Regional Float Nurse - Critical Care
Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Posted on: November 20, 2019
Why Work at Children's....
Children's Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric
healthcare excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908,
Children's Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted
to the health and well being of children. Continually recognized as
one of the nation's outstanding hospitals by U.S. News & World
Report, Children's Colorado is known both for its nationally and
internationally recognized medical, research and education programs
as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout
Colorado and surrounding states. With more than 1,000 healthcare
professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric
specialties, Children's Colorado Network of Care includes its main
campus, 16 Children's Care Centers and more than 400 outreach
A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you,
and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Department: Nursing Float Team
Hours per week: 36, eligible for benefits
The Regional Float Nurse provides direct patient nursing care by
floating into one or more of the following areas: Acute Care,
Critical Care, Emergency/Network of Care, and/or Ambulatory
clinical areas; builds and maintains relationships with
multidisciplinary healthcare providers; and collects, monitors, and
reports on quality of care outcomes and measures.
Population Specific Care
- Neonate -
- Infancy - > 30 days to 1yr
- Toddlers - > 1yr to 3yrs
- Pre-Schoolers - > 3yrs to 5yrs
- School age - > 5yrs to 13yrs
- Adolescent - > 13yrs to 18yrs
- Adult - > 18yrs to 65yrs
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of
the following essential functions. These examples do not include
all of the functions which the employee may be expected to
- Delivers patient and family centered nursing care in one or
more clinical areas while incorporating developmentally
appropriate, culturally sensitive, evidence based care practices
and methodologies. Anticipates and responds to changes in patient
outcomes in the provision of care.
- Communicates and advocates patient values, preferences and
expressed needs as part of the implementation of care plan,
evaluation of care and assessment of patient/family learning
- Build and maintains strong working relationships with
multidisciplinary healthcare providers to provide individualized
patient/family care and education while minimizing risks to the
patient during transitions of care.
- Researches, compiles, and analyzes data and prepares case
records, reports, and correspondence to facilitate communication,
clinical decision making, error prevention, and care
- Collects, monitors, and reports on quality of care outcomes and
measures; provides input into the continuous evaluation and
improvement of internal quality and safety processes, procedures,
and performance measures.
- Ensures compliance with clinical policies, procedures, and best
practices in order to minimize the risk of harm to patients and
- Researches, identifies, and implements evidence based practice
to improve the quality of care provided to patients/families.
- Serves on department and organization-wide committees as
- ADAPTABILITY - Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing
major changes in work responsibilities or environment (e.g.,
people, processes, structure, or culture); adjusting effectively to
change by exploring the benefits, trying new approaches, and
collaborating with others to make the change successful.
- APPLIED LEARNING - Assimilating and applying new job-related
information in a timely manner.
- BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - Developing and leveraging relationships
within and across work groups to achieve results.
- COLLABORATING - Working cooperatively with others to help a
team or work group achieve its goals.
- COMMUNICATION - Conveying information and ideas clearly and
concisely to individuals or groups in an engaging manner that helps
them understand and retain the message; listening actively to
- CUSTOMER ORIENTATION - Placing a high priority on the internal
or external customer's perspective when making decisions and taking
action; implementing service practices that meet the customers' and
own organization's needs.
- DECISION MAKING - Identifying and understanding problems and
opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting
quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course
of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and
evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action
that is consistent with available facts and constraints and
optimizes probable consequences.
- EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting
relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and
others' emotions and behavior; leveraging insights to effectively
manage own responses so that one's behavior matches one's values
and delivers intended results.
- MANAGING RELATIONSHIPS - Meeting the personal needs of
individuals to build trust, encourage two-way communication, and
- MANAGING WORK - Effectively managing one's time and resources
to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
- PLANNING & ORGANIZING - Establishing an action plan for self
and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting
priorities, establishing timelines, and leveraging resources.
- RESOLVING CONFLICTS - Helping others deal effectively with an
antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and
promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to
reduce tension or conflict between two or more people and
- STRESS TOLERANCE - Maintaining stable performance under
pressure or opposition (e.g., experiencing time pressure, conflict,
or job ambiguity); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable
to others and to the organization.
SCOPE AND LEVEL
- GUIDELINES: Fully qualified, full performance or journey level.
Guidelines are generally but not always clearly applicable,
requiring the employee to exercise judgment in selecting the most
pertinent guideline, interpret precedents, adapt standard practices
to differing situations, and recommend alternative actions in
situations without precedent.
- COMPLEXITY: Duties assigned are generally complex and may be of
substantial intricacy. Work assignment is performed within an
established framework under general instructions but requires
simultaneous coordination of assigned functions or projects in
various stages of completion.
- DECISION MAKING: Exercises judgment and discretion, and is
responsible for determining the time, place and sequence of the
- COMMUNICATIONS: Contacts with the patients, families or
employees where explanatory or interpretive information is
exchanged, defended, and gathered and discretion and judgment are
required within the parameters of the job function.
- SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Performs work with minimal supervisory
oversight. Under general supervision, the employee receives
assignments and is expected to carry them through to completion
with substantial independence. Work is reviewed for adherence to
instructions, accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard
practice or precedent. Recurring work clearly covered by guidelines
may or may not be reviewed.
- EDUCATION - Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)
- EXPERIENCE - Two years of nursing experience in an acute care
setting. critical care float: PICU, NICU, CICU, CPCU
- CERTIFICATION(S) - BLS/CPR from the American Heart Association
with at least 6 months left before expiration is required upon
hire; ACLS and PALS.
- LICENSURE - Registered Nurse (RN).
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
- Will frequently stand/walk up to 12 hours per day.
- Will frequently use hands while keyboarding and writing.
- Will frequently sit up to 2-4 hours per day while accessing
computer, talking on the telephone, and while attending
Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying)
- Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 100 pounds.
- Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties.
- Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job
- Able to assist or assume direct patient care as census directly
permits. Exposure to unsteady or falling patient: In the course of
transferring a patient, may encounter a patient who falls or loses
balance, causing employee to fall and/or bear the full weight of a
- Exposure to blood/body fluid: Regular/Frequent.
- Exposure to heights: Occasional.
- Exposure to infectious diseases: Frequent.
- Exposure to lung irritations: Occasional.
Mental and Emotional Requirements:
- Independent discretion/decision making.
- Makes decisions under pressure.
- Manages stress appropriately.
- Works with others effectively.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal
opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related
factors. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other
status protected by law or regulation. Be aware that none of the
questions are intended to imply illegal preferences or
discrimination based on non-job-related information.
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