Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance
Posted 5 months ago
Listing Type: Nursing
Employment Type: Nursing
Education Level: ADN/ASN
Experience Level: All
Job Title: (RN ONLY) Rehab
Job Req # 22927
Department: 6142-REHAB NURSING
Location: Rehab Center at Renaissance
Type of Position: Full-Time
Responsible for the delivery of patient care through the nursing process of assessment, diagnosing, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Responsible for directing and coordinating all nursing care for departmental specific patients based on established clinical nursing practice standards. Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care delivery and the achievement of desired patient outcomes. Supports the organization vision and mission. Utilizes knowledge of patient’s age and cultural diversity into the provision of patient care. Contributes to the provision of quality nursing care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
2. ¬POSITION EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of accredited school of nursing required
Current registered nurse’s license in the State of Texas
Current BLS certification.
ACLS or PALS certification within 6 months of hire (as applicable to department)
Willingness to be crossed trained to other areas.
3. JOB KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE¬:
Ability to practice nursing as described by the following definition: “The diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health alternations.” Ability to utilize the best nursing process in the provision of nursing care including but not limited to administering treatments and medications, interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a plan of care, collaborating with other health care providers and providing education to patients and/or significant others. The successful candidate will be required to pass competencies for this position.
Ensures that care is delivered to each patient in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act of the State of Texas and ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice.
1. Performs nursing care using sound judgment.
2. Implements physician’s orders in a safe and accurate manner.
3. Assists with admitting, discharging and transferring patients.
4. Transcribes and implements new physician orders.
5. Adapts to the needs of the unit by demonstrating flexibility/adaptability.
6. Maintains detailed and accurate records of nursing actions.
7. Participates in health/therapeutic counseling, teaching/emotional support for patients and significant others.
8. Makes rounds on assigned patients and prioritizes patient’s needs.
9. Maintains a safe and clean environment for patients and co-workers.
10. Provides and receives reports in a status of patients at the change of shifts.
11. Administers medication and therapies within the scope of safe nursing practice.
12. Formulates, modifies and implements goal oriented patient care plans according to facility policies.
13. Assumes responsibility to report clinical limitations or the need for assistance to
14. Performs other duties as assigned.
15. Abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Board of Nurse Examiners
16. Adheres to policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
17. Informs the charge nurse of any anticipated and/or actual issues/problems.
18. Maintains current with all new policies and procedures published.
19. Provides direction to non licensed nursing staff in the delivery of patient care.
20. Anticipates potential problems situations and intervenes to offset any adverse
21. Contacts the organ procurement organization in order to satisfy regulatory requirements
for the determination of medical suitability for organ, tissue and eye donation; completes
certificate of referral/request and places same in the medical record.
22. Plans and coordinates time schedule with peers to provide coverage.
23. Builds a positive work environment by guiding employees to support the mission of
the hospital, providing developmental opportunities and encouraging teamwork.
Ensures the distribution and delivery of equipment/supplies as necessary.
Physical Requirements: The position requires a considerable amount of physical work not to exceed 50 pounds. Any work load exceeding 50 pounds will require assistance. The individual will be required to pull up or reposition patients in bed, lift supplies, place equipment on supports, push beds throughout the hospital, and perform certain duties, e.g., check chest tube drainage, check urinary output, etc. The individual must also be able to maneuver throughout halls, stairways, and patient rooms in response to hospital emergencies. Interpretation of environmental input requires visual and auditory skills. In the event there is a need to evacuate the building, heavy lifting will be required to carry patients to safety. A significant amount of writing is required. Trips to various departments will be required.
The following table provides physical requirements that will be associated with, but not limited to, this position:
Light/moderate lifting up to 50 lbs, from the floor to shoulder height. yes Kneeling yes
Must be able to assist other employees with lifting more than 50 lbs. yes Walking yes
Light/moderate carrying up to 30 lbs. yes Standing/Squatting yes
Straight pulling yes Sitting yes
Pulling hand over hand yes Pushing yes
Repeated bending yes Stooping/Bending yes
Reaching above shoulder yes Climbing Stairs yes
Simple grasping yes Climbing Ladders no
Dual simultaneous grasping yes Depth Perceptions needed yes
Ability to see yes Identify Colors yes
Operating office equipment yes Twisting yes
Operating mechanical equipment yes Crawling no
Ability to read and write yes Ability to Count yes
Ability to hear verbal communication without aid yes Operating Personal Vehicle no
Ability to comprehend written/verbal communication yes Other: Ability to deal with stress yes
C. Working Conditions: The individual spends over 95% of his/her time in an air-conditioned environment with varying exposures to noise. There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. The position does have heavy exposure to malodorous, infectious body fluids from patients and some minimal exposure to noxious smells from cleansing agents.
D. Occupational Exposure:
This position is an OSHA Category I, which requires high exposure to infectious wastes such as blood and body fluids that mandate the wearing of gloves, masks, gowns and goggles for every actual or potential exposure.
E. Aptitudes: HIGH 1 2 3 4 5 6 LOW
Intelligence: General learning ability: The ability to “catch on” or understand instructions and underlying principles. Ability to reason and make judgments. 2
Verbal: Ability to understand meanings of words and ideas associated with them, and to use them effectively. To comprehend language, to understand relationships between words, and to understand meanings of whole sentences and paragraphs. To present information or ideas clearly. 1
Numerical: Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. 2
Spatial: Ability to comprehend forms in space and understands relationships of plane and solid objects. Frequently described as the ability to “visualize” objects or two or three dimensions, or to think visually of geometric forms. 2
Form Perception: Ability to perceive pertinent details and objects or in pictorial or graphic material to make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines. 3
Clerical Perception: Ability to receive pertinent details and verbal or tabular material. To observe differences in copy, to proofread words and numbers, and to avoid perceptual errors in arithmetic computation. 1
Motor Coordination: Ability to coordinate eyes and hands to fingers rapidly and accurately in making precise movements with speed. Ability to make a movement response accurately and quickly. 1
Finger Dexterity: Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with fingers in placing and turning motions. 1
Manual Dexterity: Ability to move hands easily and skillfully. To work with hands in placing and turning motions. 1
Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination: Ability to move the hand and foot coordinately with each other in accordance with visual stimuli. 2
Color Discrimination: Ability to perceive and respond to similarities or differences in colors, shapes, or other values of the same or different color. To identify a particular color, or to recognize harmonious or contrasting color combinations, or to match color adequately. 3