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Registered Nurse Post-Acute Rehabilitation

POSITION SUMMARY: Utilizing the nursing process, provides high quality direct and indirect patient#centered care to medical and surgical patients in a post-acute care rehabilitation setting.# Coordinates patient care by working collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, patients and families.# Communicates, as appropriate, the patient#s clinical condition, responding quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to treatment.# Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.# Promotes the profession of nursing and professional practice through collegial support and interactions. # EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION ######### Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing. ######### Current licensure in the state of Connecticut ######### Maintains clinical competency required for area of assignment including BCLS # EXPERIENCE ######### Minimum one year hospital or LTC experience strongly preferred. # COMPETENCIES ######### Able to communicate effectively in English # both verbally and in writing ######### Possesses basic computer skills # ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.# They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.# These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time. # Job specific competency # ######### Performs population specific comprehensive assessments and re-assessments of the medical and surgical patient#s condition and care needs including the psychosocial, physical, educational and cultural aspects. ######### Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, including pediatric (#16 year old), adult and geriatric population and the skills necessary to provide age-appropriate care to patients served.# Able to interpret data about the patient status in order to identify each patient age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group. ######### Assess and reassess pain.# Utilizes appropriate pain management tools and techniques.# Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.# Documentation reflects assessments, interventions and evaluation of the effectiveness. ######### Keeps plan of care updated as indicated by assessment and patient response to treatment.# Evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness.# Involves the patient and family in the formulation of goals. ######### Follows the seven (7) medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.# Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition. ######### Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and promotes positive patient outcomes. ######### Documents the nursing process and responses to care in a timely manner utilizing the appropriate tools. ######### Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.# Utilizes critical thinking skills and sound judgment in priority setting and delegation. ######### Formulates and implements a teaching plan for patients and their families based upon identified learning needs (ex. CHF, pneumonia, etc).# Evaluates effectiveness of learning. ######### Demonstrates autonomous practice, consistent with evidence-based standards.# Pursues personal and professional growth and development.# Serves as a professional role model and mentor. ######### Provides an accurate and pertinent report of the patient#s condition for safe transfer of care. ######### Ensures central line dressings are changed per orders, IVP medications are given within pharmacy recommendations and treatments are done in a timely manner and documented accurately. ######### Attend family/patient meetings as requested for nursing follow through. ######### Must attend Resident Care Committee meetings. ######### Supervises the building when requested. # #

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