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.
Minimum Job Requirements
RN - Registered Nurse RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
ACLS - American Heart Association ACLS as specified by the department- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute as specified by the department- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 90 days
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
BACKGRD - Level II Background Check as specified by the department- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program as specified by the department- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 90 days
PALS - American Heart Association PALS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years
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 NICU experience required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Career Development: National certified within 5 years of hire and pursues BSN preferred.
Pediatric Nursing in an acute care setting preferred
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).
Nursing - Clinical
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.