Registered Nurse - Surgery (37.50 hours per week)

Reedsburg Area Medical Center   Reedsburg, WI   Full-time     Nursing
Posted on November 2, 2022

Our Surgery Department is looking for a RN to join their team!

 

Schedule: Monday through Friday 07:00 - 15:00 with some variance, plus weekday and weekend call rotation, holidays and overtime

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Benefits: Yes! RAMC offers a competitive benefits package.

 

  • Position Summary:
    • The RN coordinates patient care with multi-disciplinary team members to facilitate health promotion and continuity of care in a cost efficient manner.  Provides direct nursing care to individual patients and assists patient family as directed by the nursing and medical plan of care utilizing the nursing process and according to the standards and guidelines established by professional nursing organizations.  The RN communicates with the patient, family and multi-disciplinary team members to provide up-to-date information, promotes effective coping behaviors, and evaluates the patient's response to implemented care.  Patient populations cared for include, newborn, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.
  • Job Relationships:
    • Reports to Director of the unit
  • Primary Customer Served:
    • Neonatal  (0 – 30 days)
    • Infant (31 days - 1 year)
    • Pediatric (1 year – 12 years)
    • Adolescent (13 – 18 years)
    • Adult (19 – 65 years)
    • Geriatric (> 65 years)
    • Family/Visitors
    • Physicians
    • Community Agencies
    • Social Work Team
    • Case Manager
  • Education and Training Required:
    • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.
    • Current RN licensure in the state of Wisconsin.
    • Advanced Certification preferred.
    • Meets health requirements.
    • BLS, ACLS within 6 months of hire. 
  • Experience:
    • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.  Experience in OR preferred.
  • Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Ability to work in a fast paced patient environment with appropriate technological support.
    • Must be able to deal with multiple priorities in a calm matter.
    • Requires decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Recognizes legal responsibilities and functions as specified by Nurse Practice Act.
  • Physical Requirements:
    • Physical Demands:
      • Frequent standing and walking.
        • Birth Center:  Assisting labor patients may require standing at bedside or crib for extended periods.
      • OR/ACU/PACU:  Frequently lifting, pushing and pulling when moving equipment or providing patient care. 
      • Occasionally bend to the floor, squat, kneel, crouch and reach overhead to assist with patient care or retrieve equipment or supplies.
      • Frequent reaching in front of body while assisting patients and using equipment.
      • Fine motor skills needed to operate equipment, such as monitors and computers and to provide patient care, such as starting IV's.
      • Birth Center:  Need sustained grip to care for babies.
    • Sight:
      • Occasionally use sight capacities, including spatial, peripheral, colors, accommodation and depth perception.
      • Frequently use near and far vision while reviewing patient records, computer screens, charts, hemoccult results, gauges on patient equipment, monitors, etc.
      • Occasional adaptation from computer to patient care.
    • Cognition/Communication:
      • Frequently utilizes simple reading skills, normal conversations.
      • Frequently is exposed to low volume speech with patients and telephone conversations with other members of the healthcare team, physicians, and family members.
      • Occasional complex reading, writing and math skills to acquire communicate and use knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality patient care.
    • Environmental Conditions:
      • Continual exposure to an inside, patient environment with occasional unpleasant odors or noises.
      • Occasional exposure to low light or glare conditions.
    • Potential Hazards:
      • Occasional exposure to low light or glare conditions.
      • Occasional exposure to infectious blood/body fluids and diseases requiring infection control practices, red infectious waste.
      • Occasional exposure to needles/syringes/sharps during medication administration, assistance with treatments, invasive procedures.
    • Psychological, Situational, Functional Factors:
      • Continuous need to work closely with others, including staff, patients and visitors.
      • Ability to work alone in stressful situations.
      • Frequent problem solving, analyzing, use of judgment and critical thinking in regard to lab values, changes of patient condition, environmental factors, flexibility.
      • Occasionally able to rotate shifts, work overtime, be on call.
      • Continuously plan and direct patient care, manage conflict or difficult situations.
      • Prioritize workflow while maintaining speed, accuracy and consistency.

Reedsburg Area Medical Center

2000 North Dewey Avenue
Reedsburg , WI
https://www.ramchealth.com/