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    Job ID
    73763
    Location
    US-NJ-Saddle Brook
    Experience (Years)
    1
    Category
    Healthcare Support - Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides
    Street Address
    300 Market Street
    Company
    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation
    Position Type
    8-Hour Shift - Full Time Evenings
  • Overview

    For six decades,Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has pioneered the course of physical medicine and rehabilitation and is a recognized leader for stroke,brain,spinal cord injuries and work with amputees and orthopedic /neurological rehabilitation. Consistently named to the prestigious 'America's Best Hospitals' list by US News & World Report. Kessler has set the gold standard in medical rehabilitation and is ranked as one of the top two rehabilitation hospitals in the nation and the leading rehabilitation hospital in the East.

     

    Assists patients in the inpatient nursing dept in the rehabilitation process including assistance with daily living activities, such as toileting, showering, transporting and answering call lights.

     

    SHIFT:  Full Time 3pm - 11pm varied days and alternate weekends

    Responsibilities

     

    Completes daily assignments as directed by a nurse including:

    •  Assists patients with daily activities
    •  Provides patients with bed pans/urinals, cleans urinary devices; is competent in application of urinary  devices.
    •  Empties bedside drainage bags and keeps records of the patient's intake and output during the entire shift, reports information to the nurse
    •  Assists or prepares patient for examination or treatment
    •  Weighs patients          
    •  Transports patient to and from therapy/radiology/appointments
    •  Makes bed daily. 
    •  Maintains tidiness of the patient’s room as needed
    •  Obtains vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations) as directed.
    •  Answers all call lights promptly.  Reports problems to a primary nurse/designee.
    •  Reinforces rehabilitation techniques as directed to maximize patient recovery including:
    •  Provides ADL assistance including feeding, bathing, showering
    •  Transfers patients from one surface to another including manual and mechanical lifts
    •  Position patients appropriately in bed and in wheelchair
    •  Re-positions patients; cues patients to weight shift as appropriate.
    •  Dons and doffs splints/braces/and positioning devices appropriately and timely

    Qualifications

    • Education:  High School diploma or equivalent required. 
    • 1 yr of  previous hospital experience preferred working in a medical facility or hospital.