Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture with Mercy Medical Center and Kindred Health Care, is dedicated to treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitation effects of a severe injury or illness. Our Rehab programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatments tailored to individual patient needs recovering form stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, and amputation and orthopedic injury.
Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient.
Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.
Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.
Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.
Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate Functional Independent Measure (FIM) assessments,
Carry out the of care as indicated by the patient's needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient's condition and individual needs.
Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon the patient's individual and identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Demonstrates ability to perform treatments and provide services according to level of licensure.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to Registered Nurses, leadership, coworkers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.
Participates in team conferences.
Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient's needs.
Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards. Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.
Actively participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI) activities. Offers suggestions for opportunities for improvements in patient care, safety, education, etc.
Complies with policies and procedures regarding departmental operations, fire, safety and infection control.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
Graduate of accredited licensed practical nurse program with current licensure in the state
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, evaluate and direct activities of clinical personnel; effective oral and written communication skills, in English with additional languages preferred; proficiency in basic computer skills required.
Mandatory adult and child abuse certification required.
IV Certified preferred
Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.