Location: Orlando, Florida
Nemours is seeking Registered Nurses (NICU) FULL-TIME, 7P-7A to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida. Click Here to take a virtual tour.
Tuition Reimbursement - up to $5,250 Annually
$3,000 Employee Referral Bonus
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
"Practice of professional nursing" means the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) The observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm; and the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others.
(b) The administration of medications and treatments as prescribed or authorized by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the laws of this state to prescribe such medications and treatments.
(c) The supervision and teaching of other personnel in the theory and performance of any of the acts.
The Registered Nurse implements the patient care delivery model for the patient and their family.
- Utilize policies, procedures, guidelines, and reliable methods to make clinical practice decisions.
- Independently develop, implement, evaluate, and modify clinical practice matching formal knowledge with critical thinking and nursing skills.
- Collect and interpret complex patient data with clinical events to make clinical decisions to meet individual patient and family needs.
- Recognize and respond to the dynamic situation while sorting out extraneous detail and exercises clinical judgment based on an immediate grasp of the whole picture for the patient population of the assigned clinical area.
- Engage in multidisciplinary collaboration, proactively seek expert consultation, and delegate to other clinicians, as appropriate, while using evidence-based guidelines.
- Demonstrate knowledge seeking behaviors and identify clinical questions. Seek advice, resources, and/or education opportunities to improve patient care.
- Participate in the research process and implement changes in practice based upon the evidence.
- Create a safe, compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients, family, and Associates.
- Promote comfort and healing and prevent unnecessary suffering with vigilance, engagement, and responsiveness.
- Develop professional and trusting relationships that facilitate patient/family coping while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Response to Diversity
- Recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences into the provision of patient and family centered care, including cultural, spiritual, gender/gender identity, lifestyle, race, ethnicity, linguistic, socioeconomic status, age, developmental, and values.
- Demonstrate effective methods of communication as required to meet the patient and family health care literacy needs.
- Preserve and protect the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity, and rights of patient and families,
- Acknowledge and adapt to the organizational culture and healthcare environment.
Advocacy/ Moral Agency
- Advocate on behalf of patients, families, and Associates while promoting adherence to the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
- Act as resource for patients and families working towards resolution of ethical and moral issues. Initiate ethics consult when appropriate.
- Serve as a moral agent in identifying and help to resolve ethical and clinical concerns within and outside the clinical setting.
- Work with patients, families, and Associates in a way that respectfully promotes each person's contributions toward developing and achieving optimal patient and family goals across the continuum.
- Participate in team meetings and discussions regarding patient care and/or practice issues.
- Involve intra- and inter-professional work with colleagues and community.
- Participate in nursing/hospital governance, councils, committees, ad hoc teams and/or initiatives to improve clinical practice and patient care outcomes.
- Utilize appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
- Develop, integrate, and apply strategies across the continuum of care that are driven by the unique needs and strengths of the patient and family.
- Contribute to the development and revision of standards of care policies and procedures.
Facilitation of Learning
- Identify areas of educational needs and facilitate formal and informal learning for patients, families, Associates, and the community.
- Assess patients and family's readiness to learn.
- Utilize patient teaching plans that incorporate evidence based practice and evaluate effectiveness.
- Seek out a mentor to facilitate individual professional growth.
- Serve as a mentor, coach, preceptor, based upon unit needs and individual preferences and/or abilities.
- Operates hemodynamic/physiologic recording, digital cineangiographic and electrophysiologic equipment.
- Performs and interprets hemodynamic waveforms. Operates complex physiologic recording computer system including routine programs for diagnostic procedures and special measurement programs for interventional procedures. Maintains storage and retrieval systems for all records.
- Maintains proper performance of physiologic recording equipment and biplane digital angiographic equipment. Recognizes and trouble shoots problems with equipment.
- Prepares surgical trays, instruments, contrast media, room and patient for scheduled procedures. Assists the physician during diagnostic and interventional procedures, EP studies, pacemaker implantation and related procedures in the CICU and OR
- With the approval of the Medical Director, Chief of Cardiology and Administrator, develops policies and procedures for quality control of physiologic recording processes, digital recording processes and record storage and retrieval systems. Monitors quality control indicators.
- Provides age and developmental appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
- Maintains clinical competency in all aspects of cardiac catheterization and provides direct patient care as needed.
- Provides safe and appropriate nursing care.
- Recognizes and identifies own learning needs and responsibility for continual development. Strives to increase knowledge through independent study.
- Assesses own strengths and weaknesses, identifies goals for professional growth and strives to meet these goals.
- Participates in quality improvement activities to enhance patient care.
- Provides age and developmental appropriate care to infants, children and adults.
- Retrieves narcotic keys from Pixis and performs narcotic count
- ASN required
- Active Florida or multi-state RN license, required
- National certification in area of clinical specialty (preferred)
- Minimum of 6 months of RN experience required, experience in pediatric specialty area, preferred
Following must be obtained prior to employment start date
- Valid American Heart Association BLS Certification; must be valid for 90 days post start date.
- Valid American Heart Association NRP