Float Pool Job Description

Float Pool Job Description

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Float pool provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educations, safety and related criteria, appropriate to the ages of patients served in the assigned area.

Float Pool Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Train and orient new employees (including non-laboratory staff that require phlebotomy as a function of their job) in phlebotomy and specimen processing procedures
Complete the nursing admission assessment record and orient patients to their room and hospital unit
The float nurse will complete unit-based competency education and maintain proficiency in all required unit based procedures, skills and competencies and is self-directed in communicating progress to manager and identifying additional education needs
Obtains blood specimens from outpatients using appropriate blood collection equipment (needles, lancets, ) and follows safe practices according to the Laboratory Specimen Collection Manual and Phlebotomy Procedure Manual in a timely manner
Identifies outpatients by having the patient repeat their name and birth date and comparing the information to physician request and labels (or registration form)
Follows correct specimen packing for transport of specimens to the designated SLUHN laboratory
Handles stats appropriately
Provides phlebotomy coverage at varying workstations and when necessary, transports specimens back to the laboratory
Accurately completes the registration process for Lab (phlebotomy, cultures, specimens)
Responsible for documenting copays and deductibles, entering appropriate charges for services rendered and for accurate order entry for lab services

Float Pool Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Float Pool

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, AHA, ACLS, NIHSS, CNA, CPR, IV

Education for Float Pool

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the float pool job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Nursing, Education, School of Nursing, Graduate, Nursing Program, Patient Care, Department of Education, Science, Teaching, Healthcare

Skills for Float Pool

Desired skills for float pool include:

Medical terminology
Human growth and development
Assessment
Healthcare insurance and terminology
Area of clinical practice
CPT and ICD-9 coding
Competently performs technical procedures and uses equipment properly
Procedures
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Discipline of Nursing

Desired experience for float pool includes:

Minimum of 2 years nursing experience and critical care experience is required
BLS required, ACLS preferred, NIHSS preferred
Graduation from a School of Licensed Practical Nursing with current LPN licensure from Idaho
This position requires the AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification
Current BLS for Healthcare Providers card required
ACLS and IV Certification are certifications required for LVN Floats

