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Company: Hospital for Special Care
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis.Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

  • QUALIFICATIONSRegistered Nurse:
    • Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut
    • Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting.
    • Required: Valid driver's license (NBU only)
    • Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.)
    • Preferred: Bachelor degree in NursingGraduate Nurse:
      • Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation.
      • Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing.
      • Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment).
      • JOB SUMMARYThe registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs.
      • PHYSICAL DEMANDSThis job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care.
        • Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary.
        • Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required.
        • Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties.
        • Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary.
        • Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume.
          • Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice.
          • Formulates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes.
          • Formulates a discharge plan that is consistent with the patient's progression through the continuum of care.
          • Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients in collaboration with physician and treatment team to facilitate patient care outcomes.
          • Demonstrates competency in critical thinking.
          • Demonstrates competency in psychomotor skills.
          • Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards.
          • Provides direct care that recognizes differences and needs of patients with consideration for specific disabilities, age, developmental levels, language needs and cultural background.
          • Monitors, and evaluates patient care by recognizing the need for ongoing reassessment and follow-up, making appropriate changes in plan of care and interventions.
          • Evaluates and revises plan of care which reflect patient goals and outcomes.
          • Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration.
          • Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation.
          • Documents accurately all patient assessments, plan of care, interventions, education, interdisciplinary communication and patient outcomes.
          • Coordinates the plan of care for assigned patients, revising plan as required in collaboration with patient/significant other and team members.
          • Documents in a timely and thorough manner and ensures that required documentation for a designated caseload is completed. Conveys necessary information for other care givers to follow.
          • Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration, i.e. team Meetings, patient care conferences, ORYX, environmental rounds.
          • Identifies and utilizes appropriate resources to deliver patient care.
          • Collaborates with physician/physician assistant/APRN in order to evaluate of revise the medical plan of care.
          • Plans for discharge/education needs and provides necessary materials, referrals and resources.
          • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team and /or external agencies in the discharge process to ensure effective discharge outcomes.
          • Collaborates with case manager, PCC, AUM, and /or social worker in the Admission, discharge and transfer process.
          • Demonstrates ability to delegate patient care activities according to hospital and professional practice standards.
          • Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies and protocols.
          • Completes assignments within required timeframe.
          • Adheres to guidelines and standards of regulatory agencies.
          • Takes responsibility for self-growth and development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients.We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.Location: Hospital for Special Care -- OP Autism NursingSchedule: Part Time, Days, 6

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