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RN - Inpatient - Save Our Shift (SOS)/Rapid Response Team - 80% FTE, E/N

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Join the #1 hospital in Wisconsin!


If you are looking for new career challenges and opportunities in a dynamic, academic health care environment, your search can start and end at UW Health.


We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join our REMARKABLE Save Our Shift (SOS) team:


  • Our SOS nurses are highly specialized nursing professionals who respond to the urgent needs of patients and families as well as assist nursing staff in acute situations.  

  • The SOS nurse functions independently and is available via pager and cell phone ready to respond to calls for assistance.   

  • Our team members also excel at interpersonal communication, prioritizing, leadership, strategic planning, critical thinking and decision-making.

  • SOS nurses enjoy REMARKABLE learning opportunities at a Level One Trauma Center, Magnet®-designated facility and world renowned academic health.


Minimum – Graduate of a baccalaureate, associate or diploma nursing school.

Preferred – Baccalaureate degree in nursing. 


Work Experience:

Minimum – Two (2) years recent, relevant critical care experience.


Licenses and Certifications:

Minimum - Registration as a professional nurse in the State of Wisconsin. BLS and ACLS certification.

Preferred – CCRN


Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Strong nursing skills
  • Strong critical thinking nursing skills

  • Good peripheral venous access skills

  • Trained and competent to administer  moderate sedation

  • Ability to effectively teach patients and nursing staff

  • Disciplined to be an independent learner

  • Effective communication skills to interact with multiple disciplines

  • Ability to prioritize workload when given multiple demands

  • Evidence of time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to work under pressure in stressful environment and make decisions

  • Team work essential

  • Essential to be patient focused when delivering services

  • Respectful of the diversity of people

  • Commitment to the development of a patient-family centered care

Physical Requirements:

Medium: Ability to lift up to 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting/and or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.


Work Schedule:

  • 80% FTE, 32 hours per week
  • Evening/Night, 8/12 hours shifts
  • Weekend and Holiday rotation
  • Hours may vary based on the operational needs of the department


University Hospital in Madison is a Magnet®-designated facility that’s ranked Wisconsin’s #1 hospital and considered one of the nation's leading hospitals, teaching institutions and referral centers.



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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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