SourceWest Park Hospital
JOB TITLE: Float RN
DEPARTMENT: Physician Clinics & Walk In Clinic
REPORTS TO: RN Nurse Manager
JOB SUMMARY: The Float nurse is responsible for providing high quality care to patients in a safe, efficient and courteous manner, using proper procedures.
The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned shift. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status. He/she must be able to interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the Urgent Care Clinic’s policies and procedures.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with current Wyoming licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. BLS, ACLS, and PALS required.
Prefer at least 2 years of experience in an outpatient care area. BLS required.
Communicate effectively with personnel and interact effectively with a wide variety of patients. Knowledge regarding aseptic technique, up-to-date on currently used drugs, their actions, and side effects. Able to recognize dysrhythmias and intervene according to standing orders, basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology. Understanding of medical/legal considerations. Able to take pertinent, concise history. Make adequate physical assessment of: Cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, ENT, skin, GYN/GU, GI, OB patients, neurological, psychological/social. Ability to verbally present information and ideas. Up-to-date IV therapy-venipuncture ability. Assist with simple splinting. Able to cleanse and irrigate wounds and burns, fit patient with crutches, apply various dressings, administer medication according to physician, monitor ill patients, and collect specimens for lab. Assist with application and removal of casts. Able to draw blood and perform testing. Knowledge of aseptic techniques and infection control principles. Able to perform effectively in highly stressful situations. Must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. Excellent communication skills. Able to serve as an example to other employees.
BLS, ACLS, and PALS