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Per Diem

Company: Confidential
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY: The rehabilitation staff nurse assists patients in adapting to an altered lifestyle, while providing a therapeutic environment. The RN does this by designing and implementing treatment strategies that are based on scientific nursing theory related to self-care and that promote physical, psycho-social and spiritual health.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Possess specialized rehabilitation nursing and/or medical-surgical, acute nursing knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses.
  • Exercises sound critical thinking skills and nursing judgement.
  • Coordinates educational activities and uses appropriate resources to develop and implement an individualized teaching and discharge plan with patients and their families.
  • Provides direction and supervision of ancillary nursing personnel, demonstrates processional judgment, and uses problem solving techniques, crucial conversations skills and time-management principles.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities that are in accordance with ANA (American Nurses Association) and ARN (Association of Rehabilitation Nursing) standards of practices.
  • Consistently provides a safe and therapeutic environment and supports activities that promote patients' goals and return to function and prevent complications.
  • Consistently reports and/or solves issues which poses risk to patient, employee and others served.
  • Provides hand-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for patients.
  • Creates care plans for individual patients that address their needs in order to develop nursing diagnoses and interventions. Regularly evaluates plan of care as needed for goal attainment.
  • Actively participates in team conferences and other team meetings as needed
  • Disseminates up-to-date inter-disciplinary communication regarding patient status and plan of care.
  • Executes best practice initiatives for patient satisfaction that includes but not limited to bed-side reporting, rounding and other nursing imperatives and work flow processes.
  • Demonstrates effective therapeutic oral communication skills to develop a rapport with patients, their families, and other multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Demonstrates documentation practices that follow standards of practice and organizational requirements.
  • Acts as a resource and role model for nursing staff and students and participates in activities such as nursing, hospital-wide committees and projects and professional organizations that promote the improvement of nursing care and advancement of professional rehabilitation nursing practice.
  • Applies nursing research to clinical practice and participates in nursing research activities.

    Physical Demands and Work Environment:

    The physical demands of this position primarily require the use of hands and fingers. Abilities such as vision, hearing, talking, sitting, standing and walking are also required. There may on occasion be a need to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Flexibility of work schedule and ability to organize and prioritize work is essential.

    Qualifications.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) licensed in Pennsylvania.
  • Minimum Education: BSN required or current enrollment as approved by CNO
  • CRRN is preferred.
  • New graduates are welcome to apply if have had work experience as C.N.A or sufficient amount of work experience as student.
  • Generally, a minimum of 1-year licensed professional nursing experience is preferred.
  • Must possess sound knowledge of nursing principles, procedures, and ANA standards of practice and others as determined by state and federal regulations.
  • English proficiency required.
  • Proficient math, keyboarding and other computer skills required.
  • Must be able to function in a dynamic, rehabilitation team work environment.

    Conditions of Employment

    Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson's clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

    Closing Statement

    Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

    Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

    Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet -designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system Please click HERE to view full job description.

Keywords: Confidential, Philadelphia , Per Diem , Healthcare , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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