Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 20, 2018
Full-time
Summary: Looking for a strong RN candidate with background serving patients with neurologic conditions such as stroke or brain injury.  Candidate must be flexible and able to multi task and support the MSW team to transition our patients to various community-based levels of care such as outpatient rehabilitation, home care, hospice, school, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, etc.  Experience working in various levels of the continuum of care  helpful.  The candidate must thrive in environments that work with a robust interdisciplinary team of highly skilled nurses, doctors, and therapists.  BSN preferred and CRRN preferred or ability to take this exam in 2 years of employment.  Essential Job Responsibilities: Provides care management services to patients and families. Provides an initial psychosocial assessment of patient and family functioning, adjustment to disability, health literacy status and coping skills. Provides education to facilitate adjustment, problem solving, and the development/implementation of an appropriate discharge/transition plan. Communicate with patients and families/supports to promote participation in the development and execution of the plan of care. Acts as an internal case manager and functions as liaison with external case managers, providers and funding sources to maximize patient satisfaction, quality, and cost-effective outcomes. Coordinates highly effective level of care transitions from inpatient to community-based levels of care and services, such as: outpatient rehabilitation, home care, hospice, school, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, etc. Oversees the patient follow up process to insure highly durable outcomes. Documents patient/family status, progress and discharge status through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summaries according to established time standards. Identify and remove barriers to the discharge/transition process. Identifying complex discharge/transition needs early on in order to assist the patient and family/supports in acquiring resources, such as: non-covered medications, home modifications, non-funded equipment, etc. Ensuring access to all needed follow-up primary care and medications at discharge, which may include assistance in locating funding to reduce the likelihood of re-hospitalization. Educate patients and families/supports on current evidence based practices related to complex /chronic disease management across the continuum of care to reduce the frequency of re-hospitalization. Communicates with rehabilitation team regarding patient and family needs, preferences, resources, funding issues and discharge/transition status in order to integrate the care process and minimize fragmentation in the services. Attends and participates actively in patient team conferences by representing the needs, preferences and resources of the patient and family/supports. Identify the need for and facilitate family conferences as appropriate to assure the needs and preferences of the patient and family/supports are in unison with the goals and clinical interventions of the rehabilitation team. Functions as a patient advocate and maintains patient confidentiality. Educate the patient, the family/supports, and members of the health care delivery team about treatment options, community resources, insurance benefits, psychosocial concerns, case management, etc., so that timely and informed decisions can be made. Promote patient self-advocacy, choice and self-determination. Educate patients and families/supports in the appropriate use of health care services. Improve quality of care and maintain cost effectiveness on a case-by-case basis. Provides discipline specific coverage within the Mary Free Bed System as requested. Participates in orientation and training of new staff. Supervises student internships as appropriate. Supports program operations as assigned. Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Possesses and demonstrates competence in an identified area of clinical expertise. Registered Nurse, Masters in Social Work or Masters in Counseling from accredited school Equivalent degrees are accepted provided they are granted from an accredited school of Care management. Current professional license with the State of Michigan in the area of practice is required Three years of experience as a care manager in a health care setting. Experience working in acute rehabilitation preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, expressing self in a clear, concise, and professional manner. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the interdisciplinary team members and family. Excellent time management and organizational skills.  Function in a self-directed manner.  Ability to make quality, collaborative decisions in short timeframes. Analytical and strong problem solving skills.  Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions. Physical Demands: Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing; to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)                                                                              Other Preferred Job Qualifications: • Experience in interdisciplinary team management.   
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 20, 2018
Full-time
Summary: Looking for a candidate with strong pediatric background to serve our unique pediatric patients and families.  A pediatric CM with MSW or RN with care management experience preferred.  Excellent clinical skills working with patients/families dealing with psychosocial adjustment needs and improved coping.  Understanding of continuum of care and smooth transitions of care helpful.  Thrive in environments that work with a robust interdisciplinary team of highly skilled nurses, doctors, and therapists. Able to effectively coordinate high acuity care transitions from inpatient rehab to community-based levels of care and services, such as: outpatient rehabilitation, home care, hospice, school, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, etc. Essential Job Responsibilities: Provides care management services to patients and families. Provides an initial psychosocial assessment of patient and family functioning, adjustment to disability, health literacy status and coping skills. Provides education to facilitate adjustment, problem solving, and the development/implementation of an appropriate discharge/transition plan. Communicate with patients and families/supports to promote participation in the development and execution of the plan of care. Acts as an internal case manager and functions as liaison with external case managers, providers and funding sources to maximize patient satisfaction, quality, and cost-effective outcomes. Coordinates highly effective level of care transitions from inpatient to community-based levels of care and services, such as: outpatient rehabilitation, home care, hospice, school, vocational rehabilitation, counseling, etc. Oversees the patient follow up process to insure highly durable outcomes. Documents patient/family status, progress and discharge status through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summaries according to established time standards. Identify and remove barriers to the discharge/transition process. Identifying complex discharge/transition needs early on in order to assist the patient and family/supports in acquiring resources, such as: non-covered medications, home modifications, non-funded equipment, etc. Ensuring access to all needed follow-up primary care and medications at discharge, which may include assistance in locating funding to reduce the likelihood of re-hospitalization. Educate patients and families/supports on current evidence based practices related to complex /chronic disease management across the continuum of care to reduce the frequency of re-hospitalization. Communicates with rehabilitation team regarding patient and family needs, preferences, resources, funding issues and discharge/transition status in order to integrate the care process and minimize fragmentation in the services. Attends and participates actively in patient team conferences by representing the needs, preferences and resources of the patient and family/supports. Identify the need for and facilitate family conferences as appropriate to assure the needs and preferences of the patient and family/supports are in unison with the goals and clinical interventions of the rehabilitation team. Functions as a patient advocate and maintains patient confidentiality. Educate the patient, the family/supports, and members of the health care delivery team about treatment options, community resources, insurance benefits, psychosocial concerns, case management, etc., so that timely and informed decisions can be made. Promote patient self-advocacy, choice and self-determination. Educate patients and families/supports in the appropriate use of health care services. Improve quality of care and maintain cost effectiveness on a case-by-case basis. Provides discipline specific coverage within the Mary Free Bed System as requested. Participates in orientation and training of new staff. Supervises student internships as appropriate. Supports program operations as assigned. Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Possesses and demonstrates competence in an identified area of clinical expertise. Registered Nurse, Masters in Social Work or Masters in Counseling from accredited school Equivalent degrees are accepted provided they are granted from an accredited school of Care management. Current professional license with the State of Michigan in the area of practice is required Three years of experience as a care manager in a health care setting. Experience working in acute rehabilitation preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, expressing self in a clear, concise, and professional manner. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with the interdisciplinary team members and family. Excellent time management and organizational skills.  Function in a self-directed manner.  Ability to make quality, collaborative decisions in short timeframes. Analytical and strong problem solving skills.  Ability to work effectively and efficiently under tight deadlines, high volumes and multiple interruptions. Physical Demands: Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing; to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)                                                                              Other Preferred Job Qualifications: • Experience in interdisciplinary team management. 
