Washington County WI
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RN/ LPN - Casual
at Washington County WI
Samaritan Health Center
Washington County Wisconsin
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Washington County, located in West Bend, Wisconsin currently has a great opportunity as a Casual Registered Nurse position available on all shifts within the Washington County Samaritan Campus. The mission of Samaritan Health Center and the Fields of Washington County is to plan, develop and implement the best possible programs and services which will contribute to, and meet the complex medical, physical, psychological, rehabilitative, emotional and spiritual well being needs of the elderly and disabled. Under the general direction of the Director of Nursing for providing direct and indirect care of residents.
Qualified candidates must possess:
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- RN license in the State of WI.
- Strong supervisioon experience.
- Long term care experienced preferred.
- A negative tuberculin test results prior to the first day of employment.
- Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test before start of employment.
No benefits included with the limited position.
Our Mission at Washington County is to be a collaborative leader in providing efficient and effective public services for the well-being of our citizens. Washington County believes in the values of Respect, Optimism, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, and Collaboration. As trusted stewards of Washington County's future, we provide innovative and cost effective core public services. Please visit our website at www.co.washington.wi.us to complete our online application. Applications will be accepted until the needs of the Department are met. If you have any questions, please call (262) 335-4633. Thank you for considering Washington County.
Under the general direction of the Director of Nursing, is responsible for providing direct and indirect nursing care of residents.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or allinclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Monitors the care and needs of residents. Assesses the physical status of residents and carries out physician's orders for their care. Makes daily rounds on assigned unit, visits with residents, reviews clinical records, patient care plans, and staff assignments.
- Oversees resident care provided by LPNs and CNAs. Delegates nursing responsibilities as appropriate, and monitors care given.
- Observes, records and reports resident condition according to policies and procedures.
- Assists residents in reaching their maximum potential in terms of independence. Assists residents' families so that they understand family member's condition.
- Serves as liaison between resident, physicians, and family members.
- Educates residents and staff in accident prevention, proper isolation techniques, and other resident care needs.
- Participates in inservices and other ongoing education, as necessary. Participates in staff orientation and development programs.
- Ensures that medications are passed and treatments are completed accurately and in a timely fashion. Documents assessments, initiates and/or follow up on interventions as ordered or indicated.
- Assists with computer MDS, care plans and CNA care plans as requested by Nurse Managers.
- Maintains CPR certification.
- Performs other duties as assigned, including responding to an emergency event.
- Uses and teaches proper body mechanics and other safety precautions to prevent injury to self and others
- May perform the role of the Nurse unit manager and/or Nurse Supervisor as needed .
Work Direction Received:
Works under the general direction of the Nurse Manager / Charge Nurse.
Serves as group leader and oversees resident care provided by LPNs and CNAs.
Decisions are made independently concerning assignments of resident care to LPNs and CNAs, changes of assignments, daily care of residents, preparing appropriate documentation concerning conditions of residents, and other daily activities.
There is significant interaction with other departments of the facility, physicians, offsite pharmacy, local health care providers, other County departments, residents and their families.
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of current nursing theory and practice, applicable State, Federal, and County laws, rules and regulations pertaining to resident care, residents' rights, and special needs of residents. Ability to provide skilled nursing care, oversee the work of LPNs and CNAs, prepare appropriate documentation on residents, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and interact effectively with staff, other health care providers, residents and their families. Able to fulfill physical demands of job, sensory demands (seeing and hearing), and cognitive demands (concentration, conceptualization, memorization).
Physical/Sensory Cognitive Requirements to Perform the Essential Job Functions
Physical Strength: ability to lift, transfer, move and turn a resident to or from a bed, wheelchair, hoyer lift, toilet, tub and occasionally the floor. Requires varying degrees of pushing, pulling and lifting due to the differences in resident weights which could be over 50 pounds.
Manual Dexterity: Must be able to perform manipulative tasks, such as the equipment listed above as well as buttons, snaps, buckles and tie strings; removing unit dose medications from packets and containers; using a pill crusher on a repetitious basis; manipulation of tubes.
Coordination: Ability to safely assist a resident with all ADL’s, transfers and ambulation requiring good hand/eye coordination, steadiness and the ability to move about in tight spaces, between objects, equipment and furniture.
Mobility: Must be able to frequently stand and walk; frequently squat, climb stairs, bend to the floor, reach over the shoulder, kneel, twist, sit, stand and remain in uncomfortable positions for periods of time.
Speech: Must be able to articulate clearly.
Emotional Stability: Must be able to deal effectively with stress created by sick residents, multiple tasks, noises and interruptions, and work cooperatively as part of the interdisciplinary team while maintaining a pleasant demeanor.
Vision: Must be able to see objects up close so as to notice a change in resident’s condition (breathing, color, skin breakdown, etc.). Must be able to see emergency strobe lights, nurse call lights, etc.
Hearing: Must be able to hear normal sounds and voice patterns with background noise. Must have adequate hearing to receive verbal instructions. Must be able to hear emergency signals, alarms, call lights and be able to answer the phone.
Smell Must be able to detect the smell of smoke, spoiled food, soiled linen, resident incontinence, etc.
Concentration: Able to concentrate on moderate details with frequent interruptions.
Attention Span: Frequently attends to a task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time.
Conceptualization: Must be able to understand and relate to the theories behind related concepts.
Memory: Must be able to remember multiple tasks and assignments over a period of 8 hours.
Employee Responsibility in an Emergency: Expected to respond to emergency situations involving safety of the residents, other employees and the facility. This includes the ability to assist with the evacuation of residents.
- Work is performed indoors which are well-lighted and clean with some exposure to dust. Heat, air conditioning and humidity are controlled.
- There is some exposure to blood, body tissues and fluids; and occasional exposure to hazardous materials and infectious disease.
- Exposure to loud or unpleasant voices and bodily injury on an occasional basis.
- Works with sick residents and their families; residents who may be confused, irrational, highly agitated or given to abrupt mood swings.
Adaptive devices, tubs, call system, cane, scales, commode, bed, thermometer, time clock, computers for documentation, wheelchair, transfer belt, geri chair, gloves, hoyer lift, isolation apparel, lapboard, linen cart, microwave oven, nail clipper, phone, razors (manual and electric), serving trays, Code Alert, tube feeding systems, syringes, needles, Blood Pressure equipment, stethoscope, IV pumps, enteral feeding equipment, oxygen equipment, blood sugar monitoring, specialized beds, suction equipment, medication distribution system and sit to stand.
All employees are expected to treat residents in a kind and respectful manner. Abuse and/or misappropriation of funds or personal belongings are strictly prohibited. Acts considered, but may not be limited to abuse includes, kicking shaking, slapping, choking, pushing or similar actions. Neglect includes such actions as failing to follow standard procedures for feeding, dressing, bathing and treating in accordance with instructions of a physician, supervisor or nurse. Mistreatment includes such actions as the use of harsh, profane or obscene words, shouting, teasing or threatening gestures and the application of a restraint without an order.
Training and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, licensure as a professional nurse in the State of Wisconsin. A negative tuberculin test results prior to the first day of employment. Some previous long-term care nursing experience preferred. BSN degree preferred.
Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities