Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Supports and upholds the Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Manager/Director.
Minimum Job Requirements
RN - Registered Nurse within the State of Florida - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
CPR BLS - American Heart Association (AHA) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
PALS - American Heart Association (AHA) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years
Job Specific Duties:
Communicates the patient's progress including critical findings and changes in the patients' condition to the physician and/or disciplines involved in the care of the child.
Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care in collaboration with the other disciplines and services to ensure safe, efficient care, and facilitate patient flow.
Provides ongoing assessment of the patient, utilizing the knowledge of age specific criteria and chief complaint. Engages in patient/parent teaching before, during, and after the procedure
Maintains dignity and confidentiality of the patient and serves as a patient advocate.
Prepares and plans for patients with a sedation/anesthesia history, reviews patient's medical records, prior medications administered, reactions to sedation/anesthesia and all pertinent information.
Anticipates and prepares for complications arising from sedation medications/procedures.
Evaluates patient's response to sedation/anesthesia, monitors and recovers the patient according to the hospital policy, and communicates findings to other team members as needed.
Confirms appointment 1-3 days prior to procedure and obtains medical, sedation & procedure history, and current medications. Provides procedure/discharge instructions and documents in (EMR).
Independently accesses patient EMR according to hospital policy. Completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient's EMR.
Obtains consents as needed for procedures.
Provides education and documents on patient/family teachings on health related needs (disease, medications, treatments, pain, discharge, safety, nutrition, skin care).
Follows physician's orders and administers medications as directed. Adheres to the Six Rights of Medication Administration.
Promotes a safe "error free" working environment by consistently performing thorough hand-offs and infection prevention measures.
Initiates intravenous access and places urinary catheters as per hospital policy.
Assesses all body systems, ensures safe, effective, efficient care delivery with emphasis on the absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls from surface, and reduction of pain.
Ensures safe, effective, efficient care delivery with emphasis on an absence of infections, secure of Endotracheal tubes when applicable, and observance of skin integrity to prevent skin breakdown.
BSN degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.
PACU or Sedation training is preferred.
Career Development: National certified preferably within 5 years of hire.
Ability to be on-call as needed.
Pediatric Nursing experience in Critical Care/OR/Emergency Room setting is preferred.
Proficient in Microsoft Office preferred.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely fashion with attention to detail.
Demonstrate strong time management, critical thinking, verbal, and written communication skills.