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marshfield Registered Nurse - Hospital - Surgical/Abdominal (with Med/Surg Residency option) (36 Baylor/Weekend Only with 6 month rotation) in Marshfield, Wisconsin

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Job Title:

Registered Nurse - Hospital - Surgical/Abdominal (with Med/Surg Residency option) (36 Baylor/Weekend Only with 6 month rotation)

Cost Center:

310011 MfdHos-Med-Surg-4N

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

36

Employee Type:

Regular

Work Shift:

See Job Description for detail (United States of America)

Job Description:

This position may be eligible for a recruitment bonus paid on the first paycheck of employment

JOB SUMMARY

The Registered Nurse-Hospital functions as a vital member of the healthcare team by demonstrating a customer/patient focus, effective communication, professionalism self-development, and teamwork. The individual utilizes the nursing process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate comprehensive care provided to selected patient populations and their families. The Registered Nurse-Hospital is expected to demonstrate excellent clinical, problem-solving, interpersonal and leadership skills and make decisions consistent with hospital policies, department protocols/guidelines, and the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act.

This position will also work in Palliative Care Unit.

WORK SHIFT

This position will work Monday-Thursday variable day/PM shifts January through July including every other holiday. This position will then rotate to 36 Baylor, weekend only option working 12 hour day shifts Friday-Saturday-Sunday July to January.

Baylor/weekend schedule: The Baylor option will be paid an additional 18 hours of Baylor pay. Employees are required to work 36 hours from Friday at 6:00 am to Monday at 8:00 am in the Weekend/Baylor program.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

For positions requiring education beyond a high school diploma or equivalent, educational qualifications must be from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education and Accreditation.

Minimum Required: Diploma or degree in nursing.

Preferred/Optional: Bachelor’s degree in nursing.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum Required: None

Preferred/Optional: Two years hospital nursing experience

Those inpatient facilities participating in the Clinical Nurse Advancement Portfolio (CNAP) clinical ladder, refer to program documents for eligibility to advance/maintain CNAP level.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

The following licensure(s), certification(s), registration(s), etc., are required for this position. Licenses with restrictions are subject to review to determine if restrictions are substantially related to the position.

Minimum Required:

  • Current State of Wisconsin Registered Nurse License or Nurse Compact License.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) within three months of employment.

  • Additional department-specific certifications, licenses, or memberships may be required (varies by department/location).

Preferred/Optional:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification awarded by the American Heart Association (AHA) at time of hire.

Marshfield Medical Center

4 North-Surgical/Abdominal and Palliative Care Unit

Registered Nurse-Hospital

DEPARTMENT/UNIT DESCRIPTION

4 North is a 25-private bed unit within the department of Adult Medical Surgical Services. The unit provides inpatient-nursing care to patients admitted with surgical care needs.

Services Provided/Patient Conditions:

Surgical patient populations admitted to 4 North include:

  • General Surgery

  • Surgical Oncology

  • ENT (including trachs)

  • Bariatric Surgery

  • Eye Surgery

  • Oral Surgery

  • SDA Wound

Staffing Mix:

4 North provides inpatient-nursing care to patients utilizing a Synergy Model of Care. Patient care is accomplished by 24/7 staffing through a combination of nursing personnel that include RN’s and CNA’s. Direct caregiver skill mix is determined each shift through established guidelines provided to the charge nurses by unit management. Fluctuations in daily staffing models may vary from shift to shift or day to day due to acuity of patients and availability of resources. Additionally, therapy services are provided to patients through Physical, Occupational, Speech and Respiratory Therapy services. Operational support is provided to the department from HUC’s.

Patient Population:

In addition to the Surgical population, 4 North provides care to patients with wounds undergoing hyperbaric treatments and serves as an overflow unit for patients with general medical diagnoses.

Frequent Procedures:

4 North is dedicated to providing nursing care and education to their patients and families. Clinical procedures performed frequently on the unit include:

  • Antibiotic therapy

  • Anticoagulation therapy

  • Electrolyte therapy

  • Blood product administration

  • Management of venous access devices, central lines, PICC’s

  • Management of drains – JP, Duval, g-tubes

  • Management of epidurals

  • Management of PCAs

  • Management of ileostomy and colostomy

  • Care and management of new and established tracheostomies

  • Insertion and management of NG tubes - suction

  • Insertion and care of feeding tubes

  • Monitoring and management of oxygen therapy modalities

  • Wound/dressing care - staple/suture removal, wound vacs

  • Nutrition therapy – TPN, Lipids, tube feeding

Frequent drips administered:

  • Lidocaine

  • Heparin

  • Cardizem

  • Nitroglycerin

  • Insulin

  • Magnesium

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorous

  • Potassium

  • Acetaminophen

  • PCA/Epidural

  • Antibiotic

  • Maintenance Fluids

  • TPN/Lipids

Equipment used:

Department-specific equipment/skills most frequently seen on 4 North include:

  • Dinamap – vitals check

  • Urostomy/suprapubic cath

  • Novameter

  • K-pad

  • Stryker beds and bed alarms

  • Posey chair alarms

  • Dopplers

  • Enema

  • Tympanic thermometer

  • Oral thermometer

  • O2 saturation monitor/ETCO2 monitors

  • Alaris IV Smartpumps

  • PCA pumps

  • CADD pumps

  • Kangaroo feeding pumps

  • Bard pumps

  • Sequential TEDS

  • Wound Vacs

  • Foley

  • Flexiseal incontinence devices

  • Oxygen delivery equipment (including bipap/c-pap)

  • Bladder scanner

  • EZ lift/stand

  • Ceiling lifts

  • Braces, splints, immobilizers, traction and fixators

  • Trapeze

SERVICE LINE/DEPARTMENT LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS OR CERTIFICATIONS

Individual must meet the minimum qualifications as stated within the system job description. The items noted below are in addition to the minimum qualifications.

Minimum Required:

  • Per RN Job Description

Preferred/Optional:

  • Certification/Specialization in Bariatric Services

Marshfield Clinic Health System is committed to enriching the lives of others through accessible, affordable and compassionate healthcare. Successful applicants will listen, serve and put the needs of patients and customers first.

Exclusion From Federal Programs: Employee may not at any time have been or be excluded from participation in any federally funded program, including Medicare and Medicaid. This is a condition of employment. Employee must immediately notify his/her manager or the Health System’s Compliance Officer if he/she is threatened with exclusion or becomes excluded from any federally funded program .

Marshfield Clinic Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Become a member of the Marshfield Clinic Health System and discover one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities of your career. We bring together research, education, a children’s hospital, primary care and numerous subspecialties to deliver outstanding health care at the highest level. All at a mid-sized health system right here in Wisconsin – the heart of the United States.

We want great people just like you to join our team. Collaborate with colleagues who care about you and your patients or play a supporting role in this growing organization. And, work in a place you can hear yourself think, within a team that supports you and challenges you to grow.

It’s not complicated. It’s the next step in a successful career.

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