Tracking Code: 202618

Licensed Practical Nurse - Surgery & Rehab Hospital - Full time

Location: WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, York, PA
Schedule: Full Time

Acute Inpatient Rehab Unit

Full time/72 hours per pay period

1915 - 0645

Weekend/Holiday Rotation

Rehabilitation Nursing: Making A Difference in Every Life We Touch....

By the time a patient arrives in the care of a rehabilitation nurse, their life has already been saved. It's now up to the rehab nurse to restore that life to freedom and independence once again. Rehab nurses are poised to provide this restorative care through our expert knowledge and understanding of the holistic, individualized, and complex needs of each patient.

Rehabilitation nursing offers a gratifying career for nurses who want to use all their clinical skills, make a visible difference in their patient's and caregiver's lives, and work as part of a collaborative healthcare team. As a collaborator, educator, care coordinator, advocate, and change agent, rehabilitation nurses work as an integral part of the Interdisciplinary Team that includes physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and psychologists to develop comprehensive care plans based on patient diagnosis, goals, and maximum potential.

Conditions We treat as Rehab Nurses at WSRH:

  • ALS
  • Amputees
  • Brain Injury, Traumatic & Non-Traumatic
  • Complex Wound Care Needs
  • Cardiovascular
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Major Joint Replacements
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Organ Transplant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Renal Disease, including Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis patients
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke

Rehab nurses are poised to provide restorative care through expert knowledge and understanding of the holistic, individualized, and complex needs of each patient.

General Summary

Provides nursing care to patients at an advanced level of practice. Takes patient vital signs, assists with procedures/examinations, administers medications, assists patient with activities of daily living (bathing, feeding, etc.) and instructs patients and their families in appropriate care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Under appropriate supervision, administers and controls narcotics and medications.
  • Provides general nursing care and personal care assistance to patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, changing bed linens and bed pans and positioning.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patients/families in accordance with hospital standards.
  • Helps patients get into and out of chairs, lifts patients, raises patients in beds, and turns the patients.
  • Checks patient's vital signs.
  • Charts results of various tests.
  • Monitors medical condition of patients and reports changes to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepares patients for scheduled procedures to assist in patient assessment.
  • Assists physicians with examinations, procedures and other processes related to direct patient care.
  • Arranges for patients' ordered diagnostic and therapeutic services.
  • Provides health care instruction/education to patient and family members.
  • Ensures accurate maintenance of patients' medical records and that patient records are treated as confidential information.
  • Performs a variety of nursing administrative duties.
  • Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment.

Common Expectations:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span of the assigned patient population. Assesses and interprets patient age specific data and provides appropriate, age specific treatment. Provides direct patient care to assigned patient age group(s).
  • Demonstrates a commitment to patient, visitor and staff by: complying with all applicable safety regulations; learning the impact of medical errors and methodology that will lead to reduction of errors; reporting actual and potential errors, as well as hazardous conditions; identifying opportunities to standardize processes and "error proof" systems that will lead to increased safety; and participating in safety education programs and root cause analyses as required.
  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
  • Prepares and maintains records of patient charges.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • Certificate Program Post High School Vocational/Specialized Training Required

Work Experience:

  • 1 year Relevant experience. Required

Licenses:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Upon Hire Required or
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Multi State License Upon Hire Required and
  • Basic Life Support Upon Hire Required

Courses and Training:

  • Completion of accredited LPN program. Upon Hire Required and
  • Rhythm recognition course per unit of assignment. Upon Hire Required and
  • ACLS/PALS certification, as required. Upon Hire Required

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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Welcome. Respect. Value.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at WellSpan

WellSpan Health recognizes and honors the diversity of our team members, patients and neighbors, and we embrace all the human characteristics that make us similar and unique. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued by creating a safe and inclusive environment to which we all feel a sense of belonging. We are equally committed to ensuring all team members have the opportunity to excel and are positioned for success through equitable policies, practices and resources.

WellSpan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy and intention of the System to maintain consistent and equal treatment toward applicants and employees of all job classifications without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

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