Hospital for Special Care

       

Hospital for Special Care (HSC), with locations in New Britain and Hartford, Connecticut, is the only long-term acute-care hospital in the nation serving adults and children. HSC is nationally recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in the highly specialized areas of pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders and spinal cord injury.

Responding to the needs of a rising patient population, HSC now leads Connecticut by recently opening the first comprehensive inpatient heart failure unit in the state.

The Neuromuscular Center at Hospital for Special Care is the largest and most comprehensive neuromuscular care and clinical research facility in the state. The Center treats over 1000 patients annually in one of four multi disciplinary and specialized weekly clinics - including the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic for Adults, MDA Clinic for Children, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA) Clinic, and a Neuropathy Clinic. The Center's Research & Clinical Trials Unit experiments with promising new medications - hoping to find cures for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other chronic neuromuscular disorders.

Hospital for Special Care operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England on a not-for-profit basis, and is one of the tenth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospitals in the United States.

Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires) Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions Required: State registration (for new hires) Preferred: High school diploma/GED Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing assistant Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment. JOB SUMMARY The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending, forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching, crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine manipulation is required for writing and computer usage. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with diverse populations. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills i.e. listening, feedback, etc. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients. Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team members. Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned patients. May assist professional staff during emergency situations. Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment. Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital policies and procedures. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks. Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies business unit. Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any problems to manager or PCC. Transports specimens to laboratory. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 29, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires) Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions Required: State registration (for new hires) Preferred: High school diploma/GED Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing assistant Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment. JOB SUMMARY The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending, forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching, crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine manipulation is required for writing and computer usage. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with diverse populations. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills i.e. listening, feedback, etc. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients. Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team members. Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned patients. May assist professional staff during emergency situations. Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment. Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital policies and procedures. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks. Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies business unit. Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any problems to manager or PCC. Transports specimens to laboratory. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 29, 2020
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 29, 2020
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 29, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires) Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions Required: State registration (for new hires) Preferred: High school diploma/GED Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing assistant Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment. JOB SUMMARY The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending, forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching, crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine manipulation is required for writing and computer usage. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with diverse populations. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills i.e. listening, feedback, etc. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients. Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team members. Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned patients. May assist professional staff during emergency situations. Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment. Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital policies and procedures. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks. Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies business unit. Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any problems to manager or PCC. Transports specimens to laboratory. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 29, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 29, 2020
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 29, 2020
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 29, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse RN: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse RN in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse RN and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 22, 2020
Full time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse RN: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse RN in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse RN and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 22, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
$5000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR RNs WITH 2+ YRS EXP! Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse RN: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse RN and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external). At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
