Provides family centered healthcare utilizing a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to deliver state of the art care to all patients; practices family centered nursing according to policies and Nurse Practice Act; serves as Charge Nurse when assigned; supervises, plans, evaluates and coordinates patient care provided by other licensed and non-licensed staff; demonstrates CPR according to American Heart Association standards; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values' adheres to hospital policies including confidentiality; serves as preceptor for new employees and nursing students; adheres to all Patient Safety Goals; adheres to Standards of Performance; utilizes the nursing process to: assess the patient, plan individualized care, identify expected outcomes and implement and evaluate nursing interventions for patients and families; provides direct patient care according to unit specific competencies; performs therapeutic procedures and assists with diagnostic procedures required for the care of the patient; administers medications including controlled substances by all routes; administers blood and blood products; responds appropriately to emergency patient situations; starts IVs; performs activities of daily living; performs basic life support and management of arrest situations; requires minimal supervision to safely perform patient care; when performing skilled procedures, the RN can state the purpose, rationale, precautions and observations related to that procedure; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving, positioning and transferring patient without assistance or with assistance when needed for patient safety; utilizes proper body mechanics when moving equipment that is necessary to perform essential functions; provides patient and family education by planning, coordinating and delegating, as appropriate, the education needs of each patient; ensures education documentation is complete; utilizes a personal computer or terminal to access the Hospital Information System; communicates and uses appropriate customer relation skills with physicians, families and healthcare team in person and via telephone; responds to unit pages; maintains accurate and complete medical records by: making sure assessments complete within unit timeframe, daily shift assessments are complete with signature, proper discharge processes are followed, pain assessment tool is complete, medical history/reconciliation process is followed, MAR is complete, all applicable documentation is completed, supervising, evaluating, and finalizing the patient record, transcribing physician orders, utilizing the correct documentation tools and procedures; accepts and completes all duties positively and without conflict; cooperates, helps others and improves the performance of the unit; completes all mandatory unit, education, and hospital requirements; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; maintains unit in a neat and orderly fashion; demonstrates the ability to provided competent patient care to the following patient populations: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adults and Geriatric; cares for patients on Intraaortic Balloon Pump (IABP), Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD); pulls arterial sheaths; performs EKG interpretation; performs hemodynamic monitor set-up, maintenance, monitoring, and use inclusive of arterial lines, flow directed catheters, ICP lines; manages patients receiving temporary/permanent cardiac pacing; initiates and titrates medications (including emergency meds, vasoactive, antiarrhythmic, insulin infusion, sedation infusions, blood and blood components; manages patients being mechanically ventilated; uses SVO2, SJO2, Camion monitors and temperature management devices; follows unit standards for documentation (alarm limits, turning, suctioning, tubing, infusions and dressing changes; maintains accurate I & O cumulative totals; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as staff nurse as needed; identifies, organizes and directs activities to utilize resources, personnel, and material to meet the needs of the patient and nursing staff communicates with the Nurse Manager and Nurse Administrator on an ongoing basis regarding: changes in unit status, patient related issues, staffing issues, quality management issues and other events as they evolve; acts as first line in problem resolution with other departments and any patient complaints; assists with shift duty assignments or serves as staff nurse as needed; verifies that emergency equipment is functions; participates on committees as assigned; participates in Performance Improvement activities through quality measurement or participation of PDSA as assigned; regular and prompt attendance; ability to work schedule as defined and overtime as required; related duties as required.
USA Health has vacancies for Float Pool RN's at Children's & Women's Hospital (CWH) and University Hospital (UH). Applicants hired in these positions will receive premium pay.
The minimum requirements for these positions are graduation from an accredited school of nursing meeting the minimum standards set by the state of Alabama, two years of professional nursing experience in a Pediatric service line department for CWH postings and Med Surg or ICU setting for UH postings and licensure with the state of Alabama as a registered nurse.
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