|A. Licensure: Registered nurse in the state of Michigan. |
B. Education: Associates degree in nursing is required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Certification as a Registered Rehabilitation Nurse is preferred and will be encouraged for all MFB RNs.
C. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
D. Experience: • Previous experience as a RN, especially in a rehabilitation or acute care setting, is preferred but not required. • Strong critical thinking, decision-making, delegation, and leadership skills are required to work as a RN in the Nursing Department at MFB. • Time management and organizational skills are very important, as well as effective written and verbal communication skills. • Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively.
E. Physical Demands/Work Environment: The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a RN at Mary Free Bed. The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: • Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear • Required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work • Required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care. • Required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment. • Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*). • Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. • Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care. ?