Rehabilitation Care Technicians

MedStar Health - Washington, DC3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $56,000 a year
EducationSkills
About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MNRN)

At MNRN, we are known for our patient focus and providing exceptional access to the best care. Our reputation makes our employees proud. But that's not enough. Working here, you have the opportunity to continuously improve yourself through the meaningful work, the impact you make, the supportive interactions with fiercely loyal colleagues, and the many ways to learn, through mentorship, a diverse patient population, and exposure to a variety of areas of care.

And finally, our employees can see first-hand how they make their patients' lives better, oftentimes developing deep rooted relationships. We strive to provide the best care to our patients and are dedicated to the betterment of each other and a better you.

Best Care. Better You.

General Summary of Position

MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) is divided into four (4) units:
Cardiac Care and Stroke
Orthopedics and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Stroke
Pediatrics
The Rehab Care Technician (RCT) performs a variety of direct patient care activities for a designated nursing unit. The RCT assists medical and nursing staff with procedures and/or tests, assists patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's), obtains non-invasive body fluid specimens, and may draw blood for glucose monitoring.

As a RCT with MNRN, you will have the ability to spend quality time with your patients, assisting and supporting them as they progress in recovery and learning to live with any effects of their injury. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, learning from each other and “Adding life to years” for the patients you will serve.

Qualifications

EDUCATION: High School Diploma or G.E.D. required. Successful completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant program (CNA) and possession of a current CNA license. Will consider a Nursing Student (RN or LPN Program) with completion of at least one (1) year of clinical rotation, or experience as a registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of six (6) months acute care hospital experience as a CNA; or completion of at least one year of clinical rotation or graduate of an approved nursing program (LPN or RN); or at least six months or more experience as an EMT or EMTP.

LICENSE/CERT/REG: Current American Heart Association (AHA) issued Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant program at the time of hire. In addition, associates must obtain a CNA license from the District of Columbia Board of Health within 90 days of hire.

SKILLS: Work consists of a number of moderately complex, varied though standardized tasks; makes some decisions, using standard instructions, policies, protocols and/or procedures for guidance. Supervisor is consulted to handle non-standard activities.

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.
Monitors/takes vital signs, e.g. temperature, pulse oximeter readings, weight, etc. and records them in the electronic health record (EHR). Monitors and responds to patients call light, assisting patient directly or referring the need to a more appropriate staff member.
Ensures full and complete hand off to oncoming shift and ensures that he/she obtains full hand off from outgoing shift.
Reports observations/changes in patient status to the appropriate nursing and/or medical personnel according to specific Nursing Division protocol. Performs hourly Purposeful Rounding to assess pain, potty and positioning needs and reports any issues/abnormalities to the assigned registered nurse.
Completes bladder scans.
Performs the following procedures as directed by the RN/physician: blood glucose monitoring utilizing a glucometer, hemocult tests and controls, specific bowel evacuation procedures, suppositories and digital stimulation and documents in the HER, EKGs, In/Out cauterization only and placement of condom catheter.
Completes placement of restraints, Intake and Output (I&O) documentation, as necessary. Records VS and I/O in the electronic medical record (EMR) as appropriate.
Prepares patient to be seen by physician. Assists physician in examinations/procedures. Collects laboratory specimens, e.g. 24 hour urine, stool, sputum, etc., and sends them to the laboratory.
Assists patient with Activities of Daily Living (ADL's), including but not limited to: positioning/escorting, answering patient call light, feeding, bathing, etc.
Maintains the cleanliness and safety of patient rooms/environment by distributing and changing linen/towels, removing used meal trays, checking bed side rails and safety restraints, etc. Notifies appropriate personnel, as needed.
Receives and stocks equipment and supplies.
Transports and/or escorts patients during discharges, transfers, and/or medical appointments. Completes errands such as delivering specimens to the laboratory, etc., as required.
Initiates CPR when indicated.
Attends staff meetings and in-services, as required.
Provides constant care attendant functions if indicated by RN/nursing supervisor.
Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Not sure if you're ready to apply? To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Emily Lee via email at Emily.R.Lee@medstar.net

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 fulfillment.