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RN Weekend Program - Acute, 24hr/wk, 7p-7a

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital Lincoln, NE
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 JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Job TitleRN Weekend Program                                                          Job Code: 100012 
Status: Non-Exempt                                   
 
DEPARTMENT FUNCTION/JOB OVERVIEW
 
Responsible for using clinical data and various assessment tools to plan, coordinate, provide clinical care and evaluate results of interventions, using a holistic approach for optimal quality.  Delivers direct patient care or appropriate delegates to other team members, and manages a group of patients as assigned. Administers prescribed medications and treatments within scope of practice.  Assesses and re-assesses patient condition and progress towards goals, reports changes to appropriate team members.  Works within the clinical services system to deliver rehabilitative care according to Madonna's philosophy, mission and values and is responsible for establishing rapport and providing excellent customer service.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
 
(INFORMATION)
  1. Compile, compare, and record patient assessments, patient cares, medications and treatments for documentation of cares rendered.
  2. Coordinate, compile, analyze and record patient care information to establish and evaluate patientsâ?? progress towards goals and the nursing plan of care.
  3. Instruct patient and family by explanation, demonstration and supervised practice to assist patient to be as independent as possible.
  4. Directly provides, or appropriately delegates, cares, vital signs, treatments and medications as prescribed.
  5. Utilizes individual job descriptions, programs, policies and procedures to ensure quality care delivery.
  6. Administers medications as ordered, collaborates with Pharmacy to assure adequate supplies and documents patient response to medication regimen as appropriate.
  7.  Submit billable supply charges to ensure accuracy on patients accounts.
  8. Applies current research and evidence to expand knowledge. 
 
(PEOPLE)
  1. Mentor patients and their families to inform them of patients progress and to provide them emotional support and education as necessary to build towards discharge.
  2. Instruct, train, and acclimate new employees to department policies and procedures.
  3. Interact with physicians and discuss clinical issues for safe patient care.
  4. Discerns between significant and insignificant clinical changes in patient status and responds appropriately.
  5. Develops rapport with patients and their families by proactive rounding, answering call lights in a timely manner, and keeping white boards updated.  Communicates regularly and succinctly with supervisor, physician (if necessary), and other team members regarding patients condition, response to medications, concerns, and patient goals to ensure quality service delivery.
  6. Provides supervision and delegation for LPN, unlicensed personnel students and nurse residents.
  7. Engages with clinical leadership to provide a safe and therapeutic environment. Takes initiative to participate in unit-based and organization responsibilities.             
(THINGS)
  1. Setup, maintain and assure a safe environment for the department.  Maintain and operate all necessary medical equipment and perform required duties according to established safety standards to maintain compliance with regulations and prevent injury. Medical devices must be kept clean, accessible and in working order.  These devices may include, but are not limited to:
                    stethoscope/sphygmomanometer                        
                    Accu-Chek
                    thermometers                                               
                    feeding pump                                                           
                    Aqua K
                    suction                                                                      
                    O2                                                                              
                   ventilator
                        Telephone                                                                
                        paging system                                                          
                        IV infusion pump
                        beds, wheelchairs, stretchers                                
                        trauma tub
                        digital wheelchair scale and bed scale                  
                        Hoyer lift                                                                   
                        vital sign monitors                                                   
                        WOWs
                        patient lifts, portable and stationary                      
                        bladder scanner
  1. Directs reordering and stocking of supplies and medications.
Moving furniture and equipment within the 35 pound weight restriction for safe patient handling.  Seeks appropriate assistance as necessary to prevent injury. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
 
Medium work with frequent lifting.  Manual patient transfer or reposition which does not exceed the equivalent of 35 pounds of force to lift, push or pull. Requires sufficient strength to produce 50 pounds of force to push a wheelchair with a 300-pound individual on level surfaces. Constant walking with maximum duration of up 30 minutes sustained walking on tile, carpet and other surfaces. Must tolerate frequent standing with sustained periods of up to 1 hour on tile, carpet, and shower surfaces. Must tolerate frequent sitting with sustained periods of up to 1 hour.  Frequent reaching with both arms at low, waist, and high levels. Frequent grasping of both hands for transfers and repositioning requiring normal grip strength based on national averages. Frequent stooping, bending, and twisting are required for patient care. Constant near visual acuity to evaluate and monitor patients.  Ordinary hearing and speaking skills.  May be exposed to biohazardous materials. 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/training and/or Experience)
 
Must possess current Nebraska R.N. licensure.  Requires current Module C CPR certification.  Demonstrate ability to provide leadership, two years clinical experience preferred.
 
Background checking is conducted on applicants for this position with the agencies as required by Nebraska State regulations, in addition to any other agencies as determined by Madonna.  Applicants must sign authorization forms (when required by the agency) to release information to Madonna.








































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