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RN (long term care) - Part-Time 60% - Norwood Health Center, Marshfield
Location:WC Annex NW MSFLD
FT/PT:Part-time 60%- 22-26hrs/week-1200+hrs WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:08/12/2024
Hiring Range:$40.09 / hr
  
Job Responsibilities:
Wage + PM/NOC Differentials

WHO WE ARE:

Wood County Norwood Health Center has a great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in mental health and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 

WHAT WE OFFER:
In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits, including:
*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*10 Paid Holidays
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

This position is scheduled every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 6:30pm to 7:00am.

Purpose of Classification
The purpose of positions in this classification is to evaluate chronically mentally ill or developmentally disabled patients’ physical and mental status, supervise psychiatric technicians, obtain and implement physician’s orders, and notify appropriate persons regarding patient change in condition.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

1. Works with physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers as part of the treatment team.
2. Utilizes the nursing process for assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating both psychiatric and medical illnesses, including substance abuse. 
3. Evaluates patients for response to treatments and medications. Monitors patient vital signs.  Observes patient for changes in behavioral or medical conditions and responds appropriately.  Responds promptly and effectively in a therapeutic manner. Obtains and implements physician’s orders.  Completes all assigned work in a timely manner.
4. Respond to resident/patient emergencies including psychiatric emergencies, critical illness, fire alarms, etc.  Evaluates situations and takes appropriate action.
5. Prepares and implements patient/resident care plans. Maintains complete and accurate patient/resident charts for treatments, medications, etc.
6. Administers oral medications, intramuscular and intravenous injections, range of motion exercises, catheterizations, enemas, other treatments and charts according to policies and procedures.
7. Provides consultation and referral information to other counties and facilities, psychologists, psychiatrists, law enforcement, community treatment teams, crisis intervention teams, hospital medical staff and prospective patients and families for potential admission of person to Norwood Health Center. Screens prospective admissions. Ensures admissions comply with procedure and required forms are complete.
8. Supervises work performance of subordinate nursing staff for proper technique, quality of care issues and use of equipment, materials and supplies. Reviews subordinates’ chart recordings for accuracy. Prepares written evaluations. Conducts staff in-service and new staff orientations.  Occasional need to participate in disciplinary process of subordinate staff.
9. Converses with patients to assure they are comfortable. Explains recovery progress, therapies, treatments, medications and changes in same. Answers resident’s request for assistance.
10. Communicates and interacts professionally, effectively and tactfully with the residents, visitors, families, peers, referral sources, community staff, crisis and supervisors. 
11. Answers questions and complaints from family members. Notifies families regarding patient needs for personal items such as clothing, glasses, etc.  
12. May be required to participate in facility committees regarding nursing care.  Attends and participates in staff meetings, and in-services.  Attends and participates in continuing educational seminars, conferences, workshops, etc.  
13. Orders medications, supplies and materials.

Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this classification and may also be performed by other unit members.

1. Assists residents in eating, toileting, ambulating, repositioning and other daily living tasks.  Arranges transportation as needed.  Tidies patients’ rooms.  
2. May need to assist in subduing and/or restraining agitated and/or violent patients.
3. Distributes meals and snacks.
4. Makes attempts to keep work environment clean and organized.  Answers telephone.
5. Staffing the unit, maintaining safety and fiscal responsibility. 
6. May act as administrative charge for entire facility in absence of Director of Nursing, Administrator or Client Services Manager.
 
Job Qualifications:
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

Associate degree in Nursing, one to two years nursing experience preferably working with chronically mentally ill or developmentally disabled persons, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.  Annual training in caring for individuals with mental illness and an up to date Wisconsin Registered Nurse license required at all times.