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Limited Recruitment Other:
for UWMC RNs only
FOR UWMC RNs ONLY. We have an exciting new opportunity for an Assistant Nurse Manager (RN3) in Employee Health. The Assistant Nurse Manager assists the Clinic Manager in the effective operation of Employee Health Services. Areas of responsibility include:
Participates in the hiring process for RN2, MA and other staff. Makes recommendation to Clinic Manager for hire. Organizes the orientation and training of staff.
Provides ongoing staff evaluation and performance feedback regarding job performance based on these standards and expectations.
Identifies individual capabilities of staff; provides performance counseling, education or additional experience as necessary; makes recommendation to Clinic Manager for corrective action when needed.
Provides coaching and counseling for problem performance.
Serves in place of manager during manager's absence.
Employee/ Patient Care & Clinical Practice
Coordinates the development of employee/patient care educational materials and protocols according to recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Promotes continuity of care through employee/ patient care plans, coordination of care with other inpatient/outpatient areas, the operating room & state and community agencies, such as Public Health.
Develops employee and immunization protocols according to professional guidelines to improve care for acute /urgent employee/ patient needs.
Maintain awareness of safety and unit risk issues and participates in development of risk reduction strategies, including responsibility for administering the respiratory protection program .
Participates in departmental customer service & service recovery programs.
Oversees standards of nursing practice and participates in Employee Health clinical policy development.
Plans and coordinates mandatory continuing education.
Plans and coordinates clinic wide in-service offerings.
Schedules staff work hours.
Reviews and makes leave request recommendations to manager.
Problem solves unplanned absences, following Ambulatory Services Resource Pool Protocols.
Participates in the development and monitoring of adherence to the QI plan.
Environment of Care
Adheres to UWMC equipment and facility safety standards.
Optimizes employee /patient access to Employee Health care.
Promotes employee /patient triage and flow.
Assists the manager to coordinate Employee Health immunization/Tb testing clinics in order to meet annual requirements for flu vaccinations, TB testing, required immunizations and respirator fit testing.
Assists the independent licensed practitioner to implement the bloodborne pathogen protocol and the assessment of workplace injuries.
Works in partnership with the Infection Prevention Department by participating in communicable disease exposure work ups and identifies and notifies employees who need follow up notification and testing.
Participates in the development and ongoing monitoring of the clinic staffing and supplies budgets.
Maintains staffing and supplies expenses to budget. Anticipates budgeted variances and participates in the process to explain budgeted variances. Makes recommendation to Clinic Manager for corrective action as needed.
Establishes credibility and strong presence in day-to-day operation of clinic.
Serves as a role model, provides leadership in change management and fosters accountability for effectiveness.
Acts as a resource and provides leadership in developing creative, cost-effective means to provide employee/patient care services.
Acts as liaison to both internal and external customers.
Expert Practice Provides expert nursing
Demonstrates knowledge and care of patients in the primary or specialty clinic that the RN is employed, including care and use of specialty specific equipment.
Knowledge of medications and their correct administration based on age of the patient and their clinical condition, including the five rights.
Prioritizes employee/ patient care based on acuity / urgency of patient needs, preference, choices and available resources.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served. Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to identify each patient's age specific needs and provide care needed by the patient group.
Able to interpret data about the patient's status in order to provide appropriate nursing care.
Nursing Process Systematically assesses the need for and the delivery of nursing services that meet patient care requirements, whether delivered directly or by the other nursing staff.
Ability to perform a systematic assessment on area specific patient population.
Ability to adequately assess and reassess pain. Utilizes appropriate pain management techniques. Educates the employee/patient and family regarding pain management.
Meets documentation standards and policies.
Patient Care Coordination
Ability to formulate, coordinate and revise an individualized plan of care as indicated by the employee/patient's response to treatment and evaluate overall plan daily for effectiveness.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Identifies and addresses psychological, cultural, ethnic and religious / spiritual needs of patients and their families. Functions as liaison between administration, patients, physicians and other healthcare providers.
Interacts professionally with employee/patient/family and involves patient/family in the formation of the plan of care.
Participates in departmental new program development.
Telephone Communications Provides care for individual employee/patients or defined patient populations over the telephone using the nursing process.
Consistently follows policies and procedures for providing telephone medical advice.
Consistently documents care provided via telephone per UWMC policy.
Provides efficient and effective telephone triage for specific patient populations or problems.
Patient Safety - Performs all aspects of employee/patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical / healthcare errors.
Complies with specific UWMC policies for safety and infection control.
Client Teaching Integrates employee/ patient and family education into the delivery of care. Educational activities are culturally appropriate and are tailored to the patient's and family's ability to comprehend and participate.
Formulates a teaching plan based upon identified learning needs and evaluates effectiveness of learning, family is included in teaching as appropriate.
Enabling Operations Coordinates the care given by others to achieve efficient clinic operations.
Communicates appropriately and clearly to manager, co-workers, physicians and all members of the health care interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function well under stressful situations.
Orients new permanent and temporary personnel to the department. Serves as a preceptor and mentor.
Assumes charge nurse duties as needed.
Adheres to Attendance Standards.
Demonstrates knowledge of department specific billing policies and application of their procedures including Facility Only Coding, fee sheet completion and nurse visits (as required).
Demonstrates ability to use computer applications required for successful completion of job requirements.
Professional Growth Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and sharing expertise with other team members.
Teaches other health care team member(s), using informal and formal methods.
Shares expertise and information formally and informally, such as publication, presentation or community activities.
Participates in professional organizations and / or is responsible to develop or maintain own professional growth.
Participates in staff meetings in person and / or actively seeks to keep self-informed of information. Shares ideas through designated methods.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
FOR UWMC RNs ONLY. Current license AND two years of professional nursing experience, including charge or supervisory experience. BSN preferred.
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