$5000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR RNs WITH 2+ YRS EXP! Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external). At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external). At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. Required: 3-5 years recent clinical experience in related setting. Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid/Current CPR and ACLS Preferred: Bachelors degree in Nursing Preferred: Experience with moderate sedation JOB SUMMARY Coordinates all special procedures within Hospital for Special Care to meet the needs of the patient and the organization. This includes the delivery of all general nursing care to patients in all areas who require special procedures or interventions as defined by the hospital, assesses patient condition and takes immediate action in an emergency situation. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to push/pull up to 60 pound to assist with patient transfers. Position occasionally requires lifting patients and carrying items up to and over 75 pounds. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English, including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style, and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high-degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, and percent and perform arithmetic operations involving units of weights, measures, and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Create and manages procedure/contracted physician calendar Plans, participates, documents & evaluates procedures, such as CMGs, endoscopies & colonoscopies. Follows up on test results. Oversees procedure supplies and outdates Develops & maintains a toenail cutting schedule for the chronic units. Performs toenail care. Schedules GYN, Podiatrist, surgeon, etc visits and places all appointments on special procedure calendar. Coordinates and performs baclofen pump refills Track indwelling catheters and collaborates to remove catheters as soon as possible. Starts IVs when needed. Performs patient education as it relates to special procedures. Tracks procedures, orders, billing, documentation and evaluation/auditing of special procedures. Serves as HSC representative to Davita hemodialysis, including data management. Acts as a resource for nursing staff, for clinical and skin- related issues At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
BENEFITS ELIGIBLE! QUALIFICATIONS Registered Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing Required: Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Connecticut Required: Demonstrated competence in the clinical setting. Required: Valid driver’s license (NBU only) Preferred: Valid/Current CPR (required within 3 months of employment.) Preferred: Bachelor degree in Nursing Graduate Nurse: Required: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Primary source verification required to establish 90 day time frame for temporary practice privileges post-graduation. Required: Temporary practice provisions for graduate nurses as outlined by the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and Board of Examiners for Nursing. Preferred: Valid/Current CPR Certification (required within 3 months of employment). JOB SUMMARY The registered nurse and graduate nurse functions within the team as a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for providing quality care to patients and their families. This involves assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation all aspects of patient care, considering the physical, psychological, environmental and social needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS This job requires continuous periods of walking, standing, bending, reaching, with periodic sitting. Occasional climbing, squatting, and kneeling as related to patient care. Job requires the ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, 20 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds frequently for assisting with patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 25 lbs. frequently for medication carts/equipment and 50 pounds occasionally for patient care and mobility activities. In addition, this job requires frequent use of gross, fine motor and sensory skills in order to pass medications, perform assessments and treatments, and handle equipment used in patient care. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning and adaptability to changing environments and information. Application of previously acquired knowledge, flexibility of thought, and organizational skills are necessary. Quick decision-making is required. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration is necessary. Job requires a proficiency in English including attention to detail, adherence to all elements of style and ability to postulate. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high degree of communication skills including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires reading and auditory comprehension of abstractions and an ability to make inferences. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional/medical documentation is necessary. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with all units of measure, and the ability perform these operations with common and decimal fractions. Must be able to compute ratio, rate, percent, and perform arithmetic operation involving units of weights, measures and volume. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs comprehensive patient assessments within scope of practice. Formulates, coordinates, and evaluates a goal-directed plan of care that is prioritized and based on patient outcomes. Addresses the plan of care according to the ANA standards of practice. Coordinates patient activities for assigned group of patients to facilitate patient care outcomes ex: admission, discharge, transfers in collaboration with the treatment team. Demonstrates competency in critical thinking. Responds appropriately in an emergency situation as per Hospital for Special Care policies, protocols and standards. Provides individualized, culturally competent care. Administers medications according to HSC policies and standards, including documentation of medication administration. Performs the role of charge nurse after completion of the charge role orientation. Documents accurately according to HSC policy and ANA standards of practice in a timely thorough manner. Participates in activities that promote interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrates ability to utilize nursing and multidisciplinary standards, policies, protocols regulatory standards. Demonstrates ongoing self-growth and professional development by attending educational inservices and /or conferences (internal/external).
