St. Luke's Hospital Nurse-Chequamegon Clinic in ASHLAND, Wisconsin
The Nurse, under the medical direction of the clinic physicians and the administrative direction of the Clinic Manager, provides professional nursing care to patients in the Clinic setting; coordinates patient care with members of the health care team; educates patients and families on the care plan; manages patient phone calls and portal communications; reviews and completes patient RX refill requests, oversees the flow of care and assists in continuous quality improvement efforts; supervises clinical tasks of Medical Assistant staff; assists Clinic Manager and medical staff with development, implementation and evaluation of practice standards, policies and procedures; participates and assists in planning and implementing community events.
Education: See Licensure/Certification/Registration.
Experience: Two (2) years of experience in nursing.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: License to practice Registered Nursing in Wisconsin. Within ninety (90) days of hire, BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross or Military Training Network.
Experience: Nursing experience in a clinic setting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Current knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act, including scope of practice. Knowledge of medical clinic operations, Universal Precautions, generally accepted safety practices, medical record documentation, medication injections principles and customer relations principles. Skill in making accurate nursing assessments and planning appropriate interventions. Ability to balance competing priorities and delegate appropriate tasks as well as deal with multiple issues simultaneously. Ability to assess, manage plans of treatment, prepare and administer medications with accuracy, evaluate patient progress, perform phlebotomy. Ability to work collaboratively with a diversity of hospital and clinic staff to meet the health care needs of the patient. Ability to organize and prioritize, problem solve, exercise good judgment, and make independent decisions within the scope of the job and nurse practice laws. Ability to anticipate the needs of the practice and accept personal responsibility. Ability to effectively communicate with all persons involved in the delivery of health care services. Ability to maintain composure under stressful situations. Ability to present a professional image. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to use the telephone and perform basic keyboarding with willingness to learn and apply new and upgraded computerized systems to job responsibilities. Ability to write legibly, see, hear, read and speak English.
READING - Advanced: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquires or complaints.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES - Skilled at assessment and knowledgeable of growth and development. Provides appropriate care respective to the ages of the patients served per clinical environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Prolonged, extensive, considerable sitting, standing, walking, bending. Assists with lifting and moving patients, supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Lifts objects up to thirty-five (35) pounds in weight; work more than eight (8) hours but less than twelve (12) hour shifts.
Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
May be exposed to hazards from electrical, mechanical office and minor medical equipment. May be exposed to unpleasant patient elements. Maybe exposed to the risk of blood borne disease.