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Weatlhy St. SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 19, 2018
Full-time
Summary: Healthcare professional responsible for identifying new amputees immediately after or prior to amputation, providing some post-op care, meeting with all amputees that come to MFB inpatient rehab, counseling amputees regarding the process of being fit with a prosthetic device and maintaining contact with these amputees, all with the objective of promoting the benefits of, and increasing participation in, the amputee clinic at MFB.    Essential Job Responsibilities: Assessment of patients with impairment of human movement or musculoskeletal abnormalities that would impede their ability to participate in their social environment or other activities in order to determine a functional intervention. Formulation of a treatment plan, with other health care providers as prescribed by the referring physician based upon a comprehensive assessment to design an intervention to alleviate limitations and enhance function.  Compliance with practice management plans to develop and document policies and procedures to ensure patient protection which includes, but is not limited to: adherence to applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations maintaining a safe and professional environment for patient care comprehension of claims development and submission Identify new amputees on the floor at subacute hospitals immediately after or prior to amputation. Encourage amputee clinic participation at MFB Meet with every amputee that comes to MFB inpatient rehab. Encourage amputee clinic participation at MFB. Develop relationship with Social workers discharge planning, RN liaison with vascular and orthopedic offices  Develop relationships with MFB nurse Liaisons and PMR physicians that practice at various hospital locations Counsel patient as to the process of being fit with a prosthesis, promote amputee clinic benefits. Provide compression and post op care including but not limited to dressing changes, shrinkers, rigid dressings (flow Techs),  to patients on floor of hospital. Arrange mentor meetings pre / post op for patients that are interested coordinating with MFB Social worker. Assist MFB O&P Director of Clinical Operations in amputee clinic at Mary Free Bed. Provide some evaluation documentation including K level justification, immediately following surgery or before depending on case.  Provide follow up and tracking of patients that do not come to MFB for post-op rehab. Like those discharged to SNF or Home. Encourage amputee clinic participation at MFB Work with Director of Clinical Operations to introduce clinician that will provide fabrication care of the individuals prep prosthesis. Manage relationship with PT or case manager at SNF or Home Care agency to track healing and readiness for fabrication. Obtain dispensing RX and clinical notes justification prior to patient being casted for prosthesis. Maintain mandatory education requirements. Relative to individual credentials or certifications. Follow charting procedures and maintain records; complete in a timely manner according to department policy. Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Bachelor’s degree or relevant and current healthcare professional certification Experience with Delivering patient and family education Excellent customer service skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent organizational skills; ability to multitask and meet deadlines Must be in good standings with health care professionals governing or credentialing body. Physical Demands: The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb The ability to hear, speak, write and see (correctable vision) The ability to occasionally  lift up to 50 pounds The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 19, 2018
As needed
Summary: We are seeking a PRN/Resource Physical Therapist to work at Metro Health Inpatient Acute Care.  Assumes full responsibility for evaluating patient’s need for physical therapy.  Plans and executes individual treatment programs in accordance with the State of Michigan licensure and PT scope of practice.  Keeps treatment skills upgraded through continuing education, evidence based research, and program development.  Perform job responsibilities in accordance with the program’s strategic objectives and goals to carry out organizational strategic objectives. Essential Job Responsibilities: Each job responsibility is related to the MFB Pillars of Excellence. The responsibility is identified to a pillar by the following letters: Q (Quality), S (Service), P (People), G (Growth),   F (Financial). Provides patient care. (Q) Evaluates patient condition. Establishes treatment goals in collaboration with patient and family as appropriate, and in collaboration with the treatment team. Treatment goals should be interdisciplinary and patient-centered whenever possible. Establishes written treatment plan, and administers treatment for each patient according to the stated goals.  Delegates responsibilities to physical therapist assistants and rehabilitation technicians as appropriate. Re-evaluates patient's status and effects of treatment.  Revises treatment plan as necessary. Reviews revised goals with patient and family as appropriate. Evaluates patient's need for medical equipment and orders the appropriate equipment as necessary. Evaluates equipment upon delivery and instructs patient, patient's family and health care workers on its use. Participates in planning for patient discharge by considering and communicating with patient, family, community support/services and environmental limitations. Documents patient's status and progress through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to established internal/external time standards and adherence to reimbursement guidelines. (Q) Communicates with others to integrate physical therapy treatment with all aspects of patient care. (Q,S) Participates in conferences/discussions as needed and exchange of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to integrate physical therapy treatment plan. Instructs the patient and the family in physical therapy procedures as part of  providing patient and family education including written instructions as necessary. Attends various meetings and in-services as designated. (Q,P)  Follows all hospital policy and procedures including but not limited to patient confidentiality and infection control. (Q)  Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations. (F)  Provides discipline specific coverage (following cross training) within the Mary Free Bed system as requested .(F,S)  Supports program operations as assigned. (Q, S, P, G, F)  Other Job Responsibilities: Serves as clinical instructor for physical therapy students.  Supervises, teaches, and evaluates skills of students. Communicates with participating universities regarding skill levels of students. (S) Participates in program development and/or research activities as assigned. (Q, G) Participates in orientation and training of new staff. (Q, P) Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)  Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Graduate of an American Physical Therapy Association accredited Physical Therapy program. Licensure with the State of Michigan. Able to work weekends.  Must have at least 1 year of acute care experience.  Possesses and maintains CPR certification to meet department/program protocol.  Physical Demands The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients. The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb. The ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision). The ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds. The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment. The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.  
