Location: Riverside Medical Center
The Float Pool is made up of skilled and experienced nurses who have the unique ability to float between several different critical care areas across the health system. The Float Pool Registered Nurse is a licensed professional able to demonstrate the following core competencies: assessment, technical skills, communication, critical thinking, interpersonal skills, planning, intervention, evaluation, flexibility, organizational skills, professional accountability, leadership and service. These nurses deliver patient family centered care in a culturally competent manner utilizing evidence based practice standards of quality, safety and service. This is a unique opportunity to utilize a variety of clinical skills, critical thinking and flexibility.
- G raduate of an accredited school of Nursing, BSN preferred. As of 1/1/18 must obtain BSN with 4 years of hire or transfer.
- C urrent Illinois RN license
- TNCC, ACLS, and PALS certifications required
- Analyzes the assessment data to determine the patient's nursing diagnoses or patient problems.
- Coordinates care delivery through the utilization of department, organization and community models and resources; critical thinking; interdisciplinary teamwork; patient advocacy; and the unique nurse-patient connection, and identifies and uses available resources to define and implement the plan of care.
- Detects and collects comprehensive data and identifies patterns pertinent to the patient's health and unique situation.
- Develops a plan that prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected outcomes, based on the patient's individualized situation and anticipated needs.
- Effects changes through engagement, involvement, and participation of peers and colleagues, leading others where they need to be rather than where they want to go (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC]).
- Employs strategies, including the art of translation, to promote healthy behaviors for patients and families.
- Enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice through communication, documentation, initiation of change, creativity, innovation, participation in quality improvement (QI), evidence based practice (EBP), and research processes.
- Evaluates one's own nursing practice in relation to the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and professional practice standards and guidelines.
- Evaluates progress toward effective attainment of patient, family and community goals.
- Implements the identified plan based on the nursing process, our nursing mission and philosophy, and our organization's mission.
- Mentors others in all aspects of nursing practice.
Riverside Healthcare is revolutionizing care using leading-edge technology to diagnose and treat patients. We are ranked top in the nation for performance in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and heart surgery and have also been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics seven times. Riverside is nationally recognized for our specialty programs in obstetrics, trauma, oncology, rehabilitation, geriatrics, occupational health, psychiatric services, and treatment of alcohol and chemical dependency, as well as patient safety. We combine innovation and convenience at state-of-the-art facilities located in communities throughout the greater Kankakee area.
Riverside Medical Center proves that truly progressive medicine is being delivered in Chicago's southwest suburbs and East Central Illinois. Join a team that is not only concerned with providing the best care possible but also with offering a work environment of advancement and growth. Riverside is a place that embraces a culture where opinions count and dedications is respected, where superior performance is rewarded with competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
Chemicals: Refer to MSDS sheets
Video Display Terminals: Average
Blood and Body Fluids: Diagnostic composite of patients, frequent contact with intravenous devices, and high potential for contact with contaminated body fluids (blood, stool, vomitus) and administration of blood does create a high risk. use of needleless IV system, universal precautions and protective equipment minimize risk.
TB or Airborne Pathogens: Patient diagnostic presentations do pose high risk; however usage of protective wear, appropriate size TB mask from fit test and universal precautions reduces risk.
Sensory requirements (speech, vision, smell, hearing, touch):
Speech: Required to communicate with patient/families/staff/MD's. Ability to ask for help.
Vision: Required to observe patients and their physical assessment, ability to read reports, ability to read machines.
Smell: Helpful to note presence of incontinence, vomitus, blood; electrical/fire safety.
Hearing: Necessary to hear alarms, calls for help and to hear patient verbalizations; ability to listen for lung, bowel, heart sounds.
Touch: Necessary to assess patients, need to distinguish between hot and cold.
Average Hours per Week: 6-40
Shift: Variable for 24 hour coverage
Percentage of time during the normal workday the employee is required to:
Reach above shoulders: 3%
The weight required to be lifted each normal workday according to the continuum described below:
Up to 10 lbs: Frequently
Up to 20 lbs: Frequently
Up to 35 lbs: Frequently
Up to 60 lbs: Occasionally
Up to 75 lbs: Not Required
Up to 100 lbs: Not Required
Describe and explain the lifting and carrying requirements. (Example: the distance material is carried; how high material is lifted, etc.):
Lifting of patients off their beds that are unable to move independently is done with assistive lifting equipment. Horizontal movement of patients to and from carts/beds who are unable to move independently is done with assistive lifting equipment. Lifting equipment - carry 25-150'- waist high (IV bags, patient trays). Carry charts 25-150' waist high. Filled laundry bags are filled half full so as not to weigh over 35#. Carry fire extinguishers down 3-4 flight of stairs or up 3-4 flights of stairs and several yards in an emergency.
Maximum consecutive time (minutes) during the normal workday for each activity:
Reach above shoulders: 5
Simple grasp up to 15 lbs. Normal weight: < 5# often
Pushing & pulling 50-200#: Occasionally
Repetitive use of hands (Frequency indicated):
Fine Manipulation: Computer keyboard used for order entry & charting, using pens to chart, drawing up meds in syringe and administration, starting IV's, suctioning patients, inserting Foleys and N-G tube.
Leg strength - up to 50#: Occasionally Repetitive use of foot or feet in operating machine control: utilized in positioning beds during transport; x-ray, surgery or in an emergency situation from floor to floor, locking beds or cardiac chairs.
Environmental Factors & Special Hazards
Environmental Factors (Time Spent) :
Inside hours: 6-40
Outside hours : 0
Temperature: Normal Range
Noise levels: Average
Humidity: Normal Range
Special Hazards : Radiation, Chemical, Explosive - Chemical-drugs; Explosive-oxygen; Radiation-cesium implants and radioactive iodine therapy.
Protective Clothing Required: As required for chemotherapy or in cases of isolation, i.e. gloves, gowns, masks, goggles.
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