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Rehab Assistant / CNA / PCT - Full Time Nights - 7pm-7am

Rehab Assistant / CNA / PCT - Full Time Nights - 7pm-7am

Job ID 
64976
Location 
US-TX-Dallas
Experience (Years) 
1
Category 
Healthcare Support - Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
Street Address 
909 North Washington Avenue
Company 
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
Position Type 
12-Hour Shift - Full Time Nights
Recruiter email address 
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Overview

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation

Dallas, TX

 

Rehab Assistant (CNA or PCT) - Inpatient Rehab

 

Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation carries a well-known reputation for excellent patient care and exceptional quality outcomes. We serve all people through exemplary healthcare, education, research and community service. Fourteen years running Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation and our sister organization Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation have been named in U.S. News & World Report as one of America's Best Hospitals. We are Joint Commission certified and won the Quality Texas Foundation Performance Excellence Award. 

 

BIR currently employs 1,600 employees and we continue to grow. We currently have the following locations throughout DFW, making us one of the most recognized and largest rehabilitation providers in the nation:

  • 3 Inpatient Rehab Hospitals (free standing)
  • 2 Inpatient Rehab Units in Baylor Health Care System Hospitals
  • 9 Acute Care Therapy Departments
  • 60+ Outpatient Therapy Centers
  • Home Health Services

 

We currently have an opening for a REHAB ASSISTANT/CNA/PCT for the 7 p.m.-7 a.m. shift.

Responsibilities

Choose to be an integral part of a team that helps patients achieve their greatest potential and work toward productive, independent lives. The Rehab Assistant (CNA/PCT) provides care under the direction of a Registered Nurse, assists patients in the rehabilitation process through provision of appropriate nursing care as well as carryover of rehabilitation techniques.

We're looking for an experienced Rehab Assistant. Experience in Inpatient rehab or Med/Surg/Telemetry/Acute Care is preferred. 

 

Employees in this position will:

  1. Completes daily assignments and documents as directed by a nurse including:
    1. Assists patients with daily activities
    2. Provides patients with bed pans/urinals, cleans urinary devices; is competent in application of urinary Empties bedside drainage bags and keeps records of the patient's intake and output during the entire shift, reports information to the nurse
    3. Assists or prepares patient for examination or treatment
    4. Weighs patients
    5. Transports patient to and from therapy/radiology/appointments
    6. Makes bed daily. Maintains tidiness of the patient’s room as needed
  2. Obtains vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations), documents on patient record and reports changes to the nurse as directed.
  3. Answers all call lights promptly. Reports problems to a primary nurse/designee.
  4. Reinforces rehabilitation techniques as directed to maximize patient recovery including:
    1. Provides ADL assistance including feeding, bathing, showering
    2. Properly transfers patients from one surface to another including manual and mechanical lifts
    3. Positions patients appropriately in bed and in wheelchair
    4. Re-positions patients; cues patients to weight shift as appropriate.
    5. Dons and doffs splints/braces/and positioning devices appropriately and timely
  5. Participates in Therapeutic Dysphagia and Feeding Program as assigned. Assists with monitoring of diets, nutritional supplements as well as provides appropriate cues to patients for feeding or swallowing once directed  by speech or occupational therapist.  Provides water/juice and snacks as appropriate.
  6. Reports problems and progress to the primary nurse throughout the shift. Immediately reports accidents to the nurse.  Refers questions and inquires to the nurse for follow-up.  Communicates effectively with the rehabilitation team including nursing, therapy and physicians. 
  7. Provides and receives shift to shift report to ensure continuity of patient care.
  8. Observes safety rules, standard precautions and fire regulations.
  9. Maintains patient confidentiality, patient rights and privacy.
  10. Interacts with patients, families, peers and supervisors in a calm, positive, courteous and appropriate manner.
  11. Assists nurse with patient admissions, transfers and discharges; safeguards patients' belongings and other items during these procedures. Assists nurse in taking pictures of new admissions for insertion into the medical record.  Collects specimens from patients as assigned and transports specimens to the lab if required.
  12. Assists with cleaning of nursing areas, refrigerators, store rooms, etc. as needed to maintain safety and cleanliness of the unit.
  13. Attends in-service education programs and meetings as scheduled.
  14. Performs other duties as requested.

Qualifications

 

  1. Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Previous hospital experience preferred.
  3. Certified BLS completion required.
  4. Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) preferred

Additional Data

Select Medical is an equal opportunity employer committed to dealing with employees in a nondiscriminatory manner and based on job-related qualifications and abilities. The Company will recruit, hire, train, and promote all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, age (40 and over), marital status, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational qualification) or any other protected status.