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Cardiac Stress Testing RN

Hastings, Minnesota

Overview

Allina Health nurses are the embodiment of science and caring. Relationships – with patients and each other – are at the center of everything we do. Our leadership team is deeply committed to fostering visionary and transformational leadership skills, advocacy, continuous improvement and cultural awareness and recognition.

When you find the right fit, going to work each day becomes a source of pride. It's a welcoming environment to advocate and care for your patients. State-of-the-art equipment to make your day easier. And the flexibility and support you need to focus on building a career you love. That’s what you’ll find here.

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Rewards

  • Employee Volunteerism

    We believe care is more than just treating people when they are sick. We help people live healthier lives by investing in community programs and employee volunteerism.

  • Starting Salary

    Minnesota and Wisconsin boast the highest and most competitive average salaries and hourly wages for registered nurses in the five-state region.

  • Nurse-Patient Ratios

    Our nurse-patient ratios are among the best in the nation and ensure our staff can provide the safest care possible.

  • Career Development

    We'll support you every step of the way by providing incentives for certification, tuition reimbursement, professional development and more.

  • Location

    Discover a rewarding career at one of our 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals and a wide variety of specialty care services in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, ranked top states for nurses.

Allina Health is forward thinking in that we use technology in the care of our patients to improve outcomes across the system.

- Faith P., APRN

Responsibilities

Requisition #

51174BR

Physical Location

Hastings, Minnesota

Posted Date

03-Jan-2019

Schedule Type

Part-Time

Dept. Name

Cardiac Rehab

Hours Per Week

20

Contract

Regina MNA RN

Introduction

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Regina Hospital, located in Hastings, Minn., provides health care services including primary care, internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, inpatient geriatric mental health, urology and occupational medicine. The Hastings campus also includes senior living facilities, two Allina Health clinics and a surgery center.

Responsibilities

Req ID: 51174
I. Assessment: Collects, prioritizes, and synthesizes comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or situation.
1. Collects and prioritizes data in a systematic and ongoing process that involves the patient, family, other health care providers and environment as appropriate.
2. Integrates data relevant to the situation to identify needs, patterns and variances.
3. Uses appropriate evidence-based assessment techniques and instruments in data collection.

II. Diagnosis: Analyzes assessment data to determine nursing diagnoses.
1. Interprets assessment information to identify each patient’s needs relative to age/developmental stage/culture.
2. Formulates/revises/resolves nursing diagnoses that reflect the current patient status.
3. Validates and communicates nursing diagnoses with the patient, family and other health care team members.
4. Documents nursing diagnoses in compliance with the patient care guidelines.

III. Outcomes: Identifies expected outcomes individualized to the patient.
1. Establishes, in collaboration with the family and patient, realistic and measurable patient expected outcomes based on nursing diagnoses, patient’s present and potential capabilities, goals, available resources and plan for continuity of care.
2. Modifies expected outcomes based on changes in patient’s status.
3. Documents expected outcomes.

IV. Planning: Develops a plan that prescribes interventions to attain expected outcomes.
1. Develops an individualized plan considering patient characteristics or the situation as appropriate (in conjunction with the patient, family and others).
2. Establishes a plan that provides for continuity of care.
3. Incorporates evidence-based nursing practice and takes into consideration current statutes, rules and regulations when developing the plan of care.   

V. Implementation: Implements the identified plan.
1. Implements interventions in a safe, timely and appropriate manner.
2. Utilizes evidence-based interventions and treatments specific to the diagnoses as appropriate.
3. Coordinates implementation of the plan of care if appropriate
4. Documents interventions according to documentation guidelines.
5. Administers IV medication as required according to standard of practice.

VI. Evaluation: Evaluates the patient’s progress towards attainment of the outcome
1. Evaluates the patient’s/family’s understanding of and response to the plan of care.
2. Utilizes systematic and ongoing assessment data to revise diagnoses, outcomes and the plan of care.
3. Involves the patient, family and health care team members in the evaluation process when appropriate.
4. Documents revisions in diagnoses, outcomes and the plan of care according to documentation guidelines.

VII. Quality of Practice: Systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.
1. Participates in quality improvement activities related to nursing practice.
2. Incorporates available Quality Improvement data to improve nursing practice and outcome.

VIII. Education: Attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice.
1. Participates in educational activities related to nursing practice.
2. Acquires and applies the knowledge gained from educational experiences to current nursing practice.

IX. Professional Practice : Evaluation
Evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and regulatory guidelines.
1. Engages in self-evaluation of practice on a regular basis and identifies strengths and goals for professional development.
2. Obtains informal feedback regarding one’s own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues and others.

X. Collegiality: Contributes to the professional development of peers, colleagues, and others.
1. Shares knowledge and skills in practice settings
2. Provides immediate and ongoing positive and constructive feedback to colleagues regarding their performance.
3. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.

XI. Collaboration: Collaborates with patient, family, and others in the conduct of nursing practice.
1. Partners with others to affect change and generate positive outcomes through knowledge of the patient or situation.

XII. Ethics: Acts in an ethical manner.
1. Maintains a therapeutic and professional patient-nurse relationship with appropriate professional role boundaries.
2. Serves as a patient advocate assisting patients in developing skills for self-advocacy.
3. Uses available resources to help formulate ethical decisions.

XIII. Research: Integrates research findings in practice.
1. Utilizes the best evidence, including research findings, to guide practice decisions.

XIV. Resource Utilization: Incorporates factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in planning and delivering patient care
1. Utilizes resources related to standards of care in a safe, effective and ethical manner.
2. Manages resources to assure they will be accessible to other in the future.

XV. Leadership: Provides leadership in the professional practice setting and the profession.
1. Functions as a professional role model.
2. Promotes a positive work environment.
3. Participates in shared decision-making.

Proctors Stress Testing
1. Completes all stress tests per policy and procedure
2. Discusses high risk patients with colleagues prior to the initiation of testing
3. Inject radioactive isotope under the direct supervision of the AU or Accredited Nuclear Med. Tech

Delegates and supervises support personnel
1. Supervises cardiac rehab assistant during completion of stress tests
2. Assists staff with development of procedures for testing
3. Provides appropriate level of communication to ensure safe, efficient testing with consistent quality outcomes.

Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy work environment
1. Model a respectful workplace through one’s words, behaviors and actions
2. Maintain and contribute to an environment that is free of harassment

All other duties as assigned
1. Assists with development of policies and procedures
2. Assists with development of appropriate forms
3. Completes assignments from cardiac rehab and/or nursing department, as assigned
4. Covers shifts in Cardiac Rehab as needed

Education

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

Qualification/Skills

  • Basic Life Support
  • ACLS
  • 5+ years of hospital RN experience
  • Ability to place a patient on a 12 lead EKG
  • Ability to read a 12 lead EKG
  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to multitask
  • Effective communication with Physicians

Work Schedule

  • 20 hours per week
  • Day shift
  • MNA contract
  • Benefit eligible

Location/Community Information

A scenic rivertown steeped in tradition, Hastings features the rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix, and Vermillion Rivers, many historic buildings, a mix of shopping facilities, restaurants, and industry & community festivities. The city's charming downtown is an interesting collection of restaurants, shops, and third-generation stores. Within the city limits are 8 city parks, 14 neighborhood parks, and boat access ramps. Two ski slopes and six golf courses are nearby. The neighborhoods feature a blend of large, quaint, older homes complemented by newer housing that lends a suburban influence.

Hastings:

  • Located 20 miles Southeast of St. Paul
  • Population = 18,500
  • Service Area = 155,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


Closing

If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.


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51174BR
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