UnityPoint Health

RN-Rehabilitation Inpatient

Requisition ID
2021-101642
Category
Nursing
Location
US-IA-Dubuque
Address
350 N Grandview Ave
Affiliate
2020 UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital
City
Dubuque
Department
General Rehab - IP Rehab
State
IA
FTE
.60
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Nights, 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, for 48 hours per pay period. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation.
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Part Time Benefits

Overview

Sign-On Bonus: $10,000 for qualifying applicants! 

 

We are looking for a full-time RN to join our team! Work hours will be nights, 7:00 pm - 7:00 am, for 48 hours per pay period, and as needed. You will be required to flex to other shifts as needed. There is a holiday and a every third weekend rotation. 

 

Acute Rehab is a 10-bed unit that is CARF certified (Center of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities). The unit has specialty certifications in stroke and brain injury through CARF. Our patient population is primarily neuro-based; in addition, we care for patients suffering from multi-trauma, debility after extensive hospital stays, and more. We have a family atmosphere on our unit with an emphasis on interdisciplinary teamwork amongst our therapists and ancillary departments. Our patients' goal is to return to home as independent as possible. The average length of stay is approximately 2 weeks. Staffing on the unit is 2 nurses and 1 tech during the day and 2 nurses at night.

 

The RN is responsible for the delivery of safe and reliable patient care, in coordination with the healthcare team. The primary role of the RN is the execution of the nursing process in providing required care and evaluation of the care given. Responsibilities include: assessment, nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. Performance of these responsibilities requires specialized knowledge, critical thinking and skills based on principles of psychological, social, physical and biological sciences that utilize the nursing process.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members. 
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve. 
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in. 
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. 
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience. 
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. 

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

Responsibilities

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

  • Assumes primary responsibility for the plan of care for a patient or group of patients, per unit standards and nursing care required for the specified patient population.
  • Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other health care team members and assumes responsibility for follow-up and collaboration.
  • Performs admission assessment process per specific department standards to include patient history, physical, and psycho-social assessment. Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.
  • Assumes responsibility for developing a plan of care that is mutually established with the patient and family. Each patient is treated as an individual, with their identified goals and expectations reviewed each shift to verify priorities. 
  • Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, and hospital protocol/procedures.
  • Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses, and maintain an environment conductive to safety and well-being. Implements measures to promote a safe environment.
  • Partners with healthcare team to achieve the patient care outcomes and goals of care.
  • Administers medications and nursing treatments within scope of practice.
  • Incorporates best practices in their daily nursing care.

Patient Education

  • Assesses and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age-specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn, and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.
  • Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the hospitalization, including the plan and goals of care, pre- and post-operative procedures, diagnostic procedures, and discharge teaching.
  • Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.

Leadership and Professional Development

  • Assists in the orientation of new employees by acting as a resource and mentor. Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate. Serves in preceptor role, as appropriate.
  • Participates in the education experiences of students.
  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance nursing practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
  • Utilizes evidenced-based models of learning.
  • Participates in department and hospital shared governance infrastructure and performance improvement activities.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.
  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.
  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, JCAHO, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.
  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.
  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.

Education:

 

 

 

 

·       Graduate of accredited nursing program (Must obtain BSN within 5 years of hire)

·       Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing

Experience:

 

 

 

 

 

·       One (1) year of hospital clinical experience or demonstrated clinical efficiency.

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

·       Current licensure in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Iowa.

·       Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons

·       Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse

·       Certified Brain Injury Specialist

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

 

·       Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English

·       Multicultural sensitivity

·       Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced nursing procedures in the administration of medication therapy and the operation of specialized equipment

·       Ability to complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training

 

·       Microsoft Office – basic computer skills

 

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

·       Satisfactory completion of Finley Nurse Residency program with 1 year of start date for all nurses with minimal or no prior acute care experience.

·       State of Iowa Mandatory Reporter Training possessed or completed within 6 months of hire.

·       Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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