Job Description: Registered Nurse/RN

Job Summary:

A professional nurse, currently licensed in the respective state of which you are applying, who is responsible to the Nurse Manager of  specified home to which he/she is assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides nursing care according to the physician’s orders, in compliance with recognized nursing standards and State and Federal Regulations.
  • Uses the nursing process to make continuing assessments of the individuals total health needs.
  • Implements nursing interventions based on assessment data.
  • Documents timely, outcome based information.
  • Develops and implements the nursing plan of care.
  • Gives direct nursing care commensurate with education, training, or experience.
  • Facilitates teaching experiences for staff and individuals.
  • Delegates to nursing personnel in accordance with the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
  • Develops all needed reports, data, goals, and objectives related to the IPP plan.
  • Completes all ICF-MR paperwork as assigned.
  • Acts as liaison between team and medical staff, nursing, etc.
  • Does rounds throughout the facility on assigned shifts.
  • Acts as a resource professional for all nursing staff as well as the IDT.
  • Conforms with and provides nursing care according to the physician orders, in compliance with recognized nursing standards and State/Federal regulations.
  • Responsible for reassigning nursing staff to meet the needs of the facility / department.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable)

In the absence of a Nurse Manager or the DN, an RN shall be responsible for ensuring that staff follows policies of the facility, follow up on concerns that cannot be delayed, reassign staff as necessary, communicate to administration information regarding individual/employee status changes, and if unable to secure coverage, remain on duty until replacement is found.

Minimum Job Qualifications

Education and/or Experience

May be a graduate of one of the following approved professional nursing schools:  Two-year Associate Degree Program; three-year Diploma Program; or four-year BSN Program

Experience in the following areas valuable:  Gerontology, rehabilitation, pediatrics, psychiatry, developmental disabilities.  Experience as a charge nurse is helpful.


Certificates, Licenses or Registrations

Active and current registration in the state of employment.


Physical Demands

Ability to assist with lifts and transfers of individuals we serve, ability to lift, push and pull 50 pounds.  Frequent walking, bending, and stooping. Ability to perform CPR.


Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behavior)

Good working knowledge of and application of nursing skills.  Expertise in providing supervision and direction to licensed practical nurses, nurse aides, and residential aides.  If not currently certified, willingness and ability to complete Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc., CPR course.  If assigned to CWD clinic, should have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, as defined by Bethesda.

Tact, compassion, cheerfulness, accuracy, patience, flexibility regarding scheduling (ie., shift, weekend, and holiday duty) calmness in time of emergency, ability to work well with and instruct team members in an interdisciplinary environment, ability to treat resident information  as confidential, assumes added responsibilities as appropriate, genuine interest in persons with developmental disabilities and commitment to helping each resident reach his/her highest potential; ability to effectively function as a charge nurse; ability to work independently and an interest in continued professional growth.  Ability to transfer  residents as needed.  

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