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Rehab Nurse Tech Ortho/Musculoskeletal Part Time Evenings $1,500 Sign on Bonus

Location Wheaton, Illinois Business Unit Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Job REQID 92010 Job Function Patient Support Shift Evening Job (2nd) Apply Now

Benefits

  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Description

8-hour shifts

0.6FTE

$1,500 Sign on Bonus (Internal Transfers and rehires of less than a year are ineligible)

Three East is a twenty-one-bed unit specializing in orthopaedic / musculoskeletal rehabilitation. The program specializes in treating individuals with joint replacements, amputation, arthritis, disease that affect bones and muscles and orthopaedic trauma, such as fracture, sports injury or other trauma. Our team is comprised of physicians, nurses, nursing assistants and therapists working together to provide exceptional care with a focus on patient and family education with the goal of discharging patients to the communities.

The Rehabilitation Nurse Technician (RNT)reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.  The RNT has expertise related to the specific needs for patients in the rehabilitation environment which includes severe chronic conditions and complex disabilities. The RNT is a member of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation care team and supports interventions to help individuals and their families achieve independence, adjustments to the patients’ health and to look beyond the disability or condition. The RNT services adults and children

Under the direction/delegation and supervision of a professional registered nurse, the RNT assists the patient with activities of daily living, mobility skills, skin, bowel and bladder programs, and maintains a clean, safe environment for the patient.  Additional technical skills, under the direction of the RN, de-escalation techniques and 12 lead EKG. The RNT role serves as an active participant in the unit quality projects which can include data collection as well as unit equipment inventory and maintenance.  The RNT is responsible to precept new RNT employees. roles.

Patient Care/Clinical Duties:

  • Collects and reports pertinent physiological, psychological, and functional data based on patient plan of care or patient need.
  • Assists and instructs patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living, including showering, promoting maximal independence and skill practice.
  • Performs preventive skin care program as directed by RN and report any changes in skin integrity immediately to the RN.
  • Assists patients with bladder and bowel training  programs including post void residuals and spot bladder scans. Perform straight catheterization  for select patient populations under direction of RN and provide care for indwelling and external catheters and ostomies.
  • Accurately obtains and documents patients' vital signs/pulse oximetry and communicates any reportable values, symptoms or signs of distress  to the RN.
  • Assists patients with transfers and mobility activities utilizing appropriate techniques, precautions and assistive devices. Practice therapy transfers and ambulation with patients within safe patient handling guidelines as delegated by the RN.
  • Assists patient with application of assistive devices and prosthetics/orthoses according to individual patient plan of care.
  • Assists patients with completing menus. Passes patient meal trays and HS snacks, verifying any modified diet is as ordered. Accurately calculates and documents calorie count and carbohydrates, intake and output as ordered. 
  • Assist patient with 1:1 feeds as ordered. For patients with dysphagia, cue patient to use ordered swallowing strategies, under the direction of the RN.

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Qualifications

Required:

  • High School or equivalent (GED) High School degree, or G.E.D equivalent, is required.
  • Current Nursing Assistant certification (C.N.A.) is required or current enrollment in an RN Nursing Program, with the successful completion of two clinical rotations.
  • Maintains current CPR certification.
  • Basic math skills are required.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and provide highest level of customer service.
  • Understanding and support of Northwestern Medicine’s Mission and Values.
  • Flexibility and ability to manage work in a changing environment.

Preferred:

  • 2-5 years work experience is preferred in a rehabilitation hospital, acute care hospital or skilled nursing facility.

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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