St Croix County

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Registered Nurse - Part-Time

at St Croix County

Pay: $26.95 to $37.56/hour
$26.95 - $37.56
Posted: 7/20/2018
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2152256
Keywords: nursing

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

**FTE's available: .2**

POSITION SUMMARY:

 
This position provides professional nursing care for residents to assure the highest degree of quality resident care is maintained at all times within a safe environment; maintains medical records, administers medications, and develops patient care plans in conjunction with other medical professionals; offers emotional and social support, and attends residents overall physical comfort.
 

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Provides for resident safety, comfort and well-being.
  • Reviews and administers medications.
  • Assesses the condition of residents; monitors for changes in condition and responds with appropriate action.
  • Communicates resident needs or condition changes to physician, family and other staff.
  • Performs various treatments including dressing changes, catheter care and/or insertion, etc.
  • Documents tasks regarding medications passed, assessments, communications with physician and family, etc.
  • Review resident care plans; completes documentation.
  • Compiles information requested for physician reviews.
  • Assigns, directs, reviews and trains staff work.
  • Cleans, organizes and provides supplies for medical carts and rooms.
  • Responds to resident requests by assisting to bathroom, walking, medication requests, etc.
  • Provides direct patient care including repositioning, hygiene, assessing skin needs, etc.
  • Receives information from prior shift; reports information to following shift.
  • Verifies narcotics counts at shift beginning and ending.
  • Requests medications from pharmacy; enters new medication orders; transcribes orders; faxes orders to pharmacy; pulls medication to return.
  • Reports to oncoming shifts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 
  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques of Skilled nursing.
  • Knowledge of the dangers inherent in and the precautions to be taken in the use of drugs and other medication.
  • Knowledge of local and state rules, regulations, procedures and policies pertaining to nursing services.
  • Ability to assign and supervise the work of professional and nonprofessional personnel and to instruct them in practices and techniques.
  • Ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports.
  • Knowledge of electronic records systems.
  • Knowledge of PPE and its proper use for personal safety measures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all resident care information and assure resident rights and privacy are protected at all times per HIPAA.
  • Ability to create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth and personal interest as well as a clean environment.
  • Ability to work tactfully and cooperatively with residents, families, visitors and entire staff throughout the organization.
  • Ability to verbally communicate with residents, families, the public and other members of the organization.
  • Must be able to exhibit a warm, cheerful caring manner.
  • Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions.
  • General knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, equipment and office assistance techniques.
  • Knowledge of County and department programs and policies.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.
LANGUAGE SKILLS
  • Ability to communicate appropriately/professionally.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of the staff, supervisor, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form.
  • Must be proficient in workplace English and spelling.
  • Ability to read County policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; SDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
  • Ability to calculate mathematical calculations.
REASONING ABILITY
  • Must be able to remain calm when called upon to assist residents during emergencies.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
  • Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
  • Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions.

Typical Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Associates degree in Nursing.
• Previous experience working with the elderly or disabled population groups preferred.
• Registered Nurses License.
• Must successfully pass criminal and caregiver background checks.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Thorough knowledge of the principles, standards, practices and techniques of professional nursing.
• Thorough knowledge of the dangers inherent in and the precautions to be taken in the use of narcotics and other medications.
• Thorough knowledge of the treatment, diagnostic, immunization and related medical services for medically ill patients.
• Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations, procedures and policies pertaining to nursing services of the facility.
• Ability to accurately maintain patient medical records and prepare reports.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, physicians, associates and others contacted in the course of work.
• General knowledge of current office practices and procedures and knowledge of the operation of standard office equipment and softwares.
• Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
• Ability to work the allocated hours of the position.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with vendors, finance staff, other department heads and governmental officials.
• Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
• Ability to read County policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; MSDS sheets, safety manuals, maps, etc.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
• Ability to calculate mathematical calculations including excel formulas.

REASONING ABILITY
• Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
• Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
• Ability to develop, interpret and implement local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence; Federal, State, and local regulations.
• Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
• Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
• Ability to maintain discretion regarding business-related files, reports and conversations, within the provision of open records law and other applicable State and Federal Statutes and Regulations.
• Organizational and time management skills needed to meet deadlines.
• Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to respond to complaints and grievances posed by the public.
• Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of situations.
• Ability to think quickly, maintains self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
• Ability to use good judgement and effectively solve problems.

PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical and work environments described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Physical Environment:
• This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 25 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 50 pounds of force.
• Work regularly requires standing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions, frequently requires walking, speaking or hearing, reaching with hands and arms and lifting and occasionally requires sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and pushing or pulling.
• Work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception and peripheral vision.
• Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
• Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
• Work frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and occasionally requires exposure to fumes or airborne particles.
• Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Work Environment:
• Works in primarily in a health care setting.
 

Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical and work environment characteristics described in this description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions or as otherwise required by law.  Employees needing reasonable accommodation should discuss the request with the employee's supervisor. 
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 75 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Work has standard vision requirements.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
  • Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • Work frequently requires exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
  • May work in any area of the facility.
  • May be subject to exposure to infectious wastes, diseases, and medical conditions
WORK ENVIRONMENT
  • Work is primarily in a health care setting.
Anticipated Hiring Wage: $26.95-$30.50

Nothing in this job description limits management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.