Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, is a 127-bed teaching hospital located in Wheaton, Illinois. Dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Marianjoy offers specialty programs for adult and pediatric patients recovering from illness or who require intensive therapy to regain their function and independence. Marianjoy rehabilitation programs include care for brain injury, spinal cord, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, stroke and neuromuscular. Marianjoy also has inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation programs and is one of the only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited pain management programs in Illinois.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the Marianjoy rehabilitation clinicians deliver innovative, evidence-based treatment, maximizing recovery and promoting independence for patients. Marianjoy nurses are specialized in rehabilitation nursing which assists individuals affected by chronic illness and disability to maximize their health through health restoration, maintenance and promotion.
This is a part time position scheduled to work 64 hours biweekly on the night shift from 10:30pm-7:00am at our Marianjoy location in Wheaton.
The Staff Nurse is responsible for the complete nursing process, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, teaching, evaluation and documentation of patient care from a patient's admission through discharge. Integrates contributions of interdisciplinary team to assure best possible outcomes are achieved. Supervises and maintains a professional relationship with licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel.
Utilizes the nursing process to provide coordinated patient care.
Delivers holistic care by demonstrating involvement of the patient and their family in a plan of care that is culturally sensitive.
Adheres to hospital and nursing department philosophies and policies.
Utilizes the documentation system to accurately reflect patient care planned for and delivered, as per policy and protocol.
Applies current technology, competencies and theory in the delivery of care.
Utilizes the documentation system to accurately reflect interventions delivered as per policy and protocol.
Participates in meeting patient care needs which will ultimately improve team effectiveness.
Assumes leadership role with healthcare team members to provide patient care.
Directs patient care activities and delegates to other staff members appropriate activities in accordance with job description of those staff members.
Assures quality of patient care by seeking counsel/collaboration with personnel who have specialized level of skill.
Works effectively with the interprofessional team to reinforce, collaborate and have goal directed interactions.
Evaluation and Delivery of Care
Evaluates patient status and provides appropriate goal setting.
Applies evidence based practice to care delivery.
Improves patient care and/or hospital systems by utilizing quality measurement improvement data.
Infection Control/Patient Safety
Contributes to the safe, effective and professional delivery of care including use of safety/restrictive devices.
Follows Infection Control policies and procedures.
Maintains knowledge of policies concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warning and general safety procedures.
Communicates effectively with patients and care givers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to their diagnoses, functional level and discharge instructions.
Communicates patient care needs including change of status, using SBAR, to Medical Staff and members of the interdisciplinary team with an appropriate sense of urgency.
Appropriately uses chain of commands
Participates in team conferences and professional and organization meetings.
Adaptability and Flexibility
Rotates to all units based on patient care needs.
Adjusts to changes in policy and procedure, unit and patient populations.
Complies with CE requirement for license renewal as determined by the State of Illinois.
Participates in educational activities offered.
Attends outside continuing education workshops and shares knowledge obtained with interprofessional team and applies new information in practice.
Required: The float RN must possess 2 or more years of current acute nursing experience within the past 5 years. Completion of an accredited Registered Nurse Program. BSN. LIC RN, CERT BLS. Maintains current CPR certification. Preferred: 2-3 years clinical experience. Previous operational/leadership experience in an inpatient or outpatient setting is preferred.