Registered Nurse - Cardiac and Stroke Unit - Relocation Offered!
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: May 16, 2022
- Job Summary
- The rehabilitation clinical nurse is a key member of the
interdisciplinary team to deliver patient-centered rehabilitation
nursing services to individuals with a disability and/or chronic
illness to attain and maintain maximum function. The rehabilitation
clinical nurse assists patients in adapting to an altered
lifestyle, while providing a therapeutic environment for client's
and their family's development. The rehabilitation clinical nurse
designs and implements treatment strategies that are based on
scientific nursing theory related to self-care and that promote
physical, psychosocial, and spiritual health. Rehabilitation Nurses
perform in roles as Teachers, Caregivers, Collaborators and Client
Advocates. As a member of an interdisciplinary team you will add
"Life to Years" for the patients you will serve.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred.
Associate degree candidates may be considered with active
enrollment in baccalaureate degree program in nursing within six
months of date of hire. (for Clin Nurse II)
- Successful completion of the orientation portion of the nurse
- District of Columbia nursing license. Evidence of current AHA
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Sound judgment skills with reference to nursing ethical
guidelines and patient care. Must be compassionate toward patients
and family members. Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Excellent communication skills. Ability to work in a team of
various medical professionals.
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Contributes to the achievement of established department goals
and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures,
quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental
and accreditation regulations.
- Shares information about the disease processes, underlying
disabilities, and teaches nursing techniques to help patients and
their families develop the self-care skills necessary to move
toward wellness on the illness-wellness continuum.
- Prepares patients and their families for future self-management
and decision-making responsibilities by fostering patients'
independence and goal achievement.
- Coordinates educational activities and uses appropriate
resources to develop and implement an individualized teaching and
discharge plan with patients and their families.
- Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills
necessary to provide care for people with physical disability and
chronic illness as indicated in the MedStar National Rehabilitation
Network (MNRN) nursing policies and procedures.
- Utilizing a Contemporary Primary Nursing Care Delivery Model,
implements a plan of care by providing nursing care and education
to maintain and restore function and prevent complications and
- Continually evaluates the effectiveness of the plans of care
and ensure that any required changes are carried out and
communicated to all parties involved, including the patient.
- Performs hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process
to achieve quality outcomes for patients encouraging the patient to
be as independent as possible in partnership with Rehabilitation
Care Technicians (RCTs).
- Documents patient care activities in an accurate and timely
manner using the electronic documentation system and Functional
Improvement Measures (FIM) Ratings.
- Provides direction and supervision of RCTs, demonstrates
professional judgment, problem solving techniques, time-management
principles, and delegates appropriately.
- Participates in patient and family conferences as indicated
while collaborating with the patient, family and other team members
to establish short and long term treatment goals.
- Develops goals, in collaboration with patients, their families,
and the rehabilitation team, that are oriented to wellness behavior
and are reality based and that encourage socialization with others,
and promote maximal independence for patients with disabilities or
chronic disabling conditions.
- Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other
members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate
achievement of overall goals.
- Advocates for policies and services that promote the quality of
life for individuals with disabilities and participates in
activities that will positively influence the community's awareness
of disabilities and applies nursing research to clinical practice
and participates in nursing research studies.
- Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the
department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
- Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service
- Performs other duties as assigned. About MedStar Health MedStar
Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for
people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while
advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation
and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians
work in a variety of settings across our health system, including
10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the
largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly
respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the
medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for
more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the
next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education
and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health
offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal
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