Company: Hospital for Special Care
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 8, 2021
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
- QUALIFICATIONSRegistered Nurse:
- Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
- Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State
- Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting.
- Required: Valid driver's license (NBU only)
- Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of
- 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
- 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
- COGNITIVE DEMANDS
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of
- 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
- Administers medications according to HSC policies and
standards, including documentation of medication
- 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
- 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,
- Identifies and utilizes appropriate resources to deliver
- 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
- 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
- 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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