Registered Nurse Cardiac Rehab

Alexandria, Louisiana
Sep 19, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Nurse, Registered Nurse


Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Registered Nurse Cardiac Rehab PRN you want in your current role? We invest in what matters most to nurses like you – at home, at work, and at every stage in your career. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Rapides Regional Medical Center which is a part of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


Rapides Regional Medical Center, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:
  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Do you want to work where you have a voice? Nurses are at the forefront of our commitment to the care and improvement of human life. At HCA Healthcare, there are many ways for nurses to have a voice through professional practice councils, advisory councils, vital voices surveys, and units of distinction. We learn from our multi-generational nursing family. We partner with our Nurses at Rapides Regional Medical Center!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The cardiac rehabilitation program will staff Registered Nurses that have expertise in cardiovascular disease and the application of secondary strategies. Their role will be to integrate the components of clinician, teacher, consultant and researcher.

What you will do in this role:

  • Demonstrates ability to perform necessary skills and competencies including blood pressure taking with patients at rest and exercise, commitment to a healthy lifestyle as a model for participates and staff.
  • Work well as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to offer comprehensive treatment strategies to provide positive outcomes for patients and for cardiac health, rehabilitation and prevention programs.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with rehab team members about individual patient findings or concerns and about program improvement issues.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to strive toward proficiency in the core competencies.
  • Assesses patients’ risk factors and demonstrate ability to offer support and strategies to assist patient in successful therapeutic lifestyle changes.
  • Participates in program’s educational efforts, classes and/or individual sessions.
  • Participates in initial assessment and orientation of new participants. Assists in development of Individual Treatment plan (ITP) with other staff members.
  • Adjusts individual exercise prescription in accordance to medical history, patient response and physician recommendations on a regular basis.
  • Supervises exercise session, monitoring participants for inappropriate responses to exercise.
  • Responsible for BP measurement and observation of telemetry response.
  • Assesses participants pre, during and post exercise making appropriate referrals and/or recommendations to the participant, other staff and Medical Director.
  • Charts and documents initial and daily assessments in participants’ record.
  • Immediately reports and new, changing and/or significant participant conditions (dysrhythmias, abnormal blood pressure responses, changes in participants’ status, etc.) to the physician.
  • Initiates ACLS measures and/or emergency care according to hospital policy.
  • Participates in collection analysis and reporting of program outcomes.
  • Keep current in field of cardiac rehabilitation through journals, in services and conferences.
  • Participates in emergency drills and mock codes on a routine basis.
  • Attend staff meetings and if unable to attend, meet with Director.

What qualifications you will need:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Nurse Diploma
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support, or CPR for Healthcare Providers must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Shift: PRN

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Rapides Regional Medical Center is a 350+ bed hospital and ER in Alexandria, Louisiana. We offer services ranging from Cancer Care to Wound Care. Our medical staff includes doctors in more than 30 medical specialties. At Rapides Regional we believe that well-defined values are the key to nurturing staff and patient satisfaction. By joining our team you contribute to the positive culture of the hospital. This culture impacts the well-being of patients and their families. It also impacts your colleagues, and your own personal job satisfaction. Learn what our commitment to patient satisfaction, service excellence and professional expertise can do for your career.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder
If this opportunity is your next step in your career path, we encourage you to apply for our Registered Nurse Cardiac Rehab PRN opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted by a member of our team.We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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