Nursing Rehab Aide - Nerve, Muscle, & Bone Innovation Center (19th Floor), Full-Time, Days
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Health and Safety


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By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.

Job Description Summary
The Nursing Rehab Aide provides basic daily care to patients and support of significant others. Performs various service duties and routine technical tasks such as assisting patients with basic hygiene, daily living activities and therapeutic rehab activities. Maintains patient care areas in a clean and orderly condition.

Provides care, which is appropriate for the age and development of the patient.
The Nursing Rehab Aide consistently demonstrates support of the SRAlab statement of Mission and Philosophy by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.

The Nursing Rehab aide demonstrates SRAlab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and SRAlab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Job Description

The Nursing Rehab Aide will:

  • Performs various activities in the treatment and care of patients, including routine hygiene care., ingestion of food and fluids, elimination of body wastes, mobilization, and dressing/undressing.
  • Performs and records routine technical tasks as authorized, such as taking vital signs, collecting and recording intake and output, hanging gastric feedings, and escorting patients to and from therapy appointments.
  • Assists with preparing patients for therapy treatments or evaluation, assisting them as necessary to undress and don garments or treatment aids. Ensures patients are in proper and comfortable position for assigned therapy procedure.
  • Reinforces previous learning in self-care activities such as feeding, dressing, bathing and memory training to assist with achieving therapy goals.
  • Collects and reports pertinent physiological, psychological, and functional data based on patient plan of care or patient need.
  • Orients the patient and family to the environment, therapeutic activities, and potential safety hazards and prevention strategies as identified by the registered nurse.
  • Incorporates factors related to safety into delivery of patient care as directed by the registered nurse or therapist.
  • Observes patients and reports reactions or changes in patient condition to registered nurse or therapist.
  • Assists in transferring patient care equipment to other specified areas.
  • Transfers, moves, and ambulates patients to and from department with wheelchair to other specified areas.
  • Documents functional care, procedures, and other quantitative values in electronic medical record database.
  • Assists in monitoring supply needs to ensure adequate inventory at bedside.
  • Delivers/stores supplies and equipment received from Central Supply.
  • Implements infection prevention and control measures to provide patient safety.
  • Maintains area in a neat organized manner and performs infection control procedures including disinfecting equipment.
  • Performs clerical support when needed including reception duties, file maintenance, document distribution, library maintenance and retrieval of medical records.
  • Provides supervision for safety as directed by registered nurse or therapist.
  • Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of SRAlab.

Reporting Relationships
  • Reports directly to the Nurse Manager or designee.
  • Reports indirectly to registered nurse or therapist involved with care of patients.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Work requires successful completion of the Nursing Rehab Aide orientation.
  • Relevant healthcare training such as volunteer work or prior hospital experience preferred.
  • Communicates effectively using timely verbal, non-verbal and written communication.
  • Computer skills necessary to document care provided in the EMR
  • Proactively takes ownership for serving the customer, team, and organization for achieving goals and for resolving problems.
  • 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.
  • Anticipates assesses and addresses the needs of patients, internal and external customers to positively influence the patient/customer experience (directly or indirectly).
  • Ability to transfer and position patients, consistent with lifting up to 35 lbs.

Working Conditions
  • Normal patient care environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
  • Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing certain patient care activities.
  • Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Equal Employment Opportunity

ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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