Rehab Assistant (CNA) - Full Time Day
SSM Physical Therapy - Richmond Heights, MO

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SSM Rehabilition is looking for a Full Time Day Rehab Assistant to join our team!

As the leading provider of comprehensive rehabilitation services in the St. Louis area, SSM Rehabilitation Hospital delivers the specialized care and advanced treatment that enables individuals with stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, amputation, joint replacement and other orthopedic trauma, and general medical rehabilitation needs, to rebuild their lives.

SSM Rehabilitation Hospital's three inpatient rehabilitation units are located within acute care hospitals (SSM St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis, and SSM St. Joseph Health Center in St. Charles) or operate as a stand-alone hospital (the 60-bed SSM Bridgeton Hospital in Bridgeton). This wide footprint in the greater St. Louis area provides patients with convenient, on-site access to very specialized medical care during their rehabilitative stay.

Under the direction of a Registered Nurse, assists patients in the rehabilitation process through provision of appropriate nursing care as well as carryover of rehabilitation techniques.

Responsibilities

Completes daily assignments as directed by a nurse.

Obtains vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations) as directed.

Answers all call lights promptly. Reports problems to a primary nurse/ designee .

Reinforces rehabilitation techniques as directed to maximize patient recovery.

Participates in Therapeutic Dysphagia and Feeding Program as assigned. Assists with monitoring of diets, nutritional supplements as well as provides appropriate cues to patients for feeding or swallowing once directed by speech or occupational therapist. Provides water/juice and snacks as appropriate.

Reports problems and progress to the primary nurse throughout the shift. Immediately reports accidents to the nurse. Refers questions and inquires to the nurse for follow-up. Communicates effectively with the rehabilitation team including nursing, therapy, and physicians.

Provides and receives shift to shift report to ensure continuity of patient care.

Observes safety rules, standard precautions and fire regulations. Maintains patient confidentiality, patient rights and privacy.

Interacts with patients, families, peers and supervisors in a calm, positive, courteous and appropriate manner.

Assists nurse with patient admissions, transfers and discharges; safeguards patients' belongings and other items during these procedures. Assists nurse in taking pictures of new admissions for insertion into the medical record. Collects specimens from patients as assigned and transports specimens to the lab if required.

Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent required. Previous hospital experience preferred.

Must have current Certified Nursing Assistant License for the state of Missouri.

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