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Regional Float Nurse - Critical Care

Company: Children's Hospital Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: November 20, 2019

Job Description:

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 clinics.

A career at Children's Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child.
Additional Information


Department: Nursing Float Team

Hours per week: 36, eligible for benefits

Shift: DKG
Job Overview


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.
Responsibilities


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

    Essential Functions

    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 perform.

    • 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 needs.
    • 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 coordination.
    • 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 providers.
    • 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 directed.
      Other Information


      COMPETENCIES

      • 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 others.
      • 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 strengthen relationships.
      • 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 facilitate agreement.
      • 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 work performed.
        • 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.
          Qualifications





          • 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).
            Physical Requirements


            Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job

            Body Movement

            • 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 meetings.

              Back and Upper Body (lifting and carrying)

              • Will occasionally lift/force exerted up to 100 pounds.

                Vision

                • Constantly uses sight in performance for daily job duties.

                  Hearing

                  • Constantly uses hearing in performance for daily job duties.

                    Others

                    • 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 patient.

                      Work Environment

                      Exposure:

                      • 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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