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 19, 2018
Full-time
Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: A MFB Security Officer, working  individually and as part of a team, guards, patrols (on foot or in a vehicle), monitors premises, facilities and other areas to prevent theft, violence, and infractions of rules.  Secures facility and protects facility in case of fires, natural disasters, or other hazardous events.   While working at the Control Desk, the security officer will relay all incoming, outgoing and inter-departmental telephone calls appropriately and as quickly as possible.  Receives vendors, guests and staff, ascertains their needs, and directs them accordingly.  Is able to handle all emergency situations with confidence and controlled emotions.    A MFB Security Officer is able to make sound decisions while using technical, physical and customer service skills to ensure a safe and peaceful environment for patients, visitors and staff.  A MFB Security Officer provides exceptional customer service to everyone in the facility by exuding warmth, genuine care, and taking pride and joy in this role.   Essential Job Responsibilities:   Make eye contact and pleasantly greet each patient, visitor, and staff members; maintains a pleasant, friendly and professional demeanor with all guest, client, staff members and coworkers to create favorable impressions Ensures a safe and secure environment; provides protective service and response for protection of the people and property of the Hospital; is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operation of the Department Patrol and inspect facilities and grounds on a regular basis to detect and deter crimes, security violations and unsafe conditions. Identify unsafe conditions and improperly secured areas/property to help prevent theft, injuries or damages Display age appropriate security interactions when dealing with members, patients, visitors and staff Protect patients, visitors and employees who are in danger or have been threatened and intervene when appropriate to reduce or defuse potentially violent situations   Standby as requested in certain situations to prevent disturbed or menacing patients, visitors or anyone else from being a danger to themselves or others.   Monitors and maintains closed circuit TV/video surveillance and two way radio systems and other life safety systems   Respond to burglary, fire and other alarms and take appropriate action   Coordinate safety and security procedures during emergencies   Clear and reset alarm systems   Control traffic flow within areas and enforce parking regulations as needed at the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital campus and other facilities.   Create safety awareness among guests and staff.   Conduct preliminary investigations into thefts, shortages and other complaints involving potential criminal misconduct   Answers alarms and investigates disturbances   Patrols premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates   Inspects assigned areas for fire or environmental hazards   Provides transfer assistance from vehicle to wheelchair and vice versa, when appropriate.  Secures courtesy wheelchairs for guests as needed.   Relays incoming, outgoing, and inter-departmental calls, takes and relays messages, and responds to telephone queries with a smile and in a warm, efficient way in order to facilitate public and hospital business.   Responds quickly and accurately to emergency alarms including fires, codes, and tornados (or other disasters); receives initial reports, alerts outside agencies for their response, pages instructions to all hospital staff, and stands-by to provide further communications so that appropriate emergency responses may begin.   Directs all public, patients, and outside visitors.  Projects an informed and caring image at all times in order to effectively serve MFB guests and staff.   Makes appropriate overhead pages on a timely basis and with clear enunciation to communicate messages to people outside of telephone access.   May monitor and control as necessary the flow of visitors to patients so that patients do not receive inappropriate visitors.   Transports patients, visitors or other guests to different areas of the MFB campus by wheelchair or escorting them as needed   Protects all hospital guest and staff’s confidentiality according to HIPPA requirements   Maintains a clean, neat work environment including the security vehicle and all surrounding areas within the security office.   Creates and maintains an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis   Maintains positive appearance and professional image   Adheres to hospital policies   Maintains a detailed knowledge of the facility, including services, departments, clinics, peripheral services, conference rooms and other pertinent information   Completes incident reports that are detailed and strictly factual   Ability to function in an environment with possible exposure to blood borne pathogens or other potentially infectious/hazardous materials, and possible exposure to high or low temperatures as both inside and outside conditions indicate.   Communications Responsibilities: Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to guests, clients and associates. Ability to use communication devices (phones, radios, etc) in a clear, concise and professional manner to meet and exceed the internal and external customer service expectations.   Customer Service Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards. Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers. Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information.   Responsibilities in Quality Improvement:    Contributes by identifying problems and seeking solutions. Promotes patient/family satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts to monitor and report customer service.     Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): High school diploma or GED Must, within six months of hire, become a Certified Healthcare Security Officer (CHSO) through the IAHSS Must, within 90 day training period, undergo OC (oleoresin capsicum) training, i.e. Pepper Spray/Gel, which involves an exposure to the agent. Must, within 90 day training period, become certified in First Aid. Must within one year of employment possess a current State of Michigan Concealed Pistol License which will allow for the officer to carry a conducted electrical weapon (i.e. Taser). Customer service experience (Health Care industry preferred) Ability to work flexible schedules and extended hours as needed. Must have a valid State of Michigan driver's license Must have and maintain a driving record with no Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Operating While Visibly Impaired (OWVI) infractions and 4 points or less (to meet company fleet insurance requirements).  Must have problem resolution skills Must have ability to manage multiple priorities and multi-task Ability to work in inclement weather (hot, cold, rain, snow, etc.) for an entire shift. Note: Shifts will not be cancelled due to inclement weather and all employees will be required to attend their scheduled shifts and maintain a high quality of work despite weather conditions Ability to speak, read and write standard English language; to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; to write simple correspondence Must be able to apply reasoning and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form Must be able to understand 24 hour and military time systems Physical Demands: Must be able to push and pull (on wheelchair) 100 to 350 pounds frequently over considerable distances. Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move irregularly shaped objects such as patient belonging, wheelchairs, other adaptive equipment and/or mechanical devises up to 50 pounds (and occasionally up to 75 pounds). Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time up to twelve (12)  hours per day Ability to sit for long periods of time up to four(4) hours per day while remaining alert and maintaining a high level of professionalism and situational awareness. Ability to remain at post for extended periods of time with patient(s) who are acting-out or have diminished impulse control, while staying alert and maintaining the highest level of professionalism and situational awareness. Ability to enter and exit vehicles of all types several times per day Ability to drive for outings and other hospital activities with staff or patients for both short and long distance trips of up to three (3) hours each way while remaining alert and maintaining a high level of professionalism, situational awareness and decision making abilities. Competent with computers and with Microsoft Office Suite software (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, etc.) Specific vision abilities required by the job include 20/20 corrected vision, color vision both eyes. Functional hearing abilities for communications from a two-way handheld radio with an over-the-ear speaker system, cellular phone or other telephonic devices and PA speakers. Ability to regularly run; stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk and hear.        Other Preferred Job Qualifications Bilingual Previous hospital security experience Computer experience 
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 18, 2018
Full-time
Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: Provides support to the Medical Education Team on daily tasks and projects, which will give the intern gainful experience in the Hospital Administration and Medical Education field.   Internship Type: This is a part time, unpaid internship.   Essential Intern functions: The Medical Education internship will be tailored to match the intern’s skills and help in developing new skills in the hospital administration and education field. A sampling of job assignments and projects are listed below. The intern may work in all of these areas or just a few.   Recruiting speakers for various education events. Producing necessary speaker documents for various education events. Assist with continuing education credit application for the various disciplines. Generating and distributing continuing education award certificates. Onboarding of Allied Health students/ nursing students, medical students and residents. Orientation packets for new clinical and non-clinical students. Data tracking of evaluations of educational offerings. Assist in coordinating weekly education events and periodic conferences and workshop/seminars Assist with clinical and non-clinical affiliation agreement updates and inventory tracking Provide assistance to the Mary Free Bed Network Education Site Coordinators in obtaining access to broadcast events and necessary documents.   Customer Service Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards.  Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers.  Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information.      Responsibilities in Medical Education: Contributes by identifying opportunities for process improvement in education and seeking solutions.  Promotes staff and patient/family education where possible; participates in departmental efforts to provide high quality education events.   Essential Intern Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Completed course work in Business field with an emphasis in the healthcare field. Student should be a junior or senior level student at an accredited business college. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.  Proven ability to create graphs, forms and databases and summarize results. Internet and web experience. Competent language, spelling, and grammar skills with the ability to proof business documents. The ability to demonstrate initiative and responsibility, perform multiple tasks, attend to detail, meet deadlines, adapt quickly to changes, and respond well to feedback. Good interpersonal and telephone skills. Physical Demands:   Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; able to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing; able to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)   Reporting Relationship: Director of Education and Medical Education Coordinator   Work Schedule 20-40 hours per week for a 10-12 week period. Actual hours and duration of internship will be determined at the time of position being awarded.   This is an unpaid intern position. The reward will be the valuable experience gained in the areas of Hospital Administration and Medical Education.    
