The Float Pool registered nurse is a professional who manages the care of the acutely ill patient on acute medicine, 3 West, telemetry, Emergency department and IPU. The Float Pool nurse works with multiple disciplines to provide care for these acutely ill patients. The nurse coordinates and facilitates care to restore stability, minimizing complications to achieve optimal patient outcomes within a dynamic, acute care environment. The Float Pool registered nurse is a professional who manages the care of the acutely ill patient on acute medicine, 3 West, telemetry, Emergency department and IPU. The Float Pool nurse works with multiple disciplines to provide care for these acutely ill patients. The nurse coordinates and facilitates care to restore stability, minimizing complications to achieve optimal patient outcomes within a dynamic, acute care environment. In order to accomplish this, the professional nurse uses the Nursing Process in the facilitation and coordination of care for patients with a team of caregivers. She/he must demonstrate the ability to work effectively as a team member and must be able to communicate, listen, report and gather crucial data in a manner that enhances patient outcomes. She/he must utilize the computer charting system to document patient care. The Float Pool supports professional growth through educational activities, attendance and participation on unit or hospital committees, Quality improvement projects, or membership in professional organizations. Major Duties: - Documentation - Completes admission assessments on assigned patients within 24 hours of admission - Reassess patient condition every 12 hours or as needed - Verifies physicians' orders using CPRS - Documents vital signs and assessments using CPRS - Take verbal and telephone orders per policy - Completes patient care plans according to policy - Plans for discharge/transfer of patients including completing discharge/transfer note in CPRS - Documents medications using BCMA (Bar Code Medication Administration) - Clinical Practice - Provides individualized patient care consistent with identified knowledge of patient's strengths and limitations - Is proactive in identifying potential crisis situations and responds appropriately in emergency/code situations - Initiates referrals and/or consultations as appropriate to achieve the multidisciplinary plan of care - Functions independently in performing more complex treatments, procedures and advanced technology specific to the scope of care and according to the procedure manual - Recovers post procedure patients (i.e. heart caths, vascular, GI, Renal, angios) - Performs blood draws and venipuncture for IV therapies, IV push medications, TPN and blood products - Sets up and monitors a variety of pumps, including PCA - Promotes and provides health care teaching to patient and significant other - Module Leader - Listens to report for entire module - Collaborates with team members, other disciplines and patient/significant other - Recognizes and uses the knowledge and expertise of colleagues and other health care providers in meeting patient care needs Work Schedule: Rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
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