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Registered Nurse - Rehab - Nights - Kankakee - ILKankakee, Illinois

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Job # 431797 Date posted 04/15/2022


Riverside Medical Center is seeking a passionate, creative and goal-oriented Registered Nurse - Rehab tojoin the Rehabilitation team in Kankakee, IL

Nights Shift

The Rehab RN is responsible for assessing the needs of each patient ranging from young adult to geriatric and planning the nursing care necessary to meet those needs, including the spiritual, emotional, psychosocial and physiological needs. The RN is then responsible in seeing that the interdisciplinary plan of care is carried out through performance or delegation to subordinate personnel. The RN is supervised by the Unit Director, Team Leader, Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, or Nusing
House Supervisor.

As a Rehab RN you will:

  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine the patient's nursing diagnoses or patient problems.
  • Coordinates care delivery through the utilization of department, organization and community models and resources; critical thinking; interdisciplinary teamwork; patient advocacy; and the unique nurse-patient connection, and identifies and uses available resources to define and implement the plan of care.
  • Detects and collects comprehensive data and identifies patterns pertinent to the patient's health and unique situation.
  • Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes, based on the patient's individualized situation and anticipated needs.
  • Effects changes through engagement, involvement, and participation of peers and colleagues, leading others where they need to be rather than where they want to go (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]).Employs strategies, including the art of translation, to promote healthy behaviors for patients and families.
  • Enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice through communication, documentation, initiation of change, creativity, innovation, participation ini quality improvement (QI), evidence based practice (EBP), and research processes.
  • Evaluates one's own nursing practice in relation to the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and professional practice standards and guidelines.
  • Evaluates progress toward effective attainment of patient, family and community goals.
  • Implements the identified plan based on the nursing process, our nursing mission and philosophy, and our organization's mission.
  • Satisfactorily complete all required continuing education hours regarding the care of acute stroke patients.
  • Mentors others in all aspects of nursing practice.


Experience/Education Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing, BSN preferred.
  • As of 1/1/18 must obtain BSN with 4 years of hire or transfer.

License or Certification Requirements:

Current RN registration (or application thereof with current work permit)
• QIM Certification preferred
• Rehab Certification preferred
• CPR certification preferred

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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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