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RN- Respiratory Unit (Full Time, Day shift) at Miami Children's

RN- Respiratory Unit (Full Time, Day shift)

Miami Children's Miami, FL (Onsite) Full-Time
Job Summary

Provides specialty nursing care for patients with a variety of Medical/Surgical, Respiratory disorders, and observation status. Assesses, implements, evaluates, and oversees the patient's plan of care and fosters a team-based collaborative multidisciplinary approach. Provides compassionate patient and family centered care and has a passion for learning, 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.

Job Specific Duties

* Completes all nursing multi-system assessment including Neurological & Respiratory, head to toe, vitals, oxygen saturation, breath sounds, dressing changes & repositioning patient.
* Reviews patient admission, obtains patient's medical history, and accurately completes the admission per hospital policy.
* Prepares patient for transfer, communicates patient's condition, history and progress to receiving Nurse.
* Assists medical team w/procedures such as tracheostomy suctioning, monitor's chest tubes, IVs, ventilator settings, specimen collection & promptly responds to medical equipment.
* Communicates the patient's progress including critical findings, changes in the patients' condition with 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 assure safe and efficient care.
* Prepares discharge planning and accurately completes the process department and hospital policies and procedures.
* Follows physician's orders and administers medications as directed. Adheres to the six rights of medication administration.
* Provides patient information and effectively completes the hand off process at shift change and patient reassignments.
* Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate and fosters a Family Centered Care environment.
* Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient's electronic health record.
* Educates patients and their family on illness/injury including post treatment home care such as disease, medication, treatments, pain, discharge, and safety. Document in Electronic Health Record.
* Promotes an "error free" working environment by consistently performing thorough hand-offs and infection prevention measures.
* Assesses all body systems, ensures safe, effective, efficient care delivery with emphasis on the absence of medication errors, avoidance of falls, ouch-free procedural pain & reduction of pain.
* Provides patient information and effectively completes the hand off process at shift change and patient reassignments.

Minimum Job Requirements

* 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
* American Heart Association BLS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
* American Heart Association PALS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* BSN Degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.
* Career Development: National certified preferably within 5 years of hire.
* Strong problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong time management skills.
* Effective verbal and written communication skills.
* Computer literate.
* Nursing experience in a Pediatric healthcare setting is preferred
* Works effectively in a collaborative environment.
* Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking and service excellence in practice.
* Analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care.
* Floats to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.
* On-call assignment per department and hospital policy.

Recommended Skills

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (Acls)
  • Analytical
  • Basic Life Support
  • Certified Nurse Practitioner
  • Chest Tubes
  • Clinical Works
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