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Cardiology Service Nurse - Cardiology, PT; 20 hrs/wk 7:30 am - 5:30 pm (5600)

Children's Hospital & Medical Center - Omaha Omaha, NE

Job Description

Just like the children we serve, Children's is growing quickly and hiring a Cardiology Service Nurse to prescribe, delegate and coordinate professional nursing care to pediatric congenital heart patients through the use of nursing process and in accordance with hospital policy/procedure.  Expand knowledge of pediatric practice in inpatient specific area and contribute to the professional development of peers, colleagues and others.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time



  1. Implements a comprehensive plan of care for the cardiology patient/family:
  • Teaches the patient/family about all aspects of congenital heart disease such as anatomy/physiology, medications, blood work, activities, and follow-up.
  • Obtains cardiac catheterization permits when necessary after teaching the patient/family about the procedure and related complications.
  • Communicates the medical plan and related nursing care implementations to the staff nurses.
  • Provides post-op cardiac surgery discharge teaching instructions and coordinates follow-up care.
  • Monitors lab work and reports findings to cardiologists as needed.
  • Authorizes prescription refills under cardiologist supervision.


  1. Acts as liaison between pediatric cardiology, patients and their families and other health care team members:
  • Communicates the cardiologist plan of care to the patient/family.
  • Schedules diagnostic tests and procedures when necessary, including preauthorizations as necessary
  • Refers patient needs/concerns to the cardiologist for medical follow-up.
  • Acts as patient advocate to address the patient’s needs and concerns.
  • Serves as the resource for answering patient/family questions or concerns regarding medical plan of care.
  • Works with referring physicians in coordinating and implementing patient care issues and scheduling of cardiology procedures.


  1. Assess the needs of the cardiology patient/family:
  • Completes appropriate nursing assessment of assigned caseload.
  • Participates in inpatient rounds with cardiologist.  Assists in updating nursing staff, parents, and family members and other medical personnel regarding the patient’s progress.
  • Attends weekly cardiac catheterization conferences.


4.     Develops a comprehensive plan of care for the cardiology patient/family:

  • Monitors the daily progress of the assigned patient census with the cardiologist and offers input, when appropriate, to treatment strategies.
  • Assists in updating cardiology inpatient spreadsheet as directed by the cardiologist.


5.  Serves as coordinator for assigned cardiology service patients..

  • Works closely with assigned cardiologist in providing comprehensive patient care
  • Coordinates necessary lab work, follow-up testing, and communicates any medical changes to the patient/family.


Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.


Perform physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



  • Develops talks, in-services, pamphlets and other educational information as requested.
  • Performs other duties assigned.



  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of insurance authorization preferred
  • Other certifications/education as defined by area specific job competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing required
  • Experience in nursing with pediatric patients preferred
  • Experience in a cardiac environment preferred



  • Current and valid Nebraska RN license/RN Compact license required
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required or obtained within six months of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification required or obtained within six months of hire
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required


Job Details

Date Posted October 9, 2017
Date Closes January 7, 2018
Requisition 918603-13241
Address 8200 Dodge Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Hospital
Department Cardiology Offices
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Based on Experience
7:30 am -5:30 pm, Varied days
Hours 20 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 29-1141.00 Registered Nurses
Zipcode 68114

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Homeowners and Auto
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Cafeteria / Food
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Credit Union
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Free Parking
  • Health Fair
  • Nursing Facilities
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Achievement Awards
  • Bonus Plan
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Nursing
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatric Care

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