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OB Float Pool RN - Labor and Delivery
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OB Float Pool RN - Labor and Delivery

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY
JOB SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Assesses the patient's level of functioning on admission, transfer and discharge as indicated using a holistic approach. Differentiates findings from defined limits of normal.
  • Uses professional judgment in day to day problem solving and decision making. Seeks assistance from other clinicians and Nurse Manager as needed. Assists others.
  • Assesses patient's educational needs and develops a plan to meet these needs.
  • Assesses discharge needs and communicates to team members.
  • Formulates and initiates the plan of care/Clinical Pathways in collaboration with the patient care team.
  • Prioritizes care in consideration of length of stay and patient/family needs.
  • Formulates discharge plan with patient/family/physician and other team members.
  • Utilizes evidence-based practice as appropriate in providing care.
  • Administers medications and treatments according to patient needs, physician orders and hospital policies.
  • Participates in patient/family conferences as a member of the patient care team.
  • Utilizes the patient teaching plan to provide new information to patient / family. Uses the patient teaching record according to policy.
  • Collaborates with Nurse Manager, physician, and other caregivers to provide effective patient care.
  • Makes rounds regularly on assigned patients.
  • Documents care on appropriate forms.
  • Assures that patient and family are aware of team members’ roles and introduces care team upon admission.
  • Delegates tasks appropriately to team members.
  • Evaluates patient's response to treatment utilizing knowledge of disease process and patient's story.
  • Evaluates patient's progress on plan of care and revises as indicated.
  • Evaluates patients continued learning needs and revises education plan as indicated.
  • Handles narcotics according to policy.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in meeting staffing needs of department.
  • Verifies the accuracy of order transcription.
  • Participates in new employee orientation.
  • Gives input into peer evaluation.
  • Accepts patient admissions.
  • Maintains clinical competence in area of specialties.
  • Initiates Rapid Assessment Team as appropriate.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Attends unit staff meetings and is accountable for unit information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
DEPARTMENT/UNIT SPECIFIC PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (essential functions as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act)
  • Demonstrates competence in medical surgical or critical care assessment by identifying normal level of function versus alterations from normal parameters.
  • Utilizes standards of medical surgical or critical care nursing practice and the nursing process in daily practice.
  • Prioritizes within a medical surgical or critical care environment involving high bed turnover.
  • Maintains current knowledge of pathophysiological, psychosocial and sociocultural variables unique to the hospitalized patient in variety of medical and surgical or critical care units.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION/TRAINING (or equivalent)
  • Associate Degree/Diploma in Nursing
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing preferred
  • Other: 10 CEUs per year upon hire
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS (with minimum requirements indicated as appropriate)
  • 2 years experience in acute care nursing or equivalent.
  • For critical care float only, completes critical care orientation and demonstrates critical care competencies.
CERTIFICATES AND/OR LICENSES
  • Current RN licensure in the State of Missouri
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers from the American Heart Association or Military Training Network
  • ACLS from American Heart Association within 1 year of hire or transfer date
  • NIH Stroke Scale Certification within 6 months of hire

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $36.70 /Hour
Employment Type Per Diem
Job Type Health Care
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 4702
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OB Float Pool RN - Labor and Delivery


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