Whitehall, WI 54773
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Scheduled Weekly Hours:32
Gundersen Tri-County Care Center is looking for a RN to join the team!0.8 FTE- 64 hours per 2 week pay period
8 and 12 hour shifts
every 3rd weekend and holiday
Position Title: Registered Nurse
Department: Care Center
Job Code: 8100
Reports To: Care Center Director of Nursing
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.
1. Preform and document patient/resident delivery, monitor and meet patient/resident needs consistent with quality nursing policies.
2. Documents care delivery, observations, medications and treatments promptly and accurately.
3. Assess and document health status of patient/resident
4. Round with physicians
5. Observe and report physical, mental and/or behavioral changes and other pertinent information related to patient/resident physician, co-workers and ancillary staff.
6. Communicates incomplete tasks oncoming shifts in order to facilitate completion.
7. Report observations and suggestions promptly, accurately and precisely.
8. Proper use and care of equipment.
9. Assesses and appropriately analyzes situations and acts on it with assistance if necessary.
10. Participates in the formulation and/or revision of care plans to reflect the changes in patient/resident status.
11. Participates in the discharge planning and agency referrals.
12. Demonstrates proficiency in specific nursing skills
13. Change nurse duties assigned: duties include but not limited: adjusting assignments and schedules to best meet facility needs, replace staff absences, etc.
14. Work cooperatively and productively within own department and other departments
15. Maintain confidentiality or patient/resident information.
16. Project a positive image of the organization in dealing with patient/resident, families, visitors, co-workers, and general public.
17. Attend meetings, in-services and educational programs as required by facility and licensing agency.
18. Participates in provision of safe, effective and appropriate nursing care via the quality improvement process.
19. Maintain billing documentation and budget tracking as necessary.
SCOPE OF THE JOB
Age Specific Population Served:
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
Education and Licensing:
Associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing and current Wisconsin nursing licensure
1-year direct patient care experience preferred
License and Certifications:
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification
Successfully complete orientation requirements
Adjust schedule/assignment based on facility need
Work schedule typically consists of working 8, 10, 12 hours shifts; however, schedule may vary according to facility need with the possibility of additional hours, early dismissal, overtime and/or rotating shifts to meet the need of patient/resident care demands
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/DEMANDS OF THE POSITION
Sitting - Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) - Charting, discussing patient/resident on the phone, 1:1 with patient/resident.
Walking/Standing - Frequently- continuous (34-66% or 5.5 hours) - On carpet or tile to provide cares to patient/resident.
Squatting, kneeling/half kneeling - Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) - Assist with donning/doffing socks/shoes, to check and drain foleys, etc.
Grasping/pinching/handling - Continuously - During care activities, documentation and communication with other care givers, injections, medication administrations. Must have good hand eye coordination.
Climbing - Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) - Climb on cart or bed for transport or to preform CPR.
Reaching - Shoulder Level, above/below shoulder - Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) - Frequent to assist with assessments and cares.
Balance – Right or Left Leg - Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) - Must have sufficient balance to carry out patient/resident activities safely and independently (ambulating, transferring, emptying foley, uses and move equipment).
Lifting - Frequently (6-33% or 3 hours) - Frequent lifting up to 50# (patient/resident limbs and treatment equipment) and occasionally lifting up to 100# (patient/resident transfers). Lifting of patient/resident must follow plan of care, use of lifting devices are provided for employee.
Carrying - Frequently - Carrying/holding 25# or less (charts or equipment) and occasionally up to 50#.
Push/Pull (Static Force) - Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) - Frequently up to 25#, occasionally up to 50# (transporting patient/resident or equipment).
Sensory acuity - continuous - Color vision, good hearing and sensory perception. (To differentiate equipment sounds i.e. call lights, alarms, machines, assess wounds, etc.) Vision correctable to 20/40, far vision, near vision, depth perception and peripheral vision. Discrimination of hold/cold and sharp/dull.
All staff members are required to utilize proper body mechanics, lifting/moving techniques for patient/resident and equipment and/or request assistance before attempting to lift any weight outside the range of their physical capabilities and/or physician ordered restrictions. Actual weight(s) of patient/resident and other items to be lifted vary substantially and must be carefully assessed by staff before attempting a lift to minimize the risk of strains or other injuries and to ensure patient/resident safety. Lifting devices are provided for staff to utilize and staff are required to utilize equipment appropriately.
Subject to hazards
Exposed to infectious diseases
Skills and Knowledge:
Organization: Ability of knowledge of...Time management skills, Organizational skills.
Reasoning/Decision Making: Demonstrate strong critical thinking and decision-making skills, demonstrate deductive thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
Communication: Demonstrate effective interpersonal
sensitivity, understand written and oral instructions, demonstrate effective customer service to internal and external customers, good written and oral communication skills.
Mathematics: Add, subtract, multiply, divide, record, balance, and check results for accuracy.
Leadership: Delegate, build teams, manage conflict.
General: Effectively manage change, be self-aware, be flexible and adaptable, demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills, conceptualize, think abstractly and continuously learn change process
Must successfully complete organizational and department specific competencies as determined by the facility and department.
Demonstrates knowledge of OSHA standards including Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Materials, blood pathogens standards, tuberculosis and respiratory protection standards.
Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a Pre-placement Health Assessment, drug test, caregiver background check, pre-placement functional ability assessment, and such future tests, assessments and/or record checks as may be required by the facility or by law.
Staff is required to complete an initial TB test and health assessment.
Staff is expected to adhere to all applicable facility and department policies and guidelines, e.g. attendance policy, dress code policy, confidentiality policy. Etc.
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter listed below:
Primary Recruiter:Nikki Frahm-Ward
Recruiter Email Address:[email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employer