Waterbury Float Pool- Staff Nurse- 36Hr

Connecticut Children's Medical Center Waterbury , CT 06701

Posted 4 weeks ago

Waterbury Nursing Float Pool- Connecticut Children's Medical Center, located within St. Mary's hospital in Waterbury, is a teamwork oriented inpatient floor. We provide care to both medical and surgical patients within a 12 bed unit. We work as part of the float pool within the main hospital located in Hartford. Our team is crossed trained to all of the inpatient and ICU's units. This opportunity provides new employees the benefit of caring for many patient populations. We value continuity of care and build strong trusting relationships with our patients and their families. We pride ourselves on our talented, warm and friendly team and look forward to welcoming a new team member!

SUMMARY

Under general supervision, assumes accountability to plan and provide direct professional nursing care for

specified patients during his or her assigned shift as defined by population and unit. Provides nursing

services to patients and families in accordance with the standards of practice of a professional nurse, CCMC

policies & procedures, TJC, and State & federal regulations. Reports to Nurse Manager, Bed Management

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

CLINICAL PRACTICE:

  • 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. Demonstrates cultural

sensitivity in all interactions with patients/families and co-workers

LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING:

  • Delegates duties and tasks associated with patient care to clinical staff according to hospital policy and their

scope of practice.

  • Participates in the professional development of others through preceptor/mentor activities and positive role

modeling.

  • Supports the department's work productivity and resource management activities.

DOCUMENTATION/COMMUNICATION :

  • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner;

  • Effectively communicates all information to members of the health care team.

PATIENT/FAMILY PARTNERSHIP & EDUCATION:

  • Partners with child and family in evaluating outcomes.

  • Monitors and evaluates patient/family responses to treatment.

  • Provides and documents appropriate education to patients and families regarding all aspects of care

according to CCMC policies and standards.

QUALITY AND SAFETY:

  • Identifies safety concerns and barriers to optimal patient care and brings issue forward to appropriate

leadership staff

  • Holds self and others accountable to unsure patient safety

Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are

consistent with the Connecticut Children's behaviors and leadership competencies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

KNOWLEDGE OF

  • Theories, principles, techniques and practices of professional pediatric nursing.

  • Organizational policies and procedures

SKILLS .

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of

constituencies in a diverse community

  • Basic proficiency in utilization of personal computers; Utilizes computer and telecommunication technology

to facilitate multifaceted communications.

ABILITY TO

  • Work individually and within teams

  • Make clinical and procedural decisions using the nursing process

  • Maintain confidentiality of information

  • Delegate appropriately to ancillary staff

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Waterbury Float Pool- Staff Nurse- 36Hr

Connecticut Children's Medical Center