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RN- Medical Surgical /Observation (Part Time, Night shift)

Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

RN- Medical Surgical /Observation (Part Time, Night shift)-19465DescriptionJob SummaryResponsible for the planning and delivery of care utilizing nursing processes: assessment, implementation and evaluation. Oversees the plan of care, utilizes effective problem solving strategies and applies evidence based practice. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.Provides compassionate family center care for the patients admitted under observation status in 2 North. Minimum Job Requirements:

  • RN licensure within the State of Florida - maintain active and good standing throughout employment.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) PALS required within 2 years of hire - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.Qualifications Job Specific Duties:Nursing Care Functions:
    • Ensures completion of patient admission, history, and assessment. Accurately prepares and completes discharge planning as per department and hospital policies and procedures.
    • Conducts handoff with oncoming RN utilizing SBAR; documents in Cerner.
    • Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care (i.e. high risk of fall) in collaboration with other disciplines to assure safe and efficient care.
    • Provides nursing care that includes: IV site monitoring, suctioning, specimen collection, g- tube care, and assists medical team with specific procedures.
    • Follows physician's orders and administers medication. Adheres to 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.
    • Accountable for reporting critical values to the physicians within 30 minutes and documents a clinician notification in Cerner.
    • Completes all nursing multi-system assessment to include: head to toe, vitals, dressing changes, applies protective skin barrier, suction, feeding, bathing and repositioning.Charting/Documentation:
    • Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation (within 24 hours) in the patient's electronic health record.
    • Communicates and documents critical lab results per hospital policy and procedures. Patient Family Communication:
      • Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input. Communicates any patient and family concerns to physician.
      • Educates family on emergency CPR, reflux precaution, plan of care, skin care, falls prevention, medication administration/side effects, and purpose of medication.Quality and Safety:
      • Promotes an -error free- working environment by consistently providing high-quality safe care as per hospital policies.
      • Responsible for providing a safe environment for co-workers by placing isolation/precaution signs (droplet, contact, or airborne) on door.
      • Responsible for indicating allergies for patients via Cerner and placing bracelet on patient.
      • Creates incident reports for IV infiltrates, near misses, malfunction of machine on patients, and/or falls, documenting the situation.Common Duties:
        • Maintains accountability by ensuring compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, all competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu, etc.), and education requirements.
        • Maintains accountability and timekeeping expectations as outlined by MCHS Timekeeping and Attendance policy and procedures. Ensures behavior is compliant with communication standards.
        • Ensures behavior meets and/or exceeds targeted service scores as measured by the Service Index and/or the internal departmental service survey.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
          • BSN degree or currently enrolled in a BSN degree program.
          • Career Development: National certification Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) preferably within 2 - 5 years of hire.
          • 1 year RN experience in a medical surgical environment for infants preferred.
          • Previous experience with diverse cultures' and belief systems around health issues is preferred.
          • Possess proficiency in computers and Electronic Health Record (EHR) preferred.
          • Analyzes and interprets data; utilizes information to make decisions regarding patient care.
          • Strong time management and prioritization skills.
          • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
          • Experience with procedures training process for specialties: urinary cauterizations, suctioning.
          • Leadership experience preferred (will take on rotating charge nurse duties after a year).
          • Works effectively in a collaborative environment.
          • Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
          • Able to float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.
          • Possesses a passion for learning.(EOE DFW)7/22/17Job:Nursing - ClinicalPrimary Location:Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital CampusDepartment:2 NORTH-2100-620000Job Status:Part Time with Benefits

Keywords: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Fort Lauderdale , RN- Medical Surgical /Observation (Part Time, Night shift), Healthcare , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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