The Comprehensive Medical Rehabilitation Unit is a 32-Bed Unit; consisting of semi-private and isolation rooms. Provides acute and chronic rehabilitation services for Young Adult, Adult and Geriatric patients who are recovering from:
Medical and surgical conditions such as cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, cancer, amputation, transplants, cerebral vascular accident.
Elective orthopedic surgery such as total joint replacement or spinal decompression without neurological impairment.
UNIQUE IS WHAT WE ARE!
Lives are restored here on our campus every day! As the designated acute care rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System, we are one of the largest, most comprehensive, and best-respected facilities in the nation. Patients and professionals alike appreciate the unique advantages offered here at UM Rehab & Ortho Institute.
As a Registered Nurse at UM Rehab & Ortho, you'll experience:
A supportive and collaborative work environment
A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage - Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
Work Life Balance: You'll accrue vacation + holiday + sick leave and personal leave days; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistant program.
Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement & continuing education options.
This role is considered the minimum role for all nurses who have greater than 12 months experience. Provides and coordinates independent care to patients within a clinical specialty as a fully effective and participative member of the interdisciplinary team.
II. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Provides independent care to unit specific patient population; serves as clinical resource for others, utilizes and integrates evidence into practice, functions effectively in roles specific to unit (such as charge nurse, etc.).
Accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care.
Accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.
Serves as an effective primary nurse; collaborates with interdisciplinary team to plan and coordinate care addressing patient/family needs.
Serves as clinical resource for others.
Assists in team development and evaluation of patient care delivery; suggests methods for improvement. Participates in collection of data related to outcomes (e.g. hand offs, medication safety, etc).
Participates in implementation efforts addressing nursing quality indicators.
Participates and contributes to Performance Improvement, or Evidence Based Practice, or research at the unit level.
Complies with standards and participates with unit level activities for TJC/CARF regulatory compliance.
Supports charge nurse decisions; performs charge role for assigned shifts as needed.
Follows and supports interdisciplinary communication, collaboration, effective decision making, recognition, leadership, and staffing.
Assists in the development of clinical practice protocols and standards for the unit/hospital.
Participates in shared governance activities: Nursing Education and Practice Councils. Assists in development of action plans and supports implementation.
Orients Clinical Nurse I to shared governance structure and councils.
Serves as preceptor, coach, mentor to new nurses and students. Contributes to ancillary personnel skills and development, attends educational offerings and in-services independently.
Contributes to development of unit based peer review processes; actively participates in individual peer review feedback
We're making Maryland stronger! With roots that go as far back as 1895, the UM Rehab & Ortho Institute continues to be a pioneer in orthopedics and neurological disorders. From bones to brains, our cutting-edge hospital heals even the most serious of injuries, specializing in everything from total joint replacement to spinal cord injuries and neurological condition. In total, our 141-bed facility welcomes over 3,000 patients every year. As the state's largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services, we offer some of the most advanced therapies for stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic and sports injury, among many others.
What's In it for you?!
1. Low Nurse- to- patient ratios (1:6) 2. UMROI is a true rehabilitation facility where we operate in the capacity more parallel to a Med Surg unit and not a skilled nursing facility. 3. Patients receive 3 hours of therapy a day resulting in increased physical recovery for patients. Providers, therapists, and nurses work great together for optimal outcomes. 4. Thorough and 1:1 attention through orientation and training to ensure you are equipped and supported by the hiring leaders with a strong knowledge base. 5. In general, it is a very gratifying place to work as you see many patients return to independence and gain their life back. All of the benefits of a large system hospital in a family oriented small hospital.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing, is required.
Associate's degree required; BSN preferred.
One year nursing experience. Solid knowledge and clinical skills.
Current CPR certification required.
Up-to-date status on all mandatory training and classes.
Recent applicable clinical experience in a comparable setting.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was created in 1984 when the state-owned University Hospital became a private, nonprofit organization. It has evolved into a multi-hospital system with academic, community and specialty service missions reaching every part of the state and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. It also has one of the world's largest kidney transplant programs, as well as scores of other programs that improve the physical and mental health of thousands of people daily. The hospitals and health systems that comprise UMMS are: University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, UM Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, UM Capital Region Health, UM Charles Regional Medical Center, UM St. Joseph Medical Center, UM Upper Chesapeake Health, UM Shore Regional Health, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital and UM Community Medical Group.