Job ID: 118405
Category: Registered Nurse
Discipline: Registered Nurse
Employment Type: Permanent
Location: Wisconsin

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MedAdventures is looking for a skilled and compassionate RN Med/Surg to join one of our partners in Southcentral, Wisconsin!

Responsibilities:
The Registered Nurse position provides quality, professional, general nursing care to patients. Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, documenting, and evaluating patient care for a group of patients in the department. Must adapt appropriately to changes in daily assignments, patient status changes, and unit needs.
 
  • Use and perpetuate the nursing process throughout the patient's hospitalization. Ensure that patient care is individualized to meet the patient's unique needs and situation.
  • General knowledge of disease processes and anticipated treatments, labs, vital signs, and any other potential complications in relation to diagnosis.
  • Initiate, develop and document patient plan of care based on patient assessment and medical diagnosis and set priorities for nursing action in accordance with departmental expectations.
  • Within the framework of unit requirements, physician orders, and policy and procedures, provide care independently with minimal supervision.
  • Respond to life threatening situations based upon nursing standards, policies, procedures, and protocol.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of procedures and treatments and have the ability to explain them to patients at their level of understanding.
  • Perform or assist with procedures per approved departmental policy and procedure.
  • Observe and record significant condition changes or reaction for patients. In a timely manner, notify Provider of change in patient's condition, reaction to drug, treatment, and significant incidents.
  • Monitor, record and communicate patient condition as appropriate utilizing computerized documentation systems.
  • Via the electronic medical record (EMR), acknowledge physician's orders by the process of review and verification. Once the order is acknowledged, follow through on order or delegate in a timely fashion.
  • Be proficient in medication administration, including IV therapy, as evidenced by lack of medication errors.
  • Initiate patient/family education plan and discharge needs according to the individualized needs of the patient/family, as prescribed by provider and/or hospital policy.
  • Delegate to and collaborates with other health team members in planning and providing care based on patient needs.
  • Learn and maintain skills and equipment competencies as needed.
  • Safely care for multiple patients. Maintains a safe environment for patients and uses safety precautions appropriately.
  • Demonstrate understanding and utilization of Universal Precautions, asepsis and infection control procedures.
  • Ensure proper handling of specimens.
  • Float to other units as necessary.
  • Participate in department or unit quality improvement activities.
  • Attend unit meetings in accordance with unit policy.

Required Qualifications:
  • Two-year degree in nursing required. Four-year degree preferred.
  • Must hold and maintain nursing license. 
  • RNs with an active Compact Licensure are to obtain a Wisconsin RN license within 90 days of relocation.
  • BLS within 1 month of hire, ACLS within 2 years of hire, PALS encouraged within 2 years of hire

Compensation and Schedule:
  • Nights, full time, 72 hrs/pay period, 3 12-hr shifts, 7pm-7:30am
  • Weekend Rotation: Every 4th weekend, weekend shift differential available
  • Paid Holidays
  • 62-93k/yr

Keywords:
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