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Cardiac Rehab Nurse

Heart & Vascular Ct-Cardiology 
Full Time - 40 Hours
Day Shift 
7:30 - 4:00

Rated as one of the Top 25 Best Hospitals to Work for in the U.S., the heart of LMC is our 557-bed modern state-of-the-art facility. Winning the prestigious, "Summit Award" from Press Ganey for outstanding patient satisfaction, "Consumer Choice Award" from the National Research Corporation, all contributing to our reputation for giving our patients the highest quality care.  Lexington Medical Center was voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019!

We are located in heart of the Midlands, right outside of Columbia, SC, and one of the most successful integrated healthcare systems in the Southeast. As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

Responsible for Inpatient or Outpatient Cardiac, Vascular, and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation patient care and assessment. Maintains daily attendance, post charges on a daily basis, and follow-up on patient non-compliance. Follows-up Inpatient progress through telephone encounters and Outpatient progress to the referring physician through physician progress reports.  Directs any symptomatic patient to the attention of the attending physician and the Cardiac, Vascular, and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation Staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Registered Nurse Licensed in the State of SC;
BLS and ACLS Certified.
Required Training: Basic arrhythmia interpretation skills

Essential Functions

  • Recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual and treating others with respect and compassion.
  • Working in a positive and friendly manner with fellow employees, patients, patient families, visitors, and medical staff.
  • Accepting in following chain of command, work assignments, supervisory guidance and direction, and constructive criticism.
  • Maintaining a clean work environment.
  • Treating others as you would like to be treated without discrimination for race, gender, disabilities, religious beliefs, or national origin.
  • Utilizing telephone courtesy skills.
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Using time constructively to accurately perform and complete work assignments.
  • Dressing neatly and professionally according to Hospital and Departmental dress codes.
  • Maintains an optimistic and professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform nursing assessment and patient care assistance, exercise  observation and training, and comfort and safety measures that are appropriate to the following patient populations:
    • Adults – 18 years thru 65 years.
    • Geriatric – 65 +
  • Outpatient Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehabilitation:                       
    • Maintains daily attendance, post charges on a daily basis, and follow-up on patient non compliance.                                                 
    • Provides patient care and supervision of patients in outpatient exercise classes.             
    • Participates in patient educational classes and develops presentations and lectures.  
    • Maintains needed medical supplies in the Cardiac, Pulmonary, and/or Vascular Rehabilitation gym area.                    
    • Maintains and checks off the Mayday cart and refrigerator log in the rehab area each day of operation.            
    • Provides Case Management for outpatients while in the program.
  • Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation:           
    • Provides classroom and bedside education for STEMI, Non-STEMI, Elective PCI, CV Surgery, and TAVR inpatients, including pre-op and discharge teaching.    
    • Provides ambulation for CV Surgery patients.       
    • Provides education for CV Surgery patient families.       
    • Facilitates referrals to outpatient Phase II Cardiac Rehab programs.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina