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Outagamie County Wellness Nurse - LPN (Casual Call) Brewster Village in Appleton, Wisconsin

Wellness Nurse - LPN (Casual Call) Brewster Village

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Wellness Nurse - LPN (Casual Call) Brewster Village

Salary

$20.31 - $24.17 Hourly

Location

Appleton, WI

Job Type

Casual Call Non-Benefit Eligible

Department

BV Nursing

Job Number

2101419

Typical Work Hours/Shift:

As a Casual Call, you must make yourself available for at least three shifts per month. One of these shifts must be on a weekend. You are also required to work two holidays a year, one of which must be Christmas Eve/Day or New Year's Eve/Day.

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Position Purpose

Join the Premier Senior Living Community in the Fox Cities!

Brewster Village is looking for dedicated and compassionate caregivers who want to work in a team-based environment, where Person Directed Living is our top priority.

Under general supervision of the Neighborhood Coordinator, Nurse Specialist or Wellness Nurse-RN, the Wellness Nurse-LPN provides prescribed medical treatment and personal care services to residents.

As a Casual Call, you must make yourself available for at least three shifts per month. One of these shifts must be on a weekend. You are also required to work two holidays a year, one of which must be Christmas Eve/Day or New Year’s Eve/Day.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Provides direct bedside care, and restorative care such as ambulation and range of motion.

  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician, assessing responses, documenting in medical records, and reporting adverse reactions or change of condition to Neighborhood Coordinator, Shift Coordinator, Physician, and family/guardian.

  • Counts all controlled substances on unit with on-coming Staff Nurse at shift change, and destroys outdated and discontinued medications in a timely manner.

  • Verbally communicates residents' acute conditions and instructions for follow through at shift change.

  • Follows up on Twenty-four Hour Report of residents' acute conditions.

  • Reports all infections to Infection Control Coordinator and sets up precautions as needed.

  • Assists physician, as delegated by the Wellness Nurse-RN, during acute rounds, chart reviews and medical record reviews.

  • Transcribes (or counter signs Health Records Clerk's transcription of) physicians' orders.

  • Completes weekly nursing progress note on each SNF resident and bi-weekly note on each ICF resident.

  • Responds to code situations, assessing residents' critical needs and taking proper steps to resolve the situation, under the direction of an RN.

  • Acts as lead person, assigning and reviewing work of Nursing Assistant, and resolving work problems.

  • Monitors residents during meals in dining room.

  • Assembles and uses equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, oxygen suppliers, etc.

  • Records food and fluid intake and output, and collects samples from residents for testing.

  • Updates nursing care plans as delegated by the Wellness Nurse-RN.

  • Assists with and participates in social activities of resident's choice which provide meaningful ways to spend time such as recreation, exercise, relationship building and fun.

  • Supports maintaining a clean safe household environment.

  • Respects the resident's room as home.

  • Participates in team decisions and completes tasks as a team.

  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works overtime/extra hours as required.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education/Certifications/Experience Requirements

  • Graduate from a Licensed Practical Nurse Program, State of Wisconsin Practical Nurse license required, nursing experience desired.

  • Must maintain current certification in adult CPR.

Required or Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing care, mental illness, developmental disabilities, geriatrics and techniques of active treatment and behavior management.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality nursing care.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to conform to goals, policies, and procedures of the Department, Brewster Village and the Outagamie County Work Rules and Terms of Employment.

  • Demonstrated ability to comply with appropriate safety regulations.

  • Ability to delegate work assignments.

  • Ability to observe and assess residents, recognizing unusual medication reactions.

  • Knowledge of medications, side effects, dosages, mixtures, etc.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with other departments, verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to respond to code situations in compliance with training and licensure.

  • Ability to assign and review the work of others in a timely manner.

  • Ability to analyze and resolve work problems, and enforce policies and procedures.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and understand and follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to write legibly.

  • Ability to use, read, and interpret thermometers, sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes and other medical equipment.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide and figure ratios.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to work semi-independently making sound decisions using good judgment.

  • Ability to budget time and schedule work to efficiently complete tasks and assist residents.

  • Ability to effectively use tact and diplomacy with residents, co-workers, general public, etc.

  • Demonstrated reliability in attendance and flexibility to work hours.

  • Ability to organize and schedule work cooperatively and effectively with co-workers.

  • Ability to walk, stoop, climb, bend, stretch; push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds, understanding and utilizing proper body mechanics.

  • Demonstrated willingness to work out any conflicts with others.

  • Ability to communicate with residents clearly and respectfully, without patronizing or manipulating.

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the particular challenges residents face in terms of communicating their needs and preferences.

It is required that any applicant and/or employee inform the facility immediately if their license is has been revoked, suspended and/or under investigation.

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, THE COUNTY WILL PROVIDE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES AND ENCOURAGES BOTH PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND INCUMBENTS TO DISCUSS POTENTIAL ACCOMMODATIONS WITH THE EMPLOYER.

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