The Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is an exercise and education program geared towards providing participants with the knowledge, skills, and supports they need to better manage their health after a heart event. Working to achieve the vision of the Northern Alberta Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, care is focused on promoting exercise and healthy lifestyle management. The Cardiac Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Case Manager uses specialized knowledge and skills to assess and determine the need for other healthcare services for individual patients with a wide range of cardiovascular conditions. The Registered Nurse Case Manager acts as a member of the cardiac multi-disciplinary team using a patient and family centered model of practice. Through the use of evidence informed methodologies to assess, intervene, advocate, educate and follow up, the Case Manger facilitates the patient to achieve their optimal level of well-being. The Case Manager delivers ongoing patient education (in the form of individual, small or large classroom settings) to patients, family members and other healthcare professionals as part of the rehabilitation plan. Responsibilities also include facilitating group exercise sessions in collaboration with exercise specialists. The Case Manager liaises with hospital and community services on behalf of patients as well as promotes and facilitates referral to appropriate programs. Essential to the role is facilitation of patients and their families with self-management strategies. Participation in program planning, evaluation and in education and consultation with the community is expected. The responsibilities and functions of the Cardiac Rehab Case Manager are performed at a high level of independence. May require travel to other sites for meetings, training sessions, and collaborative opportunities related to patient care.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Registered Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: GR-Cardiac Rehab Nursing-EDM
Primary Location: Glenrose Rehabilitation Hsp
Multi-Site: Multi Site - At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 13-JUL-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 23-JUL-2020
Temporary End Date: 30-MAY-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 4
Shifts per cycle: 20
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Must be able to lift 35 pounds. Minimum of 3 years Adult Cardiac experience in an Acute Care or Rehabilitation setting required. Recent (within the last year) experience in an Adult Cardiac ambulatory environment. Minimum of 2 years’ experience required. Recent (within the last year) experience with Cardiac Monitoring in an Exercise Room. Minimum of 2 years’ experience required. In-depth knowledge of Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology. Extensive knowledge of the Cardiac Patient Journey. Must be able to tolerate standing for long periods of time. Advanced skills in ECG interpretation. Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office and Connect Care.
Able to function as a consultant/educator; discharge coordinator experience preferred. Demonstrated ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team and practice in a patient/family centered environment. Effective clinical reasoning/problem solving skills, analytical thinking and conflict resolution. Demonstrates initiative, adaptability, leadership and organizational skills. Knowledge and understanding of Adult Learning Principles and Motivational Interviewing.