General Staff Nurse - Float Pool

New London, CT
Mar 19, 2019

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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.

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JOB SUMMARY
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 requires 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.
MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES/CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assesses the patient\u2019s 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\u2019s 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.

UNIT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the care of the cardiac patient
2. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the care of the orthopedic patient
3. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the care of the neuro patient
4. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the care of the respiratory patient
5. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the care of the surgical patient
6. Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the care of the renal dialysis and CAPD patient
7. Demonstrates ability to adapt to unit specific routines and patient care needs on all Med-Surg Units and Rehab Unit.

DIRECTION OF OTHERS
LPNs, HUCs, Students

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Education: 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.
Experience: N/A
Training: Hospital and unit-based orientation provided
Licensure: Valid State of Connecticut Registered Nurse license
Other: BLS required


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Hospital And Unit-Based Orientation Provided

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Job Info

Job: 6960

Department: Float Nursing
Category: Nursing-staff
Sub Category: OTHER
Status: Part Time With Benefits
Shift: NIGHTS
Hours: 24.00