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2500 - RN Clinical Nurse

Company: ThedaCare
Location: Appleton
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

Why ThedaCare?

A respectful and challenging work environment, supportive colleagues, vibrant communities, and the great feeling that comes with making a difference in other people's lives. These are just a few of the reasons to choose ThedaCare as the home for your career!

We are looking for team members who put our patients and families at the center of their work; who have an unrelenting passion for safety and quality; and who will contribute to a great working environment where everyone can do their best. Job Description Summary :The RN Clinical Nurse provides patient-centered, specialized, evidence-based nursing care across the continuum through an interprofessional approach to treatment, research, education, and advocacy. Contributes to the goals of the department by being accountable for the delivery of compassionate and safe care within the scope of practice as defined by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing and ThedaCare policy. Through collaborative practice with members of the care team, is responsible for patient outcomes that meet the high quality of care provided by ThedaCare. Furthers the professional practice of nursing at ThedaCare by promoting a culture of innovation and a commitment to growth and professional development.Job Description:JOIN THE INTERMEDIATE CARE TEAM!


  • The Intermediate Care Unit located at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton is a 24-bed high-intensity care unit. We care for critically ill but stable patients who may have an increased risk of their condition becoming unstable or of experiencing a life-threatening event compared to patients on a standard medical-surgical unit.
  • The unit does multi-disciplinary rounding that's inclusive of a comprehensive assessment by interpreting multiple, sometimes conflicting data, to formulate an individualized plan of care for patients while advocating for patient's rights from the patient/family perspective, coordinates health care and alternative services. Patients typically require high-intensity monitoring and/or nursing resources. This may include extensive wound management, pulmonary interventions, frequent neurological assessments, cardiac dysrhythmias, and management of continuous intravenous drips (such as nitroglycerin and insulin).
  • Common admission diagnoses include sepsis, alcohol withdrawal, COPD exacerbation, pneumonia, diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), and acute CHF exacerbation. Many of our patients have chronic co-morbidities that requires skillful management during their acute illness, including diabetes, CHF, chronic kidney disease, and COPD.

    KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:



    • Utilizes the nursing process, evidence-based practice, and specific competencies to assess the physical condition and nursing needs of patients, and develops a plan of care in a collaborative practice with the patient and interprofessional team.
    • Plans for the care needs of the patient in collaboration with the interprofessional team to provide the highest quality of care and clinical outcomes.
    • Demonstrates clinical expertise in the provision of care in the clinical specialty assigned, and performs all functions of the professional clinical nurse (RN), which are age appropriate, developmentally sensitive, and culturally specific.
    • Identifies ways to improve the patient's experience of care, streamline care processes, and lower costs while promoting quality to improve patient, family, and team member satisfaction.
    • Contributes to a professional environment that encourages mentoring, engagement, and development to retain expert clinicians.
    • Provides consultation and maintains positive relationships with physicians and other interprofessional team members, collaborating to problem solve and improve patient care.
    • Demonstrates, anticipates, and proactively manages risk to prevent crises.
    • Performs skillfully in life threatening emergencies, matching demands and resources during crises situations.

      QUALIFICATIONS:


      --- Current Wisconsin RN Licensure

      --- Bachelor of Science in nursing. Current Associate's degree nurses within ThedaCare who were hired prior to 1/23/2017 do not have to commit to obtain a BSN (this is only for the 2500 RN Clinical Nurse).

      --- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

      --- Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing, and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of Fifty (50) pounds without assistance

      --- Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties

      --- Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to perform patient care procedures

      WORK ENVIRONMENT:

      --- Frequent exposure to sharp objects and instruments

      --- Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock

      --- Occasional high noise level in work environment

      --- Standing and/or walking for extended periods of time

      --- Transporting, transferring, positioning patients and/or equipment from one location to another; little likelihood for injury if proper body mechanics and procedures are followed

      --- Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents

      --- Occasional contact with aggressive and or combative patients

      SCHEDULE:

      Self-Scheduling

      Day & Nights 5:30a-6:00p, 5:30p-6:00a

      Every third weekend rotationScheduled Weekly Hours:30Scheduled FTE:0.75Location:ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton - Appleton,WisconsinOvertime Exempt:No

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