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Registered Nurse - Emergency Room

Company: Reedsburg Area Medical Center
Location: Reedsburg
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Reedsburg Area Medical Center is currently recruiting an RN to join our team in the Emergency Room Department! Shift: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Hours: 24 per week Schedule: Rotating days, every third weekend Benefits: Absolutely!

    • Position Summary:
      • Assists with patient care based on individual patient needs within the scope of practice under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse.
      • Education and Training Required:
        • High School graduate or equivalent
        • Current BLS certification.
        • LPN, CNA or Paramedic license/certificate preferred.
        • Current EMT certification or EMT-I considered or completed the first year of 2-year RN program.
        • Basic arrhythmia course (may obtain within one year of hire)
        • Medical terminology
        • Experience:
          • One (1) year of experience in an acute care hospital setting or in ambulance preferred.
          • Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
            • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
            • Ability to speak effectively before patients, families and co-workers.
            • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
            • Ability to apply common-sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral and diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
            • Physical Requirements:
              • Physical Demands:
                • Occasionally sits at desk.
                • Frequently stands and walks to perform tasks.
                • Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds of materials such as patients and equipment, or while transferring and positioning patients and equipment.
                • Occasionally pushes and/or pulls with up to 50 pounds of force when moving carts and other equipment.
                • Occasionally carries up to 25 pounds.
                • Occasionally requires lifting overhead while doing procedures and working with monitors.
                • Frequently bend to the floor, squat to handle linen, assist with patient care, and retrieve supplies.
                • A continuous good balance for patient safety.
                • Frequently requires using fine motor skills for the operation of needles, syringes, vials, clinical devices and supplies, computers, monitors, and telephone equipment.
                • Sight:
                  • Continuously requires visual acuity with correction to 20/40 to read written and computer information.
                  • Frequent near sighted and visual acuity is needed for computer work, reading monitors and other equipment.
                  • Continuously requires the visual acuity to be able to do special perception, peripheral vision, depth perception, perceive color differences and accommodation to provide safe patient care.
                  • Cognition/Communication:
                    • Frequently requires effectively communicating with other staff, physicians, volunteers and customers using hearing skills, comprehensive speech, simple writing, and simple reading skills.
                    • Frequently communicates utilizing various methods available: telephone, paging, email, print, or in person.
                    • Frequently requires recognizing and using medical terminology.
                    • Occasionally uses simple math skills for performing medication calculations.
                    • Environmental Conditions:
                      • Continuously works indoors, in the patient environment with occasional unpleasant noises or smells.
                      • Occasionally need to go outside to help transport patients into the hospital.
                      • Frequently is exposed to glare from computer screens.
                      • Potential Hazards:
                        • OSHA Blood Borne Classification Class I.
                        • Frequent exposure to infectious blood and body fluids and disease requiring isolation inherent to caring for ill patient(s).
                        • Occasional exposure to blood/body fluids and needles/syringes/sharps during invasive procedures and treatments.
                        • Occasional exposure to chemical compounds of medications and treatment.
                        • Psychological, Situational, Functional Factors:
                          • Occasionally performs work independently under stressful circumstances.
                          • Occasionally requires managing of conflict and difficult situations related to department.
                          • Frequently requires using flexibility in prioritizing, changing, and performing assigned tasks.
                          • Continuously requires using appropriate interpersonal skills when working with others.
                          • Continuously performs tasks within assigned timeframe, with consistency and accuracy.
                          • Occasionally requires maintaining of concentration while performing prolonged job tasks.
                          • Occasionally requires using influential skills when dealing with patients, families and peers.

Keywords: Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Madison , Registered Nurse - Emergency Room, Healthcare , Reedsburg, Wisconsin

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