$60.00/hr Seasonal Flex
Seasonal Flex RN Positions
(Co-terminus with peak winter season)
$60.00/hr flat rate plus applicable premiums
1/9/2017 to 4/29/2017
For ICU Float Pool and Medical/Surgical Float Pools on York ST and ST Raphael Campuses
Commitment: Minimum 24 hrs/week and minimum 1 weekend/month
Shifts: 8 hr, 12hr or combination 8/12hr
Schedule: Day/night or straight nights
Requirements: Minimum 2 years RN current/very recent acute care hospital experience
After 4/29/17, this position will end. RNs in the Seasonal Flex position are welcome apply to our Flex Tier position in the
Nursing Resource Pool or apply to other positions at YNHH
To find out more, please join us at one of our Seasonal Flex Open Houses:
Friday, December 2nd 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
St Raphael Campus
Cronin Lobby and Conference Room
Parking validated GeorgeS t Garage
Sunday, December 4th 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM
York St Campus
Special Events section of the EastPavilion Cafeteria
Parking validated Air Rights Garage
Or call 203 688-5083
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to have ICU or Med/Surg experience in a hospital to be considered?
Yes, you must have a minimum of 2 years of experience and presently working in that specialty.
If I have step-down experience, can I float to an ICU?
No. You would need to have actual ICU experience to float to one of the ICUs
What are your ICUs?
2 Medical ICUs (1 on each campus)
3 Surgical ICUs (2 on York St Campus and 1 on St Raphael Campus)
Each ICU specialty has a coinciding step down unit.
If I am in the Med/Surg cluster, do I go to all medical and surgical units?
Yes, you would float to all the medical and surgical units, including the, subspecialty units.
If I don’t have experience in a specific specialty, do I still have to float there?
Yes, you would float to specialty areas. As an example, you have general Med/Surg experience and you are assigned to an Oncology unit. You can care for the medical and or surgical aspects of the patients’ care and an RN from the unit would give chemotherapy
Can I chose which unit or ICU I want to float to?
No, you are assigned by the float pool to the specific daily assignment.
Do I have to float between the two campuses?
If you are a current YNHH employee currently in a Flex Tier position in the float pool, then you would be expected to float between the 2 campuses. All others would only float to units on only 1 campus.
Do I have to reapply for positions?
Yes, you would need to reapply for a position after this Seasonal Flex position ends April 29th
What happens to my rate of pay after April?
Your rate of pay would be recalculated, based on your years of experience. You would know what that rate would be before you made a final decision on whether you were going to transfer into another position.
Am I limited to the number of hours I can be scheduled?
No, you are not limited to the number of hours you can be scheduled to work during this timeframe.
How does the scheduling work?
Scheduling for Flex nurses will be done by the manager and Scheduling Assistant based on seasonal flex availability. The schedule will be monitored to ensure that position requirements are fulfilled
Can I work overtime?
Yes you can.
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. As a core member of the Care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse practices as the patients nurse and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level. Through utilization of the nursing process, the clinical nurse diagnoses and treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Clinical Nurse is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and Manager. Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, physicians, staff and support department personnel. Adheres to the "I Am YNHH" service excellence pledge and promotes a positive work environment. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran
- Nursing Process
- 1.1 The Clinical Nurse I (CN I) utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity. The Clinical Nurse provides safe, effective evidenced based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. As a core member of the care delivery team, the Clinical Nurse partners with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level utilizing the principles of patient/family centered care. The clinical nurse uses a 5 step process to deliver high quality comprehensive and individualized care incorporating:
- Clinician Patient Relationship
- 2.1 Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the nurse patient relationship.
- Clinical Expertise / Problem Solving
- 3.1 Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team to support the work of the team, unit activities, and the accomplishment of positive patient outcomes.
- 4.1 Delegates responsibilities to appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon an understanding of others' roles, scope of practice, knowledge, and capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel.
- Practice Development / Positive Impact (improvement of the self and improvement of the practice of nursing}
- 5.1 Successfully completes the competency based orientation within designated time frame.
- 6.1 Communicates in a calm professional manner with patients, families, colleagues, members of the care team, and other hospital personnel, accepts and elicits feedback, and works toward resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns.
BSEDUCATION:Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing. Licensed and a currently registered nurse in the State of Connecticut. All newly hired Registered Nurses must have current BCLS certification or must obtain within one month of hire. BSN preferred
EXPERIENCE: Clinical Nurse is the basic level for new graduates and all registered nurses. All RNs are expected to advance to their optimal level of functioning through promotion.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Excellent communications, interpersonal, coordinative, and organizational skills
PHYSICAL DEMAND: Requires prolonged standing; walking; use of sight, hearing, and touch; moving/lifting patients of varying weights.
Minimum 2 years current/very recent RN experience in an acute care hospital required, Med/Surg and/or ICU
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