Registered Nurse - Per Diem Job

Full Job Title: Registered Nurse - Per Diem

Job Number: 1516617

Location: Erie, PA

Date Posted: 8-24-2016


HealthSouth of Erie is part of one of the Nation's largest providers of Rehabilitation Services. Our modern inpatient rehabilitation hospital is situated on the coast of Lake Erie and offers comprehensive nursing care and extensive inpatient therapy serving the tri-state areas of northwestern Pennsylvania, northeastern Ohio, and southwestern New York.

Our facility has accumulated over a quarter century of experience in specialized clinical care and acute rehabilitation. We have been recognized by Uniform Data Systems for five consecutive years for attaining clinical outcomes ranking in the top 10% of acute rehabilitation centers across the country.

During the past 25 years, through the success of our unique rehabilitation programs, we've upheld our reputation as a national leader in rehab. Maintaining our leadership role in rehab takes more than just quality care and good programs, it takes a dedicated staff that is committed to each patient achieving the highest possible outcome with the eventual goal of returning home.

We currently are recognized by the Joint Commission for four Specialty Disease-Specific Certifications in Stroke, Brain Injury, Orthopedics, and Parkinson's Disease. Most recently, Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (USDMR), who ranks patient's clinical outcomes nationally for rehabilitation providers, has ranked HealthSouth Erie in the top 10 percentile for the 5th consecutive year.

We are proud to supportour clinical staff with advancing their career; such as paid education, testing, bonuses for achieving their Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN®). At HealthSouth Erie, currently have nearly 30 of our hospital's nurses on staff who hold their CRRN®.

The Registered Nurse is responsible for:

  • Providing direct patient care to inpatients
  • Supervising care, treatment and services of patient care provided by LPNs, RNTs/CNAs, and other staff on assigned unit and shift
  • Assessment and reassessment of patients
  • Communicating appropriate information with the interdisciplinary team
  • Reporting patient concerns and changes in condition to supervisor and/or physician in a timely manner
  • Creating a plan of care that is individualized to the patients needs and is reflective of the patients goals

What types of patients will you care for? We are an acute rehabilitation hospital setting. Typically our nurses can expect to spend an average of 2-4 weeks with our patients with a variety of diagnosis such as: stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, various neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, amputation, joint replacement, fractures, multiple trauma, cardiac conditions, and pulmonary conditions. 80% of our patients are discharged directly home.

Helping you become a better nurse is critical to our success -You will be paired with mentors; attend in-house as well as external educational programs. The treatment team is made up of full time therapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and medical staff; a great way to learn beyond your own discipline.

Job Code: 100131


License or Certification:

  • Current RN licensures appropriate to state regulations
  • CPR certification (ACLS preferred)
  • CRRN certification preferred

Education, Training and Years of Experience:

  • One year of experience in inpatient hospital setting preferred
  • Inpatient rehabilitation experience preferred

Machines, Equipment Used:

  • General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer

Physical Requirements:

  • Good visual acuity and ability to communicate
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds
  • Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment
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