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Bon Secours Mercy Health Registered Nurse (RN) - Hospital Float - Med Surg / Behavioral Health in Richmond, Virginia

Thank you for considering a career at Bon Secours!

As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Bon Secours exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Bon Secours seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.

Registered Nurse (RN) – Richmond Community Hospital - Float

Richmond Community Hospital Nurse will float between ER and PCU

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The RN Clinical Float Pool assesses, analyzes, plans, implements and evaluates patient care following established patient care standards for Bon Secours Mercy Health including those for patient assessment and transfer. The primary function of this job, based on hiring tier, is to be available and flexible to float to various departments, and sites throughout the markets within Bon Secours Mercy Health to provide patient care, which could include but not limited to scheduling day of staffing, more than one assignment location within a single shift, travel assignments, or seasonal staffing patterns. Participates as a member of the health care team in cooperation with and under the direction of a clinical manager or designee as defined by the relevant Standards and Scope of Practice for the Registered Nurse.

Essential Job Functions

RN Clinical Float Pool are hired with the understanding they must float based on the tiers below:

  • Tier 1: Float expectation within a single site based on competency

  • Demonstrates awareness of and supports Bon Secours Mercy Health departmental and operating unit goals through participation in continuous quality improvement and departmental activities.

  • Acts as a patient safety advocate by participating in ongoing quality improvement in the department

  • Incorporates the professional practice model into care delivery

  • Plans and coordinates nursing care and clinical decisions using the best available evidence.

  • Formulates and implements a plan of care for each patient which includes interventions, evaluation of response to interventions and documentation as appropriate to condition and age.

  • Incorporates the professional practice model into care delivery.

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Licensing/Certification

Current nursing license in the designated state of employment (required)

Basic Life Support (BLS) - Various (required)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS – AHA) -American Heart Association required based on specialty assignment

Education

Associate's of Nursing (required)

Bachelor's of Nursing (BSN) (preferred)

Work Experience

1 year of experience as an Registered Nurse in acute care (required)

Training

EPIC Electronic Health Record (preferred)

Language

None

Patient Population

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.​

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

Long-distance or air travel as needed- not to exceed 10% travel.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.

May be exposed to physical altercations and verbal abuse.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*

May be required to use physical restraints.

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*

May have periods of constant interruptions.

Required to car travel to off-site locations, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.

* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements

Physical Demands

Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%

Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) x

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) x

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) x

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) x

Stoop, Kneel x

Crawling x

Climbing x

Balance x

Bending x

Work Position

Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%

Sitting x

Walking x

Standing x

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recordings

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity – far

Acuity – near

Hazards

Depth perception

Use of Latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure

Skills

Medical equipment knowledge

Proficient in clinical skills

Principles and practices of professional nursing

Perform assessments

Proficiency in using computerized tools

Accountability for completion of required education and competencies

Exhibits professionalism, ethical practice and customer focused

Use of restraints

Coordination of patient care delivery

Integration of quality improvement, evidence- based practices and research in practice

Teamwork

Critical thinking

Detail oriented

Strong decision making and problem-solving skills

Strong communication skills both verbal and written

Ability to multi-task

Must be flexible and able to adapt to change

Conflict management and resilience

Effective stewardship of available resources

Compassionate, relationship-based approach to help find meaning in illness, suffering, pain, and existence

Bon Secours is an equal opportunity employer.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

  • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

  • Prescription drug coverage

  • Flexible spending accounts

  • Life insurance w/AD&D

  • Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

  • Paid time off

  • Educational Assistance

  • And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

S cheduled Weekly Hours:

36

Work Shift:

Evenings/Nights (United States of America)

Department:

Progressive Care Unit (PCU) - Richmond Community Hospital

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you’d like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com .

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