UWHC Licensed Pract Nurse - Obj (Plastic Surgery Clinic - CSC)
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Wisconsin

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Posting Summary

The UWHC Licensed Practical Nurse-Obj independently functions as a nursing team member and provides direct, skilled, technical patient care in the hospital or clinic setting under the general supervision of a registered nurse, physician, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist in basic patient situations. Employees in this classification work with a greater degree of independence, accepting those assignments which the L.P.N. is competent to perform. In basic patient situations they are able to perform basic nursing care, record the nursing care given and report to the appropriate person changes in the condition of the patient. In basic patient situations the L.P.N. is also responsible to consult when the L.P.N. knows or should know a delegated act may harm the patient. Additionally, the employee may serve under direct supervision of a registered nurse, physician, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist in complex patient situations. Employees observe and support the psychosocial needs of patients, families and visitors. Employees at this level are involved a majority of the time working directly with patients, families and visitors in providing direct patient care, assisting with collection of data, assisting with development and revision of nursing care plans, and reinforcing teaching provided by a registered nurse, physician, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist. The employee is expected to demonstrate a greater depth of knowledge and greater specialization in nursing skills than the Associate Licensed Practical Nurse. Work is distinguished from the Associate level by the limited supervision received and the greater level of independence exercised by the employee.


1. High School Diploma or equivalent and Certificate from accredited Practical Nurse program
2. One (1) year experience as a LPN
3. Wisconsin Practical Nurse licensure, CPR certification
4. Knowledge of general patient care and ability to perform nursing procedures.
5. Knowledge of the psychosocial needs of patients and families.
6. Knowledge of patient behavior and symptoms for a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
7Ability to make accurate patient observations, communicate and record them.
8 Ability to provide guidance for patients in participation of their care plan.
9 Knowledge of the effects of medication and ability to observe and report them.
10 Ability to perform effectively in emergency situations.
11 Ability to function as a team member and to contribute to overall planning for patient care.
12. Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families and team members.
13.Ability to prioritize, organize and efficiently complete work. Ability to be a leader within department.
14.Ability to multitask and work within multiple clinics simultaneously i.e. memory & falls clinic
15. Physical Requirements: Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


This is a Represented position and falls into Pay Grade J. The salary range begins at $15.68 per hour. Education, experience, tenure and internal equity may be taken into consideration when job offers are extended.

Work Schedule

60%, Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 6:00pm.


This position is in the "WSEU" Benefits package. UWHC employees enjoy competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package.

  • Vacation (14 days)// (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Holidays (9 days)// (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Sick Leave (13 days/year)// (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement (covered in the Wisconsin Retirement system on day 1)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Employee Reimbursement Account (ERS)
While every attempt has been made to provide up-to-date, accurate information, the legal documents, policies, and contracts will prevail in the event of any discrepancy. The above information applies to regular (Permanent) employees.

For addition information, please look on the uwhealth.org website in the careers section.

Staffing Team

Contact Julie Schrader for more information at jschrader@uwhealth.org or at 608-264-9136.

Who We Are...

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 566 bed facility that ranks among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Frequently cited in publications listing the nation's best health care providers, UW Hospital and Clinics is recognized as a national leader in fields such as cancer treatment, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation.

UW Hospital and Clinics offers:
  • More than 900 active medical staff and more than 80 outpatient clinics.
  • Six intensive care units (trauma and life support, pediatric, cardiac, cardiothoracic, burn, neurosurgery) with 83 total beds .
  • Nine satellite locations .
  • One of only two organizations in Wisconsin with designated level One Adult and Pediatric trauma centers.
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