Sanford Health Nursing Assistant | Inpatient Rehab in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Facility: Vascular Center
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Job Schedule: Part time
Weekly Hours: 20.00
The Nursing Assistant (NA) serves as caregiver to the patient during the scheduled work period. The NA provides patient-centered nursing care and daily living assistance to assigned patient under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Provide assistance with basic health care needs including daily living activities; bathing, grooming, toileting, eating, meal preparation and dining needs, emotional and spiritual needs. Administer delegated tasks and treatments. Record vital statistics and other basic health information.
Will collect non-invasive biological specimens from patients as needed. Perform clerical work related to scheduling and documenting patient healthcare. Prepare patient treatment areas for use; prepare and clean medical equipment; dispose of biomedical waste in accordance with standards and policy. Clean patient living areas or treatment rooms.
Schedule will include 6am-10am, working 20 hours/week including Days, Weekends, and Holidays.
The 21-bed unit is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is focused on returning patients to their community. Patients who are admitted to the unit range in age from adolescents to geriatrics. Depending on the individual needs of the patient, an intensive rehabilitation treatment plan will be established by an interdisciplinary team of professionals.
The rehabilitation team includes physiatrists (a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine), registered nurses, therapeutic recreation specialists, and speech, occupational and physical therapists. There is a unique opportunity to learn and interact with multiple facets of other health care disciplines as well.
Our patients can be admitted from any unit in the hospital such as neurology, pulmonary, surgical, post-partum, renal, and cardiology as well as direct admissions from external referrals. This allows the rehab nurse to care for a wide variety of patient populations.
Patients must have medical needs requiring 24/7 inpatient nursing and the close supervision of the rehabilitation physician. The team addresses functional deficits through treatment interventions, carry-over of tasks and education. We measure our success by how much our patients improve during their stay with us, and how well they are able to function once they return home. Our average patient length of stay is 14 days. Patients who are admitted to the rehabilitation unit range in age from adolescent to geriatrics.
High school graduate or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, but not required.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is preferred, but not required. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific
competencies and certifications.
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Job Function: Nursing
Req Number: R-18787