OHSU Specialty Pediatric Float Pool nurses provide high-quality, innovative and compassionate family- centered nursing care. Pediatric Float Pool nurses support pediatric acute and critical care units. Pediatric Float Pool nurses support these units for selected planned and unplanned absences and for other staffing deficits. Organizational staffing needs and individual nurse's prior competency and request for expanded clinical specialty knowledge and skills will be considered for floating to Mother-Baby, pediatric Emergency Department, and pediatric PACU.
Department-Specific Working Conditions:
- Float to a variety of assigned units; sufficient time management, flexibility, and prioritization skills to float up to every 4 hours if necessary
- Required to keep up to date with departmental communications by e-mail and mailbox since there is no physical location for the "home" unit
- May be required to provide continuing care and monitoring of patients in locations off unit to meet patient specific needs.
Function/Duties of Position
The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role ]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.
- External applicants: Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing Degree from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
- Internal applicants: Associate's Degree in Nursing
- Current, unencumbered Oregon State Registered Nurse License
- BLS at time of hire and must be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network branch of AHA (upload documentation with online application)
- BLS must not expire during orientation or probation period, and must have the same expiration date (upload documentation with online application)
- 5 years recent pediatric RN experience with ages 0-18 years in a high-acuity pediatric setting
- PALS and NRP certifications
- Self-reflective, self-directed learner who achieves progressive growth
- Identify gaps in knowledge and initiate seeking resources to identify and manage risks, practicing safely with a wide variety of patient populations
- Able to advance plan of care when there is a lack of continuity of patient assignments
- Excellent time management
- Integrate into a diversity of team cultures, including:
- Speaking up about questionable assignments, identifying alternatives
- Inquiring about performance improvement changes
- Actively participating in huddles
- Helping secure break coverage for self and others
- Seeking resources to support completion of work when going to float to another unit within shift
- Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
- Working Conditions: Constant exposure to usual hospital environmental conditions including possible exposure to blood and body fluids for which staff is provided education and protective equipment to minimize risk.
- Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
- 5 years pediatric RN experience in a high-acuity pediatric setting
- CPN certification or other applicable pediatric specialty certification
- Experience in a float poold.
Average of 4-5 weeks for basic pediatric care areas (tailored to individual needs). Further orientation for individually selected additional units: Average 12 shifts for PICU; 2-3 shifts for pediatric ED; 3-4 shifts for pediatric PACU. No new orientations for Mother-Baby Unit are planned.
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posting ID: 552622342Posted: 2020-05-27