Company: Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA
Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint Venture
and opened a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The
two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility features 52 inpatient beds
and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in
Escondido, California. The new hospital offers treatment services
to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain
injury and stroke patients. This is San Diego County's first
standalone rehabilitation hospital.
Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our
core values - our employees. We are committed to fostering
professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the
provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand
that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care
- and quality care is what we do every day!
The Nurse Manager functions under the direction and supervision of
the Chief Nursing Officer and assumes responsibility for the
Nursing Department. The Nurse Manager in collaboration with the CNO
and leadership team assists to implement, interpret and ensure
compliance with policies and procedures including regulatory and
accreditation standards. The Nurse Manager supervises the Clinical
Supervisors, Charge Nurses, RNs, LPN/LVNs, CNAs/NAs and Unit
Secretaries. The Nurse Manager is responsible for implementing
hospital goals and objectives based on budget parameters. The Nurse
Manager reinforces the mission and vision of the hospital in all
Provides a professional working environment for employees.
Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of
patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and
reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
Ensures appropriate documentation, including documentation of
medical necessity, by staff in medical records; monitors completion
and revisions to the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.
Ensures compliance with nursing scope of practice and HIPAA.
Enforces compliance of the nursing department with
education/in-service requirements/orientation and
Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages
staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified
Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient
satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve
performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the
May coordinate new admissions including room and staffing
Ensures nursing attendance and participation in team
Ensures staff completes charting timely.
Ensures staff takes lunches when working 6 or more hours and breaks
as required by law.
Ensures staff assignments are divided among staff taking into
account acuity and other factors.
Manages staffing plans, nursing hours per patient day, and quality
of work of nursing staff.
Ensures limited agency usage and overtime hours by managing and
monitoring the schedule.
May have patient care assignment in addition to daily
- Coordinates and directs appropriate rehab care needs related to
patient/family educational needs, barriers or continuum of care
Serves as a clinical rehab resources for patients/families during
their rehab stay.
Coordinates, and assist as needed, with rehab specific
Coordinates rehab patient care needs with front-line nursing staff,
as well as, acts as a liaison between other members of the rehab
Assists with rounding on patients/families.
Assists with day to day coordination/follow-up of patient care and
Assists with ensuring QI accuracy.
Other duties as assigned.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears
appropriate identification while on duty
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements.
Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee
information to assure patient and/or employee rights are
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development
over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age
appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding
notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical
Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as
well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to patients,
physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with
whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety,
Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA
privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient
confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues
and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with
standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy
and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable
Graduation from an accredited Bachelors of Science in Nursing,
Associate Degree in Nursing or Nursing Diploma program. BSN
Current unrestricted state licensure as Registered Nurse.
CPR/BCLS certification. ACLS preferred.
- CRRN Certification preferred
Minimum of two years of previous nursing leadership preferred.
Minimum of two years previous rehab nursing experience
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal
Demonstrates strong problem solving and critical thinking
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