RN Float Pool, Full-Time Nights

Company: West Valley Medical Center-Idaho

General Information
US-ID-Caldwell
N/A
Not Specified
Full-Time
1 to 3 years
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False
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Job Description West Valley Medical Center (WVMC) is a full service hospital available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week servicing Canyon County, Idaho and surrounding communities. WVMC consistently achieves top ratings and recognition for outstanding quality performance and excellent clinical outcomes.  Our expertly trained staff and board certified physicians are focused on treating everyone like family.  Some of our key services include: cardiology, emergency care, ear/nose/throat, general surgery, spine, orthopedics, pediatrics, behavioral health, radiology/imaging, urology, maternity, women’s services.    If you are looking for a small-town, friendly environment with a big-city commitment to high-quality patient care, this is the right hospital for you.  You can apply your training and skills in a professional atmosphere where they will be valued. You will be part of a community hospital where your contributions are appreciated and your voice is heard – where work force diversity is encouraged and personal growth is supported
 
Registered Nurse Float Pool:
Under the direction of the Director of Staffing Coordination, the director of the assigned and/or the charge nurse of the assigned unit, provides nursing care to assigned patients.  Performs related assessments, procedures and treatments, evaluations and updates of patient plan of care that assures and maintains high quality care for all assigned patients.
 
1.  Performs thorough assessments of the assigned patients on the assigned unit.  Assessments include obtaining patient history, assessing body systems, outcomes of treatments and procedures performed and the psychosocial needs of the patient.  Assessment of patient family needs during death and dying.  Incorporates age-specific factors in provision of care.  Performs age-specific nursing assessments, assesses age-specific safety issues (e.g., plans care with frequent breaks for elderly patients, implements appropriate skin care to maintain skin integrity) and appropriately interprets age-specific patient data and responses.
2.  Safely and effectively performs nursing procedures and treatments to ensure high patient and physician satisfaction.  Maintains sterile and aseptic technique for assigned patients.  Follows established nursing protocols.  Administers medication following the 5 Rights and meets standards regarding errors.  Demonstrates competence in all required competency assessment modules for assigned unit and for hospital-wide nursing competencies.   Provide support and care for patient and family during the death and dying experience.
3.  Provides ongoing evaluation of all assessments, procedures and treatments.  Updates plan of care based on the evaluation.  Notifies and consults physician and mid-level practitioner on patient outcomes and status, using effective communication skills.  Plans and provides patient education based upon identified patient needs.
4.  Documents correctly all care and outcomes of care provided to the assigned patients in the medical record.  Receives and follows through with physician orders.  Effectively documents updates of the plan of care.  Provides a thorough and organized report to team members regarding assigned patient's status through the established unit report system.
5.  Directs and oversees care performed by the licensed practical nurse and the certified nursing assistant on assigned unit.  This may include performing the care overseen as needed.
6.  Transition pool commitment.  Meets minimum requirements for hours needed to remain in Transition pool (as per the Float/Transition Staff policy).  Demonstrates flexibility in work assignments.  Ensures accessibility/communication to help meet staffing needs.  Schedules time to be on campus to complete competencies and evaluation in a timely manner as per JCAHO standards.
7.  Patient Safety.  Ensures and/or implements patient safety measures, reports medical/healthcare errors appropriately, ensures interdisciplinary collaborative team approach to patient care planning, and ensures medications are administered safely. Serves as an advocate for patient safety and patient rights. Demonstrates competence in unit specific patient safety knoweldge and skills.
Job RequirementsJob Qualifications:
 
Graduate of an accredited registered nurse program
 
Current Idaho Registered Nurse License in good standing
 
BLS,  ACLS & PALS certification required
 
Ability to manage multiple priorities, effective problem resolution skills, ability to communicate effectively with multiple levels in the organization including patients, families, physicians, supervisors, directors and other department representatives.
 
1-3 years acute care experience preferred, variable shifts