Float Pool Examples

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Float Pool Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a float pool. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for float pool
  • Demonstrates self-management behaviors, which reflect a positive image of PSHMC, following established policies and procedures and promote an efficient, cost effective work environment
  • Set up and maintain the neatness of patient rooms
  • This is achieved by assisting the Registered Nurse and Licensed Vocational Nurse in patient care tasks and other unit based activities within the Department assigned
  • Record vital signs and report abnormal signs and symptoms to the licensed nurse
  • The float nurse consistently demonstrates sound clinical judgment in the ability to effectively provide and/or direct the care provided by team members for patients on an assigned a tour of duty and modifies and updates the plans of care/treatment plans for patients on an assigned tour of duty
  • In the role of charge nurse, provides interacts nursing care for clients with complex nursing care needs
  • The incumbent participates in studying identifying evaluating and implementing creative process and system improvements that facilitate the mission of the medical center at the program or service level and which can be documented through demonstrated outcomes
  • He/she demonstrates understanding of patient rights, policies relating to patient right
  • He/she acts as a patient advocate, guides, directs or supports co-workers regarding ethical issues and makes appropriate referrals when issues are suspected or identified
  • He/she is responsible for demonstrating and maintaining full competency in the use, pre-cleaning and/or reprocessing of reusable medical equipment
Qualifications for float pool
  • BLS from the AHA Healthcare Provider
  • 6+ months experience in an acute care hospital setting, preferred
  • The Patient Sitter must be able to prioritize work and duties well and must work well in stressful situations
  • They have to demonstrate good communication and customer service skills with a variety of patients, physicians, and other healthcare providers both internal and external to the organization, and must make accurate decisions and judgments quickly
  • They must demonstrate proficiency in patient handling and transportation equipment
  • The ideal candidate will have 2+ years current experience in an acute care setting in Med/Surg nursing
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Float Pool Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a float pool. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for float pool
  • Demonstrates application of knowledge, skills, and behaviors in the physical, motor/sensory, cognitive, psychosocial, patient and family education areas based on PSPH age specific care competency assessment tool
  • Completes appropriate sections of the Nursing Admission Assessment record and orients patients to rooms and unit routine
  • The float nurse completes assignments in a timely and effective manner and follows safety protocols designed to reduce/eliminate employee risk of injury
  • The float nurse demonstrates creativity in meeting patient needs and demonstrates initiative in discharge planning and reducing patient length of stay
  • He/she identifies risk areas and analyzes resources available in the use of patient care equipment and body mechanics, while evaluating options available and selecting a course of action resulting in favorable patient/organizational outcomes
  • Ensures effective use of Facilities – promptly reports facility maintenance issues to appropriate personnel
  • Ensures effective use of Supplies/Equipment – minimizes supply wastages
  • Adheres to safety precautions including hazardous wastes and proper sharps disposal
  • Reports and documents any unusual occurrence that may have an effect on the patient’s and/or staff’s well-being
  • Documents all clinical information supporting assigned tasks accurately in a timely manner
Qualifications for float pool
  • Required to float to another department
  • Candidates will be required to complete Hospital Orientation and a 1 week full-time nursing orientation
  • Current Basic Life Support card for Healthcare Providers
  • Minimum one year nurse assistant experience in an acute hopsital setting
  • Current AHA Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) certification
  • Must have knowledge through training or experience in performing patient care activities for pediatric patients (age 0-17), adult patients (age 18-64) and geriatric patients (age 65+)
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Float Pool Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a float pool. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for float pool
  • Performs ongoing observation of the patient’s condition and reports any changes or abnormal findings promptly to the RN
  • Monitors pain, provides comfort measures, and reports abnormal findings promptly to the RN
  • Considers age, developmental level, body size and preexisting conditions when performing basic activity of daily living care to assigned patients
  • Maintains a safe patient and staff environment
  • Monitors the patient in restraints for specified criteria and at specified time intervals and documents correctly on the restraint form
  • Provides specified nourishment to the correct patient and promptly notifies the RN of any changes or abnormal findings
  • Follows manufacturer’s instructions when using selected equipment, taking into account the patient’s size, preexisting conditions, and age
  • Uses age appropriate communication techniques with patients and visitors
  • When in the attendant role, never leaves the patient alone, and reorients patient frequently
  • Completes assignments delegated by RN within specified time frames
Qualifications for float pool
  • Current CPR certification must be maintained at all times
  • Must be able to multi task and prioritize duties/tasks throughout shift
  • Associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution
  • One-year hospital medical surgical or mother baby nursing experience preferred
  • Current BCLS preferred
  • Medical Assistant Registration (MA-R) required within 6 months of hire
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Float Pool Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a float pool. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for float pool
  • Performs restorative rehabilitative procedures as instructed
  • Expected to perform most job duties independently and in accordance with established departmental and hospital policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with a team of including Physicians, ARNPs, Nurses, Therapists and Social Workers
  • Recognizes and reports abnormal signs and symptoms, maintains a safe environment for patients
  • Bathes, dresses, and feed patients
  • Assists with communication and reports patients’ concerns
  • Orients patients to rooms, unit routines and any equipment necessary for care (call lights, plexipulses)
  • Provides personal care assistance to assigned patients, including bathing, dressing, eating, transportation and other personal needs
  • Participates as an active member of the patient care team, including attending and participating in change of shift reports to maintain awareness of patient conditions and unit activities
  • Assists co-workers on the unit as required to provide quality and responsive patient care
Qualifications for float pool
  • RN experience of three to five (3 – 5) years of Acute Care, hospital medical/surgical -Required
  • Recent within one year RN acute care med/surg experience
  • Critical care skills
  • Medical/surgical care
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider card must be from the American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross (ARC), or Military Training Network (MTN) upon hire
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) upon hire
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Float Pool Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of float pool. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for float pool
  • Transport patients as directed
  • Appropriately communicate and document all daily activities and care provided to patient
  • Provide patient care as directed by team RN and within scope of practice
  • Perform courtesy patient rounds with frequency as delegated by the RN
  • Works under supervision of the RN to provide care and service to patients and their families
  • Transports patients as directed
  • Appropriately communicates and documents all daily activities and care provided to patient
  • Communicates and documents such actions accurately and legibly
  • Premium 10% Differential for Float Pool Days, in additional to normal shifts differentials for weekends *
  • Premium 15% Differential for Float Pool Nights, in addition to normal night & weekend shift differentials *
Qualifications for float pool
  • Successful completion of an orientation program or equivalent
  • Must have 2 years recent Med-Surg experience
  • ACLS or must be obtained within the first year of employment
  • Ability to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a safe, therapeutic environment
  • Ability to communicate observed changes in behavior / activity to the registered nurse
  • CPRcurrent or obtained within the first 30 days

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