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CPT Nurse, Exercise RN - Heart & Vascular

Robbinsdale, MN

Blaze Health

Blaze Health is a joint venture between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and North Memorial Health, which includes North Memorial Health primary care clinics, specialty care clinics and hospice. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Blaze Health is committed to transforming healthcare to remove the hassle and make it more accessible, more affordable and less complicated. Direct communication between care provider and insurer will help make the care experience better.

About this position

The Exercise RN is a professional staff member of the cardiac team with job responsibilities found within stress testing and/or cardiac rehabilitation. The Exercise RN's role within stress testing includes: conducting inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular stress tests (nuclear, stress echocardiogram, and graded exercise testing) with indirect physician supervision, providing rapid response to any symptomatic customer within the Heart & Vascular Clinic and cardiac rehabilitation, and communicating test results to customers. The Exercise RN assigned within cardiac rehabilitation will demonstrate competency to oversee inpatient and outpatient monitored exercise, measure hemodynamics, and complete required documentation. The RN is also responsible for receiving and entering orders as well as monitoring customer transport to the Emergency Department and admission coordination with the inpatient units.

This position works on-site in Robbinsdale, MN. Interviews for this position will take place on-site or virtually via Microsoft Teams.

To ensure the highest level of protection from acquiring and transmitting disease, Blaze Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated for influenza and COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption from the organization on file as a condition of employment.

What we’ll expect from you

Cardiovascular Stress Testing
• Organizes, prepares, and confirms upcoming customer test information. Determines test appropriateness, documents customer's past medical history, medications, and current symptoms. Verifies current medications and medication hold instructions.
• Implements specific exercise stress test protocol in healthy and unhealthy populations, based on an understanding of risk stratification. Communicates details of the customer and test to the physician in a concise and accurate manner.
• Demonstrates an understanding of contraindications, risks, and safety precautions. Interprets appearance, symptoms, and significance of resting and exercise EKG patterns.
• Determines and interprets blood pressure at rest, during exercise and medication administration, and recovery.
• Understands when to stop a test, when to encourage continuation, and how to tailor the exercise protocol to fit the customer's needs.
• Provides support and rapid response for staff and customers within the following departments: Nuclear, Non-Invasive, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Clinic, for customer symptoms and change in condition.
• Establishes IV and provides site care. Prepares and administers pharmacologic agents. Administers contrast for inpatient/outpatient echocardiograms and stress echocardiograms. Assists with bubble studies for both inpatient and outpatient echocardiograms. Dobutamine preparation and supervising stress test for nuclear and echocardiogram protocols. Medication administration pre-procedure, post-procedure, urgently and/or emergently and as condition warrants.

Cardiac Rehabilitation
• During Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase I), coordinates exercise and education of inpatient clients. Evaluates appropriateness of referral to program. Conducts post-hospital activity and exercise education. Coordinates referral, treatment, and chart forms of inpatient clients to outpatient Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation program or other out-reach programs.
• In Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase II), conducts initial orientation session for new outpatient clients. Leads and monitors exercise sessions. Teaches customer education classes. Direct and indirect supervision of student interns. Communicates with customer's physician regarding progress, change in condition, and other customer concerns. Establishes post-program exercise prescription.
• Effectively communicates with teammates and key partners
• Actively demonstrates interest in keeping skills current and shares/applies new information.
• Efficiently manages time and job priorities.
• Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
• Demonstrates proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
• Maintains skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list.

• Recognizes and complies with legal regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
• Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in the Corporate Code of Conduct.
• Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
• Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Interested? Here are our requirements


• Associate, Bachelor's, or Master's degree in Nursing is required.
• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Physical Education is preferred.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities 

• Minimum one year experience with cardiac customers in an acute care setting preferred.
• Internship in stress testing/cardiac rehabilitation or related exercise field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Strong understanding of cardiac pathophysiology, exercise physiology, EKG interpretation, arrhythmias and medications.
• Strong critical thinking skills.
• Strong knowledge of cardiology procedures and medical terminology.
• Physician relations skills.
• Proficient in the Microsoft Office applications of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Basic computer literacy and the ability to learn new applications and systems.
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects.
• Ability to thrive in a dynamic, sometimes chaotic environment.

Licensure/Certifications Mandatory

• Current licensure in State of Minnesota as Registered Nurse.
• American Heart Association or American Red Cross-accredited BLS certification.
• ACLS certification.

Certification Preferred

• American College of Sports Medicine Certification     

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