Inpatient RN - Rehab in Urbana, IL at Carle Health System

Date Posted: 3/30/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary:
The staff Registered Nurse (RN) is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via the utilization of the nursing process, nursing trends, technology, financial and human resources within the philosophy of the institution.

Qualifications:
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Associates Nursing or College Diploma Nursing

CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Registered Nurse (RN) Illinois and Basic Life Support (BLS). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs all responsibilities and duties required by unit as specific to the scope of service. Implements procedures and theories related to the specific area of practice. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documentation of nursing care provided to assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
  • Completes initial assessment upon patient admission and develops appropriate plan of care in accordance with unit standards and that is based on patient and family needs. Implements plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies plan of care based upon continuous evaluation.
  • Takes responsibility for patient and employee safety by reporting and/or correcting safety hazards and incidents.
  • Communicates with others directly and in private when necessary to resolve issues. Offers constructive feedback to assist in the professional development of peers, and confers with colleagues to expand knowledge base. Identifies own learning needs and takes initiative to begin appropriate solution.
  • Fulfills all requirements of departmental competencies.
  • Completes initial assessment upon patient admission to the Rehab unit and develops appropriate Rehab plan of care in accordance with unit standards and is based on patient and family needs. Implements Rehab plan of care, nursing interventions, and patient care procedures. Modifies plan of care based on continuous evaluation.
  • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate achievement of overall patient goals. Implements procedures and theories related to Rehab practice and scope of service. Maintains up-to-date and accurate documenting of nursing care provided to assure the integration of information for use by the healthcare team.
  • Shares information about the disease processes underlying disabilities and teaches nursing techniques to help the rehab patient and their families develop self-care skills necessary to move toward wellness. Participates in Rehab rounds and team meetings.
  • Reinforces the teaching done by therapy in rehab, provides resource materials for patient's changing needs, and provides on-going patient education.
  • Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and chronic illness.
  • Fulfills all requirements of Rehab departmental competencies.

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