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Registered Nurse (RN) - Med Surg
Shepherd Center
Atlanta, GA

$26-48/hour
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Weekend Day Inpatient Registered Nurse


Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Join us in our mission to help people with a temporary or permanent disability, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life. At Shepherd Center, you'll discover a diverse and inclusive environment, enlightened leadership, a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect. If you are seeking career advancement, continuing education opportunities coupled with a welcoming and fun workplace, competitive compensation and employment benefits, visit our careers page to explore current openings. Why Shepherd Center We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Shepherd Center which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10 BEST rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. Shepherd is the only rehabilitation facility in the nation with an intensive care unit and medical components on-stie, allowing us to begin the rehabilitation process sooner than other rehabilitation hospitals. Our organization offers a full range of clinical specialties. Our Registered Nurses (RN) have the opportunity to work in outpatient or inpatient setting depending on available openings and have set schedules. Our on-site education and in-service opportunities make it possible for you to meet re-licensure needs while expanding your professional knowledge and skills. Backed by Shepherd's commitment to education and professional development, you will be empowered to pursue opportunities in education, process improvement, research and leadership. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. Across all departments, you'll find career opportunities that support diversity, equity and inclusion. At Shepherd Center, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development and our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive. We invite you to be a part of our team where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career! What You'll Be Doing At Shepherd Center, our expert clinicians help patients get the most out of rehabilitation. In fact, our patients are more independent and have better outcomes than the national average. As an Inpatient RN at Shepherd, you will be part of an amazing team committed to helping people with a temporary or permanent disability caused by injury or disease, rebuild their lives with hope, independence and dignity, advocating for their full inclusion in all aspects of community life. Our nursing care model combines relationship-based care with and evidence-based approach. This allows for a stronger connection between patient and caregiver, and a more individualized, appropriate type of care. The Inpatient Registered Nurse "RN" provides basic care to patients, performing all job functions in an ethical manner and ensuring patient safety, privacy, dignity, and confidentiality. This role interacts with and contributes to the professional development and image of all unit staff practicing in a Shared Governance model of nursing practice. Department Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury or Traumatic Brain Injury Schedule This position is a full-time day and weekend position plus 1 weekday with a set schedule. Hours/Pay Period 72 hours per 2 week pay period Schedule Details * 12-hour shifts * Saturday and Sunday 7am to 7pm plus 1 weekday shift * Set Schedules Benefits Eligible Yes Required Minimum Education Graduate of a nursing program from an accredited college or university requires. Required Minimum Certification * BLS required. * Active Georgia RN license or NLC/eNLC Multistate License. Required Minimum Experience Minimum one (1) year RN experience preferred. Required Minimum Skills * Basic computer skills. * Basic competencies are expected in nursing practice, patient and employee safety, infection control, performance improvement, practice innovation, professional nursing practice, standards of clinical nursing practice, and systems for patient safety. * Demonstrates competency in time management, organization, prioritization and critical thinking by planning and organizing work assignments and prioritizing the specific needs of the patient. * Ability to assess patient and family needs and coordinate appropriate nursing plan of care. * Takes responsibility for growing professionally and seek opportunities for improving skills. * Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication. * Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment. * Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition. * Maintains congenial working relationships with RNs and others. * Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date. * Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements by determined due date. Preferred Qualifications ACLS and appropriate specialty certification required after appropriate time frame. Physical Demands * Uses body, tools, or special devices to safely, effectively, and efficiently to move, guide, or place patients. Involves some latitude for judgement with regard to precision attained and the selection of what adaptive device(s) to utilize. * Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 35 lbs. Working Conditions * Normal patient care environment. * Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. * Some potential exposure to infectious viruses. REQUIRED MINIMUM EDUCATION * Graduate of a nursing program from an accredited college or university requires. REQUIRED MINIMUM CERTIFICATION * BLS required. * Active Georgia RN license or NLC/eNLC Multistate License. REQUIRED MINIMUM EXPERIENCE * Minimum one (1) year RN experience preferred. REQUIRED MINIMUM SKILLS * Basic computer skills. * Basic competencies are expected in nursing practice, patient and employee safety, infection control, performance improvement, practice innovation, professional nursing practice, standards of clinical nursing practice, and systems for patient safety. * Demonstrates competency in time management, organization, prioritization and critical thinking by planning and organizing work assignments and prioritizing the specific needs of the patient. * Ability to assess patient and family needs and coordinate appropriate nursing plan of care. * Takes responsibility for growing professionally and seek opportunities for improving skills. * Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication. * Willingly adapts to changing work demands and work environment. * Demonstrates critical thinking skills and makes sound judgments to monitor and respond to patient needs or changes in condition. * Maintains congenial working relationships with RNs and others. * Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date. * Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements by determined due date. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS * Previous experience with patients with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or behavioral health preferred. * ACLS and appropriate specialty certification required after appropriate time frame. PHYSICAL DEMANDS * Uses body, tools, or special devices to safely, effectively, and efficiently to move, guide, or place patients. Involves some latitude for judgement with regard to precision attained and the selection of what adaptive device(s) to utilize. * Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 50 lbs. WORKING CONDITIONS * Normal patient care environment. * Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids. * Some potential exposure to infectious viruses. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Pay

Average Georgia Staff Position Pay

$35.39/hour

The average salary for a Med Surg is 32% lower than the US average of $47.

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.