Staff Nurse- Pediatric Float Pool-MSH-Full Time Nights

  • Full Time
  • Company: Mount Sinai Health System
  • United States

Mount Sinai Health System

Strength Through Diversity  

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.  

Roles & Responsibilities:  

The Clinical Nurse for the Mount Sinai nursing float pool is a Registered Professional Nurse who provides safe, competent quality care based on nursing theory and research to a designated group of patients on a variety of assigned units.    


  1. Delivers patient care by incorporating the tenets of the professional practice model of Relationship Centered Care and through the application of the nursing process based upon theory, research, evidence-based practice, and approved organizational nursing standards.  

  1. Assesses and evaluates patient care needs and applies critical thinking skills in patient care management.  

  1. Integrates relevant assessment and intervention skills in the delivery of nursing care.  

  1. Collaborates with the interdisciplinary healthcare team in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the plan of care.  

  1. Prioritizes all aspects of patient care including teaching, rounding, coaching, and planning “after hospital care” and delegating to others as appropriate.  

  1. Educates patients and caregivers while anticipating needs and readiness to learn about their plan of care, transition of care, promotion of health, and prevention of disease.  

  1. Communicates effectively and professionally with patients, family and all members of the Interdisciplinary Patient Care Team.  

  1. Manages assignments within the Care Delivery Model of Modified Primary Nursing and demonstrates allocation of material resources effectively.  


  1. Role models the tenets of Mount Sinai Relationship Centered Care (MSHRCC) through facilitation of the following actions including, but not limited to, Admission Welcome, Bedside shift Report, HELP (High Risk Medications, Equipment, Lines, Drains, Airway, Pain and Plan of Care), AM/PM Care, 5 Minute Sit Down, Purposeful Hourly Rounding, Medication Review, Discharge Wrap Up, and MD/RN Unit Collaboration.  

  1. Considers the patient’s values, preferences, cultural diversity, expressed needs and knowledge in all aspects of care.  

  1. Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family.  

  1. Uses evidence-based practices to increase understanding of patients’ perceptions of care.  

  1. Initiates service recovery for patients and family members who have concerns and escalates to Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager/Nursing Administrator or Patient Relations as needed.  

  1. Demonstrates caring, respect, compassion, empathy and active listening through dialogue, body language and actions.  

  1. Supports staff use of evidence-based practices to increase understanding of patients’ perceptions of care.  

  1. Conducts Purposeful Hourly Rounding (PHR) on assigned patients addressing the 4 Ps.  


  1. Practices safe and efficient patient-centered care, identifying and escalating barriers and opportunities for improvement.  

  1. Demonstrates clinical skills and knowledge crucial to quality and safety in the patient population served.  

  1. Implements process improvement strategies based on institutional, evidence-based ensure and procedures.  

  1. Engages in formal and informal peer and institutional review processes.  

  1. Collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to create and implement quality improvement projects, evidence-based practice activities and nursing research studies.  

  1. Contributes to quality and safety practices and required compliance measures.  

  1. Implements principles of high reliability to identify and avoid high risk behaviors to provide a safe environment for patients.  

  1. Escalates potential safety hazards or gaps from best practice following institutional chain of command protocol.  

  1. Utilizes institutional information technology by documenting nursing practice to support quality and performance improvement initiatives.  


  1. Performs charge nurse duties as assigned.  

  1. Coordinates with the Clinical Coordinator/Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager/Nursing Administrator to ensure supplies are appropriately utilized and inventory is sufficient for patient care.  

  1. Escalates material or staffing resource deficits to charge nurse, Clinical Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager or Nursing Administrator.  

  1. Demonstrates patient focused and cost effective approaches to patient care in terms of equipment, staff, supplies and all other resources.   

  1. Documents in an accurate and thorough manner in compliance with hospital, regulatory and legal requirements and standards of care.  

  1. Facilitates patient throughput on a shift basis.  


  1. Contributes to the environment of care to support clinical colleagues, patients and their families and members of the healthcare team.  

  1. Advances clinical competence in nursing practice to progress from novice to expert.  

  1. Projects a professional image to colleagues and communicates with styles and methods that demonstrate caring, respect, compassion and empathy.  

  1. Incorporates ethical principles into decision making for patient and family.  

  1. Encourages and demonstrates a spirit of scholarship, inquiry, life-long learning and innovation for self and others.  

  1. Acquires knowledge and skills relative to the role, patient population, clinical specialty and local and/or global health community needs.  

  1. Participates in shared decision making through specialty practice councils, nursing department committees and unit initiatives.  

  1. Serves as a professional role model and preceptor for new staff and students.  

  1. Advances as a clinical leader through acting in the charge role, as a patient throughput facilitator and resource person for the unit/clinical service area.  

  1. Articulates the values of research and evidence-based practice and its application to nursing practice and the environment of care.  

  1. Contributes to the profession of nursing through participation in professional organizations.   


  • Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing

  • Relevant clinical competence in area of nursing practice assigned

  • Licensed as a registered nurse with current registration in New York State  

  • Basic Life Saver (BCLS), Issuing Agency: AHA  

  • 1 year of ICU experience required

General Skills and Competencies:   

  1. Must have relevant clinical competence in the area of nursing practice assigned; new graduates must possess current knowledge of the nursing process and its application  

  1. Evidence of ability to maintain interpersonal relationships, communicate appropriately to others, and work effectively and efficiently to solve problems  

  1. Demonstrates the ability to work in a team displaying effective communication and critical thinking  

  1. Ability to read, write, understand and speak English in a clear and concise manner  

  1. Visual, physical, auditory and cognitive ability to assess patient status  

  1. Physical and mental health necessary to care for acutely ill patients with a broad variety of diagnoses and behaviors on a daily basis  

  1. Ability to walk, stand, lift, stoop, push and respond quickly in a variety of situations and for an extended period of time  

  1. Manual dexterity to perform a variety of clinical procedures relevant to practice area (i.e. venipuncture, urinary catheterization, cardiopulmonary resuscitation)  

  1. Ability to use basic data entry, retrieval systems and the electronic medical record documentation system in a proficient manner 





Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education, and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We invite you to participate actively as a part of the Mount Sinai Health System team by:  

  • Using a lens of equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to thrive and reach their potential
  • Serving as a role model confronting racist, sexist, or other inappropriate actions by speaking up, challenging exclusionary organizational practices, and standing side-by-side in support of colleagues who experience discrimination
  • Inspiring and fostering an environment of anti-racist behaviors among and between departments and co-workers

We work hard to acquire and retain the best people and to create an inclusive, welcoming and nurturing work environment where all feel they are valued, belong, and are able to professionally advance. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, contribute to the patient experience and quality of patient care.


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Who We Are


Over 42,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, veteran, immigration, citizenship, or other protected status.  

 EOE including Veterans and Disabled

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