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Staff RN Critical Care Float Pool

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus

Job Description

This is a 36 hour/week, benefits eligbile position working nights, 7:00pm - 7:00am, every 4th weekend

2 years of RN experience required
This position floats to the PICU, CTICU and the ED.

Minimum hourly rate: $28.808

The Critical Care Float Pool Staff RN assists patients to move rapidly, uneventfully, safely, and as effectively as possible through their episode of care. The Critical Care Float Pool Staff RN prescribes delegates, supervises and provides patient care, plans for education, collaborates on plan for discharge and provides for patient safety and quality. The Critical Care Float Pool RN provides direct professional nursing care to patients and utilizes critical thinking processes to apply best practice throughout the critical care areas of the hospital and meeting clinical job specifications of each individual unit. The Critical Care Float Pool RN must have the flexibility and adaptability to accept changing assignment among various critical care units and possible geographical locations based on nursing needs as assessed by the Patient Care Services staffing office every four hours.

Responsibilities

*1. Uses nursing process, evidence based practice and unit specific competencies to: a. Complete the admission assessment. b. Document a plan of care including patient outcome parameters and nursing orders. c. Delegate patient care. d. Evaluate patient care and patient?s response/progress. e. Reassess patients and revise plan of care as appropriate. f. Supervise patient care. g. Plan discharge. h. Plan, provide, delegate, and evaluate patient/family education. i. Collaborate effectively with all health care disciplines to facilitate patient outcomes. * 2. Communicates patient care needs/expectations/priorities to assigned Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), Constant Attendants (CA?s) unit coordinators, and allied health personnel. * 3. Effectively relates and interacts with patient, families, and healthcare team. *4. Effectively manages patient care through one or more of the following: a. Prescribing, delegating and coordinating care for patients. b. Care conferences c. Clinical rounds d. Charge nurse responsibilities e. Other coordination activities f. Organizing and prioritizing care g. Managing prescribed physician orders. 5. Maintains professional standards by setting professional goals and participating in activities to meet goals. 6. Adheres to unit/department budgetary standards. a. Performs daily staffing, scheduling within budget parameters. 7. Participates in unit maintenance activities:a. Pyxis and charge data collection. b. Infection control activities c. Point ?of-care testing d. e-Chart educatione. Safety and Quality activities8. Participates in Patient Care Services and Hospital activities in one or more of the following: a. Policy/procedure review and revision. b. Helping Hand review and revision. c. Committee attendance and participation d. Patient/family advocacy.e. Shared governance.9. Participates in educational activities in one or more of the following:a. Peer review b. Serves as a preceptor/clinical resource c. Orientation and continuing education d. Clinical competency assessmente. Planning and presenting classes. 10. Accepts and supports change in a positive manner. 11. Participates in research, patient safety and quality improvement activities. 12. Practices professional nursing in accordance with the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED1. Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Ohio.2. Graduation from an ACEN or CCNE accredited school is required.3. BSN; Associate degree with commitment to obtain BSN within 5 years of hire.Neonatal Float Pool: All Neonatal Intensive Care Units affiliated with NCH Requirements:? Current NRP and BLS? Successful completion IV narcotics/critical care medication tests ? In good standing; (e.g., no corrective action, work improvement plans, attendance and/or tardiness issues)? 2 years? experience NICU or ICU ? Flexibility and adaptability to frequent assignment changes and varying daily clinical environments including main campus as well as delivery hospitalsHeart Center Float Pool: Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit & Cardiovascular Services Unit Requirements: ? Minimum 2 years NCH experience (new hires ? minimum 3 years? experience)? Successful completion IV narcotics/critical care medication tests ? In good standing; (e.g., no corrective action, work improvement plans, attendance and/or tardiness issues)? BLS,PALS and ACLS certification completed as eligible? Flexibility and adaptability to frequent assignment changes and varying daily clinical environmentsSUN Team Specialty Care Float Pool: Pediatric Intensive Care Units, Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Services Unit, Hematology/Oncology Requirements:? Minimum 2 years? experience, preferably critical care? Successful completion IV narcotics/critical care medication tests? In good standing; (e.g., no corrective action, work improvement plans, attendance and/or tardiness issues)? Current BLS, PALS, Chemo certification completed within 6 months of hire as eligible.? Flexibility and adaptability to frequent assignment changes and varying daily clinical environmentsMINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Typing on computer Constantly (67-100%) Using phone Frequently (34-66%) Sitting Frequently (34-66%) Standing Occasionally (0-33%) Lifting Occasionally (0-33%) Walking Frequently (34-66%)Must be able to independently lift up to 35 lbs. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person(s) and/or equipment. The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. EOE M/F/Disability/Vet.

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