Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture with Mercy Medical Center Des Moines and Kindred Health Care, is dedicated to treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced the debilitation effects of a severe injury or illness. Our rehab programs provide ongoing care and specialized treatments tailored to individual patient needs recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation and orthopedic injury.
Accurately performs patient assessments and identifies patient needs.
Identifies and initiates appropriate nursing interventions.
Provides patient and family teaching throughout the rehabilitation stay and prior to discharge.
Provides care appropriate to condition and age of the patient.
Works cooperatively and actively participates with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
Participates in Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement (CQPI).
May provide input into the budgetary planning process and contributes to cost effectiveness of services and programs provided by the department and hospital.
Communicates employee observations and suggestions related to opportunities for improvement and staff educational needs.
Maintains positive relationships with all customers.
Complies with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Responsible for personal and professional development.
Maintains ethical practices and HIPAA requirements.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire, and safety and infection control. Maintains medical staff rules/requirements, as well as regulatory body standards.
Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and scope of practice.
Actively participates in team conferences.
Performs timely and appropriate documentation relating to medical necessity in the medical record.
Responsible for completion and revision of the Interdisciplinary Care Plan for each patient.
Performs timely and accurate FIM assessments.
Provides a safe environment for patients, visitors and staff and complies with appropriate and approved safety standards.
Supports the leadership for the hospital in a professional manner and acts as a role model.
May assist in completion of performance evaluations.
Other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program.
Current state licensure as Registered Nurse.
CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.