GUNDERSEN HEALTH SYSTEM Registered Nurse Obstetrics and Nursery in LA CROSSE, Wisconsin

JOB REQUIREMENTS: The RN functions as an advocate for the patient while providing the full scope of nursing care. He/she analyzes information, monitors patients and takes action to facilitate wellness and healing. The RN delegates and supervises assistive personnel. The RN role meets the expectations of a professional. Job Responsibilities Assessment: Systematic and continual collection & analysis of data. Uses knowledge of physiology to perform an independent assessment, analyze information, monitor, detect and anticipate early and subtle health status changes. Explores the patients understanding and knowledge of current health status. Understands the patient's unique perspective and assures that the patient is a part of their care. Planning: Develops a patient-centered plan of care including goals and priorities in the interdisciplinary format. Developes, contributes to and coordinates the Patient's Plan of Care with problem recognition and goal-setting based on synthesis of information obtained in initial and ongoing assessment. Collaborates with patient and family to prioritize patient problems and goals. Assigns standards of care. Develops an age-specific, individualized educational plan using an interprofessional approach with the patient and family, identifying and evaluating learning needs, readiness to learn, barriers, and counseling needs to promote, maintain, and restore health, involving community resources for continued care. Anticipates future needs and educates or refers to appropriate resources. Partners with the patient to help them integrate health status changes into their life and supports their ability to regain/optimize their own health. Intervention: Nursing action to implement plan of care Provides direct patient care, assists with activities of daily living (ADLs), and coordinates and administers prescribed treatment while encouraging self-care. Observes and reports significant symptoms or changes in patient status to the appropriate team member. Applies specialized expertise to solve problems, generate ideas, plan care, teach and create new services. Responsible for the maintenance of an environment conducive to cost-effective care and wellness or dignified terminal care. Institutes and applies principles of asepsis, infection control, and universal precautions protecting the patient and all who are in contact with the patient. Institutes standard procedures to stabilize patient's condition or prevent serious complications in emergency situations. Maintains purposeful therapeutic presence with patient based on nursing judgment. Provides care based on patient complexity, acuity and nursing judgment. Creates an environment that assures patient safety. Documentation: Documents nursing interventions, implementation, and patient/family response The RN accurately documents assessment, planning, interventions, evaluation of patient responses, and patient education using the electronic record, paper documentation, and unit specific applications as appropriate. Provides evidence through documentation that all data entries from the care team have been evaluated. Evaluation: Determination of a patient's progress or lack of progress. Determines data to be collected to evaluate outcome of care. Evaluates, compares and interprets ambiguous and changing patient data. Effectively communicates data and response to care using the SBAR format. Reassesses patient status, modifies problem, makes judgments, decisions and modifies care. Reevaluates. Delegation: Nursing delegation means acts designated to an LPN, Paramedic, or Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) by the RN. Initiates and assists with delegating and assigning patient care. Delegates tasks commensurate with the scope of practice, educational preparation and demonstrated abilities of the person supervised while assuming accountability for patient outcomes. EEO/AA/Veterans/Disabilities ***** OTHER EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS: Systems/Software/ pplications operate computer Computer Systems/Software/Applications patient record systems Communication communicate with ease on a professional level Communication excellent oral and written communication skills General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication General - All Positions perceive and respond sensitively to the needs of others General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people Leadership plan, organize, execute assignments to meet deadlines Leadership problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate and recommend alternatives Leadership work independently: self-disciplined Leadership legal and regulatory standards Leadership establish priorities in accordance with organizational strategic plans and management objectives while meeting deadlines Leadership use effective time management Reasoning/Decision Making appreciate people whose values, goals, and cultures are different from your own Reasoning/Decision Making participate in and support professional organizations Reasoning/Decision Making be decisive Reasoning/Decision Making self-direct Reasoning/Decision Making be professional, honest and have personal integrity Reasoning/Decision Making be flexible ***** APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Apply Online: ipc.us/t/722DE6F672AE4F4A