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New Jersey Care Network RN - Float Pool
CHOP | Gibbsboro, New Jersey
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Job Description

Job Summary

The Care Network Nurse in the Ambulatory Float Pool is a clinically competent practitioner of pediatric, family-centered nursing.  The nurse at this level provides safe nursing care to the general unit population with minimal guidance, and bases practice on identified principles and standards of care. The nurse must demonstrate competence in caring for patients with moderate to complex health issues and assist the Site Manager with administrative issues which affect the clinical practices within the office as well as comply with the administrative policies and clinical protocols as outlined in policy and procedure manual.  This per diem position reports to the Central Staffing Office and the RN rotates to various Care Network sites within New Jersey.

Job Responsibilities

1. Nursing Practice

  • Follows Nursing Process to deliver safe care: assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Synthesizes patient assessment data and recognizes complex situations prior to communicating with care team.
  • Collaborates with family, team members, and other caregivers to initiate/update plan of care, patient/family education, and discharge needs.
  • Manages care of complex patients utilizing proper prioritization and delegation to appropriate staff.
  • Identifies expected outcomes, revises plan of care when unexpected outcomes arise, and begins to use full range of communication as a means of conveying plan.
  • Documents ongoing evaluation and effectiveness of patient care utilizing current hospital standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Provides care that meets professional standards of practice and meets regulatory requirements.

2.  Professionalism/Leadership

  • Role models appearance and behaviors that promote a positive image of nursing.
  • Interacts with parents/patients and colleagues with respect and dignity.
  • Spends “the extra time” with families, listening for avenues to improve on the ideal patient experience.
  • Understands the impact of arriving to work on time, is ready to start the shift, and predicts challenges and obstacles.
  • Provides an accurate patient status report to members of the team that reflect nursing interventions and patient outcomes.
  • Actively participates in patient care rounds and makes recommendations to the plan of care.
  • Chairs and/or participates in unit PPM council and may participate in departmental PPM council.

3.  Research

  • Reads nursing articles, analyzes information, and initiates staff discussion(s).
  • Assists with data collection in research studies being conducted in work area.
  • Participates in efforts to apply research findings to clinical practice.
  • Frames basic research questions.

4.  Learning

  • Identifies own learning needs.  Seeks out opportunities to meet needs and attends all required programs.
  • Applies education and training from internal in-services to daily work to enhance personal nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Attends education programs related to patient population.
  • Utilizes patient education materials relevant to patient population.
  • Demonstrates healthcare informatics competency to manage patient care, outcome data, and current and emerging healthcare technology, which include:
    • Basic computer competency, including the effective use of patient care devices, computers, computer software programs such as e-mail and word processing programs, and shared network file space.
    • Information literacy, including the effective use of the Intranet and Internet to find electronic resources for patient care, nursing practice, and evidence-based decision-making.
    • Information management skills, including the effective use of the electronic health record and clinical information systems, the ability to collect clinical data using quality tools, and the ability to discuss, evaluate, and analyze outcome data presented in charts and tables.

5.  Resource Management

  • Participates in promoting quality, efficient, and cost-effective care.
  • Monitors own usage of supplies and equipment.  Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations.
  • Manages own time to accomplish direct/indirect care in a cost-efficient manner.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

RN - PA or NJ

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduation from NLNAC and/or CCNE accredited school of nursing or college.  BLS required.

  • 2 years pediatric nursing experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

BSN preferred

NJ RN license required

Additional Technical Requirements

Computer Competency

  • Basic Use of MS Word 2007.
    • Creating meeting minutes, charts, and tables.
    • Saving and naming new and established files.
  • Basic Use of MS PowerPoint 2007.
    • Creating education presentations using clip art.
  • Basic Use of MS Excel 2007.
    • Creating simple spreadsheets, sometimes using symbols.
  • Navigation and basic search functions of the Internet using Internet Explorer.
  • Use of MS Outlook 2007 email, opening attachments, attaching new files to emails, and saving attached files to computer.
  • Use of shared network file space.
  • Basic use of computers, printers, monitors, patient care devices, and fax machines.
    • Navigation and use of Sortec Nurse Call system.

Information Literacy

  • Use of Internet and Intranet to look up basic electronic resources for practice.
    • Ability to find and print Patient Family Education Documents.
    • Ability to find PPM Department Council minutes from last month.
  • Ability to find and navigate Department of Nursing websites and related linked CHOP resource sites.
  • Ability to perform a literature search on the Internet and ability to find professional journal and/or research-based articles.
  • Ability to evaluate Internet sites for reliability.

Information Management Literacy

  • Navigation of electronic health information records and ability to review specific patient data in a clinical information system.
  • Understanding of policies and procedures around timeliness of care, use of a clinical information system, and support of safe nursing practice.
    • Utilize applicable clinical pathways.
  • Ability to collect raw clinical data using quality tools.
  • Ability to discuss, evaluate, and analyze outcome data in charts and tables.
  • Discuss the responsibilities of each user of an electronic record related to confidentiality and privacy.
  • Coordination of patient care information in a fragmented environment, where there are both electronic and hard copy references.

About CHOP

About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country, ranking third in National Institutes of Health funding. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents.

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