Cardiac Nurse Specialist

  • HopeHealth
  • Lincoln, RI 02865
  • 4 days ago


Job Description

Discover a career that transforms lives – including yours.

At HopeHealth, health care is more than a career choice.

It’s a calling.

You can see it in our incredible team, who are as compassionate as they are talented.

You can see it in the trust that our patients and families place in us every day.

And you can see it in our values – as a health care organization, and as an employer.

At HopeHealth, we care deeply about every life we touch, including yours.

We’re committed to giving employees the support they need to not only excel at their jobs, but to love what they do.

Join us, and you’ll be part of a team that inspires you, a workplace that invests in you, and a mission that brings hope and dignity to patients and families every day.

HopeHealth is a not-for-profit market leader in the areas of home health, palliative and hospice care serving Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Our family of brands include HopeHealth Hospice & Palliative Care, HopeHealth Community VNA and HopeHealth Visiting Nurse.

Our Home Care Team

At HopeHealth Visiting Nurse, our clinicians share a heartfelt commitment to helping patients live safely and independently at home.

Join our team, and you'll find:


No two days are the same.

You'll feel professionally rewarded in a clinically exciting and dynamic environment.

Be part of delivering innovative and cutting-edge specialty services including cardiac, advanced wound care and palliative care programs.


Your expertise and unique perspective will be valued.

In our inclusive work culture, clinicians are free to work autonomously while feeling authentic support from their team.

You’ll experience the mutual respect, collaboration and trust of a healthcare team that’s committed to going above and beyond for every patient – and for every member of the team.


A flexible work schedule and generous benefits.

Work full-time, part-time or per diem with scheduling flexibility designed to maximize your work/family life balance.

Benefits include competitive compensation package, health care coverage, education reimbursement, and an employer-match retirement.

About the Cardiac Nurse Specialist Position

HopeHealth Visiting Nurse is seeking an experienced RN to join and support the clinical team as Cardiac Nurse Specialist.

The Cardiac Nurse Specialist provides support and collaboration to the clinical team for patients identified as high risk, cardiac patients, and functions as a liaison between HHVN and cardiology physician practices to assure that patients receive immediate, appropriate care as needed.

What will you do?

Duties / Responsibilities:

Provides clinical oversight to identified high risk cardiac patients in collaboration with physician practices and HHVN clinical team.

Makes clinical recommendations to physicians for patients requiring revised medication and care delivery regimes to minimize patient Emergency room visits and hospital admissions.

Reviews telehealth alerts as requested by clinical team and elicits telehealth video visits as needed.

Works collaboratively with RN Case Manager and other members of care team to establish and implement patient's plan of care.

Will visit high risk, cardiac patients when needed to provide direct clinical care

Assists with the implementation and education on cardiac disease specific topics for the HHVN clinical staff

Participates in patient case conferences with staff and Clinical Managers.

Recommends changes in utilization of services as well as adjustments to the patient's plan of care to ensure high-quality, cost-effective care with goal on minimizing patient hospitalizations and emergency department use.

Serve as a resource for cardiac disease education for the clinical team

Attends weekly Palliative IDT meetings to discuss complex patients and make recommendations.

What are the qualifications for this job?

Education / Experience:

RN BSN Preferred.

Licenses to practice nursing in the state of Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Minimum of 3 years nursing experience; Minimal of 2 years' experience in a health care setting where job focus was on managing patients with cardiac diagnosis

Nursing Heart Failure certification preferred but not required

Home care experience preferred but not required

Excellent clinical, critical thinking and assessment skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Ability to work independently and be a team player in a collaborative environment.

Physical Efforts and Skills:

Sits up to six (6) to seven (7) hours and stands and walks intermittently throughout the day.

The position requires an ability to occasionally move cartons up to thirty (30) pounds.

Maximum amount would not exceed fifty (50) pounds.

Visual and hearing acuity required.

Ability to drive car.

What are the job benefits?

For your health and peace of mind:

Medical, dental and vision insurance

Retirement plan with employer contribution

Pre-tax flexible spending account for healthcare and dependent care

Disability coverage

Discounts on voluntary insurance programs

Life and long-term-disability insurance

Mileage reimbursement

For your wellbeing:

Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays

A caring culture that supports your wellbeing

Work only one weekend a month (day off week before and after)

For your career:

A robust orientation programs

Educational assistance

Reimbursement for certifications

HopeHealth Clinical Education Lab (continuing education)

HopeHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HopeHealth is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workspace.

We believe that attracting, developing, and empowering exceptional people will allow us to continue to deliver the best care for our patients and families.

All qualified individuals – inclusive of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and ability – are warmly welcome at HopeHealth.

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