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Registered Nurse (Nurse Clinician 2)

We are looking for registered nurses to work at Winnebago Mental Health Institute (WMHI). WMHI serves children, adolescents and adults with complex psychiatric conditions often combined with challenging behaviors. Our RNs provide routine and complex patient care in a clinic and skilled care setting. New graduates are encouraged to apply.

A $2,000 sign-on bonus will be available to employees new to state service or have not held a position with the State of Wisconsin in the last five years.

Applicants must be able to work first seven weeks of training on AM and PM shift. Upon completion of training, employees will be assigned to work every other weekend with either a rotating AM/ PM shift or straight NOC Shift.

New nurses are provided one-to-one orientation designed to meet individual learning needs. An opportunity to work side-by-side with experienced nurses is also provided. WMHI does accept the Nursing Temporary Permit license offered through the Department of Safety & Professional Services.

State of Wisconsin benefits include at least 3.5 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, low-cost insurance options and an exceptional retirement plan.

Position Summary:  
Our nursing duties include, but are not limited to:

Registered nurses use the nursing process to deliver basic and complex nursing care and are accountable for their own professional practice.
Complete daily nursing assessments, respond to medical emergencies, and administer medications.
Share responsibilities with Nurse Manger/Nursing Supervisor to ensure nursing meets standards of care, practice, performance, and policies and procedures are adhered to by all nursing staff.
Accountable for the nursing care provided and assumes responsibility of supervision of nursing staff and delegated functions.
Assume leadership role in crisis management and assures patient health and safety needs are met.
Assess and provide individualized patient education as it relates to the patient's self-care needs.
Collaborate with the multidisciplinary and medical teams in treatment program/plan development.
Develop specific nursing interventions which are congruent with the treatment needs identified in the individualized treatment plan and unit mission statement, and promotes a professional role for nursing within the team. Participates in nursing and /or institute committees as needed or assigned.
Special Notes:   All applicants will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.
All appointees will be required to receive a TB screen prior to their start date.

Please be advised that the first seven weeks of employment consist of orientation, and no time off will be approved during this time. Additionally, vacation requested for time after orientation is granted based on operational needs. Employees will only be granted time off under rare circumstances outside of the vacation procedure.

This position requires the following:
Must be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Wisconsin by the employee's start date, or eligible for licensure. Eligible includes currently registered as a professional nurse in another state and are eligible to obtain licensure in WI OR graduate nurses within three months of graduation.

Must have Nursing Temporary Permit License upon hire.

Education or experience providing nursing care to patients according to general nursing theory, processes and standards.

Well-qualified candidates will have:

Ability to utilize the nursing process to identify patient needs for nursing care

Ability to assess the physical and mental health of a patient

Ability to interact with others, working as part of a multidisciplinary team

Knowledge of problem solving techniques and conflict resolution methods. 
How To Apply:   Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.
After you have previewed the assessment, interested applicants who would like to apply for this position will apply on-line via Wisc.Jobs. Click "Log In" to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information. Attach your current resume (in a Word or PDF compatible format). To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an incompatible format, an email, as a hard copy, or a fax.
Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist on this announcement.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the online application process to apply.
Please Note: Important communication regarding this recruitment will be sent via email.
DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans' hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs' website.