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RN Acute Rehab Full Time Days

Ottumwa, Iowa

Req ID RNACU023818 Post Date Nov. 06, 2023 CategoryRegistered Nurse FacilityOttumwa Regional Health Center

SIGN-ON BONUS - Up to $25,000

Responsible for caring for the patient and development of nursing plan of care.


  • Demonstrates respect for others and self. Treats all contacts with friendliness courtesy and respect.  Shows empathy.  Uses self-control in interactions with others.
  • Provides a positive first impression. Adheres to ORHC dress code.  Wears name badge.  Provides         proper greetings and offers       Keeps work area, hospital and grounds clean, neat and organized.
  • Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Attends set treatment team meetings and progress reviews as evidence by signature on treatment planning update forms.
  • Uses positive/effective communication with patients, visitors, associates and others.
  • Takes action to resolve customer complaints
  • Completes initial assessment, evaluation, treatment and progress as evidenced by initial assessment forms completed in the medical record and documentation in the progress notes.
  • Completes a plan of care for all patients and carries it through
  • Takes pride in the health center.  Acts as an ambassador for Ottumwa Regional Health Center.Treats ORHC equipment, supplies and resources with care and uses them efficiently
  • Demonstrates integrity. Is honest in dealing with others.  Ensures the privacy and confidentiality of patient and business-related information.  Maintains accurate records. 
  • Is a team player.
  • Demonstrates respect for others by offering praise, recognition and encouragement.
  • Communication Demonstrates clear, concise and direct communication with customers, unit leadership   and   multidisciplinary team members by:
  • Administration of medication accurately
  • Attends required training and continuing education as evidenced by attendance forms that will be added to personnel file.
  • Completes all competency requirements as evidenced by completion forms, these will be completed annually or per hospital requirements.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job
  • Attends mandatory meetings and in-services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Possesses the specialized knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide care for people with physical limitations and chronic illness.
  • Performs hand-on nursing by utilizing the nursing process to achieve quality outcomes for patients.
  • Provides direction and supervision of ancillary nursing personnel through appropriate delegation.
  • Demonstrates professional judgment and uses problem solving when utilizing technology and time management principals.
  • Coordinates nursing care activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary rehab team to facilitate achievement of overall goals.
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with clients, families and health team members to ensure the fulfillment of requirements for legal documentation and reimbursement.


The Registered Nurse works under the supervision of the ARU Nurse Manager and the ARU Director and is responsible for providing nursing care for acutely ill patients.  S/He performs assigned procedures that are within the scope of practice as set forth by the Iowa State Board of Nursing. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job

  • Ability to organize, coordinate and evaluate plans of care for the patient population.
  • Should have a comprehensive understanding of therapeutic activities for admitted patients in a Acute Rehabilitation setting.


  • Graduate of an accredited program of Registered Nursing


  • Current BCLS certification
  • Current Iowa Registered Nurse License


For more than 125 years, Ottumwa Regional Health Center has been serving the community of Ottumwa and the citizens of Southeast Iowa. We are a regional health center providing a wide range of health services, including emergency medicine, critical care services, medical/surgical, acute rehabilitation, obstetrics, and pediatrics, as well as specialty services such as cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic radiological services, wound care, pain clinic, sleep lab, pathology, and so much more.


Our high-quality medical staff, many of whom are board-certified, offer a complete range of services from family practice and internal medicine to specialties such as general surgery, gastroenterology, orthopedics, urology, cardiology, radiation oncology, and more. Our highly trained and dedicated associates work closely as a team to provide individualized, seamless care to our patients and caring support to families and friends. 

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