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 17, 2018
Part-time
Summary Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients.  First line of action is to verbally redirect the patient from engaging in at risk behaviors.  Summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance.  Knowledgeable and supportive of patient and institutional confidentiality and related hospital policies.   Essential Job Responsibilities Demonstrates understanding and proficiency of the use of the AvaSys TeleSitter Solution software. Maintains visual observation at all times.  Verbally redirects patient over digital 2-way audio device that is in patient room.  Immediately summons the nursing staff if the patient requires assistance. Demonstrates the knowledge and skill necessary to support the appropriate care to this patient population based on the patients individualized treatment plan as delegated by the RN. Participates in hand-off of pertinent information/behavior about assigned patients when arriving on unit and upon completion of shift assignment.  Arranges meal break times with nurse and informs nurse prior to leaving monitoring station for any reason so that relief may be provided to ensure constant patient observation. Provides patient with explanations as necessary, but does not counsel or provide opinions. Demonstrates behaviors in line with Service Excellence. Seeks help or advice as soon as possible when patient appears to pose a threat to themselves or others.  Participates in a collaborative identification and reporting of patient safety issues.  Assures patient environment safety.  Seeks assistance with removal of any potential safety hazard from room and reports findings to Charge Nurse or Clinical Care Coordinator. Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and department safety programs.     Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements) High school graduate of G.E.D. with general knowledge of the hospital setting Completion of Hospital Orientation Previous experience in a hospital environment required Previous Clinical experience preferred Previous Direct Patient Care experience preferred Capable of continuous monitoring of up to 15 patients on one screen at one time and remaining alert at all times while on duty. Ability to communicate effectively with patients using a microphone and headset Ability to communicate with hospital staff and respond quickly to patient behavioral changes. Ability to use discretion and courtesy when working with patients, visitors, and staff Basic computer operation skills Basic Microsoft windows experience Efficiency in multitasking Ability to prioritize simultaneous situations 
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 16, 2018
Full-time
Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: Maintains a clean, safe environment inside and outside the hospital by performing duties according to departmental techniques, procedures, and needs.  Scheduled work may include weekends, holidays, and/or a variety of shifts.   Essential Job Responsibilities: Cleans in assigned areas, such as patient rooms, nurses' stations, examination and treatment rooms, public and patient lavatories, lounges and offices, and public areas. Sweeps, dusts, dust mops and wet mops floors and stairways, spots carpets, and buffs hard floors. Cleans and sanitizes discharge beds.  Makes beds in designated areas. Washes down all patient discharge furniture including night stands, dressers, and over-bed tables.  Cleans and sanitizes waste receptacles. Collects trash and refuse from work areas and completes appropriate disposal. Cleans, sanitizes, and polishes baths, lavatories, and shower/sink fixtures. Stocks paper and soap products, etc. as necessary. Dusts, washes, sponge mops, sanitizes and extracts furniture.  Cleans and polishes glass surfaces, walls, and window sills, window frames, doors, and registers. Scrubs bathroom tiles, woodwork, lights, and vents. Maintains equipment and materials in a clean and orderly manner. Assists with setups, linen delivery, mail delivery, general deliveries, etc. Vacuums and edges carpeted areas as necessary. Any other duties as assigned by manager       Customer Service Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards.  Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers.  Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information.     Responsibilities in Quality Improvement: Contributes by participating in meetings, identifying problems and seeking solutions. Participates in department efforts to monitor and report.   Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):   High school graduate or equivalent. Ability to communicate through the oral and/or written process and ability to follow directions. Physical Demands: Ability to work independently. Able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) Able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 50 pounds occasionally The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb The ability to hear, speak, write and see (correctable vision   Reporting Relationship: Environmental Services Manager     
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 11, 2018
Full-time
Summary The Research Assistant supports the John F. Butzer Center for Research & Innovation (JFB-R&I) mission of conducting, communicating, and translating research and innovation that demonstrates the value of Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital’s processes, devices, technologies, and services in support of the optimal care of patients   The Research Assistant is responsible for conducting literature searches, data management, recruiting participants, obtaining consents, maintaining files, scheduling and conducting interviews of patients and family members, maintaining data collection files,  assisting with data analysis and generating correspondence, reports and graphics. The Research Assistant is responsible for assisting therapists with patient care activities as requested.   The Research Assistant (RA) will work effectively in a team structure to assure efficiency of workflow, consistently demonstrating support of the JFB-R&I mission of striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the hospital and research enterprise.   Demonstrates strong aptitude in the following attributes:  Communication, Accountability, Flexibility / Adaptability, Judgment / Problem Solving, and Customer Service.  Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Minimum:  Associates degree plus three to six months of related work experience.  Prefer a four year degree neurosciences, nursing, psychology, engineering, social work, public health or related field. Knowledge of basic computer hardware in addition to software such as Microsoft Office,  REDCap, statistical programs such as Stata or SPSS, and/or relevant engineering or mathematical programs such as Matlab, as appropriate. Familiarity with medical, engineering or health services research terminology and basic research/statistical methodology is required, as appropriate to the position. Ability to accurately review and enter project data Analytical ability is required to prepare reports, maintain data inventory, code, transcribe interviews, develop graphs, perform literature searches, negotiate systems in several hospitals and/or human service organizations, and identify concerns/responses of participants that require termination of interview or possible intervention. Strong interpersonal skills are needed to interact effectively with patients/family member dyads, physicians, other human service professionals and a variety of supervisors for various research projects. Flexibility to coordinate scheduling with other project staff as needed. Proficient typing and administrative skills to transcribe data, prepare correspondence, and maintain files. Exercises independent judgment in assigned area of responsibility.  May be expected to take leadership on certain project tasks.   Working Conditions: Normal office/hospital/research laboratory environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature. May involve travel to other hospital/research sites and possibly to participants’ homes.  Interviews/experiments may require flexible day, evening and/or weekend hours. Physical Demands:  Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time); to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 10 pounds occasionally; to sit for the majority of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or wheeling; to use keyboard frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time)
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 04, 2018
Full-time
Summary: Nurse technicians provide important patient care within the Nursing Department.  Under the direction of the registered nurse assigned to each patient, this non-licensed team member assists with patient care and other department activities as outlined in this job description, and communicates effectively with the RN responsible for each patient.  Work performed by each Nurse Technician must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.   Essential Job Qualifications: Licensure Requirements: None Education:  High school graduate or equivalent GED required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. Current American Heart Association BLS Course for HealthCare Providers Physical Demands/Work Environment :  The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a nurse technician at Mary Free Bed.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear, required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work, required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care, required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment, Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Experience :  None required.  Previous experience as a nurse technician or nursing assistant is preferred.  Understanding of medical technology and rehabilitation care is preferred.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 04, 2018
Part-time
Summary: Nurse technicians provide important patient care within the Nursing Department.  Under the direction of the registered nurse assigned to each patient, this non-licensed team member assists with patient care and other department activities as outlined in this job description, and communicates effectively with the RN responsible for each patient.  Work performed by each Nurse Technician must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.   Essential Job Qualifications: Licensure Requirements: None Education:  High school graduate or equivalent GED required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. Current American Heart Association BLS Course for HealthCare Providers Physical Demands/Work Environment :  The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a nurse technician at Mary Free Bed.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear, required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work, required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care, required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment, Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Experience :  None required.  Previous experience as a nurse technician or nursing assistant is preferred.  Understanding of medical technology and rehabilitation care is preferred.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 04, 2018