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Ability to work independently Required: Ability to read, write and understand directions in English. Required: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Preferred: One year work experience with special needs population. Preferred: Basic computer knowledge. Preferred: CPI or Safety Care JOB SUMMARY The Patient Support Associate provides safe and appropriate non-skilled therapeutic interventions as assigned. Tasks focus on patient supervision to ensure patient safety, transport of patients in preparation for treatment, obtaining/preparing equipment necessary for patient care and maintaining a clean environment. The Patient Support Associate may also perform other clerical duties within the staffing office as assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to tolerate up to four hours of consecutive work. Endurance for up to one and one-half hour periods of constant sitting and one hour periods of independent mobility. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Frequent need to initiate body positional changes to access equipment from high and low areas and while providing treatment interventions. Functional fine and gross motor skills and upper extremity sensation needed. Intact vision needed for observation of patient's non-verbal responses and skin assessment. Must be able to initiate and interpret communication with patient and others. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. It also requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills and the ability to act in some new or unfamiliar situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication and the ability to receive and convey messages. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage and three step commands. Task requires ability to add and subtract two digit numbers. Multiply and divide 10’s and 100’s by 2, 3, 4, and 5. Perform basic arithmetic operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assists in lifting, transporting, turning, guarding and overall patient handling utilizing proper body mechanics and safety awareness. Provides observation and direct assistance with patient activities as assigned under direction of licensed nurse. Demonstrates competency in utilizing patient related equipment as directed. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to appropriate team members Provide set up and or feed assistance during meal times. Assists with maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of unit areas. Documents assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner using appropriate formats. Orders patient equipment/supplies as directed. Obtains, organizes and cleans equipment and supplies as directed Monitors available stock and maintains neat, orderly storage of equipment/supplies on the unit as assigned. Provides set-up and clean -up of treatment areas (i.e. pillows, linens, mats, treatment tables, etc.) Performs miscellaneous clerical and staffing office duties as needed. Prioritizes tasks in order to complete assignments seeking supervisory guidance as needed. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Ability to work independently Required: Ability to read, write and understand directions in English. Required: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Preferred: One year work experience with special needs population. Preferred: Basic computer knowledge. Preferred: CPI or Safety Care JOB SUMMARY The Patient Support Associate provides safe and appropriate non-skilled therapeutic interventions as assigned. Tasks focus on patient supervision to ensure patient safety, transport of patients in preparation for treatment, obtaining/preparing equipment necessary for patient care and maintaining a clean environment. The Patient Support Associate may also perform other clerical duties within the staffing office as assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to tolerate up to four hours of consecutive work. Endurance for up to one and one-half hour periods of constant sitting and one hour periods of independent mobility. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Frequent need to initiate body positional changes to access equipment from high and low areas and while providing treatment interventions. Functional fine and gross motor skills and upper extremity sensation needed. Intact vision needed for observation of patient's non-verbal responses and skin assessment. Must be able to initiate and interpret communication with patient and others. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. It also requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills and the ability to act in some new or unfamiliar situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication and the ability to receive and convey messages. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage and three step commands. Task requires ability to add and subtract two digit numbers. Multiply and divide 10’s and 100’s by 2, 3, 4, and 5. Perform basic arithmetic operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assists in lifting, transporting, turning, guarding and overall patient handling utilizing proper body mechanics and safety awareness. Provides observation and direct assistance with patient activities as assigned under direction of licensed nurse. Demonstrates competency in utilizing patient related equipment as directed. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to appropriate team members Provide set up and or feed assistance during meal times. Assists with maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of unit areas. Documents assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner using appropriate formats. Orders patient equipment/supplies as directed. Obtains, organizes and cleans equipment and supplies as directed Monitors available stock and maintains neat, orderly storage of equipment/supplies on the unit as assigned. Provides set-up and clean -up of treatment areas (i.e. pillows, linens, mats, treatment tables, etc.) Performs miscellaneous clerical and staffing office duties as needed. Prioritizes tasks in order to complete assignments seeking supervisory guidance as needed. