Jun 25, 2022

Manager, Patient Care Services (RN) – Pediatric Float Pool

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Nashville, TN, USA
General Nursing Pediatric

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Manager, Patient Care Services (RN) – Pediatric Float Pool-2113414

Job

: Nurse Management/Administration

Primary Location

: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Organization

: VCH Float Pool Admin 209063
Shift: First Shift

Description

Manager, Patient Care Services (RN)

Pediatric Float Pool

# 2113414

Job Summary:

The Manager, Patient Care Services is a leadership role that has comprehensive operational authority and responsibility for the Float Pool at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Their responsibilities include: fiscal accountability, rounding with staff, maintaining quality and regulatory standards, maintaining a high level of patient/family centered care and service, patient and staff satisfaction, program development, project management, managing and developing teams, and ensuring integration with the clinical enterprise. Provides feedback, coaching and mentoring to less experienced peers and other members of the health care team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates to operationalize the mission, strategic plan, budgets, resource allocation, operational plans, and policies for the PCC, Hospitals and Vanderbilt Clinic.
  • Prepares annual operating and capital budgets following established guidelines and using benchmark data.
  • Develops and monitors the implementation of area specific quality plan linked to organizational goals.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

Department Summary:

The environment in our clinics is child friendly, focused on interdisciplinary teamwork, and anchored in personalized care across the continuum. We care for pediatric patients ranging in age from newborns to young adults. Our patients can be followed for their well-child care or treated for a variety of simple to complex medical conditions and surgical procedures. Some perks of working in the pediatric clinics include working with a diverse population, establishing long-term relationships with patients and families, and the ability to make strong connections with your interdisciplinary team. The clinics operating hours allow staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance. There are numerous opportunities for engagement in quality improvement and professional development.

The Float Pool is comprised of experienced Registered Nurses and Care Partners with a vast array of pediatric experience. We are a distinct entity within Children's Hospital in that we provide staffing support to many areas of nursing. Float Pool staff at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt provides nursing care to patients during any phase of treatment and follow-up. Services are provided along the continuum of care. The patient population served includes pediatric patients with various types of diagnoses. MCJCHV uses a collaborative total care delivery model in the provision of care to patients. The role of the Float Nurse will be directed by the unit-based leadership to support RNs as work demands. As a Float Pool Nurse the work may include, but is not limited to: assisting with RRT’s/STAT calls, transporting, admitting, discharging, relieving staff for lunch breaks, etc.

Position Shift:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Basic Qualifications

Position Requirements:

  • Nursing degree required. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Doctorate in nursing
  • Masters degree or higher education required
    • If nursing degree at Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) level, then masters can be non-nursing degree
  • Registered Nurse Required
  • 5 years relevant experience

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Medium Work category requiring exertion up to 50lbs of force occasionally and/or up to 20 of force frequently and/or up to 10 of force continually to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

Sensory

  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.