The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide care of the patients on the Acute Rehabilitation Unit. In collaboration with the patient, the patient's family, and other members of the health care team, the RN is responsible for assessing, evaluating, planning, implementing and coordinating a treatment plan and achieving the goals of the nursing department. You serve as a key position of the interdependent team, and hold responsibility for achieving positive patient and departmental outcomes. The RN will maintain overall accountability/responsibility for assigned patients and will assist a patient exercise, provide proper skin care to prevent skin breakdown and ensure patients are properly positioned to prevent further immobility. The RN and the Acute Rehabilitation team will be responsible for the ensuring patients are awake and prepared for the day. The RN will coordinate with the rehab therapy team to provide acute medical management to improve a patient's loss of or impairment in functional skills such as: mobility, cognition, activities of daily living and communication.
Additionally, the RN will administer medications in accordance with physician orders and will instruct patients and families regarding medications and treatment plans. The RN will use professional nursing judgment to individualize the plan of care based on assessment of the patient's baseline needs and response to care, delegate tasks and supervise the activities of other licensed and unlicensed care providers, and assist other nursing personnel in the delivery of nursing care and act as team leader or charge nurse for a group of patients or an entire unit as assigned. The RN performs functions as noted above and generally with an assigned patient load, but RN is ready and willing to assist co-workers with ANY nursing support function and across any case load including other units that may not be the normal primary work assignment.
Associates’ degree (ASN) in Nursing required.
Bachelors’ degree (BSN) in Nursing preferred.
Two (2) years acute care experience preferred.
One (1) year Acute Rehabilitation Care experience preferred.
Current South Carolina (or compact state) licensure as RN (SCLLR) in good standing required.
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) by the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) must be obtained within two (2) year of employment.
ACLS certification preferred.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with co-workers, nursing colleagues, physicians, and department heads required.
Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
Knowledge of nursing theory and practice required.
Ability to exercise independent judgement in emergency situations required.
Occasional exposure to difficult situations involving patients.
Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
Frequent exposure to bio-hazardous materials.
Potential exposure to blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
Prolonged standing and walking required.
Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.
Internal Number: 6013
About Conway Medical Center
Conway Medical Center is a trusted leader in healthcare and has served the medical needs of Horry County and surrounding communities for nearly a century.
This non-profit medical center’s roots run deep in Horry County. In the 1920s, a group of local physicians recognized the need for a hospital in the county and the application for a charter for Conway Hospital was filed with the South Carolina Secretary of State on November 7, 1928. At the time, the hospital was on Elm Street in the old Burroughs Hospital.
They soon outgrew that location. Work began on constructing and furnishing a new building on 9th Avenue with accommodations for 31 patients in single rooms and wards on three floors. An open house for the facility was held on May 30, 1930.
Then in 1982, Conway Hospital moved to its current location on Singleton Ridge Road. However, the growth did not stop. In 2001, the hospital expanded the Emergency Department, Obstetrical Department, and added a three-story medical office building. A new Patient Bed Tower opened in 2009, adding 71,000 square feet and 64 patient rooms including critical and surgical care.
Today, Conway Medical Center has 210 inpatient beds and ...is one of the county’s largest employers with over 1500 staff members. We are excited about the growth that continues at Conway Medical Center as we work to improve the overall health of our communities by being a leader in healthcare.