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Masters Degree in Nursing with a defined clinical specialty. Required: Minimum of five years experience in related clinical practice with demonstrated leadership and teaching skills. Required: Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut and current certification in a specialty from the American Nursing Association. Required: Passed the State of Connecticut approved Pharmacology course required in Masters Degree Program. Required: DEA licensure required for narcotic prescription. Required: Basic and life support certification and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS training). JOB SUMMARY Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will have the responsibility for promoting excellence in patient care by serving as a clinical role model, physician extender, educator, consultant and researcher. APRN will provide those patient care services in collaboration with a Connecticut licensed physician who is qualified by experience, education, and training to provide such direction. APRN will continuously assess designated patients and family care needs and collaborate with the treatment team and hospital administration to provide high quality patient care. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job requires sitting/working at a desk and those functions associated with clinical tasks (reaching, bending and stretching to access drawers, records, shelves). Job involves carrying of documents, medical records, books, occasionally small equipment and medical procedures based on clinical specialties of the APRN, i.e. endoscopic care, intravenous and medication delivery systems, specialty authorizations, wound ostomy and fistula management. Fine manipulation is required for writing as well as some type of patient care techniques. Job requires visual/perceptive skills to perform above tasks. Job requires functional use of both upper/lower extremeties. Job requires movement related to walking and standing, fine and gross manipulation related to these activities. May occasionally require pushing and pulling of up to 50 pounds, frequent bending, occasional squatting, kneeling, reaching forward and above shoulders, and twisting. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires independent problem identification, abstract reasoning, adaptability to work environments and quick decision making. A high degree of selective attention, discernment, perception and concentration are necessary. Job requires the ability to interpret physical findings, laboratory results and subjective complaints in determination of an accurate and complete differential diagnosis, assessment strategy, and treatment plan in collaboration with the appropriate physician. Job requires the ability to set appropriate priorities and accurately triage clinical problems. Tasks require legibility, spelling accuracy, logical sentence and paragraph organization. A working knowledge of, and familiarity with, professional (medical) terms and definitions is required. Job requires a high level of communication skills including the expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening, and the ability to dialogue with multiple parties is necessary. Job requires the ability to comprehend lengthy and complex messages, or paragraphs, and to follow multi-stage and three step commands. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide with all units of measure including decimal fractions, compute ratio, rate and percent, draw bar graphs, perform basic arithmetic operations involving American monetary units. WORK DEMANDS Job requires high level of independent judgement and ability to function effectivetly during periods which may be stressful. Job requires working primarily indoors and interdependently with others as listed in principle relationships (Section III). Conditions are often noisy with frequent exposure to odors and/or body fluids/blood borne pathogens. Job requires occasionally being on-call and/or responding to emergency situations. 30% At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Full time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Required: Ability to work independently Required: Ability to read, write and understand directions in English. Required: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Preferred: One year work experience with special needs population. Preferred: Basic computer knowledge. Preferred: CPI or Safety Care JOB SUMMARY The Patient Support Associate provides safe and appropriate non-skilled therapeutic interventions as assigned. Tasks focus on patient supervision to ensure patient safety, transport of patients in preparation for treatment, obtaining/preparing equipment necessary for patient care and maintaining a clean environment. The Patient Support Associate may also perform other clerical duties within the staffing office as assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to tolerate up to four hours of consecutive work. Endurance for up to one and one-half hour periods of constant sitting and one hour periods of independent mobility. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Frequent need to initiate body positional changes to access equipment from high and low areas and while providing treatment interventions. Functional fine and gross motor skills and upper extremity sensation needed. Intact vision needed for observation of patient's non-verbal responses and skin assessment. Must be able to initiate and interpret communication with patient and others. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. It also requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills and the ability to act in some new or unfamiliar situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication and the ability to receive and convey messages. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage and three step commands. Task requires ability to add and subtract two digit numbers. Multiply and divide 10’s and 100’s by 2, 3, 4, and 5. Perform basic arithmetic operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assists in lifting, transporting, turning, guarding and overall patient handling utilizing proper body mechanics and safety awareness. Provides observation and direct assistance with patient activities as assigned under direction of licensed nurse. Demonstrates competency in utilizing patient related equipment as directed. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to appropriate team members Provide set up and or feed assistance during meal times. Assists with maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of unit areas. Documents assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner using appropriate formats. Orders patient equipment/supplies as directed. Obtains, organizes and cleans equipment and supplies as directed Monitors available stock and maintains neat, orderly storage of equipment/supplies on the unit as assigned. Provides set-up and clean -up of treatment areas (i.e. pillows, linens, mats, treatment tables, etc.) Performs miscellaneous clerical and staffing office duties as needed. Prioritizes tasks in order to complete assignments seeking supervisory guidance as needed.
