RN Cardiac Neuro PCU East Orlando

Adventist Health System Orlando , FL 32801

Posted 6 months ago

RN Cardiac Neuro PCU East Orlando

Florida Hospital East Orlando seeks to hire a RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:

Florida Hospital East Orlando, a 293-bed full service community hospital that serves as one of Florida Hospital's seven satellite facilities, became part of the Florida Hospital system in 1990. At Florida Hospital, East Orlando, we strive to improve our patients' quality of life through a holistic approach to health care mind, body and spirit while remaining at the forefront of medical innovation. During the past ten years, we've invested more than $122 million in facility improvements to serve the growing community. Among the recent additions and openings, we have an expanded emergency room, a center for Medical Simulation and Education, a Children's Emergency Center, a Renovated Cancer Institute, and a new 40-bed inpatient nursing unit. The hospital is also home to the Florida Hospital Orthopedic Institute at East Orlando as well as a comprehensive urology program.

Department Profile:
2 West PCU is a 40 bed Neuro/Cardiac PCU unit, but also a multisystem PCU. This includes patients with strokes/TIAs, Seizures, CHF, AMI, Pacemakers, Loop Recorders, etc. We also care for patients with tracheostomy, chest tubes, End Stage Renal Diseases (ESRD), and other multisystem disorders. 2 West PCU received several awards including the Gold Stroke Awards, Grace Compassionate Awards, and several other awards pertaining to excellence in Patient Care Services. Also, several staff members on our unit received recognitions such as The Daisy Award and written recognitions from patients. We have RNs who are PCCN certified (Progressive Care Certified Nurse) a credential granted by AACN Certification Corporation and the goal is have 50-100% RNs certified. We have a Nurse Practice Council (NPC) which consists of a chair person, co-chair, secretary, time keeper, and several RN staff members. Shared governance is a way for nurses to have a voice and make improvements by utilizing evidence based practice. The NPC on 2 West PCU examines various processes on the unit and working on ways to improve these processes.

Work Hours/Shifts:

Full Time Days; Three 12 hour shifts; 7am to 7:00pm

  • $10,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)

Job Summary:

The Registered Professional Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures

  • Ability to work as a Team player within a unit

  • Effective verbal and oral communication and problem-solving skills

  • EKG (based on patient population; see document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements

  • For Radiology/Imaging, PALS required only for cost centers 4220,7211,6236

  • Professional certification (preferred)

  • ACLS, PALS, NRP (based on patient population; See document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (preferred)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program

  • NURSING PROCESS: Completes timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual, and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Makes appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients actual or potential health conditions or needs. (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2012)

  • NURSING PROCESS: Based on the assessment and diagnosis, sets measurable and achievable short and long-range goals for the patient (ANA, 2012), assisting in the development and implementation of an individualized plan of care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluates and modifies plan of care as needed. Nursing practice reflects mutual goal setting and whole person care including meeting the needs of the mind, body and spirit. (King, 1995)

  • NURSING KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition, including, but not limited to lab results, non-invasive monitoring data and interdisciplinary team notes. Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to all diagnoses, procedures, medications, complications, and equipment associated with unit patient population.

  • PATIENT SAFETY: Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge, skill and adherence to all pertinent regulatory standards. Follows strict infection prevention precautions. Adheres to policy and procedure regarding all aspects of medication safety. Practice reflects importance of patient teaching and takes advantage of opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to carry it out in accordance with plan of care.

  • COMMUNICATION: Promotes an exceptional patient experience by abiding to compassion and image standards and fostering excellent nurse-patient relationships through effective/therapeutic communication with the patient, family, and visitors, including but not limited to and as applicable, hourly rounding. Exhibits ability to utilize appropriate techniques, verbiage, and resources in all interactions with the patient to their level of understanding. Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team by completing thorough hand off communication in all situations. Follows chain of command when appropriate.

  • DOCUMENTATION: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the recording and accessing of all patient information in electronic medical record according to policy and in real time. Performs appropriate and legible documentation, recording all procedures and assessments within established timeframes, and in accordance with standards of care, departmental policy and practice guidelines.

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Abides by American Nurses Association Scope, Standards and Code of Ethics. Participates in practice changes, process improvement initiatives and completes all required education by the due date. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Exhibits desire to learn, teach, mentor and advance nursing skills.

  • RELIEF CHARGE NURSE (as applicable): Under the supervision of a manager, assumes authority of the daily operations of the unit/department and is the primary resource nurse for a specific shift. Manages staff accountability and adherence to regulatory requirements. The leadership responsibility includes but is not limited to facilitation of the team dynamics of patient care, patient experience and patient flow including managing staff assignments. Additional management responsibilities include effective conflict resolution, patient/staff rounding and communication, resource utilization, comprehensive hand off communication and completion of unit specific audits/checklists as required or assigned.

  • May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of Florida Hospital non-waived Point of Care training.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the RN opportunity with Florida Hospital East Orlando and apply online today.

  • Bonus Details:

  • Applicable experience required.

  • Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.

  • Full Time employment contract required.

  • Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.

Job Keywords:

Registered Nurse, RN, Nurse, Neuro Cardiac, East Orlando, PCU


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