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Nurse Assistant IRF-Atlantic Rehab InstituteMadison, New Jersey

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Job ID 386225 Date posted 06/05/2020

Description

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging leadership opportunity, join the team of Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute. This joint venture hospital is a partnership between Atlantic Health and Kindred Healthcare. The new facility will offer all-private rooms, supporting both enhanced clinical efficiency and elevated patient experience. The higher acuity of patients in facilities across Atlantic Health System and growth in trauma cases has resulted in more patients requiring inpatient rehabilitation services prior to returning home. The combination of Kindred’s expertise and a modern, state-of-the-art facility will allow Atlantic Health System to maximize its ability to serve a growing population of patients with critical needs.

This brand new, 38-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital will be opening in the Summer of 2019 and we are seeking an energetic, creative and experienced Nurse Assistant (Nights 7pm to 7am) to join our team now and help us meet the growing demand for intensive rehabilitation services.

Kindred RehabilitationServices is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country. Through RehabCare and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, we provide leading therapy to more than 2,000 sites of service across different settings in the care continuum and have been managing rehab for more than 30 years. We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you as a Nurse Assistant (Nights 7pm to 7am).

Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.

The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employee's dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's 'Most Admired Healthcare Company' for 9 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.

Job Summary:

Assists professional nursing personnel in providing patient care in assigned area. Assists patients with activities of daily living, provides for personal care, emotional support and performs more complex clinical skills under the direction of professional nursing personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Consults with and keeps supervisor informed of unit activities, needs, and problems related to patient care.
  • Provides general nursing care such as positioning the patient, lifting, turning, applying/utilizing special equipment, assisting in the use of bed pan, urinal or commode, ambulating the patient, pre operative and post operative care, and application of binder or anti embolic stockings, bed bath, oral/hair/back care, changing bed linens, cleaning over bed table, and bedside stand, straightening patient room and other general care necessary during the shift.
  • Takes and records temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure, and intake and output measurements accurately. Documents in a timely manner. 
  • Prepares patient room and bed for admission and transfers and ensures all necessary equipment is in room. Maintains an attractive and comfortable environment for patients with special consideration to cleanliness of room, ventilation, and lighting. 
  • Assists in patient admission, transfer, and discharge procedures. Assist with handling and care of patient belongings and other personal property. 
  • Answers patient call lights, telephone, and paging system and responds as appropriate. 
  • Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, performs routine treatment procedures such as enemas, application of appliances for heat and cold. 
  • Able to release, remove, and reapply restraints to patient under the direction of an RN. Ensures patient is in proper position and alignment. 
  • Assist Registered Nurse and/or LVN/LPN with complicated patient treatment procedures.
  • Serves and removes patient meal tray in timely manner. Assists with feeding and/or preparing items such as opening milk container, cutting food for patient.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications: 

  • Completion of course for nursing assistants.
  • Current Nursing Assistant Certification and BLS Certification preferred.
  • Minimum six months’ experience in acute or long term care facility. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Basic computer knowledge. 
  • Able to organize tasks, develop action plans, set priorities and function under stressful situations. 
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. 
  • Must have good and regular attendance.

*** Resume MUST be included to be considered ***

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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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