Job Description

Job Summary:

Under the direction and supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Director, primary responsibilities involve overall coordination and administration of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program, participation in dobutamine stress echocardiograms and conscious sedation delivery, including recovery for transesophageal echocardiograms, cardioversions and stress tests. Involves marketing strategies with Medical Staff on program and services both on site and outreach, this includes presentations and community outreach programs and screening. Performs echocardiography studies on an as needed basis both on and off site. Coordinates daily activities of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse, including education and continued competency reviews.


Education, Required Licenses/Certifications: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and licensed with the New Hampshire State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse. Must be BLS and ACLS certified. Completion of Basic Dysrhythmia Program (formerly "Module I education program in coronary care nursing"). Completion of Conscious Sedation Competency. Completion of Cardiovascular Alterations Management (formerly "Module II education program in coronary care nursing") or CCRN designation. Work Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Two years recent experience in cardiopulmonary or cardiopulmonary rehabilitation nursing. Advanced knowledge of cardiac and pulmonary anatomy and physiology is preferred. Understanding of the scientific principles upon which cardiovascular rehabilitation is based is preferred. Knowledge and experience with adult echocardiograms preferred. Demonstrated skills in arrhythmia recognition. Requires effective written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal skills, leadership skills, ability to work independently, and strong organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to teach patients and families effectively about medical topics and/or lifestyle changes. Willingness to work in a team oriented environment is necessary. Ability to interact effectively with patients, families, co-workers,Medical Staff, practitioners, volunteers, and visitors. Familiarity with computer applications required. Must have technical aptitude and a willingness to learn software applications. Familiarity with compliance of regulatory standards, pre-certification processes, and medical billing preferred.

About AVH:

The major strength of Androscoggin Valley Hospital (AVH) is found in its wide network of specialists who provide care throughout Coos and portions of Carroll County, NH. With wide-ranging specialties including, but not limited to, Audiology, Urology, Ear, Nose, Throat/Allergy, OB/GYN, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, and General Surgery, a number of our providers travel to multiple North Country locations, providing a seamless and convenient patient experience. A 25-bed critical access hospital, AVH also offers state of the art Imaging technology: Mammography, CT Scan, Ultrasound, and MRI all received Gold Seal Accreditation by the American College of Radiology. AVH proudly offers a full complement of Physical Therapy services (Inpatient, Outpatient, and off-site) as well as Occupational Therapy (Inpatient and Outpatient.) The close relationship that AVH enjoys with Coos County Family Health Services yields multiple off-site Laboratory locations within their primary care clinics. Named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage numerous times, the providers, nurses, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to personify the Hospital’s Mission to Deliver the Best Healthcare Experience to Every Patient, Every Day.

About North Country Healthcare (NCH):

North Country Healthcare is a non-profit affiliation of four medical facilities in the White Mountains Region of New Hampshire. NCH includes numerous physicians and medical providers at multiple locations. This leading comprehensive healthcare network which employs hundreds of highly-trained individuals delivers integrated patient care through three community hospitals, specialty clinics, and home health and hospice services. NCH remains committed to the health and well-being of the communities we serve.

Member organizations include Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin, Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, and North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency in Littleton. NCH is proud to be the largest employer in the North Country.

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