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RN, Employee Health Nurse - Casual/On-Call

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you're looking for a job to love, apply today. Schedule Weekly Hours: 0 Casual/On-Call RN position available in the Employee Health Services department Minimum requirement of 48 hours per 6 week schedule. 4 or 8 hour shifts available, as well as weekend shifts. Shifts may start as early as 5am and may run as late as 7pm. Job Description: Functions independently as an agent of the patient/employee while providing the full scope of nursing care according to established protocols and using nursing process. Analyzes information, monitors patient/employee, and takes action to facilitate wellness and healing. Provides employee health services to Gundersen Health System employees, students and volunteers. Assumes role of care manager for work injured Gundersen Health System employees. Delegates and supervises assistive personnel. Meets the expectations of a professional employee. Role is professional and specialized. Employees of Gundersen Health System are the patients in this position description. Major Responsibilities: 1. Patient Information Analysis: * Collaborates with patient/family and prioritize patient needs, problems and goals; intervenes or refers.
* Evaluates, compares and interprets ambiguous and changing patient data.
* Explores patients understanding and knowledge of current health status.
* Gathers pertinent employee health information to determine need for care and/or referral.
* Responsible for assessing and analyzing injured employee to evaluate the medical and vocational needs required to facilitate the employee's appropriate and timely return to work. 2. Patient Observation and Monitoring: * Applies nursing judgment to determine level of care assigned or delegated.
* Uses knowledge of complex physiology to monitor, detect, and anticipate early and subtle health status changes.
* Monitors, trends and records patient response to disease, illness, treatment.
* Maintains accurate and current confidential EHS documentation for all employees and volunteers (including specific required information only.) Documents encounters in EHS database. Inputs immunization and TB skin testing data information intothe GundersenHealth Systemelectronic medical record.
* Monitors injured employee's progress toward desired outcomes through assessment and evaluation. 3. Nursing Action: * Accountable for individualized plan of care and its delivery. a) Applies specialized expertise to solve problems, generate ideas, plan care, teach and create new services. b) Assigns Standards of Care c) Uses scientific background, knowledge of change theory, ability to work with an interdisciplinary team and psychosocial skills to coordinate effective and efficient care for the patient. d) Collaborates with patients about plan of care. e) Guides development of multiple health care partnerships to achieve a positive health effect. * Maintains purposeful therapeutic presence with patient based on nursing judgment.
* Provides direct nursing care to employees, including assessment, treatment, education, evaluation and referral according to established protocolsbased onnursing judgment. Functions under Standing orders to provide appropriate care to employees.
* Uses patients' perspective to support informed decision-making.
* Works with other departments/personnel, such asIRC, IC, lab, infectious disease, and EHS medical directorto provide follow-up and information to employees for work injuries, ergonomic assessments, work related exposures.
* Communicates both in-person and telephonically with employees, medical providers and workers compensation insurance carriers. 4. Promotes wellness and facilitates healing: * Anticipates future needs and educates or refers to valid sources of information.
* Understands the patient's unique perspective and assures right education, right time, right environment for learning.
* Evaluates outcome of learning.
* Provides education and counseling to employees to assist in nicotine cessation.
* Assist in developing and providing ongoing education programs in cooperation with various committees, departments, i.e. Infection Control, Safety, etc. 5. Delegation and supervision of assistive personnel: * Delegates care based on situation while assuming accountability for patient outcome.
* Fosters teamwork and respect.
* Assures effective use of staffing resources.
* Supports assistive personnel: Serves as a resource and holds assistive personnel accountable to complete delegated tasks.
* Provides training and education to assistive personnel to provide services to meet goals of EHS. 6. Professional expectations: * Ascribes to the ANA Code of Ethics for professional nursing practice.
* Commits to culturally congruent care.
* Commits to continuous learning, maintains and improves own job knowledge/skills through continuing education and professional involvement.
* Participates in education of nursing colleagues and students.
* Commits to evidence-based practice and the conduct of nursing research.
* Commits to mission, vision and values of organization and to the profession of nursing. 7. Patient agent responsibilities: * Creates an environment that assures patient safety.
* Promotes healing by creating an environment that conserves patient energy.
* Instills confidence in the patient's own ability to regain/optimize their own health.
* Partners with patient to help them integrate health status changes into their life. 8. Participates in quality improvement activities in order to improve delivery of EHS services and unit operations. 9. Uses Gundersen Health System's electronic medical record to review patient's protected health information to complete the source patient risk assessment for employee significant exposures according to established GundersenHealth Systemprotocols based on CDC and OSHA recommendations for exposure follow up and on a need to basis when assuming the role of worker compensation case manager. Education and Learning: REQUIRED Associate degree in Nursing. Registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree will be required to get a Bachelor's degree in Nursing within six years of hire date. DESIRED Bachelor's degree in Nursing Work Experience: REQUIRED 6 months RN experience in health care setting DESIRED 1 year experience in occupational/employee health or safety or workers compensation case management. License and Certifications: REQUIRED Registered Nurse (RN) licensed minimally in the state of practice, some positions may require additional state RN licenses. Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes DESIRED Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) or Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S) or Certified Case Manager (CCM) Age Specific Population Served: Adolescent (13 - 17 years) Adult (18 - 64 years) Geriatric (65 years & older) OSHA Category: Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials. Environmental Conditions: Exposed to infectious diseases. Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position: Sitting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Stooping/Bending Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Reaching - Shoulder Level Continually (67-100% or 8 hours) Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact HR-Recruitment@ or call 608-775-0267 Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , RN, Employee Health Nurse - Casual/On-Call, Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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