Full Job Description
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.
Graduateof an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred.
New graduates considered based on student clinical experiences.
District of Columbia nursing license or eligibility for such. Evidence of current AHA BLS certification.
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.
Under the guidance of a preceptor, delivers competent and compassionate nursing care to assigned patients. Systematically assesses and identifies current patient care problems of a specific patient population and seeks resources in planning and delivering care appropriately.
Assesses patient care needs, establishes priorities and delegates tasks to ancillary support staff as appropriate to unit requirements.
Provides nursing care in accordance with established standards of care policies and procedures.
Documents patient information and assessments in a timely manner according to charting guidelines and effectively uses provided technology for patient care delivery and documentation.
Serves as a patient advocate by communicating clinical concerns in a timely manner to other members of the health care team, seeking assistance as needed.
Collaborates with other team members to plan and attain patient goals.
Attends all classes scheduled for the Graduate RN’s over the first year.
Participates in unit-based in-services as appropriate and successfully completes unit orientations.
Provides appropriate patient education.
Provides evaluation of orientation and preceptor.
Seeks appropriate resources for problem-solving as needed. Assumes responsibility for own learning outcomes.
Initiates, evaluates, and documents interdisciplinary plans of care specific to each patient by creating short and long term goals with the patient.
Initiates appropriate interventions and engages patient feedback and progress on goals.
Communicates patient goals to other members of the healthcare team and reinforces interdisciplinary goals with the patient.
Demonstrates an awareness of unit goals, objectives, policies and procedures and participates in unit-based committees, implementation of unit assessments and audits, including quality assurance and patient classification.
Participates in data collection for ongoing research and applies research findings to clinical practice.
Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
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 fulfillment.