Location: Miami, Florida
Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Supports and upholds the Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Manager/Director and functions under the Medical Director of the LifeFlight program.
Job Specific Duties
- Communicates the patient's progress, critical findings, and changes in condition with physician or disciplines involved in the care of the child. Performs & documents discharge planning per policy.
- Completes all nursing assessment of patients. Completes admission history & discharge planning thoroughly and accurately.
- Ensures all admission history includes spiritual needs, cultural, developmental, educational/learning needs, and psychosocial needs.
- Delegates nursing care based on knowledge of staff qualifications and competency.
- Performs reassessments as per policy and when there is a change in the plan of care and/or when an intervention is performed.
- Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care in collaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care.
- Provides education and documents on patient/family teachings on health related needs (i.e. disease, medications, treatments, pain, discharge, safety, nutrition, skin care etc).
- Promotes a safe "error free" working environment by consistently performing thorough hand-offs & infection prevention measures. Assesses all body systems, ensures safe, effective, & efficient care.
- Ensures absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls, ouch-free procedural pain, reduction of pain, absence of blood borne infections, surgical site infections, & secure of endotracheal tubes.
- Provides continuous supervision, observation of behavioral health patients, and adheres to non-violent crisis intervention strategies (CPI).
Minimum Job Requirements
- RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- American Heart Association ACLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- Crisis Prevention Institute(CPI) required within 90 days - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program required within 30 days - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- American Heart Association PALS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
- National Certification (CFRN,CCRN, CNPT) required within 18 months
- Trauma certification (TNCC, PHTLS, ITLS) required within 90 days for new hires (existing employees must complete by 12/31/2022)
- Completion of FEMA ICS 100, ICS 200 class within 90 days
- Active and valid State of Florida driver's license with an approved driving record pursuant to our policy and maintained throughout employment
- Must complete competency assessment tool upon 3 months for non-Intensive Care Unit and 6 months for a Critical Care setting of hire date
- Minimum 2000 hours Level II/Level III Neonatal experience required with in two years
- Minimum 4 years of acute care nursing experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- EMT preferred
- Pediatric Nursing in an acute care setting preferred
- Strong problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong time management skills.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Able to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
- Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
- Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care.
- Able to take on-call assignments per department and hospital policy.
Nursing - Clinical
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus