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Centre For Neuro Skills: Clinic Rn (Registered Nurse)

Centre For Neuro Skills

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted July 4, 2021.

Laugh, create, give, and love.

These are just a few of the positive words of affirmation that describe the culture at Centre for Neuro Skills.

We work together as a team and continually inspire each other to lead positive change, learn, and grow.

Our commitment to research, innovation, and advances in technology drives us to reach for what could be possible.

Every day is a new day to smile, do, and change.

We are passionate about our work and making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families.Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) helps people with brain injury find hope, independence and a meaningful life and you can play a key role in that journey as a Registered Nurse (RN).The Staff RN renders professional nursing care pursuant to the objective and policies of the Centre.

A staff RN will utilize all nursing skills to make safe, appropriate and independent decisions within the scope of the RN nursing practice.Must possess excellent assessment skills, self-confidence and be assertive in advocating for good patient care in working independently.

Must be highly organized and prioritize all nursing tasks and procedures in a shift.

Education of patients and staff is a vital component of this position.

Work is full time during the week.

Work is performed at the residential site.

The residential site may be a home and/or an apartment complex which may have two stories; if two stories, the topstory is accessible by one flight of stairs.A high degree of accuracy in documentation and observation, adaptability to a variety of situations, strong organizational and communication skills, decision making and an ability to evaluate situations as they occur is needed for this position.For over 35 years, CNS has provided post-acute medical treatment, rehabilitation and disease management, and offers residential, inpatient, outpatient and assisted living programs.

Locations include Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin.Our facilities have been honored many times by the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) for excellence in therapeutic programs, staff education, patient treatment, and leadership.

We also conduct research on brain injury and recovery, with a dedicated, in-house team of Ph.D.

researchers who collaborate with major U.S.

universities.

Please see our moving corporate video, ” The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills” at https://youtu.Be/Jwqve9gWtEw .The company offers a competitive salary and benefits, paid time off, extended sick leave, medical insurance, paid holidays, and 401(k).JOB REQUIREMENTSPerforms nursing services for the comfort and well-being of the patient.Administers or supervises the administration of prescribed medications and treatments.

Observes patients’ reactions to medications and treatments.

Visual and verbal ability required to detect adverse reactions.Takes vital signs, including temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure regularly to detect deviations from normal and monitors the medical progress of patients, following physicians’ orders and individual nursing care plans.Uses and practices basic assessment, emphasizing a primary nursing format of care.Requires fine motor manipulation, visual ability, hearing, numerical ability to administer medications, treatment and tests.

Reaches, lifts, carries and fingers through files weighing up to 15 pounds.Transports patients to medical appointments.Provides emergency first-aid for patients and staff if needed.

Administers TB tests and Hepatitis B vaccines for staff.Assists with bi-monthly medical staffings with physician.Works on-call shifts as required.Keeps Director of Rehabilitation, Physician, and Clinical Case Managers informed of all patient concerns and treatment course.Performs reporting procedures.Observes, records, and reports medical progress made to Physician, Director of Rehabilitation, Case Managers, other staff members, insurance carriers, and patients’ families.Maintains medical records for each patient with nursing observations, interventions, patient reactions, tests, intake and emission of liquids and solids, temperature, pulse, and respiration rate documented.

Requires visual and fine motor coordination, ability to read and write, and cognitive ability to observe and record data.Submits monthly conference reports for own patients.Reports verbally and/or in writing (according to patient/carrier/company needs) in conferences, staffings and other meetings to inform necessary personnel, insurance carriers, patients’ families and patients (as appropriate) of patient testing, treatment and progress.

Requires visual ability and fine motor manipulation to dictate and review/edit reports.Consults with other nurses in Bakersfield clinic as necessary.Provides for the safety of patients, visitors, staff and self when interacting with patients who may have behavioral outbursts, which can include yelling, exiting, hitting, kicking, biting, spitting, scratching, and throwing objects.

Must be able to recognize patient escalation, via verbal, physical and visual cues.

Must be able to attempt to verbally and physically de-escalate patient using Behavior Modification techniques according to each patient’s program, which may include Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-Act) such as evasive self-defense (ability to get out of the way) and controlling self-defense (prone restraints).

Physical intervention and restraints can include calling for help, lifting, standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, carrying, pulling, pushing and assisting with the restraint of patients weighing up to 150 pounds or more.Performs toilet and chair transfers with or without assistance for patients up to 150 pounds utilizing approved transfer techniques.

Transfer techniques include standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling.

Patients requiring moderate to maximum assistance and weighing over 150 pounds are lifted and/or transferred by two persons.Uses special equipment as required by each patient including, but not limited to wheelchairs, gastric feeding tubes, and external catheters, at any given time according to the outline of each patient’s program.

May require fine motor manipulation, lifting, reaching, carrying, pushing and pulling when working with equipment.Maintains professional and ethical relationships with staff, patients, patient families, and other visitors.Attends staff meetings, in-services, and all scheduled shifts.Comprehends and follows instructions: Maintain attention and concentration for necessary periods Apply common sense understanding and carry out instructions (written, oral or diagrammatic) Adapt to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standardsPerforms simple and repetitive tasks:Ask simple questions or request assistance when neededPerform routine, concrete, organized activitiesRemember locations and work proceduresMake decisions based on simple sensory dataMaintains work pace appropriate to given work load:Perform activities on schedule, maintain regular attendance, and be punctual within specified toleranceComplete normal workday and/or week, perform at a consistent pace without excessive rest periodsPerforms complex or varied tasks:Synthesize, coordinate and analyze dataPerform job requiring precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standardsRelates to other people beyond giving and receiving instructions:Can get along with co-workers or peers without exhibiting behavioral extremesMaintain open door policy to encourage active, empathetic listening.Perform work activities requiring negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with othersRespond appropriately to criticism from a supervisor and/or other staff member(s)Effectively influences people on a consistent basis:Convince or redirect othersUnderstand the meaning of words and use them effectivelyInteract appropriately with people which includes the provision of appropriate internal and external customer serviceMakes generalizations, evaluations or decisions without immediate supervision:Recognize potential hazards and observe appropriate precautionsUnderstand and remember detailed instructionsMake independent decisions or judgments based on sensory data or known guidelinesAccepts and carries out responsibility for direction, control and planning:Set realistic goals or make plans independently of othersNegotiate, instruct or supervise peopleRespond appropriately to changes in the work settingPREFERRED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTSMaintains adequate medical supplies in the clinic Nursing Department.

Requires lifting, carrying and handling boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.

Requires visual acuity and fine motor coordination to count, identify and put away supplies.May conducts visit at patient’s home as required to assess patients medical status.

Requires standing, walking, bending, stooping and repeated stair climbing.Performs other duties as assigned.SPECIAL SKILLS UTILIZED, EDUCATION LEVEL, TRAININGCurrent RN licensure in state employed is required.Experience in skilled nursing and rehabilitation concepts preferred.Maintain CPR/First-Aid certification.

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