Part-time
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 care.   Mission Statement: Restoring Hope and Freedom   Summary: Assists the Nutrition Clinicians in meal pass as well as tray retrieval. Is responsible for stocking and maintaining all nourishment rooms and day spaces.   Essential Job Responsibilities:   Takes inventory on nourishment rooms and day spaces. Collaborates with St. Mary’s Nutrition Services department to obtain stocking supplies. Maintains adequate inventory of nourishments and supplies for patients and families on the nursing unit. Will be responsible for cleaning and monitoring temperatures of all refrigerators and freezers on the inpatient unit Assist the Nutrition clinician in delivering meal trays, as well as tray retrieval after the meal hour.  Follows exposure/infection control, safety and equipment management, hazard, and quality improvement/risk management plans. Washes in and out of all patient rooms. Treats all patients, families, employees, and visitors with respect, dignity, and courtesy and immediately addresses customer concerns appropriately.   Customer Service Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards.   Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers.  Assures confidentiality of patient information per HIPPA guidelines.   Responsibilities in Quality Improvement: Contributes by participating in meetings, identifying problems and seeking solutions.  Assists in provision of quality care; participating in department efforts to monitor and report.  Also assists by maintaining good relations with the patients and their families.   Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): High school diploma or GED Knowledge of basic math, ability to inventory, and stock Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds. Physical Demands: Able to exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time) Able to lift, carry, push, pull, up to 35 pounds occasionally Able to stand for the majority (1/3 – 2/3) of the time, but may involve brief periods of time involving walking or standing.   Reporting Relationship: Manager of Nutrition Services   
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 Michigan Ave Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 03, 2018
As needed
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 care.   Mary Free Bed at Covenant Health Care provides inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding regions.  Mary Free Bed Nursing Care Assistants 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.   Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: Nursing Care Assistants provide important patient care within the Nursing Department.  Under the direction of the registered nurse assigned to each patient, this non-licensed team member assists with patient care and other department activities as outlined in this job description, and communicates effectively with the RN responsible for each patient.  Work performed by each Nursing Care Assistant must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.   Age Specific Responsibility:   Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.   Essential Job Responsibilities:   Quality Pillar of Excellence   Patient Care – The Nursing Care Assistant providesdirect patient care, as delegated by the RN and in accordance with this job description and applicable departmental policies and procedures.  Patient care performed by a NCA includes, but is not limited to, the following: Collects and monitors data and reports physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of the patient and families as directed by and in coordination with the patient’s assigned RN. Obtains and records vital signs, height, weight and other data as requested, using appropriate equipment and technique. Provides direct patient care including feeding, collecting urine and stool specimens, patient hygiene, recording intake and output, and other responsibilities as outlined in department policies. Acts as a safety attendant, as assigned, providing direct supervision under the direction of the RN to maintain the safety of the patient. May monitor patients via virtual monitoring system and utilize microphone headset to communicate effectively to monitor patients. Answers call lights in a timely, respectful manner. Documents care via computer/written patient record according to department policies, including content and timeliness of documentation.  Provides input to the RN for use in an individualized plan of care for each patient Assists the patient and family in learning appropriate self-care techniques, within the scope of the Nursing Care Assistant. Ambulates, transports, and positions patients with proper body mechanics, applying o utilizing special equipment as necessary. Provides diversion activities, comforts and supports patients and their family members. Transports patients in a safe and timely manner to facilitate patient diagnostic testing and therapy sessions, as needed.  Communicates with other team members in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services. Maintains the patient’s living environment in a clean, safe manner. Cleans patient areas, work areas, and equipment, as needed.  Communicates any equipment malfunctions to the Central Supply Department or Nursing Leadership Team, and removes equipment from patient care in accordance with department policies. Assists with collection of quality data, as assigned by the RN, Clinical Care Coordinator, or Nurse Manager.  Demonstrates appropriate use of all patient care equipment, in accordance with departmental policies.   Communication – Each staff member in the Nursing Department is responsible to communicate in a timely, professional and respectful manner at all times.   Responsibilities of the Nursing Care Assistant include, but are not limited to: Patients and their families or visitors are treated with kindness and respect. Customers, physicians, and other staff members are treated with kindness and respect. Maintains effective working relationships with employees throughout the organization. Each employee treats patient call lights as a primary communication method between the patient and the caregiver, and promptly responds to call lights, in person, as soon as possible. Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves the dignity and rights of each patient.  Deals discreetly and sensitively with confidential information, and follows all hospital policies related to protected health information.   Service Pillar of Excellence Customer Service – Each Nursing Care Assistant is required to demonstrate excellent customer service standards and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, patients, family members, physicians, and other customers.  The Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior outlines expectations for performance in this area.  This employee is responsible to understand how patient satisfaction is measured within the nursing department, the expectations related to customer service, and the action plans that are in place to improve the satisfaction of MFB at Covenant customers.   People Pillar of Excellence Employee communication – The Nursing Care Assistantunderstands that communication with hospital and department leadership occurs in many ways, and that it is the responsibility of each employee to be aware of policy and practice changes.  This information is shared through various methods such as administrative bulletins, staff meetings, bulletin board postings, email, department newsletters, individual discussions, and on the MFB intranet (InsideMFB). Employee training and competency assessments – Each Nursing Care Assistantis responsible to complete all required training and competency assessments prior to the posted deadlines.  Questions about required education and competency modules should be addressed to a nurse educator or a member of the Nursing Leadership Team to ensure that the requirements are completed prior to the deadlines. Performance evaluations –Each Nursing Care Assistantwill meet with a member of the Nursing Leadership Team to complete an annual performance evaluation prior to the department or organizational deadline.  The employee will provide input when reviewing goals and performance from the completed review period.  The employee will work with the Nursing Leadership Team member to review organizational and departmental action plans, and to identify personal goals for the upcoming review period.  If functioning as a preceptor, each NCA will collaborate with the assigned RN, Nursing Leadership Team member and Nurse Educator to provide a thorough and accurate orientation for the new team member.   Safety policies – Each employee is responsible to demonstrate knowledge of and performance in accordance with hospital and department safety and infection control policies and procedures.  Maintains a safe and clean working environment for the benefit of patients and staff.   Financial Performance Pillar of Excellence Fiscal Responsibility – Nursing Care Assistants have the following responsibilities related to fiscal responsibility: Documents patient chargeable items according to department policies.  Avoids duplication and waste of supplies. Arrives to work on time and works throughout the shift, unless taking a designated break.  If the Nursing Care Assistant does not have work to do, he/she asks a RN or a Nursing Leadership Team member for work to avoid downtime.  Avoids overtime, and if overtime is expected, communicates this in advance with the Nursing Leadership Team member so that alternatives can be explored.   The Nursing Care Assistantis also responsible for other department and patient-related tasks, as assigned, and in alignment with departmental policies and procedures.  Performs assignments as directed by management, and provides input on new services or revisions to new/existing policies and procedures as appropriate.   Essential Job Qualifications: Licensure Requirements: None Education:  High school graduate or equivalent GED required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. Current American Heart Association BLS Course for HealthCare Providers Physical Demands/Work Environment :  The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a Nursing Care Assistant at Mary Free Bed at Covenant.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear, required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work, required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care, required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment, Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Experience :  None required.  Previous experience as a nurse technician or nursing assistant is preferred.  Understanding of medical technology and rehabilitation care is preferred.   Reporting Relationship:    Nurse Manager   
