There are multiple positions available, on evenings and nights.
Pay will vary based on experience, shift and location.
Contract lengths – 12 weeks.
Local and Travel contracts available, that are offering a crisis pay rate.
The Licensed Practical Nurse performs nursing procedures and patient care tasks as assigned by the facility under the direction of the managing team, Director of Nurses and/or Physician.
A skilled nurse performs a variety of duties to care and comfort for patients requiring medical services. A skilled nurse must utilize specialized skills and judgment when delivering care to patients in a long-term care setting. A skilled nurse implements and evaluates patient care while performing nursing procedures to treat and rehabilitate patients. Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assuring that the safety and physical comfort of the patient are meet as well as the patient's emotional and spiritual needs.
- Performing nursing procedures for which his or her training has provided the necessary skills and judgment.
- Assisting with the rehabilitation of patients according to the care plan directed by the physician.
- Observing and recording all pertinent information and reporting to the appropriate supervisor and physician.
- Teaching patients, family members, and auxiliary nursing personnel proper health maintenance care.
- Wound care.
- Indwelling catheter care.
- Medication management.
- Patient teaching.
- Tube feeds.
- Completes documentation as required and in accordance with the facilities' policy.
- Accurately report patient status to supervisor.
- Consistently practice standard precautions.
- Performs all duties promptly in a competent and caring manner.
- Maintain good communication among patients/residents and all healthcare personnel.
- Present a neat appearance and dress in compliance with the facilities' policies.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Perform all duties using proper body mechanics, follow facilities "No Lift" policy as appropriate.
- Ability to operate and handle many kinds of medical equipment.
- Frequently move/lift between 50-100 pounds, depending on assignment requirements.
- Stand for long periods with frequent squatting, twisting, bending, kneeling and reaching to prepare equipment, materials or objects in order to provide patient care or maintain the patient environment.
- Manual dexterity and fine motor coordination.
- Complies with all facilities' policies, procedures, and practices.
- Assists with transfers and ambulation.
Experience: 6 months to 1 year of experience required in the clinical area or specialty – preferably Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility.
Licensed: Must be licensed in the state of Wisconsin.