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RN-Medical Unit

Company: ThedaCare
Location: Appleton
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Job Description:

Why ThedaCare?

ThedaCares reputation for providing outstanding, individualized care is directly attributed to the unrelenting passion for safety and quality demonstrated by our team members. We advocate for each patient by providing timely information and convenient access that empower them to make confident decisions about their health. Our combined expertise allow us to better predict and prevent disease and support a more proactive approach to care, making a critical difference in the lives of our patients and their families.

A career with ThedaCare means much more than excellent compensation and benefits. Our team members are supported by continued opportunities for learning and development, accessible and transparent leadership, and a commitment to work/life balance. If youre interested in joining a healthcare system that is changing the face of care and wellbeing in our community, we encourage you to explore a future with ThedaCare.

Job Description Summary :

The Registered 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:

UNIT DETAILS:

The Intermediate Care/Medical unit located at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center- Appleton is a 24 bed high-intensity care unit. We care for critically ill but stable patients. They may have an increased risk of their condition becoming worse or of experiencing life-threatening event compared to patients on a standard medical-surgical unit.

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 patients 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. 8. Performs skillfully in life threatening emergencies, matching demands and resources during crises situations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Current Wisconsin RN Licensure * Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) OR Associates Degree in Nursing with an agreement to obtain the BSN within five years. * American Heart Association Healthcare Provider 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.

* Self-scheduling rotating shifts between days/nights * 12 hour shifts typically 5:30a-6p / 6p-5:30a * Every 3rd weekend is required to work (Fri-Sun) * Rotating holiday schedule required

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

36

Scheduled FTE:

0.9

Location:

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton - Appleton,Wisconsin

Overtime Exempt:

No

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