RN Unit Leader in Sub-acute Rehab Unit

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  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • MFB SAR Nursing
  • Full-Time - Days - 8a-5p, Monday-Friday
  • Nursing
  • Posted: December 9, 2019
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The Nurse Leader Provides, plans, coordinates or manages nursing care and health education to Mary Free Bed Sub-Acute Program on assigned unit.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and clinical expertise required to effectively supervise all nursing activities in the facility or the units to which assigned.
  • Reviews and implements all nursing procedures and systems relative to the unit(s).
    Assesses and evaluates the systems which facilitate the delivery of quality, evidence based patient care.
  • Assesses and evaluates the performance and competency of staff on unit(s).
  • Monitors documentation daily, audits medication records and rooms, treatment records, and nurses notes to assure treatments are rendered accurately and documentation reflects current resident needs and status.
  • Provides one to one education to nursing staff as needed to improve level of care, documentation, and adherence to state and federal regulations and Mary Free Bed policies and Standards of Behavior.
  • Conducts rounds several times per shift to evaluate the quality of care provided, identify changes in condition, and assist patients and staff as needed to address care or service needs.
  • Reviews 24 hour report at the beginning of each shift, assesses patients with changes in condition, and follows up with physicians as needed to address concerns.
  • Prepares for daily clinical meeting and has reviewed all necessary data.
  • Spot checks nurses’ notes against 24 hour report to assure proper documentation and follow up occur.
  • Identify changes in condition and resident needs.
  • Uses a systematic approach to provide individualized nursing care.
  • Performs nursing assessments regarding the health status of the patient.
  • Contributes to the Resident’s assessment (MDS/RAPs) and the development of a plan of care.
  • Makes nursing diagnoses, which serve as the basis for the strategy of care.
  • Develops a plan of care based on assessment, implementing nursing care.
  • Evaluates the patients’ responses to nursing interventions.
    Selects and institutes appropriate nursing intervention, which might be required to stabilize a patient’s condition and/or prevent complications.

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Must have a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).  Current CPR certification is mandatory.
  • ADN or diploma graduate, BSN preferred
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in long term care setting and prior management experience preferred.
  • Must have excellent assessment, planning, organization, communication and interpersonal skills with an understanding of person centered care.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts including periodic weekends, holidays and off shifts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and possess the ability to express self clearly and effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with residents, families, and staff members.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patients, staff, families, vendors, and managers.
  • Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions and produce action plans.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical journals, government requirements and regulations. 
  • Physical Demands:  The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients; the ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb; the ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision); the ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds; the ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment; the ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
  • The above duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature of and level of the work being performed by employee(s) assigned to this job.  They are not and exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with the job.  To fully perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the minimum qualifications, meet the accompanying physical demands, and be able to work in the described environment. 

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