RN Medical-Surgical Neurology (Full Time, Day Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 22849
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 and family centered care for Pediatric Med-Surg/Neurological Unit.
Job Specific Duties
Ensures completion of patient admission, history, assessment, & pain reassessment. Accurately prepares & completes the discharge planning process as per department and hospital policies & procedures.
Conducts handoff with oncoming RN utilizing SBAR; documents in Cerner. Conducts assessments and notes.
Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care (i.e. high risk of falls) in collaboration with other disciplines and services 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.
Utilizes electronic innovations to provide efficient patient care. Attends to patient call lights in a manner that promotes patient safety per hospital policy.
Accountable for reporting critical values to the physicians within 30 minutes and documents clinician notification in Cerner.
Completes all nursing multi-system assessment that includes: head to toe, vitals, dressing changes, applies protective skin barrier, suction, feeding, bathing and repositioning.
Ensures proper and safe wound care as required by Wound Care Policy and Procedures.
Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record.
Communicates and documents critical lab results (performed on Flood) per hospital policy and procedures.
Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input. Communicates any patient and family concerns to physician.
Educates family on plan of care, skin care, medication administration/side effects and purpose of medication, falls avoidance, and seizure precautions.
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.
Assesses all body systems, ensures safe efficient care, absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls,prevention of central line infections, ouch-free procedural pain, and pain reduction.
Minimum Job Requirements
Registered Nurse within the State of Florida - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
American Heart Association BLS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
American Heart Association PALS required within 1 years of hire - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Knowledge, Skills, and 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.
Experience with Neurology/Neurosurgery 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.
Works effectively in a collaborative environment.
Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
Floats to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.
Possesses passion for learning.
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.