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Registered Nurse (RN) - Stepdown Intermediate Care Cardiac / Medical

We Are Hiring

Title:  Registered Nurse (RN)

City, State:  Brookfield,WI

Location:  Ascension Elmbrook Hospital

Department:   Intermediate Care Stepdown Cardiac / Medical

Additional Job Details: Hours: 7PM-7AM  3 days per week. Currently doing every 3rd weekend and 1/3 of holidays on rotation.  Our nurses work 12 hour shifts.  For Weekends / Holidays they work every third.  All nurses are ACLS trained.

Job Description:

The 5th Floor is a 36 bed Intermediate Care unit. The staff provides excellent care and service that includes comprehensive assessments, pain management/symptom control, medication administration, discharge planning, patient and family education, psychosocial/spiritual support.

Intermediate Care includes the care of these types of patients:

  • Cardiothoracic Care includes:
    • Post Cardiac Vascular Surgery, Cardiac Catherization and Electrophysiology Lab procedures
    • IV Drugs may include: Cardizem, Amiodarone, Nitroglycerine, Dobutamine, Ativan (Hospice Patients), Fentanyl (for Pain control), AngioMax, Insulin, Lasix, Heparin, Integrillin, Reopro drips.
    • Arterial and Venous Pacing
    • LifeVest patients awaiting Pacer/Defibrillators
  • Cancer Care includes: Chemotherapy, Cryotherapy, Microwave Embolization
  • Stroke and TIA patients: We are Joint Commission Primary Stroke site
  • Elder Care:  With a NICHE focus
  • Palliative Care & Hospice

Why Join Ascension?

How will Ascension benefit you?

  • Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.
  • Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we care for the people who are the foundation of our work to fulfill our mission: our associates. We offer a comprehensive benefit package inclusive of medical, dental, vision, retirement, and generous PTO.  Associates can also take advantage of other great benefits like tuition reimbursement or adoption assistance.  
  • Leadership Development: We know that the development of our associates is key to our mission of providing the best care possible to those we serve. We have various in-depth leadership programs to meet you where you are on your career journey.
  • Culture of Teamwork: We encourage diversity of talent and thought; while offering the support of a multidisciplinary team. We work to build teams that respect each other. A team that respects each other feels good. We are on a mission to help people feel good, patients and associates. 

About Us:  Ascension - Elmbrook Memorial Campus, founded in 1969, is a full-service, acute care hospital conveniently located on a picturesque hillside in Brookfield, Wisconsin. One of the top hospitals in Waukesha County, Elmbrook Memorial Campus is a national award-winning leader in patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and quality care.

In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 24 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 23,500 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.ascension.org/wisconsin. We’re looking for talented associates to join us as we continue advancing healthcare across Wisconsin.

What You Will Do

The staff starts each shift with a change of Shift Huddle, then Bedside Report followed by Hourly Rounds. These best practices help to ensure high quality and patient satisfaction. The Nursing staff work with multidisciplinary team which includes: Hospitalists, Case Managers, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Cardiac Rehab Nurses, OT,  PT, Speech Therapy, Chaplains and the Palliative Care team. This team works together to meet patient’s needs through Multidisciplinary Rounds each week day. 

  • Provides direct nursing care in accordance with established policies, procedures and protocols of the healthcare organization.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plans.  Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Serves as primary coordinator of all disciplines for well-coordinated patient care.
  • Notes and carries out physician and nursing orders.
  • Assesses and coordinates patient’s discharge planning needs with members of the healthcare team.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Required Credential(s):
    • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 2 Months (60 days) of hire date or job transfer date. 
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Licensure from the Wisconsin Board of Nursing OR current home state license if considered multi-state/Compact State.

Education:

  • Diploma 
    • Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing required

Work Experience:

  • None required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against employees or prospective employees on basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, disability, arrest and/or conviction record, military status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by law.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

M/F/Disabled/Vet

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/ofccp_eeo_supplement_final_jrf_qa_508c.pdf

Job ID: 352533
Category: Nursing
Facility: WIMIL WFH Elmbrook Memorial
Ministry: Ascension Wisconsin, WI
Location: Brookfield, WI

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