The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Wellness Center at UC San Diego Health will offer state of the art programs designed to help patients with heart disease recover faster and lead healthier lives. Located on the first floor of the Jacobs Medical Center, the brand new Center will offer medically supervised exercise; food and nutrition education, including cooking classes in our teaching kitchen and stress management and emotional support. Join our team of multi-disciplinary professionals who are dedicated to help our patients develop a successful heart-healthy plan in a safe and supportive environment.
The Clinical Nurse (RN) reports to the Manager of the Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness Program. The RN is responsible for direct patient care activities, assumes all responsibilities of an RN which are specific to promoting a healthier lifestyle through a modification of cardiac risk factors. Patient populations include Phase II - outpatient EKG telemetry monitored exercise, and Phase III - outpatient non-EKG telemetry supervised exercise, as well as intensive cardiac rehab and maintenance patients.
UC San Diego Health is a Magnet designated organization, which is a prestigious recognition that applies to only 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Magnet is the “gold standard” for nursing excellence and is based on strengths in five key areas which include transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation and improvements and empirical quality results. UC San Diego Health has held its Magnet status since 2011.
While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.
The qualifications of this position have been slightly modified as of 7/24/2018.
Graduate from an accredited school of Nursing.
Registered Nurse (RN) issued by the state of California.
BLS/CPR and ACLS certification at time of hire with commitment to get ART within six (6) months of hire date.
Must have at least two (2) years of recent emergency room, critical care or cardiac rehab RN experience.
Must have Patient education experience (individual and group).
Cardiac rehab experience
Background in exercise physiology or kinesiology.
Must be able to work various hours, days, shifts, on-call and locations based on the 24-hour Medical Center's business needs.
Must be willing to attend meetings away from hospitals that are specific to the field of cardiac rehabilitation and participate in hospital community programs relative to cardiac rehabilitation.
Selected candidate may be hired at the CNIII level pending review and approval by the Nurse Executive Council.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!
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