeditious and effective medical care. Participates in running Project Heart Smart when offered and in the Heart Beats Volunteer group as needed. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be necessary and assigned.
Registered Nurse in the state of Connecticut. Batchelors degree preferred. Acute care experience. Telemetry trained. Exercise training, group dynamic skills or experience related to primary and secondary cardiac prevention.
Cardiology, physical rehabilitation, community health, teaching, exercise training or public health training. Telemetry experience required.
Licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Connecticut, preferable with a bachelors degree. Telemetry trained, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Certification by American College of Sports Medicine in exercise therapy.
Advanced knowledge of cardiovascular disease, telemetry trained, exercise physiology, cardiac risk factor modification, counseling techniques, nutrition, group dynamic and cardiovascular health education principles.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, walk, talk and hear. The employee is also required to demonstrate and model aerobic, strength training and flexibility exercises to classes. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. the employee should be a passionate advocate of a Heart Heathy Lifestyle.