Singing River Health System
The Registered Nurse (Flex Pool) is a professional nurse who is educated in the art and science of nursing, with the goal of assisting patients attain, maintain, and restore health when possible. Competency is determined by demonstrated possession of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required for this position. The registered nurse provides patient care utilizing the Nursing Process within the MS Nurse Practice Act, ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses and ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice, ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, the Joint Commission Standards, the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control, and SRHS Departments of Nursing Plan for Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services. As such, this performance evaluation is based on these standards.
Graduate from NLN school of nursing.
Current Mississippi State licensure.
All RNs are required to complete and maintain BCLS certification. RNs working in the ICU and/or Emergency Department are required to complete and maintain ACLS certification. RNs working in the nursery are required to complete and maintain Neonatal Resuscitation certification. RNs working with pediatric patients are required to complete and maintain PALS certification. RNs have 12 months, from the date they begin working in the specialty area, to acquire the appropriate certification.
A minimum of two (2) years of inpatient clinical experience required. Experience must be within the past five (5) years, or evidence of successful refresher program.
Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs, and uses many physical motions in performing day-to-day activities. Auditory acuity to hear patient verbal communication and gather data using auscultory skills. Manual dexterity of hands and feet to ambulate 10-11.5 hours per 12-hour shift and adroitly manage multiple pieces of equipment/tubes/invasive lines. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue. May be exposed to communicable disease or radiation.
Keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making skills in the management of acute and chronically ill patients. Communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must be capable of handling high pressure situations. Must have emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels for 10-11.5 hours per 12-hour shift associated with care of acute patient/family, rapidly changing patient conditions, emotional demands of patients and families, and demands of maintaining effective working relationships with peers, managers, physicians, and other health care workers.
This position is a part-time position and requires the individual to be scheduled and available to work at least 48 hours per four (4)-week scheduling period, to include twelve (12) weekend hours. The Flex Pool RN must be willing to work on any medical-surgical unit at both Ocean Springs Hospital and Singing River Hospital. The Flex Pool RN will work at least two (2) holiday shifts annually.