Job Code/Title: Inpatient Rehab Registered Nurse - Night Shift
Department Name: Nursing
Reports to (Title): House Supervisor
Disclaimer: The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
This position has the potential for a $10K Sign on Bonus, payable quarterly, with a 2 year commitment to employment. Further details will be discussed during the interview process.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Registered Nurse (RN), with appropriate competency completions, is responsible for the direct and indirect care of all patients ranging in age from 18 years to geriatric, experiencing rehabilitation diagnosis and/or wound care needs. The RN is also responsible for the overall direction and supervision of all patient care during his/her shift. The RN demonstrates the knowledge and skill to carry out the nursing process when providing patient care, satisfies the established standards of the nursing practice, supervises and delegates patient care tasks to CNA and other patient care team members, and promotes teamwork with physicians and personnel of other departments. As appropriate, the registered nurse takes into consideration the patients’ age in the performance of any task.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: May include, but is not limited to the following:
- Provides comprehensive nursing care for assigned patients by maintaining a current care plan and adjusting it to the patient's changing needs in an Inpatient Rehabilitation setting.
- Performs specializing treatments, administering prescribed medications, delegating duties to appropriate persons and coordinating patient care with other departments.
- Demonstrates ability to work cohesively and professionally in an interdisciplinary model with therapy, case management, physician's, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, quality, food service/dietary, leadership, etc.
- Utilizes appropriate evidence-based techniques and instruments to collect pertinent physiological, psychosocial, and functional data to formulate nursing diagnosis.
- Incorporates factors related to safety into delivery of patient care as directed by the physician.
- Interprets data from all health team members and integrate it into written assessment and formulates a nursing diagnosis based on available assessment data.
- Continues assessment process on a continuous basis to anticipate possible changes in patient status based on clinical experience; establish priorities for patient care and identifies crisis situations.
- Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and interventions to attain expected outcomes and is consistent with interdisciplinary plan of care and patient/family goals.
- Demonstrates respect, courtesy, understanding and tolerance while accomplishing shared goals.
- Implement interventions consistent with the established plan of care, interdisciplinary treatment plan, and available resources; evaluate progress toward goal attainment, modifying the plan of care as indicated.
- Meets learning needs of patients and significant others by providing accurate information regarding care during hospitalization including expected outcomes, home care instructions and referrals to appropriate health agencies and resources.
- Responsible for establishing and maintaining learning environment by working effectively with health team members, assisting with care and documentation and initiating and conducting patient care team conferences with staff.
- Communicates patient care plan to health team members on a continuing basis which includes completing and updating assignment sheets, giving report, providing explanation of plan of care to be given, acting as resource person and completing necessary documentation on various nursing forms.
- Documents medication, administration, functional care, intake and output, vital signs and other patient related measures.
- Assumes leadership responsibilities as assigned which include working effectively with team members and resolving interdepartmental problems and barriers to provision of necessary services to patients.
- Graduate from a school of professional nursing.
- Associate degree in nursing required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Registered Nurse licensed in the state of practice. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through the American Heart Association. If not certified in ACLS at time of hire, employee must become certified within 30 days of employment.
- License and certifications must be maintained throughout employment. CRRN certification preferred.
- A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an inpatient rehab setting is required.
- Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements, and hospital policies and procedures.
- Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations.
- Strong organizational and analytical skills.
- Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions such as order entry, data input. Skilled in the usage of and able to learn other models of the Electronic Health Record/Electronic Medical Record (EHR/EMR) etc. Ability to project a professional image.
- Certified Nursing Assistants
- Unit Secretary
- Participates in or conducts company-wide sponsored training to safeguard against improper use and disclosure of patient’s protected health information.
- Monitors and ensures compliance with company policies, procedures, state and federal regulations and Accreditation Standards.
- Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty.
- Adheres to all smoking or tobacco regulations established by corporate building owners, state or federal laws.
- Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
- Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
- Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
- Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
- Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
- Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
- Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
- Maintains current license/certification for position, if applicable and supplies employer with copies of same per policy.
- Consistently demonstrates superior customer service to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
- Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
- HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
- Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Code of Conduct, policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Professionalism – To always maintain the highest standard and regard for others. Keep skills, competencies and required license/certifications current; displays mastery over attitude and behavior and pride in appearance. Consistently performs duties to the best of abilities.
Exceptional Care— Go above and beyond expectations by providing exceptional care to WOW our customers—patients, family, physicians, and each other.
Respect – Treating others as they would like to be treated; valuing others. Acknowledges the worth of others through professional greetings, proper telephone etiquette, patience, and common courtesy.
Fun - Having fun and celebrating small successes in our journey to achieve big. Always demonstrates a positive attitude toward work and devotion to our passion and task at hand.
Teamwork – To function as a unit, with common goals, recognizing we can achieve far more as a team than as individuals. Cooperates with co-workers while performing duties leading to everyone being able to achieve success and giving recognition where it is due.
Integrity – To always be honest and trustworthy in all our relationships. Demonstrates adherence to a strict moral or ethical code in performance of duties by always seeking to do the right thing.
Accountability - Responsibility of our actions that influence the lives of our customers and fellow workers. Takes ownership of all aspects of duties shown through reliable, timely performance and responsibility.
Responsibility – Maintains accountability by doing what is expected or beyond; assuring the appropriate tasks and project items are completed. Takes ownership of all aspects of duties shown through reliable, timely performance and accountability.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work under stress and to respond quickly in emergency situations.
- Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team.
- Demonstrates good interpersonal skills when working or interacting with patients, their families and other staff members.
- Ability to communicate in English effectively through verbal and written means to the extent necessary to perform job duties appropriately. Reading and comprehension at level necessary to perform job duties appropriately.
- Understands the principles of growth and development for the entire lifespan and ability to provide care appropriate for adult and geriatric patients as appropriate to the patient population.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.