Responsible 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 practices. 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 centered care for the Pediatric Infant Care Unit.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- RN licensure within the State of Florida - maintain active and in 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Location/Region: Miami, FL