Mar 19, 2020
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Required: Ability to work independently Required: Ability to read, write and understand directions in English. Required: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively. Preferred: One year work experience with special needs population. Preferred: Basic computer knowledge. Preferred: CPI or Safety Care JOB SUMMARY The Patient Support Associate provides safe and appropriate non-skilled therapeutic interventions as assigned. Tasks focus on patient supervision to ensure patient safety, transport of patients in preparation for treatment, obtaining/preparing equipment necessary for patient care and maintaining a clean environment. The Patient Support Associate may also perform other clerical duties within the staffing office as assigned. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to tolerate up to four hours of consecutive work. Endurance for up to one and one-half hour periods of constant sitting and one hour periods of independent mobility. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Frequent need to initiate body positional changes to access equipment from high and low areas and while providing treatment interventions. Functional fine and gross motor skills and upper extremity sensation needed. Intact vision needed for observation of patient's non-verbal responses and skin assessment. Must be able to initiate and interpret communication with patient and others. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. It also requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills and the ability to act in some new or unfamiliar situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication and the ability to receive and convey messages. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage and three step commands. Task requires ability to add and subtract two digit numbers. Multiply and divide 10’s and 100’s by 2, 3, 4, and 5. Perform basic arithmetic operations. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Assists in lifting, transporting, turning, guarding and overall patient handling utilizing proper body mechanics and safety awareness. Provides observation and direct assistance with patient activities as assigned under direction of licensed nurse. Demonstrates competency in utilizing patient related equipment as directed. Observes and reports changes in patient condition to appropriate team members Provide set up and or feed assistance during meal times. Assists with maintaining the orderliness and cleanliness of unit areas. Documents assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner using appropriate formats. Orders patient equipment/supplies as directed. Obtains, organizes and cleans equipment and supplies as directed Monitors available stock and maintains neat, orderly storage of equipment/supplies on the unit as assigned. Provides set-up and clean -up of treatment areas (i.e. pillows, linens, mats, treatment tables, etc.) Performs miscellaneous clerical and staffing office duties as needed. Prioritizes tasks in order to complete assignments seeking supervisory guidance as needed.
Mar 19, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required – Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or healthcare related field or 10 years clinical experience in a inpatient/residential rehabilitation, psychiatric or developmental disability setting. Required - Valid current Driver’s License Required Ability to read, write and understand instructions. Preferred – Six months experience working in a rehabilitation/treatment or human services setting. Preferred Experience working with groups or teams. JOB SUMMARY The Behavioral Tech is a paraprofessional care giver who assists in the care and treatment of patients who have sustained an acquired brain injury. The Behavioral Tech works/functions under the direction and supervision of the Behavioral Specialist and/or Registered Nurse. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job Requires: Occasionally: Sitting overhead reaching, climbing, squatting, kneeling, crawling, and lifting/carrying of 100 pounds. Frequently: Bending, pushing/pulling of 60 pounds of force and lifting/carrying of 50 pounds. Constantly: Standing, walking, forward reaching, gripping, and fine hand manipulation. Job requires standing frequently throughout the day for usually no longer than 60 90 minutes at a time. Job requires the ability to move/carry over 100lbs. (as in a patient restraint or patient transfer). Fine manipulation is required as related to writing, and computer usage. In addition, gross motor skills are required as related to complete and utilize PMT/CPI training, including all aspects of physical skills COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job allows for the application of learned knowledge and basic follow through on easily identifiable steps. Reference materials are available. Limited inference is necessary. Some selective attention is necessary to complete task. Job requires legibility, spelling accuracy and logical sentence and paragraph organization. A working knowledge and familiarity with professional medical terminology and definitions is required. Job requires a high level of communication skill including expression of abstract/complex ideas, use of negotiation and active listening and an ability to dialogue with multiple parties. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy and complex messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage and 3 step commands. Job requires the ability to add and subtract two digit numbers. Multiply and divide 10's and 100's by 2, 3, 4, 5. Perform basic arithmetic operations with coins and bills for the purpose of cashier/petty cash, etc. Performs operations with measuring units such as cup, quart, foot, yard, ounce, pound, milliliter, and kilograms. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and ability to function in behavioral and physical care situation. