Graduate Nurse - Full Time Days

Job Description

GRADUATE NURSE - Day Shift (7 A to 7 P)

 A stronger bond with patients - A stronger impact on recovery 

BE THE CONNECTION at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in Worcester, MA  01602

Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital is a 110 bed acute physical rehabilitation hospital located in Worcester, MA. We provide comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient rehabilitative care for orthopedic, neurologic, multi-trauma, brain injury, stroke, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation needs.

We provide hospital level medical care through our skilled Nurses, Therapists, Pharmacists and Medical staff to consistently offer the best possible outcomes for our patients.

 With an average length of stay between 1-3 weeks, we have the ability to get to know our patients and their families. We are proud of the fact that 80% of the patients admitted to Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital of Worcester, MA are discharged directly to their homes.

 Come see how we are changing people’s lives- every day. Maybe you can too!

What Makes Encompass Health Careers Different—and Better:

Working at Encompass Health means being part of something special: A team that is passionate about making an impact on patients’ lives each day. Unlike the typical hospital setting, Encompass Health offers you the unique opportunity to walk alongside patients on their road to recovery from stroke, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, joint replacements, multiple trauma and cardiac/pulmonary conditions. As you help patients achieve goals and regain independence, you can form significant relationships with them and celebrate the successes they experience along the way.

 Our culture of compassion and collaboration is founded on more than just the care we provide our patients; it is expressed in the values we live. We encourage and empower each employee to keep learning and growing by providing the resources to deliver a better way to care. At Encompass Health, you’ll find something decidedly different and more satisfying: A career that is challenging, inspiring and rewarding. Maximize your talent and join a team that is committed to setting the standard for better healthcare with this engaging opportunity:



 $15,000 sign on bonus / must pass NCLEX for MA RN License within 60 days of date of hire.

To provide a transitional role for a Graduate Nurse to begin orienting while waiting to pass the NCLEX.


The Graduate Nurse is responsible for:

  • Providing direct patient care activities appropriate to training and competency for assigned patients with direct supervision of RN.
  • Learning to operate various medical devices.
  • Learning various disease processes.
  • Interacting with nurses, assistance, physicians, therapists, and other healthcare providers.
  • Working to expand clinical knowledge and skills.
  • Familiarizing themselves to the hospital environment.
  • Gaining clinical experience and exposure to nursing procedures.
  • Assisting RNs in completing tasks that support patient care activities.
  • Completing patient care activities as assigned while promoting excellent patient satisfaction and outcomes.
  • Working under the guidelines of RN with assigned patients in accordance with hospital guidelines.
  • See patients progress due to the effort you and your team put forth each day and build rewarding relationships with them during stays that last from one to three weeks.
  • Spend each day helping someone to regain control of their lives with the goal of being discharged from the hospital and back to their community, families and friends.



 License or Certification:

  • CPR certification required
  • Proof of completion of a RN program and eligibility to sit for NCLEX
  • Must take NCLEX within sixty days of being granted Graduate Nurse status

 Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits that start on day one, including:

 • Benefits that begin when you do.

• Affordable medical, dental and vision plans provided to meet the needs of full and part-time employees and their families.

• Generous paid time off that increases with tenure.

• Tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities.

• Company-matching 401(k) and employee stock-purchase plans.

• Flexible spending and health savings accounts.


About us:


Helping patients regain hope and independence, Encompass Health is a national leader in post-acute care. We operate rehabilitation hospitals and offer home health and hospice care in 42 states as well as Puerto Rico. Following the Encompass Way, we are driven by our core values: We proudly set the standard, lead with empathy, do what’s right, focus on the positive, and remain stronger together.


Realize the powerful difference you can make. Take this opportunity to join our team.


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Equal Opportunity Employer

 Job Code: 101001


License or Certification:

- CPR certification required

Education, Training, Requirements and Years of Experience:

- Proof of completion of a RN program and eligibility to sit for NCLEX

- Must take and pass NCLEX within sixty days of being granted Graduate Nurse status.

Machines, Equipment Used:

- General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.

- Equipment as listed in the Competency check-off list.

Physical Requirements:

- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.

- Ability to lift, lower, push, pull, and retrieve objects weighing a minimum of 30 pounds including medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients.  Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.

- Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.

- Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment.

Skills and Abilities:

- Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.

- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.

- Ability to work independently without constant supervision.

- May not under any circumstances perform any tasks/procedures that have not been covered in this job description or that have not been verified by competency checklists.

- May not administer medications by any route.

- May document in the medical record.

- May assist the nurse in collection of data and documentation of data in the nurse¿s notes upon completion of competencies as deemed by the CNO. 

Environmental Conditions:

- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment.  Occasional outdoor exposure.

- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.

- Handicapped accessible.

- May work under stressful circumstances at times.

Proficiency or Productivity Standards:

- Has regular, reliable and predictable attendance and punctuality.

- Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.

- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. 

- May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.

- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.

- May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.

- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Address: 189 May Street, Worcester 01602
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time
Job ID: 2223677