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Registered Nurse, RN | Cardiology, Heart Failure Clinic
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La Crosse, WI 54601

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Full time
JR-18566

Description

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

Schedule Weekly Hours:

40

Gundersen Health System is seeking an RN for our Heart Failure Clinic, a subspecialty within the Cardiology Clinic. This is your opportunity to work the day shift while doing the work you love in the beautiful Coulee region.

What you will do:
  • 32-40 hours every two weeks
  • Work 8-hour day shifts between 0800-1630; no weekends, holidays, or call obligation
  • Create long-term, impactful relationships with a self-created panel of heart failure patients
  • Collaborate with Community Paramedics, our partners at Bellin Health, and in-patient clinicians to coordinate care for patients
  • RNs in the Heart Failure Clinic perform phone triage and patient education, complete medication refills, manage EPIC in-basket and MyChart messages. RNs also perform nurse-only visits for medication optimization and overall patient assessment. 

What you need:
  • Minimum of Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Minimum of 1 year RN experience in Cardiology
  • RN licensure to practice in the state of Wisconsin upon hire

What you will get:
  • Gundersen's generous compensation and benefits package, including our top-rated retirement plan
  • Growth opportunities and access to Gundersen's Career Development Center to help you navigate your career
  • The opportunity to work autonomously and help shape your work

Gundersen Health System Hospital and Clinics comprises 7 hospitals and 33 clinics. We bring care close to home for our patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.  Inside our walls and our neighborhoods, we deliver world-class medical care and the right amount of love. We call it love + medicine and it’s more than our practice. It is who we are.

Job Description:

The registered nurse (RN) focuses on the health and wellness of individuals, families and populations in collaboration with other health care professionals by incorporating evidence-based practice in the management of acute illness, chronic disease, disability, and end-of-life care. The RN utilizes the nursing process and aligns practice with organizational policies, professional nursing standards and regulatory practice acts.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Assessment: Systematically and holistically assesses the patient’s physiological, emotional, sociocultural, spiritual, and financial status while considering lifestyle preferences and learning needs.
2. Planning: Collaborates with patients, families, and health care professionals to develop a patient-centered plan of care to promote health and optimize wellness.
3. Intervention: Provides competent and innovative patient care and education based on patient complexity, acuity, and nursing judgment within a culture of caring and safety.
4. Documentation: Documents nursing assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and patient/family response.
5. Evaluation: Determines patient's progress toward achieving goal(s), and revises plan of care in collaboration with patient/family as needed.
6. Delegation and Supervision: The RN delegates, supervises, and evaluates the effectiveness of tasks performed by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) who have the knowledge and skill to perform the task taking into consideration the following:                                                                                                 

  • scope of practice
  • training
  • competence
  • population served
  • experience
  • policies and procedures

7. Leadership: Guides, directs and influences others by participating in activities such as:

  • quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research
  • shared governance (council structure)
  • department-based projects
  • continual learning

8. Professional and Organizational Responsibilities: Accepts accountability, elicits feedback, clarifies issues and concerns and works toward resolving problems or conflicts.

The RN practices in accordance with:

The Gundersen Health System (GHS) mission, values and strategic plan

The values, components and foundation of the GHS Nursing Professional Framework:

  •    Values: Nursing Skills & Knowledge; Patient & Family Centered Care; Culture of Caring & Safety; Healing Environment
  •    Components: Nursing Structure; Practice ; Professional Enhancement; Innovation; Reflective Practice
  •    Foundation: Caritas (Human Caring Theory)

He/she demonstrates effective organizational skills with an ability to prioritize responsibilities efficiently in a rapidly changing work environment

Participates and supports education of nursing colleagues and students


Education and Learning:
REQUIRED
Associate degree in Nursing.


DESIRED
Bachelor's degree in Nursing

Work Experience:
REQUIRED
No experience required.

DESIRED
6 months or greater previous experience in nursing

License and Certifications:

REQUIRED
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed minimally in the state of practice, some positions may require additional state RN licenses.
Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Unit/Department Specific

OSHA Category:
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:
Exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Walking/Standing Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Shoulder Level Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Pounds of force 0-25
Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Balance - Right Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Balance - Left Leg Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Lifting - Other Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Carrying - Short Carry Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs 0-25
Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 0-25

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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