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Registered Nurse (RN) Clinic - Preadmissions

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Job Description:

Job Description Registered Nurse (RN) Clinic - Preadmissions DepartmentPreadmission Contact LocationLa Crosse Schedule/ShiftDays FTE0.6 FTE Benefit EligibleYes Temporary PositionNo Job Details Preadmissions RN - 0.6 FTE Preadmission RNs provide pre-procedural and pre-surgical patient education to patients from various departments, including but not limited to general surgery, gynecology, interventional radiology and urology. The hours for this position include 8 and 10 hour shifts. A typical schedule consists of one 8-hour shift and four 10-hour shifts in a two week period. Hours are between 8am and 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. RNs in Preadmissions spend approximately half of their worktime performing telephonic assessments and education. They also see patients for in-person pre-operative visits. The registered nurse (RN) focuses on the health and wellness of individuals, families and populations in collaboration with other health care professionals by incorporating evidence-based practice in the management of acute illness, chronic disease, disability, and end-of-life care. The RN utilizes the nursing process and aligns practice with organizational policies, professional nursing standards and regulatory practice acts. Job Responsibilities - Assessment: Systematically and holistically assesses the patient's physiological, emotional, sociocultural, spiritual, and financial status while considering lifestyle preferences and learning needs. - Planning: Collaborates with patients, families, and health care professionals to develop a patient-centered plan of care to promote health and optimize wellness. - Intervention: Provides competent and innovative patient care and education based on patient complexity, acuity, and nursing judgment within a culture of caring and safety. - Documentation: Documents nursing assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and patient/family response. - Evaluation: Determines patient's progress toward achieving goal(s), and revises plan of care in collaboration with patient/family as needed. - Delegation and Supervision: The RN delegates, supervises, and evaluates the effectiveness of tasks performed by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) or Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) who have the knowledge and skill to perform the task taking into consideration the following: - scope of practice - training - competence - population served - experience - policies and procedures - Leadership: Guides, directs and influences others by participating in activities such as: - quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research - shared governance (council structure) - department-based projects - continual learning - Professional and Organizational Responsibilities: Accepts accountability, elicits feedback, clarifies issues and concerns and works toward resolving problems or conflicts. The RN practices in accordance with: - The Gundersen Health System (GHS) mission, values and strategic plan - The values, components and foundation of the GHS Nursing Professional Framework - Values: Nursing Skills & Knowledge; Patient & Family Centered Care; Culture of Caring & Safety; Healing Environment - Components: Nursing Structure; Practice ; Professional Enhancement; Innovation; Reflective Practice - Foundation: Caritas (Human Caring Theory) - He/she demonstrates effective organizational skills with an ability to prioritize responsibilities efficiently in a rapidly changing work environment - Participates and supports education of nursing colleagues and students Scope of the Job Age Specific Population ServedPediatric (1 - 12 years) Unit/Department Specific Geriatric (65 years & older) Adolescent (13 - 17 years) Adult (18 - 64 years) Infant (less than 1 year) OSHA CategoryCategory I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials. Position Qualifications Education and Experience: RequiredAssociate degree in Nursing from an accredited college of nursing, as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Bachelor's degree in Nursing, from an ACEN or CCNE accredited nursing program, is required within six years of hire date. Graduates from nursing programs which are not accredited by ACEN or CCNE, must have at least one year of recent RN experience from an applicable care setting. DesiredBachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college of nursing, as recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Work Experience: RequiredNo experience required. Desired6 months of previous experience in nursing. Skills: RequiredAbility to... Computer Systems/Software/Applicationsoperate computer Computer Systems/Software/Applicationspatient record systems Communicationcommunicate with ease on a professional level Communicationanswer telephone inquiries timely and effectively Communicationexcellent oral and written communication skills General - All Positionsuse listening skills to identify important information in oral communication General - All Positionsperceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others General - All Positionshave professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development General - All Positionswork cooperatively with a wide variety of people Leadershipplan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines Leadershipproblem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives Leadershipwork independently: self-disciplined Leadershiplegal and regulatory standards Leadershipestablish priorities in accordance with organizational strategic plans and management objectives while meeting deadlines Leadershipuse effective time management Reasoning/Decision Makingappreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own Reasoning/Decision Makingparticipate in and support professional organizations Reasoning/Decision Makingbe decisive Reasoning/Decision Makingself-direct Reasoning/Decision Makingbe professional, honest and have personal integrity Reasoning/Decision Makingbe flexible Reasoning/Decision Makingdevelop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge DesiredAbility to... License and Certifications RequiredRegistered Nurse (RN) licensed to practice in the state of employment, some positions may require multiple licenses and 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 Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position SittingFrequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Static Standing Walking/StandingOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Driving Stooping/BendingOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) SquattingOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Kneeling/Half KneelOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Climbing Stair Climbing Ladder Reaching - Shoulder LevelOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Reaching - Below ShoulderOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Reaching - Above ShoulderOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Repetitive Actions - Pinch ForcesOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Pounds of force: 0-25 Repetitive Actions - Grip ForcesRarely (1-5% or .5 hours)Pounds of force: 0-25 Repetitive Actions - Fine ManipulationFrequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Balance - Right LegOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Balance - Left LegOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Lifting - Floor to WaistNumber of lbs: Lifting - Waist to OverheadNumber of lbs: Lifting - OtherOccasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Number of lbs: 0-25 Carrying - Long Carry (> 50 feet)Number of lbs: Carrying - Short CarryFrequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)Number of lbs: 0-25 Carrying - Right CarryNumber of lbs: Carrying - Left CarryNumber of lbs: Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force)Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)Number of lbs: 0-25 Other: Number of lbs: Environmental Conditions Exposed to infectious diseases. Registered Nurse (RN) Clinic - Preadmissions Equal Opportunity Employer EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabilities

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