Registered Nurse - Float Pool I RN
Company: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Posted on: February 25, 2021
The Clinical Nurse Float Pool I is a clinically competent
practitioner of pediatric, family-centered nursing. The nurse, at
this level, provides safe nursing care to the general unit
population ICU, Medical, Surgical, and at least 1 specialty area as
defined in Supplemental Staffing Nursing Policy, with minimal
guidance and bases practice on identified principles and standards
- Minimum Total Hours: 56 hours per 8 week schedule period (0.175
- Department: Flex Team
- Holiday Requirement (Winter/Summer): None Thank you for your
interest in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Due to the
COVID-19 pandemic, the recruitment process for this position has
been placed ON HOLD. If you would still like to be considered for
the role, you may apply to this position. When the status of the
position returns to active, and if your resume is selected for a
department interview, you will be notified.--Thank you for
considering CHOP. Our appreciation is sincere, knowing your talent
is very valued. Job Responsibilities 1.Nursing Practice
- Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment,
planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Synthesizes patient assessment data and recognizes complex
situations prior to communicating with care team.
- Collaborates with family, team members, and other caregivers to
initiate/update plan of care, patient/family education, and
- Manages care of complex patients utilizing proper
prioritization and delegation to appropriate staff.
- Identifies expected outcomes, revises plan of care when
unexpected outcomes arise, and begins to use full range of
communication as a means of conveying plan.
- Documents ongoing evaluation and effectiveness of patient care
utilizing current hospital standards, policies, and
- Provides care that meets professional standards of practice and
meets regulatory requirements. 2. Professionalism/Leadership
- Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive
image of nursing.
- Interacts with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and
- Spends "the extra time" with families, listening for avenues to
improve on the ideal patient experience.
- Understands the impact of arriving to work on time, is ready to
start the shift, and predicts challenges and obstacles.
- Provides an accurate patient status report to members of the
team that reflect nursing interventions and patient outcomes.
- Actively participates in patient care rounds and makes
recommendations to the plan of care.
- Chairs and/or participates in unit PPM council and may
participate in departmental PPM council. Job Responsibilities
(Continued) 3. Research
- Reads nursing articles, analyzes information, and initiates
- Assists with data collection in research studies being
conducted in work area.
- Participates in efforts to apply research findings to clinical
- Frames basic research questions.
- Identifies own learning needs. Seeks out opportunities to meet
needs and attends all required programs.--
- Applies education and training from internal in-services to
daily work to enhance personal nursing knowledge and skills.--
- Attends education programs related to patient population.
- Utilizes patient education materials relevant to patient
- Demonstrates healthcare informatics competency to manage
patient care, outcome data, and current and emerging healthcare
technology, which include:
- Basic computer competency, including the effective use of
patient care devices, computers, computer software programs such as
e-mail and word processing programs, and shared network file
- Information literacy, including the effective use of the
Intranet and Internet to find electronic resources for patient
care, nursing practice, and evidence-based decision-making.
- Information management skills, including the effective use of
the electronic health record and clinical information systems, the
ability to collect clinical data using quality tools, and the
ability to discuss, evaluate, and analyze outcome data presented in
charts and tables. Job Responsibilities (Continued) 5.Resource
- Participates in promoting quality, efficient, and
- Monitors own usage of supplies and equipment. Identifies
opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations.
- Manages own time to accomplish direct/indirect care in a
cost-efficient manner Required Licenses, Certifications,
Registrations BLS - Basic Life Support Required Education and
Experience Required Education: Graduation from an ACEN and/or CCNE
accredited school of nursing or college.
- According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare
Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of
academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing
- 2 years of Pediatric Nursing experience required. Preferred
Education, Experience & Cert/Lic Preferred Education: BSN
Additional Technical Requirements Computer Competency
- Basic Use of MS Word 2007. - Creating meeting minutes, charts,
and tables. - Saving and naming new and established files.
- Basic Use of MS PowerPoint 2007. - Creating education
presentations using clip art.
- Basic Use of MS Excel 2007. - Creating simple spreadsheets,
sometimes using symbols.
- Navigation and basic search functions of the Internet using
- Use of MS Outlook 2007 email, opening attachments, attaching
new files to emails, and saving attached files to computer.
- Use of shared network file space.
- Basic use of computers, printers, monitors, patient care
devices, and fax machines. - Navigation and use of Sortec Nurse
Call system. Information Literacy
- Use of Internet and Intranet to look up basic electronic
resources for practice. - Ability to find and print Patient Family
Education Documents. - Ability to find PPM Department Council
minutes from last month.
- Ability to find and navigate Department of Nursing websites and
related linked CHOP resource sites.
- Ability to perform a literature search on the Internet and
ability to find professional journal and/or research-based
- Ability to evaluate Internet sites for reliability. Information
- Navigation of electronic health information records
- Ability to review specific patient data in a clinical
- Understanding of policies and procedures around timeliness of
care, use of a clinical information system, and support of safe
nursing practice. - Utilize applicable clinical pathways.
- Ability to collect raw clinical data using quality tools.
- Ability to discuss, evaluate, and analyze outcome data in
charts and tables.
- Discuss the responsibilities of each user of an electronic
record related to confidentiality and privacy.
- Coordination of patient care information in a fragmented
environment, where there are both electronic and hard copy
references. All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or
who provide patient care are required to receive an annual
influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious
exemption. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to
providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family
members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal,
employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for
positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is
contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use
tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine
screen (the latter occurs after a job offer). Children's Hospital
of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin,
disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal
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