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Nursing Assistant - IRF - PT, 6:30A-7:00P- St. Mary Rehabilitation HospitalLanghorne, Pennsylvania

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Job # 403204 Date posted 02/23/2021

Description

The first and only freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital in Bucks County.

St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital (SMRH) embraces the tradition of excellence for which St. Mary Medical Center is known. We are very proud of our patient outcomes. St Mary Rehab Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 percent of all rehab hospitals by UDS (Uniform Data Systems) for multiple years.

Our state-of-the-art, acute rehabilitation hospital features 50 spacious, private rooms and two specialty units (brain injury and
stroke recovery). Our highly skilled, clinical staff is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have suffered:

Stroke

Trauma

Neurological conditions including:

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Guillian-Barre Syndrome

Polyneuropathy

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Orthopedic Injury

Amputation

Medically Complex Illnesses including: Cardiac and Pulmonary, and Renal disease


Job Summary:

Provides direct and indirect patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or LPN. Maintain regulatory requirements, nursing and hospital policies, procedures and standards. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care and comfort. Communicates with physicians and team members about changes in patient’s clinical condition. Additionally, is able to perform general nursing duties in all departments with adequate supervision.



Responsibilities:


Performs patient care responsibilities considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient’s age.


Provides morning care which may include bed bath, shower, oral hygiene, combing hair, back care, changing bed linens, cleaning overbed table and bedside stand, straightening room and other general care as necessary throughout the day.


Provides evening care which includes hands/face washing as needed, oral hygiene, back rubs, peri-care, freshening linen, cleaning overbed tables, straightening room and other general care as needed.


Notifies appropriate licensed personnel when patient complains of pain.


Assesses and documents FIMs on first three days of patient’s admission.


Prepares patients for meals; serves and removes food trays and assists with meals or feeds patients if necessary.


Distributes drinking water and other nourishments to patients.


Answers patient call lights, anticipates patient's needs and makes rounds to assigned patients.


Assists patients with the handling of personal property: dentures, glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, etc.


Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.



Transports patients to and from various departments in the hospital.


Reports and when appropriate, records any changes observed in condition or behavior of patients and unusual incidents.


Assists in the preparation of admissions, transfers and discharge of patients.


Assists RNs and LPNs with treatment procedures.


Participates in and contributes to Nursing Care Conferences.


Demonstrates ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.


Integrates the plan of care with Rehabilitation Services treatment plan to attain patient's optimal level of functioning.


Provides general nursing care: positioning patients, lifting and turning patients, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting patients with the bedpan, commode; assists ambulating patients. Uses correct body mechanics.


Checks patient for reddened areas or skin breakdown and reports to RN or LPN.


Obtains and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, intake and output.


Makes rounds with oncoming shift to ensure the unit is left in good condition.


Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.


Communicates appropriately and clearly to team leader, co-workers, physicians and the Rehabilitation Services staff.


Consults other departments, as appropriate, to provide for an interdisciplinary approach to the patient’s needs.


Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.


Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity; ensures patient confidentiality.


Practices careful, efficient and non-wasteful use of supplies and linens and follows established charge procedures for patient charge items.


Follows infection control procedures. Keeps the unit clean and organized.


Meets current documentation standards and policies.


Manages and operates equipment safely and correctly.


Medical and surgical asepsis is carried out during treatments and special procedures.


Response to the patient is appropriate in emergency or physically distressful situation.


Performs other duties as assigned within the NA's scope of practice.













Qualifications

As a Nursing Assistant you will have:

  • Completion of course for nursing assistants.

  • Current Nursing Assistant Certification preferred

  • BCLS Certification required.

  • HS diploma or GED required.

  • Minimum six months experience in an acute or long term facility as a  Nursing Assistant 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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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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