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Registered Nurse RN PD Tier I

Job ID: 139808
PER DIEM
North Brunswick, NJ, United States
Jun 21, 2022

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Summary:

  • The Acute Rehab Registered Nurses are responsible for assisting the persons served with medical and functional disabilities attain and restore maximum function through a patient-centered care approach. The rehabilitation nurse assists persons served and their families in adapting to an altered lifestyle. The nurse aids in the implementation of rehabilitation goals and treatment strategies that are concurrent with evidence-based practice. The acute rehabilitation nurse is responsible for establishing a therapeutic relationship and environment with the persons served. The rehabilitation nurse along with the interdisciplinary team follows the plan of care created by the rehabilitation physician, making revisions based upon the response to treatment of the persons served. In order to achieve the outcomes defined in the plan of care, the registered nurse will assure that persons served experience exceptional cooperation among all members of the health care team who treat them and each other with dignity, respect and sensitivity.

Responsibilities:

  • Professional Nursing
  • Confidentiality: The Registered Nurse maintains standards of confidentiality.
  • Ethics: The Registered Nurse integrates ethical provisions in practice by delivering care that protects the autonomy, dignity, and rights, of persons served thereby serving as a patient advocate and reporting illegal, incompetent and impaired practices.
  • Professional Practice Evaluation: The Registered Nurse evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Health Teaching/Health Promotion: The Registered Nurse provides health teaching using methods appropriate to the situation and to the persons served developmental level, learning needs, readiness and ability to learn, language preference and culture. Health teaching addresses such topics as: healthy lifestyles, risk-reducing behaviors, developmental needs, activities of daily living and preventative self-care. The Registered Nurse documents the teaching provided and evaluates the effectiveness of strategies used through persons served feedback.
  • Quality of Practice: The Registered Nurse systemically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice by participating in Performance Improvement activities and using the results to initiate creative and innovative changes in nursing practice and in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Education: The Registered Nurse demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning through self identification of learning needs, by participating in ongoing educational activities, and by seeking experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence. The Registered Nurse maintains his or her own records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.
  • The Registered Nurse possesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet patients’ physical, psychological and social needs with those growth and development levels/patient populations served within the department.
  • Professional Nursing
  • Confidentiality: The Registered Nurse maintains standards of confidentiality.
  • Ethics: The Registered Nurse integrates ethical provisions in practice by delivering care that protects the autonomy, dignity, and rights, of persons served thereby serving as a patient advocate and reporting illegal, incompetent and impaired practices.
  • Professional Practice Evaluation: The Registered Nurse evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Health Teaching/Health Promotion: The Registered Nurse provides health teaching using methods appropriate to the situation and to the persons served developmental level, learning needs, readiness and ability to learn, language preference and culture. Health teaching addresses such topics as: healthy lifestyles, risk-reducing behaviors, developmental needs, activities of daily living and preventative self-care. The Registered Nurse documents the teaching provided and evaluates the effectiveness of strategies used through persons served feedback.
  • Quality of Practice: The Registered Nurse systemically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice by participating in Performance Improvement activities and using the results to initiate creative and innovative changes in nursing practice and in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Education: The Registered Nurse demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning through self identification of learning needs, by participating in ongoing educational activities, and by seeking experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence. The Registered Nurse maintains his or her own records that provide evidence of competency and lifelong learning.
  • The Registered Nurse possesses the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet patients’ physical, psychological and social needs with those growth and development levels/patient populations served within the department.
  • Leadership and Research
  • Provides leadership by: demonstrating energy, excitement and a passion for professional practice; participating on committees and councils, and in community outreach activities, and by promoting advancement through professional organizations.
  • Integrates research findings into practice by utilizing the best available evidence to guide practice decisions and by actively participating in research activities appropriate to educational level and specialty area.
  • Resource Utilization
  • Effectively utilizes resources by: evaluating factors such as safety, cost, benefit, and impact on practice by delegating tasks based on needs and condition of patient, potential for harm, complexity of the task and predictability of outcome and assisting patient and family in identifying and securing services to address health related needs.
  • Teamwork
  • Collegiality: The Registered Nurse contributes to the professional development of colleagues through sharing knowledge and skills, providing feedback regarding their practice and supporting an environment conducive to education of health professionals.
  • Delegation: Registered Nurses should know and influence the knowledge and skills of the person to whom they are delegating and may assign selected nursing tasks to Licensed Practical Nurse, Nursing Assistants and Technicians.
  • Collaborator: Develops goals, in collaboration with persons served and the rehabilitation team, which are oriented to wellness behavior and are reality based and that encourage socialization with others.
  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team process at team conferences and other team meetings and offers input into team decision making.
  • Intervenes with team members and other healthcare professionals to ensure that the optimal opportunity for recovery is made available to the persons served the most significant member of the rehabilitation team
  • Collaborates with team members to achieve cost-effective care utilizing appropriate clinical measures to meet emergent physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual situations
  • Outcomes
  • Quality of Practice: The Registered Nurse systemically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice by participating in Performance Improvement activities and using the results to initiate creative and innovative changes in nursing practice and in the healthcare delivery system.
  • Supports PI Goals: The Registered Nurse supports customer service and performance improvement goals of the department; collaborates with other caregivers /staff within and outside the Department to develop means of enhancing patient care and services.
  • Performs all other duties assigned.

Credentials:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (Required)
  • Registered Nurse - NJ (Required)
  • Cert Rehabilitation RN
  • Rehabilitation Certification - preferred

Education or Equivalent Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) - preferred
  • Other (Required)
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing - required One year recent nursing experience - preferred

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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