Registered Nurse (RN) – Hospital Float – Behavioral Health / Med Surg
Bon Secours Mercy Health
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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) – Rappahannock General Hospital – Float
Rappahannock General Hospital Nurse will float between Behavioral Health and Med/Surg
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.
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
Associates of Nursing (required)
Bachelors of Nursing (BSN) (preferred)
1 year of experience as an Registered Nurse in acute care (required)
EPIC Electronic Health Record (preferred)
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 patients status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.
Adults (18-64 years)
Geriatrics (65 years and older)
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.
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
Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards
Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)
Perform shift work
Maneuver weight of patients
Hear alarms/telephone/audio recordings
Reach above shoulder
Repetitive arm/hand movements
Acuity – far
Acuity – near
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
Medical equipment knowledge
Proficient in clinical skills
Principles and practices of professional nursing
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
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
And much more
Benefits offerings vary according to employment status
S cheduled Weekly Hours:
Evenings/Nights (United States of America)
Adult Behavioral Health Unit – Rappahannock
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bon Secours is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (http://BSMHealth.org) and is a not-for-profit Catholic health system sponsored by Bon Secours Ministries and founded by the Sisters of Bon Secours. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and New York, Bon Secours owns, manages, or joint ventures 20 hospitals and 27 post-acute care facilities or agencies including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, and assisted living facilities. Consistent with its commitment to alleviate human suffering, Bon Secours has developed more than 800 affordable housing units for low income families.
Bon Secours has more than 24,000 employees and has been recognized as a Gallup Great Workplace for six consecutive years. The Mission of Bon Secours is to bring compassion to health care and to be Good Help to Those in Need, especially those who are poor and dying. For more information, visit www.BonSecours.com .