Assesses, implements, evaluates, and oversees the plan of care for Pediatric Emergency and Level I Trauma patients utilizing a team-based collaborative multidisciplinary approach. Provides compassionate patient and family centered care, has a passion for learning, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing 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
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
PALS - American Heart Association PALS must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years
CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 1 year
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ACLS within 1 year of hire and in good standing throughout employment preferred
Nursing experience in a pediatric emergency room setting strongly preferred
Proficiency in computers and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) preferred
Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to positively influence, hold self and others accountable
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice
Able to provide coverage for on-call assignments per departmental and hospital policy
Job Specific Duties
Completes a comprehensive multi-system assessment that includes Cardiac, Respiratory and Neurological. Develops a plan of care and conducts reassessments.
Communicates patient's progress (critical findings & condition) with the physician and/or disciplines involved in care. Ensures accuracy through close loop communication with provider.
Provides care such as starting/monitoring IV's, specimen collection, POC testing, medication administration, and assists medical team with other procedures including sedation as required per policy.
Actively supports patient (1:1 care with critical patients) by transporting the patient to all areas within the hospital for procedures.
Completes bedside hand-off communication at shift change, transfers, and patient reassignments.
Reviews patient admission history, prepares and accurately completes the discharge planning with a focus on an accurate electronic discharge process.
Responds to codes and traumas as needed; documents and takes action according departmental protocols.
Ensures accurate completion of triage documentation including vital signs and patient history as per department and hospital policies and procedures.
Accesses Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and completes accurate and timely documentation including: radiology workflow, consents, and discharge documentation.
Communicates and documents critical lab results per hospital policy and procedures.
Completes rounding to provide comfort measures, pain assessment and/or reassessment. Plans and carries through on all needs for the patient and family.
Promotes an "error-free" working environment by consistently providing high-quality safe care as prompted.
Demonstrates and ensures proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) indication and use.
Meets or exceeds unit standards in achieving hospital-wide CEI/SEI. Completes documentation in a timely manner, & is accountable to regulatory requirements of the DNV & other accrediting agencies.
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.