Applicants Apply Externally No
Greetings, We are looking for two nurses to join our great team of RNs who provide healthcare for a high-level quadriplegic.
**NOTE: This is for Night or Evening**
- Flexible scheduling – apply to do as many shifts a week as fits your schedule. Many people find this job works well as a primary or secondary source of employment.
- Comprehensive training – nurses only start working on their own once they are ready.
- Fuses aspects of home, rehab, and acute care into one job, in a nice work environment with great coworkers.
- The opportunity to learn an individual patient’s healthcare in-depth, and gain experience with specialized devices like a phrenic nerve peacemaker and in-exsufflator.
One to two positions are open for filling night shifts. Many shifts are available, and applicants can apply to be hired to take between 2 and 4 shifts a week, for part-time or full-time work respectively, depending on what they are seeking.
Additionally, one position is open for one evening shift each week, a respite shift for the quadriplegic’s parents.
Applicants may apply for nights or evenings, or both.
One adult C1/C2 quadriplegic part-time student, living with his parents, who provide care when professionals are not available.
- RN license for the state of Rhode Island. Nursing students soon about to obtain their licenses are welcome to apply.
- Two employment-based references.
- High personal standards of patient care. After training, nurses work largely unsupervised, so we look for people who are self-motivated to provide their best care.
- Reliability. The patient as well as the other nurses rely on one another.
- An interest in learning a comprehensive and detailed care program.
- Effective communication with coworkers and patient, including suggestions for improving care when they see an opportunity to do so.
Experienced nurses and new grads are both welcome.
A wide spectrum of healthcare duties from minor ADLs to maintaining clear consistent ventilation, using common medical devices and advanced technologies, in the home and out in the community.
The Medicaid waiver program which funds the nursing coverage allows for a base pay rate of $37.86 an hour. Additionally, there are yearly bonuses, plus a hiring bonus upon completing training and 10 shifts worked independently.
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Thank you for reading this posting – for more information, to answer any questions, or to set up an interview, please inquire.
Case management and administration are provided by a supervising RN, the nonprofit Fogarty Center (formerly known as Ocean State Community Resources), and the quadriplegic himself.