Float Pool- Critical Care/ICU - Registered Nurse/RN
Company: DCH Health Care Authority
Posted on: September 18, 2023
Plans, coordinates and directs quality, compassionate care by
maintaining standards of professional nursing practice and creating
positive therapeutic relationships with patients/families. Provides
leadership to other team members by articulating and delegating
expected standards of care, supervising and encouraging team
members, and supporting their contributions. Supervises LPNs, PCAs,
PCAs/US, US, Ortho Techs and other non-licensed staff.
+ Assesses condition on each assigned patient on admission and on
an ongoing basis to include but not limited to the patients
physical condition, psychological status, social status, spiritual
and cultural needs, pain assessment/management, nutritional and
functional status, developmental or age related factors, and
discharge planning needs.
+ Plans, provides, and documents patient and/or significant other
education based on physical, behavioral, psychological,
developmental, and age-related factors, after identifying barriers
+ Evaluates and regularly reevaluates patient care; coordinates
care planning with patient, family, providers and other disciplines
to achieve patient-centered outcomes.
+ Assigns and delegates nursing care to team members in accordance
with the patients needs and the capabilities of the team
+ Applies safety principles when performing care and accurately
documents observations, care provided and changes in care plan.
+ Participates in transition rounds, care planning/problem
identification and team shift reports.
+ Assists in performance improvement (PI) activities by serving on
PI teams as warranted, assisting with PI measures and supporting
and implementing changes necessary for improvement.
+ Performs initial and annual competency per job class.
+ Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and
financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation.
+ Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee
+ Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating
positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers,
colleagues and with self.
+ Performs essential job functions in a manner that ensures the
safety of patients, visitors and employees.
+ Identifies and reduces unsafe practices that may result in harm
to patients, visitors and employees
+ Recognizes and takes appropriate action to reduce risks and
hazards to promote safety for patients, visitors and employees.
+ Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software,
learning management software and intranet.
+ Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures.
+ All other duties as assigned.
Current Alabama RN license required. Eighteen months of RN
experience required with one (1) year RN experience in Acute Care,
Critical Care, Emergency Department, Maternal Child, or Behavioral
Current Certifications/Licenses listed below are required for their
+ Acute Care: American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS
+ Critical Care: American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS
HealthCare Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
+ Behavioral Health: American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS
+ Emergency Department: American Heart Association (AHA) approved
BLS HealthCare Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required. Preferred: Trauma
Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
+ Maternal Child: Obstetrics: American Heart Association (AHA)
approved BLS HealthCare Provider,
+ Well Baby Nursery (WBN): American Heart Association (AHA)
approved BLS HealthCare Provider, AHA Neonatal Resusucitation
+ Labor and Delivery: American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS
HealthCare Provider, AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
training required within the first 6-12 months of employment. AHA
Neonatal Resusucitation Program (NRP) training required within the
first 6-12 months of employment.
+ Pediatrics: American Heart Association (AHA) approved BLS
HealthCare Provider, AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
training required within the frist 6-12 months of employment.
+ Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): American Heart Association
(AHA) approved BLS HealthCare Provider, AHA Neonatal Resuscitation
Program (NRP) required within the first 6-12 months of
+ Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend
+ Demonstrate leadership skills
+ Requires decision making that will affect others
+ Responsible to achieve outcomes
+ Must be able to communicate clearly and accurately
+ Ability to delegate to team members and students
+ Must be able to receive delegation
+ Address conflict and stressful situation
+ Communicate with different personalities and engage in face to
+ Dealing with unpleasant or verbally/physically aggressive
+ Must be able to use electronic mail, telephone and texting
+ Must be able to work in groups
+ Must be able to perform structured and unstructured work
+ Must be meet time pressure and time lines
+ Includes possible exposure to human body fluids, disease,
infection, lab chemicals and hazardous materials and/or cleaning
+ Requires wearing of common protective and safety equipment such
as gloves, safety glasses, mask, gowns, etc.
+ Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally,
and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds
of force constantly to move objects.Must be able to tolerate
prolonged periods of standing and walking
+ Must be able to reach reasonable distances in any direction
+ Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, sit and stoop
+ Must be able to run in an emergency
+ Must have the ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift,
push, pull and carry objects
+ Must be able to move fingers in a coordinated manner and must be
able to feel and perceive temperature, texture, shape and size with
+ Must be able to perform the duties with or without reasonable
+ Must possess stamina to work prolonged shifts
+ Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal
+ Physical presence onsite is essential.
Requisition ID: 2022-4248
External Company URL: https://www.dchsystem.com/
Keywords: DCH Health Care Authority, Tuscaloosa , Float Pool- Critical Care/ICU - Registered Nurse/RN, Healthcare , Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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