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.
Essential Functions: 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-CARE Standards. 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
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 – Improving the Lives of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)In 1973, Norman S. Coplon, M.D. began Satellite Healthcare with the objective of improving the quality of life of his dialysis patients. Dr. Coplon established Satellite Healthcare as a not-for-profit, community benefit organization, which allows us to focus primarily on patients.Four decades later, Satellite Healthcare has shaped CKD healthcare in our industry, and continues to elevate the standards of patient care and innovation.Today, we provide a range of expert services to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Satellite strives to individualize each patient's care to help him or her enjoy their life to the fullest.Satellite Dialysis — We operate 40 high-quality, state-of-the-art, patient-friendly dialysis centers that meet the long-term clinical needs of more than 4,000 CKD patients.Satellite WellBound — With more than 20 centers in place, we focus on personalized training and support for patients performing dialysis at home. In addition, WellBound provides a robust complement of pre-dialysis patient wellness education programs that can help prevent or slow the progression of early st...age CKD.At each of our centers, we put our patients first by providing:Compassionate care with a personalized touchWellness education to empower longer, healthier livesBest clinical practices resulting in outcomes that consistently exceed industry performance standards Opportunities for nephrologists to focus on their patients in comfortable, state-of-the-art environmentsIn addition to patient care, our clinical research division works on finding medical breakthroughs for CKD patients by conducting both internal and external research.For more information, contact Info@SatelliteHealth.com.