Float Pool Nurse Job Description

Float Pool Nurse Job Description

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Float pool nurse provides a full range of nursing care to patients with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems.

Float Pool Nurse Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Possess excellent assessment skills and able to effectively educate our patients on the care being provided, from admission to discharge
Experience a variety of units and patient populations requiring the full array of your nursing skills
As a float pool member you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of teams, working closely with the administrative supervisor and contribute to the wellbeing of all patients and care teams
Coordinates and provides care utilizing the critical thinking framework known as the nursing process
Providing nursing care in inpatient areas, emergency department, infusion center, and
Maintain patient/family confidentiality and privacy within legal and regulatory parameters
Attain knowledge and competence that reflect current nursing practice & maintain evidence
Of competence and lifelong learning
Contribute to a culture of safety by adhering to policy and procedures that demonstrate
Provide nursing care to patient's throughout the facility by working in the float pool

Float Pool Nurse Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Float Pool Nurse

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, BCLS, ACLS, CPI, AB508, NRP, PALS, CPR, ANCC, EFM

Education for Float Pool Nurse

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

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

Skills for Float Pool Nurse

Desired skills for float pool nurse include:

Assessment
Human growth and development
Range of treatment
Range of treatment and care of patients
Care of patients appropriate to the ages of patients served
Care of patients
Universal precautions
CAP
CMS
Ensures compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes JCAHO

Desired experience for float pool nurse includes:

One year acute care experience and ability to work either Med/Surg or at least 2 specialty units preferred
Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing required upon hire
ACLS Certification and BSN degree strongly preferred
Float Pool RN experience in a hospital facility
2 years of experience as an RN in Med/Surg at an acute care/hospital setting
Skilled to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff

Float Pool Nurse Examples

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Float Pool Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a float pool nurse. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for float pool nurse
  • Will be designated to train and work in various areas of facility providing safe & therapeutic patient care
  • Must comply with all standards of behavior
  • Requires excellent communication skills, pleasant demeanor and positive attitude
  • Able to work well with others in a teamwork environment
  • Providing nursing care in inpatient areas, emergency department, infusion center, and surgical services in partnership with the child and family that is individualized to meet the child or family’s unique needs and situation
  • Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing plan considering the patient and family’s individual, cultural, ethnic, and religious values and beliefs
  • Evaluate nursing care on an ongoing basis and revising the plan of care as appropriate
  • Utilize the nursing process as a basis for providing and evaluating nursing care applying knowledge of growth and development, pathophysiology, spiritual and cultural needs and family dynamics in delivery of nursing and inter-professional care
  • Deliver care in a non-judgmental and nondiscriminatory manner that is sensitive to and values diversity
  • Provide patient education for diagnostic procedures, medical conditions and treatment plans
Qualifications for float pool nurse
  • Telemetry and/or monitoring experience preferred
  • 1 year Med/Surg experience, required
  • Previous telemetry experience, with strong skills in Telemetry interpretation, preferred
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise and uses the nursing process to provide safe, appropriate patient care to a defined patient population according to CCMC and unit policies and standards
  • Competently cares for all patients in med-surg and float assignments in the ICUs
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the population-specific differences and needs of patients in appropriate, specific populations from neonate through adolescence and applies them to practice
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Float Pool Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of float pool nurse. 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 nurse
  • Utilize appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and fiscally responsible
  • Monitors and documents patient's condition, effectiveness and timeliness of care and interventions
  • Assess and coordinates patient's discharge planning needs with members of the health care team
  • Assesses educational needs of the patient an significant others considering cultural issues and other special concerns
  • Showcase your strong, Internal or Family Medicine background
  • The RN serves as a patient advocate and promotes customer satisfaction
  • Knowledge of nursing care method and procedures
  • Assists with and helps coordinate patient care
  • Assists with all patient care provided by the multidisciplinary team
  • Attention to emotional, social, and self-esteem needs
Qualifications for float pool nurse
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt
  • To changing patient needs, a strong sense of accountability for improving the lives of our patients and their caregivers, an exceptional focus on teamwork, dedication to ongoing education and the ability and passion to deliver the highest quality of care based on a strong sense of patient focus are all required
  • Associate's Degree Nursing
  • Licensed by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing as a Registered Nurse
  • ACLS Certification required for CRC RN’s working in the critical care areas
  • 2 years Medical/Surgical/Critical care nursing experience, preferred
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Float Pool Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a float pool nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for float pool nurse
  • Knowledge of human emotions during health and illness
  • Knowledge of human development across the life span
  • Knowledge of pain and suffering, pain interventions and pain comfort/theories
  • Provides safe patient care as evidenced by
  • Using barcode medication verification (BMV) during medication administrations
  • Completing accurate documentation in the electronic health record
  • Completing assessments accurately and in a timely manner
  • Individualizing care plans specific to the needs of the patient
  • Providing consistent attention to airway, intake, elimination, sleep, rest, mobility and hygiene needs
  • Human Respect - Honors worth of humans through unconditional acceptance as evidenced by
Qualifications for float pool nurse
  • Adult IMC
  • Two years of general nursing experience required
  • Two years of medical/surgical or critical care experience preferred
  • Prefer 2 years experience in Nursing Specialty for the Float pool
  • New grad nurse preparing to take the NCLEX in the next two months
  • Obtain within one year of eligibility and maintain certification in area of clinical specialty preferred
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Float Pool Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a float pool nurse. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for float pool nurse
  • Demonstrating knowledge of patient rights and incorporating into daily practice
  • Calling patients by their preferred name
  • Demonstrating use of eye contact and physical contact appropriately
  • Speaking respectfully and professionally in a soothing tone
  • Appreciation of Unique Meanings - Concerned with understanding others frame of reference
  • Minimum 1 year experience on a Nursing Floor
  • Effectively collaborate with other members of the healthcare team
  • Excellent verbal & written skills and exhibit appropriate documentation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or obtained within 4 years of employment
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association obtained prior to start date or job transfer date
Qualifications for float pool nurse
  • Must have a minimum of one year clinical experience within the previous three years or completed a refresher course within the previous six months or graduated within the previous six months of hire
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate coordination of the patients' care with all interdisciplinary teams
  • Complete comprehensive nursing documentation according to standards
  • Assist patients physically and emotionally
  • Educate patients about their general care, side effects and recovery process
  • Respond to patient and family self-care patient education needs
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Float Pool Nurse Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of float pool nurse. 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 nurse
  • You will function as a role model for current and new staff
  • You will perform all responsibilities/duties required by the unit/med-surg division as specific to the scope of service to ensure that the unique nature of the client is addressed
  • 24 ICU beds
  • Ensure that the unit meets or exceeds standards of performance in quality measures
  • Ensure that the unit meets or exceeds standards for continual regulatory readiness
  • Actively direct and engage in quality improvement activities
  • Escalate issues of safety and quality proactively
  • Comply with policies for reporting and addressing quality care concerns
  • Provides leadership to the staff and department
  • Assures quality of care by developing and interpreting hospital and nursing standards of care
Qualifications for float pool nurse
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team for admissions, transfers and discharges of patients throughout their hospitalization or care episode
  • Analyze and appropriately manage laboratory and radiology results and provides information to physician as appropriate
  • 1 yr Med/Surg experience preferred
  • A Minimum of 2 Years Preferred Technical Experience
  • CNA/PCA experience preferred
  • RN license to practice in Texas

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