Per Diem Nurse - Option 2
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Wisconsin

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Posting Summary

The Nurse Clinician Per Diem and Agency is responsible with providing direct and indirect patient care in inpatient and approved surgical and ambulatory care areas. He/she is expected to competently perform the patient care responsibilities of the registered nurse within the assigned work setting. Responsibilities include the systematic collection and assessment of data in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to provide therapeutic care with the patient and/or family. He/she performs all required elements of a nursing assessment including but not limited to physical examination, assessment of readiness to learn, psychosocial assessment, functional assessment and utilization of patient/family specific assessment scales as required. He/she considers factors related to safety, effectiveness and cost in planning and delivering care. The Nurse Clinician decisions and actions with patients and families are determined in an ethical manner. He/she establishes goals and a strategy for meeting the discharge or continuing care needs with the patient, family and/or other care provider as required or carries out discharge plans as noted on the critical pathway or multidisciplinary plan of care. Care is provided in collaboration with other nursing staff members; he/she delegates and supervises care in accordance with nurse practice acts and the professional nursing role.

Per Diem or other work arrangements such as provided through contractual arrangements with outside agencies are temporary and do not provide for guaranteed work hours (refer to the collective bargaining agreement for further information regarding scheduling and hours based on assigned per diem option). Given the unpredictability of the work schedule, the Per Diem or Agency Nurse is expected to closely follow the plan of care as outlined by the Care Team Leader or designated Nurse Clinician.


Education BSN

Work Experience:
1. One (1) year pediatric nursing experience within a Children's Hospital required.
2. One (1) year of recent (within 2 years) experience in Pediatric Acute Care and/or Pediatric hematology/oncology and/or Pediatric Sedation preferred.

Licenses & CertificationsL
1. Registration as a professional nurse in the State of Wisconsin required.
2. CPR certification required.
3. Chemotherapy certification preferred.
4. PALS certification preferred.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge regarding quality improvement and standards of care within practice area.
2. Experience in teaching patients and families.
3. Excellent communication skills required.
4. Ability to effectively delegate and supervise the work of other nursing team members.
5. Ability to communicate in a professional, non-confrontational manner with all others

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 6FR. The salary range begins at $29.08 per hour. Education, experience, tenure and internal equity may be taken into consideration when job offers are extended.

Work Schedule

60%, Day, Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Hours may vary based on operational needs of the department.


This position is in the "1199" Benefits package. UWHC employees enjoy competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefit package.

  • Vacation (13 days) // (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Holidays (9 days) // (pro-rated for part-time employees)
  • Half-day floating holiday at time of hire
  • 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
  • Tax-Sheltered Annuities (TSA)
  • Employee Reimbursement Accounts (ERA)
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.

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Staffing Team

Contact Katina Kaufman for more information at or at 608-263-0944.

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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