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 Michigan Ave Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 03, 2018
Full-time
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 care.   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. Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: 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.   Age Specific Responsibility: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.       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 measures.   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 timely manner.   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 family.   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.  Interview questions and feedback will be presented professionally and tactfully, and information discussed during the interviews will remain confidential, if needed.  As a preceptor, each RN will collaborate with the Clinical Care Coordinator and Nurse Educator to provide a comprehensive orientation for the new team member.  RNs are responsible to ensure the Nursing Care Assistant assigned to the RN, and who is serving as a preceptor, provides a thorough and accurate orientation for the new team member.     Student Preceptor and Mentoring – As assigned by a Clinical Care Coordinator or Nurse Educator, each RN will collaborate with colleagues, the Clinical Care Coordinator and Nurse Educator to provide a valuable clinical rotation for RN students.   Financial Performance Pillar of Excellence Fiscal Responsibility – Each RN will follow departmental policies and procedures related to payroll practices, patient chargeable items and other opportunities to provide high-value nursing care at a reasonable price to our customers.   As opportunities for cost savings and efficiency are identified, these will be shared with the appropriate member of the Nursing Leadership Team.     Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Licensure:  Registered nurse in the state of Michigan. Education:  Associates degree in nursing is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Certification as a Registered Rehabilitation Nurse is preferred and will be encouraged for all MFB RNs. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Experience:  Previous experience as a RN, especially in a rehabilitation or acute care setting, is preferred but not required. Strong critical thinking, decision-making, delegation, and leadership skills are required to work as a RN in the Nursing Department at MFB at Covenant.  Time management and organizational skills are very important, as well as effective written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Physical Demands/Work Environment:   The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a RN at Mary Free Bed.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear Required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work Required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care. Required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment. Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care.   Reporting Relationship:    Nurse Manager  
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 235 Wealthy SE Grand Rapids Michigan 49503 United States
Apr 03, 2018
Part-time
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 care.   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. Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: 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.   Age Specific Responsibility: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.       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 measures.   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 timely manner.   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 family.   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.  Interview questions and feedback will be presented professionally and tactfully, and information discussed during the interviews will remain confidential, if needed.  As a preceptor, each RN will collaborate with the Clinical Care Coordinator and Nurse Educator to provide a comprehensive orientation for the new team member.  RNs are responsible to ensure the Nursing Care Assistant assigned to the RN, and who is serving as a preceptor, provides a thorough and accurate orientation for the new team member.     Student Preceptor and Mentoring – As assigned by a Clinical Care Coordinator or Nurse Educator, each RN will collaborate with colleagues, the Clinical Care Coordinator and Nurse Educator to provide a valuable clinical rotation for RN students.   Financial Performance Pillar of Excellence Fiscal Responsibility – Each RN will follow departmental policies and procedures related to payroll practices, patient chargeable items and other opportunities to provide high-value nursing care at a reasonable price to our customers.   As opportunities for cost savings and efficiency are identified, these will be shared with the appropriate member of the Nursing Leadership Team.     Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Licensure:  Registered nurse in the state of Michigan. Education:  Associates degree in nursing is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Certification as a Registered Rehabilitation Nurse is preferred and will be encouraged for all MFB RNs. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Experience:  Previous experience as a RN, especially in a rehabilitation or acute care setting, is preferred but not required. Strong critical thinking, decision-making, delegation, and leadership skills are required to work as a RN in the Nursing Department at MFB at Covenant.  Time management and organizational skills are very important, as well as effective written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Physical Demands/Work Environment:   The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a RN at Mary Free Bed.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear Required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work Required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care. Required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment. Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care.   Reporting Relationship:    Nurse Manager  
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 Michigan Ave Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 03, 2018
Full-time
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 care.   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. Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: 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.   Age Specific Responsibility: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.       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 measures.   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 timely manner.   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 family.   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.  Interview questions and feedback will be presented professionally and tactfully, and information discussed during the interviews will remain confidential, if needed.  As a preceptor, each RN will collaborate with the Clinical Care Coordinator and Nurse Educator to provide a comprehensive orientation for the new team member.  RNs are responsible to ensure the Nursing Care Assistant assigned to the RN, and who is serving as a preceptor, provides a thorough and accurate orientation for the new team member.     Student Preceptor and Mentoring – As assigned by a Clinical Care Coordinator or Nurse Educator, each RN will collaborate with colleagues, the Clinical Care Coordinator and Nurse Educator to provide a valuable clinical rotation for RN students.   Financial Performance Pillar of Excellence Fiscal Responsibility – Each RN will follow departmental policies and procedures related to payroll practices, patient chargeable items and other opportunities to provide high-value nursing care at a reasonable price to our customers.   As opportunities for cost savings and efficiency are identified, these will be shared with the appropriate member of the Nursing Leadership Team.       Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): Licensure:  Registered nurse in the state of Michigan. Education:  Associates degree in nursing is required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Certification as a Registered Rehabilitation Nurse is preferred and will be encouraged for all MFB RNs. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification Experience:  Previous experience as a RN, especially in a rehabilitation or acute care setting, is preferred but not required. Strong critical thinking, decision-making, delegation, and leadership skills are required to work as a RN in the Nursing Department at MFB at Covenant.  Time management and organizational skills are very important, as well as effective written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Physical Demands/Work Environment:   The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a RN at Mary Free Bed.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear Required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work Required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care. Required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment. Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care.   Reporting Relationship:    Nurse Manager   
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 Michigan Ave Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 03, 2018
Full-time
