72 hours/ 2 weeks
Evening/Night; 6.45pm - 7.15am
Weekend and holiday rotation
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. At the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital (WSRH), our Rehab Nurses are poised to provide restorative care through expert knowledge and skills, with an understanding of the holistic, individualized, and complex needs of each patient.
What makes being a registered nurse at the WSRH so special?
- Exceptional Teamwork: The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit exceeded the employee engagement Advisory Board Magnet mean score for RN-to-RN teamwork and collaboration.
- Autonomy in Practice: Rehabilitation RNs practice within the full scope of their license through innovative wound and pressure injury, bladder management, and patient care protocols.
- Professional Development: The opportunities for professional development are endless! Engage in clinical nurse advancement programs, charge and preceptor courses, specialized education, professional certification support, tuition reimbursement, and more within WellSpan Health’s robust nursing structural empowerments.
- Salary Model: WSRH professional nursing practice includes a salary model to support flexibility in scheduling and participation in professional development activities. We offer competitive shift differentials for both our day and night shift team.
- Exemplary Outcomes: The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in its general rehabilitation, stroke, amputee, spinal cord injury, and brain injury programs. In addition, the WSRH has achieved Magnet excellence within the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. WSRH continues to provide truly patient -centered care and continues to rank in the 99th percentile for patient satisfaction scores.
- Rehab Unit Details: 48- beds that include an 8-bed secure Brain Injury Unit. Average length of stay for patients is two weeks. Some conditions we treat include ALS, Amputees, Brain Injury (Traumatic & Non-Traumatic), Complex Wound Care, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Disease, Renal Disease (including Peritoneal Dialysis and HD), Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke and a variety of other patients' needs.
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! We are excited to grow our team with YOU!
Under the general supervision of the Nurse Manager, provides professional nursing care at the beginner practitioner level in accordance with the principles of patient and family-centered care based on the nursing process and according to the clinical standards of the hospital. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Coordinates care planning with other disciplines. May require specialized skills depending on unit assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provides and coordinates direct care in accordance with the principles of patient and family-centered care based on the nursing process and according to the clinical standards of the hospital. Acts as a primary nurse for patients on the unit. Synthesizes patient data to develop outcome-driven plans.
- Safely and independently administers prescribed treatments, medications, and nursing interventions based on assessment and plan of care.
- Appropriately organizes and prioritizes time based on patient condition and expected workload. Identifies changes in patients’ status and acts accordingly. Knows and can activate resources to achieve outcomes for patients.
- Seeks mentoring and coaching from the CN II & III.
- Identifies and communicates individualized patient needs forsafe handoffs during transitions of care. Collaborates with patient/family in care planning with all disciplines.
- Appropriately and correctly documents the patient response to interventions and progress toward outcomes. Identifies and documents variances. Appropriately utilizes flow sheets, progress notes, and/or electronic medical record for documentation. Is able to identify system and unit-based nursing sensitive indicators; i.e. falls, pressure ulcers.
- Identifies own areas of professional growth and development in performance improvement efforts. Recognizes the value of evidence based research as it applies to best practice.
- Promotes aprofessional practice environment that supports patient safety and quality through interdisciplinary collaboration, Shared Decision Making activities including peer review. Integrate Shared Decision Making by unit committee membership or by supporting and helping fellow co-workers attend committee meetings and/or work on SDM projectsServes as positive role model.
- Begins to provide leadership for problem solving and goal formation. Negotiates for a win-win solution.
- Delegates aspects of care to other nursing personnel in order to meet patient needs. Helps assistive personnel organize and set priorities for work. Monitors completion of tasks that are assigned or delegated to the patient care team.
- Promotes collaboration and cooperation among physicians, nursing staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Contributes to effective communications among all team members. Begins to display conflict resolution and negotiation skills to maximize team performance.
- The following are essential 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 Adheres to established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
- Enhances professional growth and development through advanced/continuing education to maintain up-to-date knowledge, skills, and competencies.
- Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
- Other combinations of formal education, training and experience may be considered.
- Minimum Experience:
- Minimum Education:
- Diploma or Associate's Degree
- Preferred Education:
- Bachelors of Science, Nursing (BSN)
- Required Certification:
- Registration and current RN license in PA; Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
- Physical Demands:
- Minimum Lifting Weight 50 pounds
- Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
- Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients
- Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching