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Float Pool - RN

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 03-10-2017
JOB TITLE:          Resource Pool RN-General Pool
 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Coordinates nursing care and patient/family education for Newborn, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric patients as assigned, through the use of the nursing process; maintains positive working relationships with staff and other departments to provide optimal quality outcomes within the framework of professional nursing practice.  These responsibilities are met according to hospital policy, hospital mission statement and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing.  Works as assignments are offered in General Resource Pool, including the following areas:  Medical-Surgical, Behavioral Health, In-patient Rehabilitation, and Post-Partum. 
 
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:
Operationally, the Staff RN reports the House Supervisor, and administratively to the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:      
Demonstrates knowledge base and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the condition and age of the patients served.  The nurse must demonstrate familiarity with the principles of growth and development throughout the life cycle.  The nurse must be able to assimilate basic knowledge and patient related data to perform a comprehensive and age appropriate assessment.  Must be oriented and competent to function safely in all areas included in the General Resource Pool;  competency validation will be retained on individual units and in Nursing Office.
 
REQUIREMENTS:     1.) Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing     2.) Possess current licensure to practice nursing in Texas     3.) Must be certified in BCLS 
 
RECOMMENDED:     1.) ACLS     2.)  Specialty Certification     3.)  Basic Arrhythmia/Telemetry training
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