The hospital based float RN is an experienced clinician who functions at the Competent or higher stage of Benner's model of clinical expertise, supporting various units to achieve quality patient outcomes. The hospital based float RN provides direct patient care effectively and efficiently to patient populations with varied and complex needs and to different units/areas as assigned. The hospital based float RN supports unit leadership and has responsibility to participate in unit and hospital initiatives, and possibly contribute to service line or hospital wide activities.
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital's Pillars of Excellence:
People (providing direction and plans, leading and managing people, ICARE values)
Service (patient/customer satisfaction, interpersonal effectiveness)
Quality and Safety (making judgments and decisions)
Finance (driving for performance excellence)
Innovation and Growth (leading improvement and innovation, role-specific expertise)
Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor's degree required for new hires at TMH, preferred at TMH system hospitals
Minimum two years relevant RN experience in an acute care hospital.
Minimum of two years experience as a float nurse preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered Nurse with current nursing license to practice in the state of Texas
BLS for all nurses, ACLS for those floating to ICU, ER, PACU, Cath Lab and PALS for those floating to PACU. All certification must be approved by the American Heart Association. Other certifications as required by unit/service.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to perform skills and competencies as defined in orientation checklist and
annual departmental competency checklist if applicable
Basic computer skills
Must be able to write and speak effectively in English
Competencies, skills, training as listed in Policy NU-903, 'Competence of Nursing Staff'
and HR 07 'Competency Assessment'
Houston Methodist - 18 months ago