Dec 02, 2021

ICU Float Team Registered Nurse (RN) - Scottish Rite

  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
General Nursing Intensive Care Unit

Job Description

Work Schedule/Days: Night / Variable
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Scottish Rite
Requisition #: 91491

We are searching for a Registered Nurse for our Scottish Rite Intensive Care Units (NICU, PICU, TICU) – someone who works well on a team and in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide nursing care to critically ill children from birth to age 21. This Nurse will float between critical care units, from premature babies growing in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to kids depending on child-size equipment in our Technology-Dependent Intensive Care Unit (TICU). Our experts combine the latest technology with a caring, child-friendly approach to deliver unique treatment options based on each child’s condition and needs.

Think you are the right nurse for the job?

At Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, we are 100 percent committed to kids. As a Magnet designated healthcare system, our nurses play an integral role in our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. Children’s is home to more than 3,000 nurses who excel on the frontline and behind the scenes, developing solutions and leading advancements that enable us to be a leader in pediatric healthcare. Becoming a nurse at Children’s is more than a smart career choice—it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child, build special connections with patients and their families, and join a family of nurses who are dedicated to providing excellent care. At Children’s, we do everything we can to support our nurses! While you take care of our patients, we’ll take care of you!

Highlights of our nursing resources includes:

  • Peds 101 training program to assist the adult to pediatric nursing transition
  • On-site simulation labs for ongoing training and education
  • Night Owl Committee supporting our night shift nurses with programs, committees and floating preceptors
  • Preceptor and mentor programs
  • Ongoing resiliency and stress reduction training courses and classes
  • System committees and programs to encourage support and involvement in our nursing strategic plan

Our comprehensive total rewards package includes:

  • Enhanced compensation, shift differentials and extensive benefit plans
  • Wellness programs, including on-site fitness classes and fitness center
  • On-site urgent care services
  • Educational assistance
  • Adoption and infertility assistance
  • Generous paid time off and retirement plans
  • On-site concierge services
  • Dependent care benefits, including childcare credits, discounts and backup care options


Performs nursing process while providing direct patient care in a safe and effective manner that promotes quality patient outcomes. Functions as member of interdisciplinary healthcare team.


  • Graduation from accredited school of nursing


  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the single State of Georgia or Multi-State through the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS) within 1 year of employment as required by department


  • No minimum experience required


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • 1 year of experience


  • No minimally required knowledge, skills, or abilities


PRACTICE (Caring for the Patient)

  1. Performs nursing process across the continuum to deliver age and developmentally appropriate patient-family-centered care.
  2. Integrates values and language preferences into healthcare delivery through a culturally sensitive process.
  3. Utilizes clinical decision support tools and resources to recognize issues, prioritize care, and modify plan of care as needed.
  4. Utilizes appropriate documentation tools to record, measure, and retrieve healthcare data.
  5. Provides patient and family education appropriate for identified learning needs.
  6. Utilizes resources to plan and provide nursing care that is safe, effective, and financially responsible.

DEVELOPMENT (Fostering Clinical Knowledge)

  1. Participates in lifelong learning to maintain knowledge and competence that reflects current nursing practice.
  2. Incorporates new knowledge into nursing practice to support desired outcomes.
  3. Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competence and learning.
  4. Self-evaluates professional practice in relation to performance, development, resiliency, and goals.
  5. Takes action to achieve goals identified during performance review, resulting in change in practice and role performance.

ENGAGEMENT (Engaging and Leading Professionally)

  1. Provides oversight for nursing care given by unlicensed personnel while retaining accountability for patient care quality.
  2. Engages in ethical practices utilizing principles from The Code of Ethics for Nurses.
  3. Maintains therapeutic and professional relationships with appropriate role boundaries.
  4. Contributes to a supportive and healthy work environment.
  5. Consults, contributes to, and coordinates care with interdisciplinary healthcare team members.
  6. Demonstrates investment in others through teaching/coaching/helper roles.
  7. Demonstrates support of shared leadership through awareness of initiatives and providing input.
  8. Drives and effectively facilitates timely admission, transfer, and discharge process for unit, ensuring efficient and safe patient flow.

OUTCOMES (Driving Excellent Results)

  1. Integrates evidence and research findings into clinical judgement and nursing practice.
  2. Participates in monitoring activities within work environment to maintain a culture of safety.
  3. Identifies and communicates hazards and errors.
  4. Participates in quality and process improvement activities to improve patient outcome and workflows.
  5. Ensures equipment is in working order to provide safe patient care.
  6. Demonstrates commitment and flexibility through times of change.


  1. Completes orientation and initial assessment of competency successfully by determined due date.
  2. Completes mandatory education and annual competency assessment requirements as defined by unit and system by due date.
  3. Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings if applicable.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Address: 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Function: Nursing - Nursing-Bedside