Purpose and Summary
$3,000 SIGN ON BONUS for full time 2nd or 3rd shift.
$1,500 SIGN ON BONUS for part time 2nd or 3rd shift.
The primary purpose of the Rehab Registered Nurse is to utilize the nursing process in planning and providing direct care to residents as assigned. The nurse will plan, direct and carry out shift routines in assigned nursing unit and observe, direct and evaluate the activities of personnel as the person "in charge" according to the Nurse Practice Act, current state and federal regulations, and in compliance to current nursing standards of practice.
Provides Leadership and Direction on the Unit: Role models positive communication skills with LPN’s, CNA’s, (if applicable), interdisciplinary team, supervisory and management team, customers, residents and families. Listen to shift report and keep open lines of communication with supervisor, co-workers and on-coming shift. Make shift rounds to observe the physical and psychosocial status of assigned unit and residents. Assign personnel appropriately to meet resident needs. Ensure that unit personnel on your shift are carrying out their assignments. Attend nurses and team meetings as scheduled and/or assigned. Report occupational exposures to needle sticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
Resident Care Functions: Maintains competence in all required skills within the facility. Treats and ensures that residents are treated with respect and dignity. Immediately reports any suspected abuse or neglect per facility policy. Perform nursing techniques for the comfort and wellbeing of the resident. Administers prescribed medications and treatments per MD orders. Is drug knowledgeable and reports resident response, side effects, responds to drug considerations and reports problems or potential problems to the physician. Maintains all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner according to policies and procedures of the facility. Follows all shift routines, policy and procedures regarding monitoring of vital signs, weights, administration of medications and treatments. Make physician calls to report resident change in condition. Keep families updated on resident conditions. Comply with acute emergency protocols and tasks involved in the event of a 911 call. Follows all DNR/DNI/CPR/Comfort Care protocols and orders. Monitors use of special equipment, i.e. oxygen, intravenous supplies and equipment, enteral equipment, etc. Participates in the care planning process in coordinating nursing services with the interdisciplinary team.
Charting, Documentation and Assessment Functions: Contribute toward completing and updating resident’s care plans. Completes scheduled assessments in a timely manner. Perform routine charting duties as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies and procedures and standards of nursing. Accurately transcribes physician’s orders as per facility protocol and forwards necessary information to other departments. Document and report all incidents, accidents that occur involving residents, visitors, and staff. Performs initial investigation of incident/accident and obtains statements from staff in coordination with Social Services. Chart nurses’ notes in a timely, informative and descriptive manner that reflects the care provided as well as the resident response. Provides ongoing resident assessments as necessary and as assigned and documents these assessments per facility policy. Completed summaries as assigned.
Personnel Functions: Attend nurses meetings as scheduled. Maintain a clean, safe and efficient work environment. Maintains continuing education requirements. Participate in employee performance evaluations, determining staffing requirements, and making recommendations to the Manager concerning employee counseling, etc. Develop and maintain good working relationships with inter-departmental personnel. Report occupational exposures such as needle sticks, blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy and procedures governing accidents and incidents.
Committee Functions: Serve on, participate in and attend various committees and meetings of the facility to enhance interdisciplinary process.
Physical Requirements: Ability to endure prolonged walking, sitting, standing, use of pulling, bending, and stooping movements. Ability to adapt to changes in daily work hour and schedule. May be asked to lift up to 50 pounds.
Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
Other Duties as Assigned: Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar related or is an essential function of this position.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Current licensure in the State of Wisconsin as a Registered Nurse as defined by §41.11 (1) Wisconsin Statutes. Current CPR Registration. A Registered Nurse with previous geriatric, medical, psychiatric or developmentally disabled preferred. Good problem solver with abilities to make independent judgments utilizing initiative, discretion and the nursing process as needed. Demonstrates leadership ability. Effective communicator with staff, families and outside agencies. Ability to prioritize duties. Customer service oriented with knowledge of successful customer service techniques. Clinical competence to utilize the nursing process to perform physical and cognitive assessments of residents.Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
Type of Position: Part Time Position,Full Time Position