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Rehab Nurse Tech Stroke Unit Full Time Nights Sign On Bonus $4,000

Location Wheaton, Illinois Business Unit Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital Job REQID 82066 Job Function Patient Support Shift Night Job (3rd) 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)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

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  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

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Description

12 hour shifts

$4,000 Sign on Bonus (internal transfers and rehires of less than a year are ineligible)

One East / West is a forty-bed unit specializing in stroke rehabilitation. Our team is comprised of physicians who are board-certified in stroke rehabilitation, nurses, therapists, nursing assistants, psychologists, dietitians and chaplains. Marianjoy Stroke Program is certified by the Joint Commission in Disease-Specific Care in Stroke Rehabilitation. The stroke team uses a multidisciplinary approach to creating individualized treatment plans to manage the physical, emotional and behavioral changes a patient may experience with the goal of returning patients to their families and communities. The complexity of patients on the unit provides an opportunity for advancement of clinical skills and professional growth and development.

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.
  • Answers and triages patient call lights and meets patient care needs with an appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Proactively set up patient room for therapy readiness.
  • Get weekly weights on all patients, and daily as ordered, using appropriate method for patients moblility, and escalating changes as needed. .
  • Collection of laboratory specimens as directed by RN.
  • Obtains  blood glucose measurements and 12- lead EKG as ordered.
  • Transfers patient from wall to tank oxygen or tube feedings  in preparation for patient attending therapy.  
  • Provide supervision and activities, or restraint use, for patients with high risk for  fall or injury.
  • Regular comfort and environmental safety  rounding to proactively meet patient needs .:
  • Provide de-escalation techniques for agitated and aggressive patient behaviors.
  • Serve as a safety 1:1 for patients as needed.
  • Maintains and organizes unit equipment inventories.
  • Preceptor to new employees and partner with RNTcertified nursing students during clinical rotation.
  • Inclusive of all other duties as assigned by nurse manager, nurse supervisor, staff nurse and charge nurse.
  • Serves on Cardiac Arrest team performing high quality CPR.
  • Participate in bedside handoff.

Quality Improvement:

  • Participates in system and local quality improvement goals.
  • Collects data and audits for Joint Commission readiness and improvement projects.
  • Assists in the maintenance of unit readiness to meet regulatory standards.

Communication:

  • Maintains a therapeutic relationship to provide optimal customer-focused care.
  • Communicates effectively with patients at level appropriate to age and cognitive status, showing cultural sensitivity.
  • Interacts effectively with peers and other hospital staff to foster positive working relationships.
  • Effectively triages patient and the general concerns to RN.

Infection Control/Patient Safety:

  • Contributes to the safe, effective and professional delivery of patient care including use of safety/restrictive devices.
  • Follows Infection Control policies and procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge of Marianjoy’s policies concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warning and general safety procedures.

Adaptability and Flexibility:

  • Rotates to all units based on patient care needs.
  • Adjusts to changes in policy and procedure, unit and patient population.

 

 

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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