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 care.   Mary Free Bed at Covenant Health Care provides inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding regions.  Mary Free Bed Nursing Care Assistants 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.   Mission Statement Restoring hope and freedom through rehabilitation.   Summary: Nursing Care Assistants provide important patient care within the Nursing Department.  Under the direction of the registered nurse assigned to each patient, this non-licensed team member assists with patient care and other department activities as outlined in this job description, and communicates effectively with the RN responsible for each patient.  Work performed by each Nursing Care Assistant must support the mission, vision, and values of Mary Free Bed.   Age Specific Responsibility:   Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.   Essential Job Responsibilities:   Quality Pillar of Excellence   Patient Care – The Nursing Care Assistant providesdirect patient care, as delegated by the RN and in accordance with this job description and applicable departmental policies and procedures.  Patient care performed by a NCA includes, but is not limited to, the following: Collects and monitors data and reports physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs of the patient and families as directed by and in coordination with the patient’s assigned RN. Obtains and records vital signs, height, weight and other data as requested, using appropriate equipment and technique. Provides direct patient care including feeding, collecting urine and stool specimens, patient hygiene, recording intake and output, and other responsibilities as outlined in department policies. Acts as a safety attendant, as assigned, providing direct supervision under the direction of the RN to maintain the safety of the patient. May monitor patients via virtual monitoring system and utilize microphone headset to communicate effectively to monitor patients. Answers call lights in a timely, respectful manner. Documents care via computer/written patient record according to department policies, including content and timeliness of documentation.  Provides input to the RN for use in an individualized plan of care for each patient Assists the patient and family in learning appropriate self-care techniques, within the scope of the Nursing Care Assistant. Ambulates, transports, and positions patients with proper body mechanics, applying o utilizing special equipment as necessary. Provides diversion activities, comforts and supports patients and their family members. Transports patients in a safe and timely manner to facilitate patient diagnostic testing and therapy sessions, as needed.  Communicates with other team members in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services. Maintains the patient’s living environment in a clean, safe manner. Cleans patient areas, work areas, and equipment, as needed.  Communicates any equipment malfunctions to the Central Supply Department or Nursing Leadership Team, and removes equipment from patient care in accordance with department policies. Assists with collection of quality data, as assigned by the RN, Clinical Care Coordinator, or Nurse Manager.  Demonstrates appropriate use of all patient care equipment, in accordance with departmental policies.   Communication – Each staff member in the Nursing Department is responsible to communicate in a timely, professional and respectful manner at all times.   Responsibilities of the Nursing Care Assistant include, but are not limited to: Patients and their families or visitors are treated with kindness and respect. Customers, physicians, and other staff members are treated with kindness and respect. Maintains effective working relationships with employees throughout the organization. Each employee treats patient call lights as a primary communication method between the patient and the caregiver, and promptly responds to call lights, in person, as soon as possible. Delivers care in a manner that is culturally sensitive and preserves the dignity and rights of each patient.  Deals discreetly and sensitively with confidential information, and follows all hospital policies related to protected health information.   Service Pillar of Excellence Customer Service – Each Nursing Care Assistant is required to demonstrate excellent customer service standards and behaviors in all interactions with colleagues, patients, family members, physicians, and other customers.  The Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior outlines expectations for performance in this area.  This employee is responsible to understand how patient satisfaction is measured within the nursing department, the expectations related to customer service, and the action plans that are in place to improve the satisfaction of MFB at Covenant customers.   People Pillar of Excellence Employee communication – The Nursing Care Assistantunderstands that communication with hospital and department leadership occurs in many ways, and that it is the responsibility of each employee to be aware of policy and practice changes.  This information is shared through various methods such as administrative bulletins, staff meetings, bulletin board postings, email, department newsletters, individual discussions, and on the MFB intranet (InsideMFB). Employee training and competency assessments – Each Nursing Care Assistantis responsible to complete all required training and competency assessments prior to the posted deadlines.  Questions about required education and competency modules should be addressed to a nurse educator or a member of the Nursing Leadership Team to ensure that the requirements are completed prior to the deadlines. Performance evaluations –Each Nursing Care Assistantwill meet with a member of the Nursing Leadership Team to complete an annual performance evaluation prior to the department or organizational deadline.  The employee will provide input when reviewing goals and performance from the completed review period.  The employee will work with the Nursing Leadership Team member to review organizational and departmental action plans, and to identify personal goals for the upcoming review period.  If functioning as a preceptor, each NCA will collaborate with the assigned RN, Nursing Leadership Team member and Nurse Educator to provide a thorough and accurate orientation for the new team member.   Safety policies – Each employee is responsible to demonstrate knowledge of and performance in accordance with hospital and department safety and infection control policies and procedures.  Maintains a safe and clean working environment for the benefit of patients and staff.   Financial Performance Pillar of Excellence Fiscal Responsibility – Nursing Care Assistants have the following responsibilities related to fiscal responsibility: Documents patient chargeable items according to department policies.  Avoids duplication and waste of supplies. Arrives to work on time and works throughout the shift, unless taking a designated break.  If the Nursing Care Assistant does not have work to do, he/she asks a RN or a Nursing Leadership Team member for work to avoid downtime.  Avoids overtime, and if overtime is expected, communicates this in advance with the Nursing Leadership Team member so that alternatives can be explored.   The Nursing Care Assistantis also responsible for other department and patient-related tasks, as assigned, and in alignment with departmental policies and procedures.  Performs assignments as directed by management, and provides input on new services or revisions to new/existing policies and procedures as appropriate.   Essential Job Qualifications: Licensure Requirements: None Education:  High school graduate or equivalent GED required. Certified Nursing Assistant preferred. Current American Heart Association BLS Course for HealthCare Providers Physical Demands/Work Environment :  The work environment described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while working as a Nursing Care Assistant at Mary Free Bed at Covenant.  The ability to perform these tasks are required in order to provide the necessary patient care required by MFB patients: Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read, and hear, required to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work, required to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care, required to be independently mobile, with frequent bending, and reaching overhead, for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment, Must be able to exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects(*).  Due to possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens and hazardous materials, must be able to understand and follow department policies related to employee safety. Must be competent with computer systems for the purpose of documenting patient care. Must be able to work effectively under time requirements and deadlines, problem-solve when facing unexpected issues, handle interruptions, and prioritize effectively. Experience :  None required.  Previous experience as a nurse technician or nursing assistant is preferred.  Understanding of medical technology and rehabilitation care is preferred.   Reporting Relationship:    Nurse Manager  
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 Michigan Avw Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 02, 2018
As needed
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 care.   Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare provides inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding regions.   The Mary Free Bed Rehab Tech working in this location has the opportunity to receive support from both organizations, and is expected to follow all applicable policies and procedures that apply to our work.    Mission Statement Mary Free Bed:  Restoring Hope and Freedom through Rehabilitation.   Covenant HealthCare:  Extraordinary Care for Every Generation   Summary: Assists therapists and therapy assistants in preparation and treatment of patients receiving therapy services. Performs routine tasks as assigned by therapists and therapy assistants.    Age Specific Responsibility: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the assigned department/program.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s/program’s policies and procedures.   Essential Job Responsibilities:   Staff will provide patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification or registration and as required by law and regulation.     Provides patient care as requested by therapist: Transports and transfers patients, observing safety precautions and good body mechanics. Following competency testing, applies therapeutic modalities, as assigned by the therapist. Carries out specific treatment activities under direction/supervision of primary therapist or assistant.   Monitors patient response to treatments, provides written/verbal feedback to therapist and therapy assistants, and/or documents in medical record with therapist review/signature.   Maintains a clean and orderly work place: Acquires and replaces equipment and supplies in proper place following treatment. Cleans and maintains equipment according to department infection control policies and procedures. Maintains storage and inventory of equipment and supplies. Maintains adequate clean linen supply and changes linen in accordance with established guidelines. Maintains treatment areas in a clean and orderly condition. Assists in maintaining charts, filing and retrieving records as requested.   Functions as patient advocate and maintains patient confidentiality.   May order and maintain inventory as assigned.   May supervise volunteers/support staff as assigned.     Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): High School Diploma or equivalent. Demonstrated communication, grammar, organizational, problem solving skills. Physical Demands:   Required to stand, sit, talk, type, read and hear; to use hands and arms to handle, feel, carry and work;  to frequently stand, walk, bend, kneel, and rise from a kneeling position while performing patient care; to be independently mobile, with frequent bending and reaching overhead for activities such as positioning and transferring of patients and equipment; must be able to exert 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects   Reporting Relationship: Therapy Manager – MFB at Covenant 
