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Category: Nursing
Facility: Aspirus Wausau Hospital Inc
Physical Work Location: Merrill, WI
Facility Info: Wausau, WI
Department: Provider Based Billing - Merrill General-Nursing
Schedule: Supplemental
Shift: Day
Hours: varied between 8a-5p, 40 hours in 2 week payperiod
Req Number: 5090
Job Details: Associate's Degree

The Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process when assisting with the delivery of primary health care and patient care management in the clinic setting.  The R.N. performs a wide variety of patient care activities including documentation within the medical record.  The R.N. utilizes nursing skills when assessing and triaging patients and recommending follow-up care.  The position requires the ability to make decisions consistent with nursing practice, clinic policies and observance of confidentiality of patient information.  Knowledge of patient care standards normally acquired through graduation of an accredited R.N. program, an active Wisconsin nursing license and current CPR certification required.  ACLS certification desired. Two years medical experience preferred.  Knowledge of medical practice required.    Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care.         Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.          Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide on-going patient care. Skill in identifying problems and recommending solutions. Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing protocols, and responding to correspondence. Skill in developing and maintaining relationships with patients, medical staff and the public. Ability to assess patients in person and over the telephone; make recommendations of care and document. Ability to maintain quality control standards. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Possesses good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interpret, adapts, and applies guidelines and procedures. Administer, maintain, and discontinue I.V. and Hep. Locks including I.V. antibiotics. Wound care: Remove staples, sutures, and drains.     Sterile dressing changes, include packings. Insert, maintain, and discontinue Foley catheters, convert to leg bags. Nasopharyngeal swabs. Care of central venous access devices (blood draw and flush and dressing changes). Perform health history assessments. Provide detailed phone assessment, documentation, and recommendation skills. Venipuncture, EKG. Crash cart, knowledge of use. 

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