Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) is required
Experience is required
RN Float – Premium Program
Provides quality nursing care through the application of the nursing process using evidence based practice focusing on excellent outcomes and patient experience within the framework of Shared Governance.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Facilitate and Coordinate Total Patient Care
Documentation of Care
Maintain Professional Development
Education of patient and family
Maintain Patient Safety
Other duties as assigned
Work Contact Group (Internal/External)
HMC employees, Providers, Patients and Family, Visitors & Vendors
Reports to (position):
Administrative Director Medical Surgical Nursing
Patient Care Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Nurse Intern, Unit Coordinator, Patient Safety Assistant
All hires after July 2012 are required to have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. OR if Associates Degree or Diploma, RN must provide proof of enrollment in a BSN program prior to hire and complete program by December 2020.
Minimum Years of Experience (Amount, Type and Variation):
- 3 or more years acute care experience
In-patient Float requires med surge experience
Procedure Float requires telemetry experience
Specialty training for critical care.
License, Registry or Certification:
Current NJ RN licensure, American Heart Association CPR certification, ACLS, PALS, CPI training is required and must be renewed annually. Must obtain Crisis Prevention (CPI) certification within 6 months of hire. HMC will provide the CPI course.
Certification in specialty
Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:
Must pass annual clinical competency based program and mandated in-service education. Unit specific skills may include but not limited to IV therapy, basic arrhythmia interpretation, vent training, critical care, conscious sedation, Bi-Pap/CPAP and EndTidal CO2. Skills will be determined by a challenge exam and/or skill performance or by completion of a Staff Development course.
Must be cross trained by specialty:
Inpatient Unit RN float requires cross training for medical/surgical unit, surgical unit, intermediate care unit, cardiac unit, emergency department, pediatrics, maternity and child care center (MNCC) and critical care. Appropriate patient assignment based on cross training completion.Procedure Unit RN float requires cross training for Radiology/Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath Lab Procedure Care Unit, Endoscopy pre and post procedure care.