General Staff Nurse - Float Pool

New London, CT
Mar 9, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


Works Under The Supervision Of The Nurse Manager/Clinical Coordinator. The Registered Nurse (Rn) Assesses, Plans, Implements, Evaluates And Supervises Individual Patient Care On A Nursing Unit/Department According To Unit Policies And Procedures. Provides Supervision Of Non-Rn Personnel On The Assigned Unit. When Assuming The Charge Role, Delegates And Supervises Unit Activities. May Be Required To Work On Other Nursing Units According To Distribution Of Staff And Patients. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Requested In Order To Maintain A High Level Of Service.

  • 1. Assesses The Patient?S Physical And Psychosocial Condition On An Ongoing Basis Throughout The Continuum Of Care.
  • 2. Develops, Communicates And Documents A Plan Of Care Reflecting Individualized Patient Problems And Interventions To Achieve Desired Outcomes, Involving The Patient, Family And Healthcare Team In This Process.
  • 3. Implements And Coordinates This Plan Of Care In Collaboration With The Healthcare Team.
  • 4. Evaluates The Effectiveness Of The Plan Of Care, Patient?S Response To Care, And Readiness For Discharge. Revises The Plan Of Care As Needed And Makes Referrals Where Indicated.
  • 5. Plans For Education After Assessing The Individual Learning Needs And Readiness Of The Patient And Family. Provides Educational Opportunities And Documents Outcomes.
  • 6. Functions As A Preceptor To New Staff.
  • 7. Functions As A Charge Nurse.
  • 8. Meets Performance Expectations For Customer Service, Teamwork, Resource Utilization, And Staff And Self Development As Outlined In Performance Review.
  • 9. Performs Other Duties As Assigned Or Directed To Ensure Smooth Operation Of The Department/Unit.
  • 10. Demonstrates Competency In The Care Of High Risk Neonates, Postpartum, Normal Newborn, Select Gyn, Pediatrics And, Potentially,Uncomplicated Adult Patients
  • 11. Demonstrates Competency In Insertion And Maintenance Of Neonatal, Adult, And Pediatric Peripheral Intravenous Lines, Obtaining Neonatal Lab Samples And Maintenance Of Central Intravenous Lines
  • 12. Care Of Neonates Receiving Ventilator Support, Including Assisting With Intubation And Extubation Of Neonates According To Established Policies And Procedures
  • 13. Demonstrates Competency In The Initial Care And Stabilization Of Neonates At Deliveries
  • 14. Supports Breast Feeding Throughout The Parent/Child Service Line Through Assistance, Instruction And Collaboration With The Lactation Consultant When Indicated
  • 15. Incorporates Principles Of Developmentally Supportive And Family Centered Care

    Other information:


    Graduate Of An Accredited School Of Nursing; Bsn Preferred. Proficient In Use Of Computer Software To Include Electronic Patient Records. Must Have Ability To Use Internet For Literature Searches Regarding Care For Patients.


    2 Years Recent(Within The Last 5 Years) Nicu, Postpartum Or Pediatric Experience Preferred


    Valid State Of Connecticut Registered Nurse License


    Bls Required; Nrp And Pals Within Six Months Of Hire. Nicu Certification For Low Risk Newborns Within 2 Years After Completion Of Orientation


    Hospital And Unit-Based Orientation Provided



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    Job Info

    Job: 6554

    Department: Float Nursing
    Category: Nursing-staff
    Sub Category: OTHER
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: NIGHTS
    Hours: 36.00