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RN - Emergency Services

Company: SSM Health
Location: Madison
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Role Purpose: Under the direction of the Director - Emergency Services, utilizes the nursing process to identify patient needs, systematically plan and implement a plan of care and continually evaluate the results. Responsibilities: Fosters, participates and is knowledgeable in Shared Governance as defined at St. Marys Hospital using the conceptual framework for nursing practice as a guide. Assumes responsibility and accountability for own professional practice, continuing education and competency (i.e., mandatory in-service, staff meetings). Seeks learning opportunities. Shares expertise and knowledge with coworkers and peers. Assists in orientation of new nursing personnel. Supports the activities, decisions and initiative of colleagues. Utilizes the nursing process to develop a care plan and deliver patient care. Advocates for patient/family throughout the nursing process. Acts as a clinical resource to and supervises care delivered by EST. Delegates work appropriately. Follows hospital/unit directives; e.g. standards, policies, procedures, protocols. Assumes responsibility for equipment operation and maintenance. Demonstrates ability to recognize personal values and beliefs and recognize own beliefs and values as separate from the patient situation. Supports activities of colleagues. Participates in unit and/or house wide quality improvement measures. Contributes as an effective team member. Participates in productive/problem solving dialogue (i.e., offers and/or seeks solutions to issues). Recognizes and supports change. Uses best practice based on literature outcomes, integrates into care provisions and decision making. Completes documentation according to unit/hospital standards. Respects the confidentiality and dignity of patients. Communicates effectively with customers. Punctual for reports/breaks. Uses supplies effectively. Completes work within required shift, i.e., end of shift; OT minimal or nonexistent. Performs triage nurse role. Assigns emergency severity index based upon triage assessment. Performs basic interventions. Performs ongoing assessments on patients awaiting assignment to a primary nurse. Facilitates entry into emergency care delivery system. Performs other duties as requested. Minimum Requirements: Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) required Current Registered Nurse (RN) license granted by the State of Wisconsin A minimum of 2 years of Emergency Services Nursing experience Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification Advanced Certified Life Support (ACLS) Certification, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification and National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) Certification within six months of date of hire. Preferred Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred Physical Requirements: Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities: Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 lbs. Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily. Standing or walking more than 4 hours a day. Running to respond to patient emergencies. Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours a day. Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc. Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds). Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation. Department Specific: Provides care to of all ages who are injured, acutely ill or sub acutely ill. Diagnoses include, but are not limited to: Trauma, Cardiovascular disorders, Pulmonary disorders, Neurological disorders, Gynecological disorders, ENT disorders, Pediatric illnesses and injuries. St. Mary's Janesville Hospital Our $150 million community medical campus opened in 2012 to provide a full range of health services for Janesville and the surrounding communities in Rock County. The campus includes a 50-bed hospital St. Mary's Janesville Hospital and our adjacent Dean Clinic Janesville East location, which offers exceptional primary and specialty care on one central complex. Our 165,000-square-foot hospital has all private rooms, a healing garden and award-winning emergency and obstetrics departments.

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