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 North Michigan Ave Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 02, 2018
As needed
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 care.   Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare provides inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding regions. The Mary Free Bed Therapeutic Recreational Specialist working in this location has the opportunity to receive support from both organizations, and is expected to follow all applicable policies and procedures that apply to our work.  Mission Statement Mary Free Bed:  Restoring Hope and Freedom through Rehabilitation.   Covenant HealthCare:  Extraordinary Care for Every Generation     Summary: Responsible for patient evaluation, programming, and documentation.  Keeps treatment skills upgraded through continuing education.  Provides student supervision and serves as a clinical resource for an area of expertise.   Age Specific Responsibility: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.   Essential Job Responsibilities: Provides patient care. Evaluates patients' premorbid and current leisure functioning. Determines individual goals and objectives, in agreement with patient and/or family. Develops, implements, and monitors treatment plan according to the needs of the patient. Plans, conducts, and coordinates therapeutic recreation services of the department to address patients' treatment plans and developmental levels with age appropriate activities. Services mayo include: community activities, small and large group programs, morning, afternoon, evening and weekend programs, passive to active activities, individual services, and co-therapy programs. Services are to include families and siblings as appropriate. Adapts activities, equipment as necessary.   Documents patient's status and progress through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to established time standards.   Communicates with others to integrate therapeutic recreation treatment in optimizing total patient care. Participates in conferences/discussions and exchange of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to integrate therapeutic recreation treatment plan. Instructs the patient and the family in therapeutic recreation procedures as part of the home program.  Provides written instructions as necessary. Instructs the visiting public, medical students, physicians, and other professionals in the methods of and objectives in area of expertise. Attends various meetings as designated.   Functions as a patient advocate and maintains patient confidentiality.   Educational Responsibilities: Provides educational training to therapeutic recreation specialists and other staff in the form of in-services at least one time per year. Assists in program development. Provides clinical supervision and clinical input for students as requested. Functions as a resource person in an area of expertise.     Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements): B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation. Registered with NCTRC as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or eligible within one year of employment. Valid Michigan drivers license with no restrictions affecting ability to drive vehicles. Possesses and maintains CPR certification. Possesses and demonstrates expertise in a specific diagnostic area of rehabilitative therapeutic recreation.  Can demonstrate leadership and effective communication skills, ability to relate well with people, sensitivity to patients. Demonstrates ability to supervise students. Participates in orientation of new staff. The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients. The ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and occasionally climb. The ability to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision). The ability to frequently lift up to 75 pounds, and occasionally lift in excess of 75 pounds. The ability to occasionally push, pull, or carry weight anywhere from 1 to 100+ pounds while assisting patients and moving equipment. The ability to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.   Other Preferred Job Qualifications: Experience or knowledge of adapting equipment and leisure education. Membership in ATRA/NCTRC.   Reporting Relationship: Therapy Manager – MFB at Covenant   
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 515 Michigan Ave Saginaw Michigan 48602 United States
Apr 02, 2018
As needed
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 care.   Mary Free Bed at Covenant HealthCare provides inpatient rehabilitation care for patients in the Saginaw and surrounding regions.   The Mary Free Bed Speech-Language Pathologist working in this location has the opportunity to receive support from both organizations, and is expected to follow all applicable policies and procedures that apply to our work.  Mission Statement Mary Free Bed:  Restoring Hope and Freedom through Rehabilitation.   Covenant HealthCare:  Extraordinary Care for Every Generation   Summary: Assumes full responsibility for evaluating patient’s need for speech therapy. Plans and executes individual treatment programs in accordance with ASHA and SLP scope of practice.  Keeps treatment skills upgraded through continuing education, evidence based research, and program development. Perform job responsibilities in accordance with the program’s strategic objectives and goals to carry out organizational strategic objectives.   Age and Clinical Specific Competencies: Must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in assigned department.  Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department’s policies and procedures.  The therapist shall be responsible to complete a competency based orientation at the time of hire, and all required training and competency assessments annually.     Essential Job Responsibilities: Each job responsibility is related to the MFB Pillars of Excellence. The responsibility is identified to a pillar by the following letters: Q (Quality), S (Service), P (People), G (Growth),   F (Financial).   Staff will provide patient care, treatment, and services within the scope of their license, certification or registration and as required by law and regulation.     Provides patient care. (Q) Evaluates patient condition. Establishes treatment goals in collaboration with patient and family as appropriate, and in collaboration with the treatment team. Treatment goals should be interdisciplinary and patient-centered whenever possible. Establishes written treatment plan, and administers treatment for each patient according to the stated goals.  Delegates responsibilities to Speech Assistants as appropriate. Re-evaluates patient’s status and effects of treatment.  Revises treatment plan as necessary. Reviews revised goals with patient and family as appropriate. Evaluates patient’s need for medical equipment and orders the appropriate equipment as necessary.  Evaluates equipment upon delivery and instructs patient, patient’s family, and health care workers on its use. Participates in planning for patient discharge by considering and communicating with patient, family, community support/services, and environmental limitations.   Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)   Documents patient’s status and progress through initial evaluation, progress notes, and discharge summary according to established internal/external time standards and adherence to reimbursement guidelines. (Q)   Communicates with others to integrate speech language pathology services with all aspects of patient care. (Q,S) Participates in conferences/discussions as needed and exchange of written records with other interdisciplinary team members to integrate speech language pathology treatment plan. Instructs the patient and the family in speech language pathology procedures as part of providing patient and family education including written instructions as necessary.   Attends various meetings and in-services as designated. (Q,P)   Follows all hospital policy and procedures including but not limited to patient confidentiality and infection control. (Q)   Meets or exceeds program productivity expectations. (F)   Adheres to the Mary Free Bed Standards of Behavior when working with patients, coworkers and members of the community. (Q,S,P)   Supports program operations as assigned. (Q, S, P, G, F)    Customer Service Responsibilities: Demonstrates excellent customer service behaviors consistent with organizational and departmental standards.  Consistently promotes teamwork and direct communication with co-workers.  Deals discretely and sensitively with confidential information. Responsibilities in Quality Improvement: Contributes by identifying problems and seeking solutions.  Promotes patient/family satisfaction where possible; participates in departmental efforts to monitor and report customer service.    Essential Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Education, and Training Requirements):   M.S. or M.A. in Speech Pathology granted by an accredited university program. Licensure with the State of Michigan. Holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or is in Clinical Fellowship Year. Possesses and maintains BLS certification to meet department/program protocol. Membership in ASHA. Physical Demands:  The physical ability to lift, position, and transport patients; the ability to constantly sit, occasionally stand, walk, bend, kneel, twist, crawl, grasp, reach, and frequently use hands for grasping; to hear, speak, write, and see (correctable vision); to frequently lift 1-10 pounds, and occasionally lift 11-100+ pounds; to frequently carry 1-10 pounds and occasionally carry 11-35 pounds; to occasionally push anywhere from 1-100 pounds; to occasionally pull up to 35 pounds; to exert up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, 10-20 pounds of force frequently, and exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly.   Other Job Responsibilities: Serves as clinical instructor for speech pathology students and supervises CFY as needed.  Supervises, teaches and evaluates skills of students.  Communicates with participating universities regarding skill level of students.  (S) Participates in program development and/or research activities as assigned.  (Q,G) Participates in orientation and training of new staff. (Q,P) Demonstrates competence in relevant software and hardware required to meet job responsibilities. (Q)     Reporting Relationship: Therapy Manager for MFB at Covenant.