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General Purpose:

To provide optimal patient care according to current nursing standards. The Float RN is accountable to the Acute Care Manager.

Essential Functions:

The Float RN is accountable and responsible for the provision and coordination of clinically competent care of assigned group of patients that includes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. As a member of the clinical care and unit team, the RN participates in decision-making, teaching, leadership functions, research and quality improvement activities that enhance patient care outcomes and unit operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Float RN will float as assigned to two or more departments and is a professional care giver who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame and provides care to these patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the therapeutic environment, treatment, and modalities and interdisciplinary collaboration within the scope set forth for Registered Nurses. The Float RN provides high risk nursing care or performs high-risk procedures. Where nursing care is provided, the nursing process of assessing, diagnosing, outcome identification, planning, implementing and evaluating is the basis for care delivered. The Float RN supports professional nursing care across practice setting and continuum of care to meet the needs of the patient and family. This individual must possess a high degree of personal flexibility and well-developed communication skills to accommodate mid-day assignment changes.

Skills and Abilities Required

1. Demonstrates good skills in all forms of communication. Works well with others in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
2. Accepts and acts upon constructive criticism.
3. Interacts and communicates with others in a way that promotes a positive and cooperative work environment.
4. Demonstrates initiative and enthusiasm in performing job duties.
5. Willingness to adjust personal schedule in case of workload fluctuations or other departmental needs.
6. Channels concerns appropriately.

Education and Experience Required

1. Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing.
2. Current Licensure by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
3. Current ACLS Certification.
4. Current BLS Certification.
5. Capable both physically and mentally for:
a. Close work with patients, their families, nursing staff and medical staff.
b. Demands of walking and standing most of duty time as well as lifting of patients while caring for their needs.
6. Performs other reasonable related duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.

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