Oregon Health & Science University

RN, Pediatric Float Pool, PT, Nights

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
2022-17781
Position Category
Nursing-RN
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
ONA union represented
Department
Pediatric Float Pool
Salary Range
Based on ONA contracted rates
FTE
0.75
Schedule
Variable
Hours
1900 - 0730
HR Mission
Healthcare
Drug Testable
Yes

Department Overview

OHSU Specialty Pediatric Float Pool nurses provide high-quality, innovative and compassionate family-centered nursing care. Pediatric Float Pool nurses support pediatric acute and critical care units (in some cases also Mother-Baby, pediatric Emergency Department, and pediatric PACU).  Pediatric Float Pool nurses support these units for selected planned and unplanned absences and for other staffing deficits.

Function/Duties of Position

Hiring Bonus and Relocation Package Available

 

If you’re looking for variety and a way to grow and expand your pediatric clinical skills, Doernbecher Children’s Pediatric Float Pool team has been waiting for you! If you have been working with pediatric acute, critical care or neonatal critical care patients, we will support you with the tools to grow and expand your nursing skills to care for all three. Your professional development will be supported by our Staff Educator, Transition to Practice Coordinator, OHSU’s Center for Professional Practice and our leadership team. Your skills remain in pediatrics – there is a separate float pool for adult areas. Apply now and find out what sets us apart (and keeps us together).

 

The OHSU Clinical registered nurse (RN) provides compassionate, evidence-based, and efficient care to individuals, families, communities and patient populations. The Clinical RN's care delivery is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics. The Clinical RN demonstrates the professional role obligations of scientist, leader, and knowledge transferor [Onsomble Model of the Professional Role™]. Professional accountability enriches the Clinical RN's engagement as a leader in promoting an inter-professional culture of collaborative decision-making, innovation, life-long learning, and teamwork. The Clinical RN exemplifies the principles of a Culture of Safety by committing to a Just Culture, a Reporting Culture, a Learning Culture, and an Engaged Informed Culture.

 

OHSU Specialty Pediatric Float Pool nurses provide high-quality, innovative and compassionate family- centered nursing care.  Pediatric Float Pool nurses support pediatric acute and critical care units.  Pediatric Float Pool nurses support these units for selected planned and unplanned absences and for other staffing deficits.  Organizational staffing needs and individual nurse’s prior competency and request for expanded clinical specialty knowledge and skills will be considered for floating to Mother-Baby, pediatric Emergency Department, and pediatric PACU.

Required Qualifications

  • External applicants- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a program accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • Communication skills including fluency in oral and written English
  • Basic computer skills including the ability to send/receive email, navigate information technology associated with the position, and use Electronic Health Record information and tools
  • Current unencumbered Oregon RN license
  • Current BLS certification issued by the American Heart Association or the Military Training Network
  • Current PALS certification
  • Self-reflective, self-directed learner who achieves progressive growth
  • Identify gaps in knowledge and initiate seeking resources to identify and manage risks, practicing safely with a wide variety of patient populations
  • Able to advance plan of care when there is a lack of continuity of patient assignments
  • Excellent time management
  • Integrate into a diversity of team cultures, including:
    • Speaking up about questionable assignments, identifying alternatives
    • Inquiring about performance improvement changes
    • Actively participating in huddles
    • Helping secure break coverage for self and others
    • Seeking resources to support completion of work when going to float to another unit within shift
  • Core Competences: Inclusion, Collaboration & Teamwork, Organizational Perspective, Performance Results, Personal Effectiveness, and Clinical Enterprise Excellence
  • Constant exposure to usual hospital environmental conditions including possible exposure to blood and body fluids for which staff is provided education and protective equipment to minimize risk
  • Float to a variety of assigned units; sufficient time management, flexibility, and prioritization skills to float up to every 4 hours if necessary
  • Required to keep up to date with departmental communications by e-mail and mailbox since there is no physical location for the “home” unit
  • May be required to provide continuing care and monitoring of patients in locations off-unit to meet patient specific needs
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current OHSU employees: BSN preferred
  • 5 years pediatric RN experience in a high-acuity pediatric setting
  • CPN certification or other applicable pediatric specialty certification
  • Experience in a float pool

Additional Details

Department-Specific Working Conditions:

  • Float to a variety of assigned units; sufficient time management, flexibility, and prioritization skills to float up to every 4 hours if necessary
  • Required to keep up to date with departmental communications by e-mail and mailbox since there is no physical location for the “home” unit
  • May be required to provide continuing care and monitoring of patients in locations off unit to meet patient specific needs.

Orientation: 

  • Average of 4-5 weeks for basic pediatric care areas (tailored to individual needs). Further orientation for individually selected additional units: Average 12 shifts for PICU; 2-3 shifts for pediatric ED; 3-4 shifts for pediatric PACU. No new orientations for Mother-Baby Unit are planned.

 

Getting to Work:

 

Commuting to OHSU is a unique experience and planning ahead for your first visit is highly recommended. Parking at OHSU is limited and employees are required to purchase a permit to access parking. OHSU is committed to reducing traffic congestion and rewards commuters for a variety of options. Learn about cash incentives, free shuttles, transit discounts, the aerial tram, dynamic carpooling, free ride share for early and late commuting, and request a custom trip plan at www.ohsu.edu/commute.

 

 

*Bonus Disclaimer: current OHSU, Adventist and Hillsboro Medical Center employees are not eligible

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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