REGISTERED NURSE - TRANSITIONAL REHAB UNIT
Company: Hospital for Special Care
Location: New Britain
Posted on: January 9, 2021
$5000 Sign on Bonus for RNs w/ 2+ Years of ExperienceHospital
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, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of
care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses
the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice.
- Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients
to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge,
transfers in collaboration with the treatment team.
- Demonstrates competency in critical thinking.
- Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per
Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards.
- Provides individualized, culturally competent care.
- 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 according to HSC policy and ANA standards
of practice in a timely thorough manner.
- Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary
- Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary
standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards.
- Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional 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 -- TRU NURSINGSchedule:
Part Time, Evenings, 24
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