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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.


Essential Functions:

  • Consistently uses an outward mindset and puts forth exemplary effort in accomplishing his/her goals and objectives in a manner that helps others to achieve their goals and objectives.
  • Conducts initial and ongoing assessments, develops and updates plan of care accordingly in collaboration with patient.
  • Provides and directs nursing care and evaluates outcomes. 
  • Uses technology appropriately including safety standards and measures; follows infection prevention standards.
  • Uses evidence based tools, established policies, procedures and standards of care and practice.
  • Educates patients and family members accordingly.
  • Reports actual or potential occurrences according to Oaklawn procedures.
  • Completes Halogen self-assessment and multi rater assessments.
  • Completes mandatory education and competency assessments, accepts responsibility for ongoing professional development.
  • Participates in unit based performance improvement activities, staff meetings, supports change.
  • Practices at all times in accord with the legal definition of nursing in the State of Michigan, including provisions on delegation and supervision.
  • May function as a Relief Supervisor several times throughout the six (6) week schedule.


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.

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