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Supervises patients at all times maintaining appropriate level of supervison as specified. Handoff communication is always performed. Performs direct patient care functions under the direction of the RN in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols.Supervising and assisting patients in daily scheduled activites, and skills trainings or practice. Following standard operating procedures and therapeutic techniques for the Program. Follows patients Individual Treatment Plan. Maintains familiarity with each patients assessments,/interventions. Utilizes appropriate therapeutic modalites and interventions to meet patient outcomes and department goals. Performs efficiently in emergency situations following established protocols. Actively promotes environmental/patient safety using effective preventative measures. Establishes therapeutic relationship with patients. Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, disabilities, and other patient needs into care provided for assigned patients. Models positive behavior and effective problem solving techniques. Documents behavioral observations, responses to care planinterventions and daily treatments as per hospital standards. Promotes productive work relationships by demonstrating respect for all roles and their contribution to the team through effective communication skills.Communicates operational/clinical issues utilizing appropriate channels. Organizes and assits with structured group activites. Consistently models to patient/families appropriate and therapeutic interpersonal staff/patient interactions. Handles crisis situations in a safe, effective manner, utilizing the least restrictive, safe patient care alternative. Performs other related duties as required, assigned or directed by charge nurse. Demonstrates ability to anticipate, address and de-escalate patient distress situations prior to patients’ loss of control as designated in their treatment plans. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
QUALIFICATIONS Required: Masters Degree in Nursing with a defined clinical specialty. Required: Minimum of five years experience in related clinical practice with demonstrated leadership and teaching skills. Required: Current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Connecticut and current certification in a specialty from the American Nursing Association. Required: Passed the State of Connecticut approved Pharmacology course required in Masters Degree Program. Required: DEA licensure required for narcotic prescription. Required: Basic and life support certification and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS training). JOB SUMMARY Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) will have the responsibility for promoting excellence in patient care by serving as a clinical role model, physician extender, educator, consultant and researcher. APRN will provide those patient care services in collaboration with a Connecticut licensed physician who is qualified by experience, education, and training to provide such direction. APRN will continuously assess designated patients and family care needs and collaborate with the treatment team and hospital administration to provide high quality patient care. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Adheres to the established clinical standards for physician extenders and advance nursing practice. Assists physicians in reaching decisions and instituting care plans for assigned patients. Adheres to granted clinical privileges and collaborative agreements with the collaborating physicians, care protocols, Hospital for Special Care policy on physician extenders, and medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations. Performs complete history and physical examinations, including admission and annual history and physicals, and pre-operative assessments. Will perform all these activities in a problem-oriented fashion. Orders and/or obtains all appropriate laboratory, radiological, and specialized tests to evaluate patients per collaborative agreement and protocols. Reports results and makes preliminary interpretations to the appropriate physician and implement care plans. Requests appropriate consultations as needed. Documents accurately and completely all patient care interventions in medical records including progress notes and discharge summaries. Demonstrates competency in follow up care and clinical management for designated patients. Provides night/weekend on-call coverage with physician back up whenever requested by the department chief. Coordinates care plans, staff education, validation and care plans for specific procedures, e.g., conscious sedation, pre, intra, and postoperative care, diabetic foot and nail care, intrathecal baclofen. Assists during urological, gastroenterology, gynecological and other procedures as appropriate. Provides care planning and consultation, patient and family education; ostomy care, implanted central line, intrathecal pump, feeding tubes, rectal and/or urinary incontinence. Reviews assigned policies, procedures, and/or protocols as needed. Participates and identifies opportunities for improvement in patient care and outcome during the day to day practice, special projects, and peer review activities. Plans/implements all interventions/interactions with an awareness of cultural, ethnic, religious, language and age-related/developmental needs of each patient. Provides accurate and timely documentation of all clinical interventions in a clear and objective manner. Develops educational or research presentations using available software. Provides evidence of continuing medical education. Utilizes database for research projects. Utilizes quality assurance/improvement data to identify needs for education, process improvement, and effectiveness of quality improvement activities. Works with the Chief of Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine and members of the department to maximize efficiency and quality of patient care. Provides direction and support to clinical staffing identifying and meeting their learning needs. Develops clinical educational programs based on identified needs using appropriate educational tools and evaluate effectiveness of those programs. Participates in undergraduate and graduate nursing and advanced nursing education as needed in collaboration with the Chief of Internal Medicine & Pulmonary Medicine and Director of Medical Education. Represents Nursing and/or Department of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine to the assigned committees and the community. Identifies opportunities for research and participates in clinical investigations that lead to process improvement and improvement in patient care. Monitors and reports all risk management issues.
