Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country. Through RehabCare and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, we provide leading therapy to more than 2,000 sites of service across different settings in the care continuum and have been managing rehab for more than 30 years. We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you as a Nurse Manager.
Your career growth begins when you join an interdisciplinary team, where doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts work together to form individualized care plans for our patients and residents. Opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships, not only allow for continual career growth but emphasize our commitment to investing in our employees and developing future healthcare leaders.
The goal of our team is to focus on each patient as an individual to ensure that we are meeting their clinical needs and creating a fun and dynamic healing environment. Each employee’s dedication is essential to meet and exceed the needs of each patient, resident and family we serve. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Healthcare Company” for 9 years, Kindred welcomes you to join our team and build a career that touches lives.
Summary: Responsible for the overall direction and supervision of patient care activities and nursing personnel of a nursing unit. Consults with staff, physicians, and Program Director on nursing problems and interpretation of hospital policies to ensure patient needs are met. Ensures nursing staff follows policy and procedures, participates in the investigation and preparation of reports. Ensures adequate staffing for nursing units. Has authority and responsibility for implementing the Standards of Nursing Practice related to all nursing care areas and functions. Acts as the administrative representative in the absence of Program Director.
Essential Functions: • Responsible for the direction of the unit’s nursing staff. • Assesses staff competency of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition. • Ensures change of shift is conducted appropriately and staff is informed regarding conditions of patients, follow up actions requirements and any special conditions. • Ensures staff is competent to adequately assess and reassess pain, can utilize appropriate pain management techniques and educates the patient and family regarding pain management, ability to revise plan of care as indicated by the patient’s response to treatment and evaluate the overall plan daily for effectiveness. • Ensures staff is competent to perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors. Informs Program Director, Risk Management and Administration of circumstances, which may have a serious impact. • Coordinates and directs staff to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed. Develops and prepares staffing schedules based on patient acuity and daily census. • Assesses and formulates teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning to ensure staff is competent. • Communicates appropriately and clearly to physicians, staff, and administrative team. Demonstrates ability to assist staff and physicians with procedures. Interacts professionally with patient/family and involves patient/family in the formulation of the plan of care. • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychosocial, cultural, ethnic and religious/spiritual needs of patients and family. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers. • Ensures staff is competent to manage and operate equipment safely and correctly. • Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments. • Ensures staff responds to call lights to meet patients’ needs. • Performs management activities, such as interviewing, hiring, counseling, termination, and assessment of staff clinical competency. Annually or as appropriate, appraises performance and assesses competence of staff. • Conducts monthly department staff meetings. • Coordinates with PT to maintain performance improvement CQI and quality control activities for department.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, word-processing and spreadsheet software. • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized, function well under stressful situations and respond quickly in emergency situations. • Knowledge of accreditation standards and compliance requirements. • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking, appropriate prioritization and time management skills.
Qualifications: • Graduate of accredited registered nurse program. Master's degree preferred. • Current state licensure in the state required. • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required. • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred. • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) preferred. • Minimum of two years of previous nursing management required.