Registered Nurse - Float
Job Summary: Provides professional nursing care for the comfort and well-being of patients using critical thinking and independent judgment, and all phases of nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Responsible for the direction and supervision of the nursing patient care team typically made up of Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and other technicians. Collaborates with own team and other disciplines in the provision of care. Documents patient care, patient condition, reactions and response to treatment in a timely manner and tracks patient progress. As Relief Supervisor, has responsibilities and authority for nursing management, supervision of nursing personnel, adjustment of daily staffing assignments and patient care in the clinical areas during their shift. Acts on behalf of hospital administration when necessary and communicates and collaborates with appropriate others to assure patient care and personnel management functions.
Minimum Qualifications: Licensed in the State of Michigan as a Registered Nurse. Handle with Care certification required within six (6)months of hire. BLS, ACLS , PALS certifications within one (1) year of hire, TNCC certification within two (2) years of hire.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: BSN or specialty certification in nursing preferred. Three (3) years clinical experience preferred. Clear oral expression; oral comprehension includes listening to and understanding others; speaking clearly such that others understand; deductive and inductive reasoning skills; ability to write clearly; use of technology such as EMR, selective attention – able to concentrate for protracted periods; time sharing – able to shift back and forth successfully between two or more activities; manual dexterity – to manage IV tubing, syringes, and other equipment; information ordering skills – patterns of numbers, pictures, words and mathematical operations including medication calculation. Ability to work with diverse patient and staff populations with sensitivity to cultural and spiritual influences impacting patient care. Efficiently manages time with minimal supervision. Demonstrate leadership abilities, able to work under stressful situations and possess clear oral and written communication skills. Behaves in accordance with: Oaklawn’s mission, vision, values; Nursing’s vision, philosophy; ANA’s Code of Nursing Ethics; Relationship Based Care tenets.
Working Conditions: Work in an unpredictable environment encountering stressful situations and exposure to body fluids and infectious diseases. May experience traumatic situations including deceased patients.
Physical Requirements: Constantly see/visual acuity, talk/hear. Frequently stand, walk, reach, push/pull, handle/grasp/feel, bend/twist, stoop/kneel/crouch, lift/carry 1 to 50+ lbs.