Registered Nurse - Covenant IP Rehab
Company: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation
Posted on: January 11, 2020
SUMMARY We have the great privilege of helping patients and
families re-build their lives. It's extraordinarily meaningful work
and the reason we greet the day with optimism and anticipation.
When patients \\"Ask for Mary,\\" they experience a culture that
has been sculpted for more than a century. Our hallmark is to
carefully listen to patients and innovatively serve them. This is
true of every employee, from support staff and leadership, to
clinicians and care providers.
Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited
rehabilitation hospital serving thousands of children and adults
each year through inpatient, outpatient, sub-acute rehabilitation,
orthotics and prosthetics and home and community programs. With the
most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan and an
exclusive focus on rehabilitation, Mary Free Bed physicians, nurses
and therapists help our patients achieve outstanding clinical
outcomes. The growing Mary Free Bed Network provides patients
throughout the state with access to our unique standard of
Mary Free Bed at Covenant Health Care provides inpatient
rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding
regions. Mary Free Bed RNs working in this location have the
opportunity to receive support from both organizations, and are
expected to follow all applicable policies and procedures that
apply to our work. In this job description, the term \\"Nursing
Department\\" refers to all care and responsibilities that the
nursing staff provide to the patients that we serve.
Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Mary Free Bed values diversity and inclusion among patients,
families and staff. We strive to hire people who reflect the
communities we serve. Our employees will serve all patients,
families and each other with dignity and respect.
Registered Nurses at Mary Free Bed at Covenant are a key member of
the multi-disciplinary team that collaborates together to provide
patient-centered care. Within the Nursing Department, RNs
coordinate, direct, delegate, and provide care to multiple
patients. Using a patient and family-centered care approach, each
RN develops relationships with patients, families, and colleagues
that enhance the quality of care provided. Nursing care is
performed with compassion and courtesy, and each RN is responsible
to follow departmental policies and service standards. Patient and
family education is a primary focus of rehabilitation nursing, and
is a critical aspect of the interdisciplinary team's efforts to
assist patients to gain independence, apply adaptation strategies,
and return to home.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Quality Pillar of Excellence
* Quality Nursing Care - The Registered Nurse is responsible for
all nursing care provided to patients at Mary Free Bed at Covenant.
Through careful assessment of each patient, interdisciplinary
collaboration, and critical thinking, each RN develops and/or
follows a patient-centered plan of care that aligns with the
priorities and plans developed by the attending physician and other
disciplines. The RN coordinates care for non-licensed staff through
delegation and follow-up, to assure that all care provided follows
departmental policies and procedures.
* Quality Improvement -Mary Free Bed is committed to providing
rehabilitation services that are of the highest possible quality.
Opportunities for improvement are valued, as staff and leaders will
take advantage of lessons learned to improve future services. Each
RN will participate in performance improvement through
identification of ways to improve care, reporting unexpected events
or medical errors, and reporting \\"near misses\\". As requested,
the RNs will participate in data collection and documentation
audits to assist the Nursing Department with quality improvement
* Patient Safety - Each RN is responsible to promote safety for all
patients served by following all applicable department policies and
procedures. RNs will understand and contribute to the initiatives
that are in place to improve the safety of the patients served.
Additionally,a culture of patient safety is very important at MFB
and this requires all employees to be able to identify and report
unexpected events and near misses without the fear of reprisal or
retaliation. Retaliation or intimidation towards another employee
for reporting unexpected events or near misses will not be
tolerated. Finally, when threats to patient safety are identified,
or opportunities for improvement are noted, these will be
communicated with a member of the Nursing Leadership Team in a
Service Pillar of Excellence
* Customer Service - Each Registered Nurse is required to
demonstrate excellent customer service standards and behaviors,
while interacting with patients, family members, physicians, and
colleagues. The Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior outlines
expectations for performance in this area. Each RN must deal
discreetly and sensitively with confidential information, and as
needed, will perform customer service recovery with patients and
families members. The RN will also take active steps to recognize
unique cultural and religious needs of patients and families and
integrate these diverse needs into a patient-specific plan of care
that aims to exceed the expectations of each patient and
* Physician and colleague relationships -Interdisciplinary team
integration and collaboration across disciplines to provide
patient-centered care is a priority at Mary Free Bed. Maintaining
effective working relationships with admitting and consulting
physicians is an important responsibility of each RN. In addition,
each RN is responsible to develop and maintain professional working
relationships with colleagues from other disciplines that are
involved in the care of each patient and family.
People Pillar of Excellence
* Employee Competency -Each RN employed at Mary Free Bed at
Covenant is responsible to perform within the policies, procedures,
and standards of care set by the organization. This often requires
demonstration of competency to meet regulatory and accreditation
requirements and in alignment with recognized standards of care and
best practice benchmarks. Each RN is responsible to demonstrate
competency in those areas required by the department, within the
defined time frame.
* Professional Work Environment - A culture of professionalism,
respect, and accountability is critical to fulfilling the mission
of Mary Free Bed at Covenant. Each RN is responsible for
encouraging a culture of personal accountability, solution-seeking
behavior, mutual respect, open communication, acceptance of change,
enthusiasm, and pride. As opportunities for celebration and
opportunities for improvement are identified, each RN will share
this information with a member of the Nursing Leadership Team.
* Employee Safety- Each employee within the Nursing Department is
responsible to follow all policies and procedures related to
employee safety. When risks to employee safety are identified (self
or others), each RN will take appropriate steps to reduce those
risks, communicate with the Nursing Supervisor(s) and to maintain a
physical work environment that reflects the high quality nursing
services delivered at Mary Free Bed at Covenant.
* Staff Selection, Development and Mentoring -As requested by a
member of the Nursing Leadership Team, MFB RNs assist with employee
selection and the orientation process for new team members.
Mary Free Bed is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic
information, veteran status, disability or other legally protected
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