RN Medical-Surgical Neurology (Full Time, Night Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 22848
The Horizon Internship Program is a structured RN Residency Program that provides a comprehensive new graduate on-boarding experience in an acute care pediatric setting. Manages and directs nursing care activities, coordinates care planning, collaborates with the clinical and medical staff, and educates patients and their family members on the procedure in a compassionate patient and family centered care environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights.
Job Specific Duties
Completes all nursing multi-system assessment that includes head to toe, vitals, dressing changes, suction, feeding, bathing, and repositioning.
Reviews patient admission history, prepares and accurately completes the discharge planning process as per department and hospital policies & procedures.
Communicates the patient's progress including critical findings, changes in the patients' condition with the physician and/or disciplines involved in the care of the child.
Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care in collaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safe and efficient care.
Provides nursing care that includes IV site monitoring and troubleshooting, specimen collection, and assists medical team with special procedures.
Follows physician’s orders and administers & reconstitutes medications directed. Adheres to the six rights of medication administration.
Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate, and fosters a Family Centered Care environment.
Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy. Completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record.
Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input and communicate any patient and family concerns to physician.
Educates patients and their family about disease processes, post treatment home care such as disease, medication, treatments, pain, discharge, and safety.
Promotes an "error free" working environment by consistently providing high-quality, safe care as per hospital policies, conducts prevention rounding, & follows up on identified concerns promptly.
Assesses all body systems, ensures safe, effective & efficient care delivery with emphasis on the absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls, ouch-free procedural pain & reduction of pain.
Provides patient information and effectively completes the hand off process at shift change and patient reassignments.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) degree is required at time of hire for external candidates (current active NCHS employees/volunteers must complete BSN within 36 months of hire)
Registered Nurse Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CPR - American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
PALS - American Heart Association - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years of hire
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
CPI (Crisis Intervention Training) preferred.
National certified within 2 years of hire preferred.
Functions as an IV champions within 6 months of hire.
Ability to work in an acute care setting, demonstrates 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.
Participates and supports nursing research projects and/or authors/co-authors an evidence-based article within 2 years of hire.
Works effectively in a collaborative environment.
Flexible and has a passion for learning.
Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
Analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care.
Float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.
Coverage for on-call assignments per department and hospital policy.
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.