Satellite Healthcare Staff Nurse (Float Pool) - Texas in Austin, Texas
Requisition Number 17-0235
Post Date 7/3/2017
Title Staff Nurse (Float Pool) - Texas
Location Corporate HQT
Job Status Full Time
Work Hours 36
Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy
choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.
Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com .
The Float Pool Nurse functions as a coordinator of patient care collaborating with other care providers and health team members to provide required care. The Float Pool Nurse acts as a patient teacher and advocate, assisting the patient in seeking information,
assuring the patient has the opportunity for informed consent for treatment decisions, and promotes the maximum level of patient-desired independence.
The Float Pool Nurse is an integral part of the team with the opportunity to utilize the nursing care processes across multiple modalities to include Chronic, Home Therapies and Acutes. The Float Pool Nurse floats to a variety of centers as needed to meet staffing
needs, and is available for assignment on an ad hoc basis, usually to assist in times of unusually heavy workloads or to assume the duties of absent nursing personnel.
The Float Pool Nurse will maintain adherence to duties and functions identified to the modality specific descriptions for Staff Nurse, Advanced Beginner Home Therapies Dialysis Nurse and Acute Dialysis Nurse.
The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite’s I-CAREStandards. Employees must abide by all Satellite’s standards of patient care, patient’s rights and ethical treatment, and adhere to safety and quality programs .
Provides exemplary nursing care for all patients and families within the center or program they are assigned
Develops mastery of clinical skills in numerous clinical settings and participates in multiple learning opportunities while completing cross training
Maintains clinical competence in at least two of three modalities (Chronic, Home Therapies and Acutes)
Floats to the center assigned
Reference modality specific descriptions for additional essential functions
Minimum Qualifications :
Education: Graduation from an accredited nursing school or equivalent, BSN preferred
One (1) year Registered Nurse general nursing experience, or completion of Satellite’s ESRD RN Intern Program
Dialysis experience required or completion of Satellite’s New-Step training to meet the required competence for at least two (2) modalities within one (1) year of beginning role
Experience floating to multiple centers preferred
ICU, CCU, ER, or Med Surg experience preferred License/Certification :
State license as a Registered Nurse
Current CPR certification
CNN or CDN preferred Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have a flexible schedule Monday-Saturday and be available to work all shifts, including nocturnal, weekends and holidays
Ability to assess, troubleshoot and make sound recommendations in stressful situations
Ability to thrive in an environment that is constantly changing and will face new challenges head-on
Ability to multi-task, have great time management skills and can prioritize responsibilities
Basic computer skills and proficiency in MS Word and Outlook required; functional proficiency in all computer systems of Satellite Healthcare within 90 days of hire
Reference modality specific descriptions for additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to maintain confidentiality of assignments between centers
Must be able to independently travel to assigned locations (local assignments only)
Satellite Healthcare, Inc. (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We offer a drug-free work environment.