Kennedy Krieger Institute

NURSING TECHNICIAN I (REHABILITATION AIDE)

US-MD-Baltimore
Department
Nursing
ID
2968
707 N Broadway
# of Hours
40

Overview

JOB ID  2968

 

THIS POSITION IS MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

 

The Nursing Technician/ Rehabilitation Aide will perform duties that are under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and a Registered Physical Therapist depending on their assignment.

 

While under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse: the Nursing Technician/ Rehabilitation Aide will provide technical assistance and supportive care to patients throughout assigned areas.  This position performs duties delegated by the Registered Nurse according to the Department of Nursing Permissive Procedure List in accordance with the Maryland Board of Nursing Nurse practice act, and the judgment of the individual Registered Nurse.

 

While under the direct supervision of a Physical Therapist: the Nursing Technician/ Rehabilitation Aide will transfer and transport patients and provide patient care under direct supervision of a Physical Therapist within the policies and procedures of KKI and the departmental program and in accordance with Laws and Regulations of the State of Maryland. This position will assist physical therapy staff in the provision of patient care programs and perform supportive tasks, including those serving the administrative, maintenance and operational needs of the program.

 

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Registered Nurse:

  1. Reviews the Kardex, care plan, and interdisciplinary protocols for assigned patients. 
  2. With the licensed nurse, prioritizes work schedules to accommodate needs of assigned patients and efficient functioning of the unit.
  3. Provides direct patient physical care, including patients’ personal hygiene, consistent with the patient’s level of adaptive skills.
  4. Ambulates, positions, and turns patients and cares for the patient with altered mobility.
  5. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
  6. Prepares and transports patients for scheduled appointments and remains with patients when required.
  7. Assumes responsibility for cleanliness, neatness and organization of the patients’ environment and helps maintain a safe patient environment.
  8. Documents in the medical record with clear, concise and accurate data regarding patients’ conditions, issues, etc.
  9. Identifies and reports problems and concerns regarding patient protocols including any changes in patients’ physical/emotional health.
  10. Collects, labels and transports laboratory specimens, and other requested items, to appropriate areas as assigned.
  11. Actively participates in Nursing Department activities including educational in-services.

 

Under the direction of the Physical Therapist:

  1. Prepares, maintains and cleans patient treatment areas before & after treatment sessions. Adheres to KKI policies regarding patient & staff safety, hygiene, patient privacy and patient-specific and standard precautions.
  2. Assists in the practice of therapeutic exercise & functional activities programs under direct supervision of a PT, as per Maryland state law.
  3. Demonstrates appropriate application and removal of electrodes and orthotic devices, as well as technical proficiency of adaptive equipment and rehabilitation modalities. Informs clinicians of any adverse effects.
  4. Greets, transports and assists patients with hygiene/dressing needs.
  5. Reminds and clarifies appointment schedules for patients in conjunction with clinicians’ treatment plans.
  6. Maintains program supplies, including ordering, inventory control, labeling and storing supplies. Participates in maintenance, organization, care, cleaning, transporting, tracking, scheduling and safe storage of equipment. Identifies, corrects and reports quality control problems, such as removal and coordination of repair of broken equipment, or environmental hazards.
  7. Actively participates in meetings and committees including execution of tasks related to preparing for regulatory review and performance improvement projects. Attends staff and supervisory meetings and training sessions.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

 

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant License required.

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience with pediatric and/or developmental disabled population preferred.
  • Competence with standard patient-care equipment and mechanical devices.
  • Competence with standard hospital-related office equipment.

 

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