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Registered Nurse Part-time - Mental Health - Emergency/Crisis/Observation Unit-SIGN ON BONUS $2,500!

Posting Date: 09/30/2016

Req ID:

req48

Department:Behavioral Health Division
Location:

Milwaukee Regional Medical Center on Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI


Compensation Range:

$25.54 - $38.31

Job Summary:

NEVER FORGET WHY YOU BECAME A NURSE

          

At the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, we never do. In fact, the words purpose, drive and compassion are at the bedrock of what we do and who we are. With our transformation to become the national leader in behavioral health services, we won’t hire people who don’t share those values. But for the ones who do, we go a step further. We offer financial perks and an opportunity to be on the front line with a team changing the way behavioral health care is delivered to Milwaukee County. We need nurses who have what it takes to make a difference in the lives of Milwaukee County residents with mental health needs.

 

Job Summary: Under general direction to assess the patient’s physiological and psychosocial needs and develop nursing diagnoses. Our greatest needs are on 2nd and 3rd shifts. Positions will require a rotation of weekends and holidays. Nursing staff must be available to work alternate shifts as needed to ensure appropriate coverage for patient care and safety.

Job Duties:

  1. Develop and/or adjust plan of care and evaluate outcomes with prescribed nursing practices.
  2. Employ care medication and treatment orders prescribed for clients by physicians, nurses and other disciplines.
  3. Respond to unpredictable patient situations.
  4. Evaluate document and report pertinent client observations concerns and reactions to the appropriate person (i.e. physicians charge nurse nursing supervisor).
  5. Serve as a resource and mentor to other nursing and support staff.
  6. Assist with orientation and on the job training of nursing personnel.
  7. Maintain the standards of nursing care and implement policies and procedures of the facility and unit.
  8. Assign nursing care to other staff members in accordance with the clients’ needs personal capabilities and qualifications.
  9. Establish and maintain communications with physicians, resource people, and other health care disciplines.
  10. Participate in unit and department professional activities such as quality assurance research and educational endeavors.
  11. Facilitate verbal and written communication with clients’ families and/or health care members.
  12. Maintain appropriate clinical records.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Sign on bonus paid during the first year of employment. First half paid after successful completion of six month probationary period from date of hire. Second half paid out at one year anniversary. Current Milwaukee County Employees are not eligible for new hire sign on bonus.

This position is open on a continuous basis until further notice.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The ORIGINAL EXAMINATION is open to qualified residents of the United States. Appointee must establish residency within the confines of the State of Wisconsin within six months of appointment and maintain such residency during incumbency.  In accordance with Rule III Section 12 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position. 

 
Posting Close Date: 
 

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

  • Licensed as a professional registered nurse in the State of Wisconsin is required.
  • Specialized preparation for certain services desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of the current theory methods techniques and practices of nursing; knowledge of legal and ethical standards of nursing practice; supervisory skills; problem solving skills; English oral and written communication skills; ability to work in stressful situations; ability to make safe and competent judgments; ability to walk to assigned areas of the facility; ability to stand squat flex legs bend at the waist and walk-up stairs; ability to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with clients’ personnel and professionals.

M.Otero


 

 

Milwaukee County offers competitive benefit package including group life, health and dental insurance; including major medical coverage of employees and dependents; deferred compensation and contributory pension plan, pre-tax childcare and dependent care program. Additionally, the federal government offers a loan forgiveness program for employees that serve in the public sector. 

Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. 

               
Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.