Rehab Staff Nurse - Inpatient

 
Position: Rehab Staff Nurse - Inpatient

Job ID: 149241

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit

Talent Area: Registered Nurse

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 7p

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for an Inpatient RN for our Rehab department - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will provide quality nursing care to patients by assessing, planning, educating, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate care in a manner that incorporates family-centered principals and cost-effective care. You will also be responsible for providing input into policies associated with the job’s purpose and essential responsibilities. Lastly, you will be responsible for decisions that affect the patient’s plan of care. The plan of care includes the physical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, spiritual, environmental, and educational needs of the patient and family.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Perform and document the assessment of the patient/family including biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs in an organized and systematic manner 
  • Collect and analyze data from the medical record in order to coordinate patient care 
  • Determine which standards of care and practice apply to the patient; coordinate and communicate this information to other health care team members in order to meet patient needs 
  • Re-prioritize and update plans of care based on new information and changes in the patient’s condition; communicate this information to other health care team members and document in the medical record 
  • Implement and individualize plans of care based on the nursing assessment, reflecting the biophysical, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, spiritual, and environmental needs of the patient/family 
  • Handle therapeutic, physician, or nurse interventions according to established standards of practice and appropriate policies and procedures related to care delivery 
  • Evaluate and document the patient’s response to the care provided and recognize the patient’s progress toward meeting the desired outcomes and discuss with the patient/family 
  • Identify and document changes in the patient’s condition and/or abnormal findings and uses appropriate problem solving and interventions 
  • Assess each patient/family’s learning needs, capabilities, preferences, and readiness to learn prior to teaching 
  • Serve as a patient/family advocate while caring for patients and collaborating with other health care team members 
  • Demonstrate the ability to problem solve, identify appropriate resources, adapt to ongoing change, and handle conflict management with a professional and supportive attitude


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing, associate degree in nursing, or other diploma in nursing (Bachelor of Science in nursing is preferred)
  • Current licensure with the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas
  • One year of professional nursing experience
  • AHA BLS for Health Care Providers Certification
  • Rehab experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the principals of biological, physical, and social science, observation, assessment, intervention, evaluation, care and counsel

 



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