Mar 19, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
** As of 10/15/2019 CNAs with 2+ years of experience hired for evening or night shift will recieve a $500 sign on bonus. ** Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires) Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions Required: State registration (for new hires) Preferred: High school diploma/GED Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing assistant Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment. JOB SUMMARY The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending, forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching, crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine manipulation is required for writing and computer usage. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with diverse populations. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills i.e. listening, feedback, etc. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients. Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team members. Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned patients. May assist professional staff during emergency situations. Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment. Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital policies and procedures. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks. Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies business unit. Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any problems to manager or PCC. Transports specimens to laboratory. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020
Part time
 
Hospital for Special Care New Britain, CT, USA
Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving both adults and children. Located in New Britain and Hartford, we operate on a not-for-profit basis. Hospital for Special Care (HSC) is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care , acquired brain injury , medically-complex pediatrics , neuromuscular disorders , spinal cord injury , comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder . QUALIFICATIONS Required: Certified nursing assistant (for new hires) Required: Ability to read, write and understand instructions Required: State registration (for new hires) Preferred: High school diploma/GED Preferred: Previous experience as a certified nursing assistant Preferred: Basic Computer knowledge In Lieu of certification/registration, nursing students currently enrolled in a Connecticut nursing school who have completed 100 hours of theoretical and clinical instruction in the fundamental skills of nursing are qualified. Certificate and registration must be obtained within 120 days of employment. JOB SUMMARY The certified nursing assistant, within a team, functions as a caregiver who assists in the care of a group of patients under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Job requires continuous periods of standing, walking, bending, forward reaching with occasional periods of sitting. Ability to safely transfer patients and provide contact guarding or hands-on assistance. Requires ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 pounds continuously, to 20 pounds frequently, and up to 40 pounds frequently for patient transfers and bed mobility. Ability to push/pull up to 50 pounds frequently throughout the day for patient transport and mobility activities. Occasional overhead reaching, crawling, kneeling, and squatting may be required as related to patient care. Visual and auditory skills are needed. Fine manipulation is required for writing and computer usage. COGNITIVE DEMANDS Job requires the application of previously acquired knowledge. Job requires flexibility of thought, reasoning, organizational skills, and the ability to function in new situations. Selective attention and concentration are necessary to complete tasks. Job requires basic formulation, content, syntax, and spelling to complete tasks. Only simple sentence or very short paragraph expression is necessary. Job requires spontaneous communication, and paraphrasing in and out of the context of discussion and the ability to dialogue with diverse populations. Job requires an ability to comprehend lengthy messages or paragraphs and to follow multistage commands. Communication skills i.e. listening, feedback, etc. Job requires the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide tens and hundreds by two, three, four, and five. Perform basic arithmetic operations. Perform operation with measuring units such as milliliters, liters, centimeters, feet, yards, and pounds. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide care under the direction and supervision of a licensed nurse in accordance with hospital policies, procedures, and protocols. Receives report from licensed nurse on assigned patients. Reports pertinent patient information to appropriate team members. Incorporates awareness of age, developmental, cultural, hearing and other special patient needs into care provided for assigned patients. May assist professional staff during emergency situations. Demonstrates competency in use of patient related equipment. Documents in a timely and accurate manner adhering to hospital policies and procedures. Attends and participates in staff meetings. Completes specific assigned tasks, sets priorities for daily tasks, prioritizes and completes assigned tasks. Assists with maintaining orderliness, cleanliness, and supplies business unit. Assists with equipment maintenance and identification of technical equipment problems when they arise and reports any problems to manager or PCC. Transports specimens to laboratory. At HSC, we are a family. Each person who is a part of our team of over 1,000 employees and volunteers offers unique talents and perspectives. We all believe in keeping the same shared value of making our patients the center of what we do. By combining all of our unique skills and shared values we are able to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients. We are dedicated to creating an environment of care and engagement that makes us one of the most desirable places to work. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and offer a competitive benefits package.
Mar 19, 2020