Rehabilitation Nursing Technician I #101350

ENCOMPASS HEALTH CORP/REHAB   Chattanooga, TN   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on September 1, 2022


Position Title: Rehabilitation Nursing Technician I

Job Code: 101350

FLSA Status: Nonexempt 

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Rehabilitation Nursing Technician I assists rehabilitation nurses with rehabilitation treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position:  Requires effective communication skills for working with patients, families, and caregivers. Requires competency in assisting with delegated rehabilitation treatment and patient care. Performs tasks as delegated by and supervised by rehabilitation nurses. Maintains open and an on-going communication with coworkers and supervisors. The Rehabilitation Nursing Technician I supports an environment and culture that enables the hospital to fulfill its mission by helping to provide patient safety and patient-centered treatment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: Supports daily nursing department processes and operations. Assists patients with daily activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing, eating, toileting and mobility as delegated by rehabilitation nurses. Prepares and transports patients according to the patient schedule.  Assists nurses with daily patient care as delegated. Communicates to rehabilitation nurses on patient performance, condition and participation during delegated patient care activities. • Enhances patient safety through responsiveness to patients and caregivers by providing assistance, care and comfort under the supervision of rehabilitation nurses. Asks for assistance and guidance from rehabilitation nurses when patient need for information or intervention is beyond the scope of the rehabilitation nursing technician’s position and skill level. Communicates any patient concern and/or change in condition to rehabilitation nurses.  Defers any physician, case manager, patient, visitor or patient/caregiver requests for information on patient condition, diagnosis, prognosis, progress, plan of care or discharge plan to rehabilitation nurses. Suggests processes for improvement. Is aware of data on patient satisfaction and safety. Knows how specific department performance impacts the overall hospital financials.  Uses supplies responsibly. Makes recommendations to supervisor on departmental equipment needs. Successfully completes all assigned training and annual skills competency as determined by the hospital based on new responsibilities, specialized equipment, high risk/problem prone/or low volume procedures including but not limited to waived testing as applicable, application of restraints, and emergency response techniques. Assists with rehabilitation technology applications and modalities as delegated by rehabilitation nurses. • Organizes, plans, and manages time effectively to complete assignments. Meets position requirements and performs essential functions. Completes mandatory training and courses required by completion date.  Reports questionable situations, concerns, complaints or harassment immediately. 

COMPETENCIES Accountability  Taking ownership for responsibilities and commitments, and their outcomes. Business Acumen Understanding the context, needs, and key factors associated with achieving business goals and objectives. Change Agility  Effectively anticipating, preparing for, facilitating, leading, and supporting sustainable positive change. Collaboration  Contributing and capitalizing on the talents of diverse stakeholders to achieve common goals while respecting individual needs. Communication Conveying, understanding, acknowledging and incorporating information, news, ideas and feelings, using a variety of methods. Leadership  Engaging relevant parties, building a compelling vision of desired outcomes, generating energy and enthusiasm,  and empowering others to take action by removing obstacles and building accountability. Personal Growth &  Development Devoting time and energy to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities; and seeking new experiences or career opportunities. Quality & Customer Satisfaction Committing oneself to maintain a high standard of excellence while also meeting or exceeding customer  expectations. Talent Management  Attracting, engaging, retaining, and developing high-performing individuals and teams to meet current and future business needs. Job/Technical  Proficiency Demonstrating the appropriate breadth and depth of knowledge and skill specific to one’s profession, function or job discipline. 


License or Certification:  CPR certification required. 

Minimum Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  

Machines, Equipment Used:  General office equipment such as computer/laptop, telephone, copy/fax machine, calculator, scanner, etc. Microsoft Office software, to include Outlook, Word, and Excel. 

Physical Requirements:  Visual acuity, speech recognition, speech clarity.  Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing,  and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. 

Skills and Abilities:   Oral communication, written communication, fluency in English, active listening.  Information ordering, deductive reasoning, social perceptiveness, time management, critical thinking.  Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. Ability to work independently without continuous supervision.  Environmental Conditions:  Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.  Handicapped accessible. May work under stressful circumstances at times. 

Proficiency or Productivity Standards: Has regular, reliable, and predictable attendance and punctuality.  Adheres to dress code including wearing ID badge.  Adheres to Standards of Business Conduct.  May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and/or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.  May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. This position will support cultural diversity by promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity.  All job descriptions approvals and performance evaluations are conducted electronically. Under extenuating circumstances, paper templates can be requested from the Human Resources Department.