Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in the Float Pool include:
Obtains a complete nursing history and baseline assessment that is systematic, consistent and continuous.
Documents results of patient assessment, nursing diagnosis, care plan nursing interventions and evaluation and patient progress in medical record according to
hospital/nursing policy and the Nursing Standards of Care/Practice for the specific patient type.
Appropriately analyzes patient information/assessment to determine nursing diagnosis and needs for appropriate nursing care, medical intervention or services of other clinical professionals.
Identifies patient problems and formulates nursing diagnosis according to physical, psychological, spiritual/cultural and educational needs in conjunction with a multi disciplinary approach.
Recognizes adverse reaction to medications and takes immediate and appropriate action.
Recognizes changes in patient condition and/or emergencies situations and takes immediate and appropriate actions.
Evaluates the patient's needs for discharge and accesses appropriate resources for the patient and/or family.
Consistently provides written and verbal education to patients and/or families.
Participates in unit conferences to discuss quality issues and quality improvement strategies.
Delegates components of care to non-professional caregivers as appropriate.
Makes decisions that demonstrate knowledge of nursing practice; utilizes sound nursing judgment in clinical and patient care management situations.
Demonstrates critical thinking skills in the care of patients and in the coordination of care to assure the best patient outcomes.
Functions as a Resource Nurse, making decisions in the absence of the Clinical Leader and/or the Nurse Manager.
Supports cost containment through efficient use of equipment, supplies and other pertinent resources.
Consistently promotes teamwork within the unit and between departments.
Graduate of an approved program for Registered Nurses currently licensed to practice in NJ.
2 years of specialty unit experience such as ICU, ED or telemetry.
Previous experience preferred.
Satisfactory completion of the specialty specific pharmacology test is required. American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support is required.
Specialty credentialing required to be achieved within the first year and maintained thereafter include: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), 8 hours Trauma Education, CPR and CSMC IV certification.
Specialty professional nursing certification preferred.
CentraState Healthcare System is a private, not-for-profit health organization dedicated to excellence, offering the full circle of health and wellness for our community.
The organization is comprised of the following facilities:
CentraState Medical Center – an acute-care medical center licensed for 284 beds. The medical center became a teaching hospital in 2005 with the launch of its' ...Family Medicine Residency Program in conjunction with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Also in 2010, the hospital was re-designated with Magnet status for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association.
Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus – a 171,000-square-foot outpatient center opened in 2007 that is home to the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center, a new Fitness and Wellness Center, OceanFirst Rehabilitation Center, Thomas J. Blanchet Cardiac Diagnostic Center, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Center for Sleep Disorders, Integrative Health & Preventive Cardiology Program, several private physician offices, Liberty Café, and a conference center.
Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center - offers a variety of health education and fitness programs for adults and children, support groups, and health screenings to the community, schools, and businesses. Its Student Health Awareness Center provides programs specifically designed for students and faculty.
Three senior living communities:
Applewood Estates – a lifecare retirement community that completed a $38-million expansion in 2007. The community now includes 380 independent-living, assisted-living and skilled-nursing apartments, and 20 independent-living cottages, along with a new promenade, performing arts center, formal dining room, and other enhancements.
Monmouth Crossing – Freehold's first assisted living community, providing 76 apartments (94 beds).
The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center – a skilled-nursing facility licensed for 123 beds that accommodates short- and long-term stays.
SeniorsFirst - Community-outreach program that serves more than 14,000 members in Freehold and surrounding towns.
Family Medicine Center – a free-standing office about a quarter-mile west of the hospital providing community health services and serving as home to CentraState Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency Program.
CentraState Healthcare Foundation – CentraState’s charitable division. It recently completed a $10-million capital campaign to support the Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus.
Community Advisory Council - Under the auspices of the CentraState Healthcare Foundation, it identifies and targets the specific health needs of the various central New Jersey communities.
We are in the center of it all . . .
Located in Monmouth County in central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System has been an integral part of the attractive, culturally diverse, and thriving community of Freehold since 1971. Within close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia, CentraState is nestled in a suburban setting just a 20-minute drive from the Jersey Shore.
Freehold, the county seat, offers an impressive array of restaurants, shops, and entertainment, in a picturesque blend of country and urban living. Nearby Red Bank provides art galleries, live theater and an art cinema, as well as the landmark Count Basie Theater and new Two River Theater. Enjoy your favorite musical performers at the nearby PNC Bank Arts Center.
Good schools and a variety of housing options make Monmouth County a great place to raise a family. And who can resist the New Jersey coastline, with its outstanding park system and abundance of recreational activities? Discover why historic Monmouth County is an attractive place to live and work…and how CentraState is in the center of it all.