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Department: Bryan Heart Hospital Services
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Night shift
Hours: Per schedule
Contact Information:
Job Details:
  • Related course work is required
  • Certification Required
  • Licensure Required
  • 2 years experience required


    GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Responsible for providing night coverage for cardiovascular care services, as delegated by the physicians, including assessing and managing patients in the hospital or Clinic following established standards and practices. 


    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Reports to Physicians, Team Leader – Hospital Services/Cardiology, CAO and CFO.   






    1.      Assesses patient’s cardiovascular status, makes preliminary diagnosis and determines appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plan.

    2.      Assists physicians in providing acute and chronic patient care by performing complete physical exams, obtaining complete medical histories, monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications, and ordering appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.

    3.      Records findings and prepares and dictates summaries of patient clinical care.

    4.      Performs patient rounds in accordance with hospital and Clinic protocols and updates physicians throughout the day as needed. 

    5.      Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information, making entries, writing orders and recording progress notes, as necessary for review and countersignature by the responsible physician.

    6.      Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.

    7.      Plans and participates in educational programs for patients, families, hospital staff and other healthcare professionals as needed.

    8.      Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.

    9.      Prepares and dictates hospital discharge summaries for cardiovascular patients.

    10.    Consults and communicates with other staff, patients, physicians and administrators, as necessary.

    11.    Manages medical and surgical emergencies, including use of CPR.

    12.    Monitors exercise and pharmacologic stress testing. 

    13.    Attends required meetings and participates on committees as requested.

    14.    Remains current in advances in cardiovascular care and, where relevant, translates this knowledge into clinical practice.

    15.    Participates in continuing education and maintains professional certifications and affiliations.

    16.    Maintains patient confidentiality.




    Education:  Masters degree in Nursing and successful completion of an approved APRN program.


    Certification/License/Registration:  Current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska.  Certification by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center at the American Nurses Association or by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  BLS and ACLS certification.


    Experience:  Minimum of one to two years experience as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, preferably in a cardiovascular setting.


    Knowledge of:

    1.      Professional nursing theory, practices and regulations and acute and chronic care protocols for giving and evaluating patient care and following treatment plans.

    2.      How to use medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.

    3.      How to assess patient health and measure/record physiological indices.

    4.      Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish/maintain a safe work environment.

    5.      Corporate compliance plan.


    Skills in:   

    1.      Applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.

    2.      Gathering and analyzing physiological patient data (i.e., histories and physicals).

    3.      Accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via telephone and providing appropriate advice, intervention or referral.

    4.      Evaluating and revising care plans based on patient changes.

    5.      Using the computer to enter or access data.


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