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Pool RN II

Traverse City, MI

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Posted on November 9, 2018

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About Pool RN II

Entry Requirements:

Minimum 3 years nursing experience in Med/Surg and Telemetry.

ACLS certification required.

ECG certification required .

Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan.

For those hired into an RN position prior to January 1, 2009, it is encouraged to obtain a BSN. Certification in the specialty area of practice is also encouraged.

For those hired into an RN position after January 1, 2009, it is required to obtain a BSN within ten years of their start date as an RN. Certification in the specialty area of practice is strongly encouraged.

For those hired into an RN position after January 1st, 2015, it is required to obtain a BSN within 5 years of start date.

Experience in the clinical area in which application has been made is desirable.

Is a self-directed professional with the ability to make independent judgments directing patient care.

Demonstrates ability in using the computer with Windows format preferred.

ORGANIZATION

Accountable to the Unit Manager or designee of the assigned patient care unit; ultimately accountable for the practice of nursing to the Vice President, Patient Care Services.

Provides direction to and supervision of LPNs, Techs, Clerks, Nursing Assistants, and/or other categories as needed.

Works collaboratively and effectively with all members of the Patient Care Team.

AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

Neonatal (birth-1 mo) Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

Infant (1 mo-1 yr) Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs) Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs) Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs) X All ages (birth & above)

No direct clinical contact with patients

Age of Patients Served is dependent on the specific populations cared for on the Unit.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

Promotes personal and patient safety.

Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

Follows Scope and Standards of Practice from American Nurses Association as listed below.

Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Supports the mission statement of Munson Healthcare (MHC), Munson Medical Center (MMC) AND Munson Nursing: Munson Healthcare and its partners work together to provide superior quality and promote community health.

Pool Placement:

  • Pool “Clusters” are:

  • Critical Care Pool will cover A2, A3, A4, A7,ICU and Short Term Unit.

  • Tele-Stepdown Pool will cover A2, A3 Stepdown ICU, Cath Lab Recovery

  • Med-Surg Pool will cover C1R, C1M,C2, B3, B3S, C3,B4, D4, C4, North 1 overflow.

  • Maternal/Child Pool will cover Maternity, NICU, C3

  • A list of the Nursing Pool staff and their unit coverage will be kept in the Nursing Administration office.

  • Rotation of each pool nurse through the units will continue to ensure competency in each area so no one pool nurse is kept in one area all of the time (of course – patient care continuity will be factored into this.)

  • Once into our routine assignments (upon hiring and training 1 person for nights and 1 person for days) a list will be kept with the ICU charge nurse so the pool nurse is consistently rotated between the two units.

  • If all units are staffed appropriately, the pool nurses are given the first option of being HR’d.

  • Critical Care/Tele Stepdown Pool placement decisions are made in a joint effort by all charge nurses and the Administrative Supervisors.

  • Med-Surg Pool requests are called to the Nursing Office and assignments are made by the Administrative Supervisor and/or Department Assistant depending on the shift.

Pool Practice

  • Pool Nurses will be oriented and maintain competency in all units they work.

  • Attend required competency skills labs for the units.

  • Complete any mandatory education required by unit/hospital.

  • Pool nurses are not “required” to care for neuro-trauma patients in the ICU. They may desire to become competent in this area of practice the training will be scheduled with the ICU manager/educator.

  • Pool nurses are not required to care for acutely suicidal, assaultive, 1:1 self-injury patients on Center 1.

  • Pool nurses are not required to care for patients in active labor, or acutely ill infants in NICU.

  • Pool nurses will maintain practice within the guidelines and “standards of care” developed for each unit.

  • A Tele-Stepdown nurse may be asked to work in a “critical Care Area” to care for a patient with “Stepdown Orders” but is unable to move due to a bed shortage issue.

New Candidates

  • Orientation to units will be individualized to reflect nurse’s experience.

  • Nurses hired into the pool should have at least one year of Critical Care/Tele Stepdown/Med-Surg experience.

  • Nurses hiring into the pool will be asked to make a 2-year commitment in the area hired to.

Scheduling

  • The Critical Care and Tele-Stepdown pool will continue to do “self scheduling.” The schedule is put out approximately 6 weeks early. Everyone must complete their schedule at least 3 weeks prior to it being posted. Final changes to “even the numbers” will be made by the manager/staff prior to it being posted. The Med-Surg Pool will provide requests to the shift schedulers 2 weeks prior to posting.

  • The Pool nurses are required to work every 4 th weekend. If a scheduled weekend is needed off, the pool nurses should try to switch with another nurse.

  • Each Pool member is required to pick up 2 holidays per year.

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