Registered Nurse - ACU/PACU (30 hours per week)

Reedsburg Area Medical Center   Reedsburg, WI   Part-time     Nursing
Posted on September 8, 2022

Our ACU/PACU is looking for a Registered Nurse to join their team!

 

Schedule: Varying shifts, must be available/flexible for being on-call during the week, weekend, and holidays

Shifts: Rotates 06:00 - 14:00, 08:00 - 16:00, and 10:00 - 18:00

Must be available for periodic overtime, weekday, weekend and holiday call shifts.

 


Position Summary: The RN coordinates patient care with multidisciplinary 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 families 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 Department Director.


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 Managers


Education and Training Required:

◾Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, BSN preferred.

◾Current RN licensure in the state of Wisconsin.

◾BLS, ACLS, and PALS certified within six (6) months of hire.

◾Advanced Certification preferred.

◾Meets health requirements.


Experience:

◾Graduate nursing students from an accredited 2-year or 4-year program are required.


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.

   ⚬Frequent lifting, pushing and pulling up to 10 pounds.

   ⚬Occasionally lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds 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 the body while assisting patients and using equipment.

   ⚬Fine motor skills are needed to operate equipment, such as monitors and computers and to provide patient care, such as starting IV's.

 

◾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, and normal conversations.

   ⚬Occasional complex reading, writing, and math skills to acquire communication and use knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality patient care.

   ⚬Frequently is exposed to low-volume speech with patients and telephone conversations with other members of the healthcare team, physicians, and family members.

 

◾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 in patient condition, environmental factors, and flexibility.


Reedsburg Area Medical Center

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