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Licensed Practical Nurse - FT Days

Company: St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital
Location: Hopewell
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Description
The first and only freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital in Bucks County. St Mary Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2021.


St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital (SMRH) embraces the tradition of excellence for which St. Mary Medical Center is known. We are very proud of our patient outcomes.


St Mary Rehab Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 percent of all rehab hospitals by UDS (Uniform Data Systems) for multiple years.
Our state-of-the-art, acute rehabilitation hospital features 50 spacious, private rooms and two specialty units (brain injury and stroke recovery).


Our highly skilled, clinical staff is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have suffered:


  • Stroke

  • Trauma
    Neurological conditions including:

    • Parkinson's Disease

    • Multiple Sclerosis

    • Guillian-Barre Syndrome

    • Polyneuropathy

    • Brain Injury

    • Spinal Cord Injury

    • Orthopedic Injury

    • Amputation
      Medically Complex Illnesses including:

      • Cardiac Disease

      • Pulmonary Disease

      • Renal disease
        JOB SUMMARY:
        Provides patient care services that meet the psychosocial, physical and general aspects of care; meets the communication needs of patient and family; provides care that reflects initiative and responsibility indicative of professional expectations, under the supervision of a registered nurse.


        ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

        • Demonstrates knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient

        • Reduces the potential for medication errors by following correct medication procedures.

        • Performs patient care considering needs specific to the standard of care for patient's age; includes geriatric and general inpatient rehabilitation patients.

        • Under the supervision of the R.N., assists with the assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy. Identifies and initiates appropriate rehabilitation nursing interventions.

        • Under the supervision of the R.N., performs timely and accurate QI assessments.

        • Carry out the plan of care as indicated by the patient's needs and response to treatment; evaluates overall plan daily for effectiveness; updates interdisciplinary care plan accordingly based on changes in patient's condition and individual needs.

        • Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care

        • Demonstrates ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the patient and family regarding pain management.

        • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/ health care errors.
          Qualifications

          • Graduate of accredited licensed practical/ vocational nurse program.

          • Current state licensure as Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse.

          • CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.

          • IV Certified required or obtained within 6 months highly preferred

          • Minimum six months' Medical/Surgical experience in an acute care setting preferred.

          • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Keywords: St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital, Trenton , Licensed Practical Nurse - FT Days, Healthcare , Hopewell, New Jersey

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