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Registered Nurse

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc.
United States, Wisconsin, Madison
Jun 16, 2024
*Additional $1.50/hr. for bilingual (English/Spanish)*
At Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. (PPWI), we work to provide quality, affordable health care services, comprehensive education, and strong advocacy. We serve over 60,000 patients annually in 22 health centers statewide, making us the largest and most trusted reproductive health care provider in Wisconsin. Our goal is to help keep Wisconsin safe, healthy and strong!
This is an excellent opportunity with benefits for a Registered Nurse (32-40 hours/week, benefits eligible) at our Madison East Abortion Health Center.
In accordance with Planned Parenthood of WI policies, protocols, and procedures the Registered Nurse provides clinical care for patients under the direction of PPWI's Medical Director. As a member of a total health care team, the Registered Nurse provides comprehensive teaching and education, direct nursing care, triage of patients, and participates in the implementation of the patient's care plan.
*Must be committed to providingexcellent customer service and support the vision and values of Planned Parenthood of WI.
*Supportforthe mission of PPWI and itscommitmentto a culture of diversity, equity,inclusionand belonging.
*Must be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences among staff and patients and be able to relate to diverse communities.
*Committed to providing non-judgmental, patient centered care to ensure the highest level of patient satisfaction.
*Demonstrates organization and time management skills to manage a variety of tasks effectively.
*Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with patients, staff, and other external parties in a courteous and friendly manner in person and over the phone.
*Experience in electronic health records (EHR), Office 365, and Microsoft Office Products.
*Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
*Clinical skills to operate basic clinic and lab equipment essential to performing the job, including but not limited to scales, ultrasound machine, HemoCue, blood pressure equipment, etc.
*Ability to read and implement written and verbal instructions.
*Ability to work independently and as a team member.
*Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner.
*Demonstrated ability to manage health-related emergency conditions including independent decision-making.
*Bilingual Spanish/English skills desirable.
*CPR certifiable.
*Must have a current license as a Registered Nurse by the State of Wisconsin.
*A minimum of one (1) year of nursing experience is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Extensive standing, walking, reaching, frequent sitting, grasping manipulation of equipment, utilization of fine finger movements, occasional kneeling, crouching, squatting, twisting, and climbing. Requires the ability to operate medical equipment. Ability to see objects closely and distinguish colors, hear sounds with some background noise, write legibly and the ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds.
The position is generally performed in a medical office environment but involves frequent interruptions. The noise level is generally low to quiet. The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations, however, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform said essential functions.
Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training which will include extensive safety precautions and the use of protective equipment.
This position requires occasional travel statewide, therefore a valid driver's license and auto insurance in accordance with agency liability standards may be required. Must have transportation.
Evening and/or weekend hours may be necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for assessing, planning and administering health care which is individualized to the patient and consistent with the policies and protocols of PPFA and PPWI.
  • Collect and document patient history and symptoms according to PPWI guidelines.
  • Administer and dispense medications to patients based on conditions and symptoms.
  • Monitor patient's condition and assess their needs to provide the best possible care and advice including making appropriate referrals as needed.
  • Develop, implement, and revise care plans that reflect patient's diagnosis, treatment plan and outlined standards of care.
  • Perform routine lab tests, vital signs, and procedures (blood pressure, IV insertions, ultrasounds etc.).
  • Provide information and education to patients related to sexual and reproductive health care.
  • Assist physician and other clinical staff in providing comprehensive patient care including assisting with procedures.
  • Provide management of the patient in the recovery room as needed following procedures including monitoring vital signs, assessing condition, reporting change of condition to physician and site manager, and initiating emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Administer and dispense contraceptive supplies and therapeutics according to clinician's care plan or standing orders in compliance with PPWI pharmacy standards.
  • Implement pharmaceutical management according to PPWI guidelines.
  • Provide on-call services after hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Document all patient care provided accurately and timely in the patient's medical record.
  • Provide leadership to other licensed and non-licensed clinic staff.
  • Participate in a variety of clinic support functions as needed, including clerical, reception, laboratory, utility, stock, and routine maintenance-cleaning as needed to maintain hygiene and safety.
  • Participate in Agency Quality Assurance Program. Under the direction of the Quality and Risk Manager, implements overall quality assurance activities at the health center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
PPWI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.