Washington County WI

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RN/LPN- (3rd Shift) 20 - 29 hours

at Washington County WI

Posted: 6/8/2018
Job Reference #: 1184
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Job Description

Department:
Samaritan Health Center

Location:
Washington County Wisconsin

Job Code:
1184

# of openings:
1

RN/LPN

Washington County, located in West Bend, Wisconsin currently has a great opportunity as a part time RN or LPN available on 3rd shift 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.
  • LPN or RN license in the State of WI.
  • 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.

Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:  Health, Dental, and Life Insurance; Short and Long Term Disability; Wisconsin Retirement System and Wisconsin Deferred Compensation (IRS 457); Holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO).

Starting Hourly Rate of Pay:

LPN: $22.76/hr

RN: $28.79/hr

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.

Washington County is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities

 

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse, performs selected tasks and special nursing functions to insure adequate provision of resident care.

Duties/Responsibilities:

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.

  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of individuals and groups of residents.Utilizes the interdisciplinary care plan in providing care to residents.Makes and support changes as necessary.

  • Provides direct nursing care for residents.This includes direct care assignments as determined by the supervisor.

  • Insures that medications are passed and treatments are completed accurately within the scope of nursing regulations.Maintains medication security per policy and procedure.

  • Reports changes in resident condition to the Registered Nurse.Documents changes appropriately. Is able to gather vitals and data related to resident conditions. Identifies and refers nursing care plan problems to the immediate supervisor.

  • Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, coordinates the work of Nursing Assistants in providing resident care by assuring completion of care duties, interpersonal communication, performing ongoing assessment of cares assigned each day, and ensuring resident needs are met appropriately and in a timely manner.

  • Is a positive advocate of the Samaritan Health Center. Adheres to the employee code of ethics and carries out the Samaritan Campus mission along with the Core values of Washington County

  • Uses and teaches proper body mechanics and other safety precautions to prevent injury to self and others.

  • Practices within the legal and ethical constraints of the nursing profession.Adheres to facility policies and legal regulations.

  • Accept delegated tasks from Nurse Manager /Charge

  • Initiates incident paperwork for any new incident and also ensures follow up for ongoing incidents

  • Updates family with changes to plan of care, ie new medications/ changed medications, incidents

  • Transcribes new orders into electronic medication record

  • Completes all necessary charting as required and in accordance with established charting and documentation policies.

  • Informs Social Service if concerns arise with residents that may require their intervention.

  • Assists in programs of resident recreation and rehabilitation.

  • Assists with the dining room , passing trays, feeding and noting any concerns that residents may have with eating and reporting then to RN manager/Charge

  • Identifies and assumes responsibility for self-development.Participates in continuing education activities in order to maintain competence within the scope of practice.Participates in In-service education and training programs as necessary.

  • Maintains CPR certification.

  • Performs other duties as assigned, including responding to an emergency event.

    Work Direction Received:

    Works under the general supervision of a Registered Nurse Manager /Charge Nurse.

    Supervision Exercised:

    Oversees the work of Nursing Assistants.

    Decision Making:

    Decisions concerning daily activities, monitoring resident's condition, and safety of residents are made independently.

    Interaction:

    There is interaction with other departments of the facility, local health care providers, residents and their families, and the general public.

    Essential Knowledge and Abilities:

    Education requirement includes degree as a licensed practical nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Wisconsin. Knowledge of the methods and techniques necessary for the care of residents, current nursing theory and practice, applicable State, Federal and local laws, rules, and regulations affecting residents, and special needs of residents.  Ability to make accurate observations of residents' conditions, adjust care accordingly, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and interact effectively with coworkers, other health care providers, residents and families.

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 up to 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:  10 to 40 minutes.

Conceptualization:  Must be able to understand and relate specific ideas and concepts.

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 Setting/Environment

  1. Work is performed indoors which are well-lighted and clean with some exposure to dust.Heat, air conditioning and humidity are controlled.

  2. There is some exposure to blood, body tissues and fluids; and occasional exposure to hazardous materials and infectious disease.

  3. Exposure to resident loud or unpleasant voices and resident bodily injury on an occasional basis.

  4. Works with sick residents and their families; residents who may be confused, irrational, highly agitated or given to abrupt mood swings.

    Equipment Used:  Adaptive devices, tubs, call system, cane, scales, commode, bed, thermometer, time clock, computers for documentation, wheelchair, transfer belt, gloves, mechanical (lift), sit to stand lifts, isolation apparel, lapboard, bladder scanner, linen cart, microwave oven, nail clipper, phone, razors (manual & electric) serving trays, pulse oximeter, Code Alert System,  tube feeding systems, syringes, needles, BP equipment, stethoscope, and various alarms.

    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 approved LPN program, licensure as a practical nurse in the State of Wisconsin.  Long term care experienced preferred.