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SoutheastHEALTH Registered Nurse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Nurse

Nursing - RN Cape Girardeau, Missouri Inpatient Rehabilitation Full-Time



Night ShiftThe registered professional nurse coordinates, plans, directs and implements the nursing process in the delivery of patient careBegin

  • Assist individuals with disability and/or chronic illness to attain and maintain maximum function

  • Assists patients in adapting to an altered lifestyle, while providing a therapeutic environment for patient’s and their family’s development

  • Perform hands-on nursing care by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for patients

  • Provides direction and supervision of ancillary nursing personnel, demonstrates professional judgment, uses problem solving techniques and time-management principles, and delegates appropriately

  • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team to facilitate achievement of overall goals

  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with clients, their families and health team members and to ensure the fulfillment of requirements for legal documentation and reimbursement

  • Acts as a resource and a role model for nursing staff and participates in activities such as nursing committees and professional organizations that promote the improvement of nursing care

  • Prepares patients and their families for future self-management and decision-making responsibilities by fostering clients’ independence and goal achievement

  • Reinforces the teaching done by specialists in rehabilitation and other areas of the hospital and provides resource materials for patients’ changing needs

  • Implements a plan of care by providing nursing care and education directly or through ancillary personnel, as need, to maintain and restore function and prevent complications and further loss

  • Evaluates the nursing care that is being provided and modifies the plan, as needed, to achieve measurable goals and objectives

  • Participates in the interdisciplinary team process at team conferences and other team meetings and offers input into team decision making

  • Intervenes with team members and other healthcare professionals to ensure that the optimal opportunity for recovery is made available to the patient, the most significant member of the rehabilitation team

  • Collaborates with team members to achieve cost-effective care by utilizing appropriate clinical measures to meet emergent physical, psychosocial and spiritual situations

  • Plan, organize, direct, utilize nursing process

  • Medication management

  • Patient safety

  • IV therapy skills

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Recognition of patient changes

  • Interpersonal interactions

  • Customer Service (First Class Care)

  • Computer system for documentation

  • Patient Education

  • Patient Advocacy

  • Supervise Nurse Aids, Unit Techs and other ancillary staff.

  • Document Quality Indicators

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Graduation from a professional nursing program

  • Registered professional nurse licensed by the state of Missouri and current CPR certification

  • Certified in Quality Indicators within 2 years

  • Current Basic Life Support completion (CPR)

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English