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RN Bridge Program starts July 18, 2022 - Apply May 9th - 22rd Only!

Company: Miami Children's
Location: Miami
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Bridge RN Program- Starts July 18, 2022 and we are accepting application from May 9th though 22rd, 2022 ONLY! Due to the volume of interest and limited positions available in this program.

At Nicklaus Children's Hospital our mission is to provide the best care to every child. Our Bridge Program is specifically designed to support RNs with 6 months or less experience non-acute care experience (home health, school nursing, case management, etc.) transition to the acute pediatric RN role. Standardized onboarding programs are best practice and have been proven to decrease turnover, decrease medication errors, increase engagement and strengthen nursing knowledge and skills which support quality patient care. Nurses are given a thorough orientation through didactic curriculum, interactive online modules, simulation, and hands on training with their preceptors. The result is a gain of increased proficiency and clinical experience across multiple specialties.

The following are the requirements and process to follow in order to qualify for the Bridge Program.

* Must have an active RN license.


* BSN (or higher nursing degree) stongly preferred.


* Must have less than 6 months of RN experience in a non-acute care setting.



After completing the online application, qualified candidates will receive an invitation to complete a required video interview. The deadline to submit all videos is May 22,2022 by 5:00pm. Videos received after the deadline will not be considered.

Job Summary

The Bridge Program is a structured RN Program that provides a comprehensive new RN on-boarding experience in an acute care pediatric setting. Manages and directs nursing care activities, coordinates care planning, collaborates with the clinical and medical staff, and educates patients and their family members on the procedure in a compassionate patient and family centered care environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights.

Minimum Job Requirements

* Bachelor's in Nursing (BSN) degree is stongly preferred (current active NCHS employees/volunteers must complete BSN within 36 months of hire)
* 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 - required within 2 years of hire as specified by the department
* Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - required within 1 year of hire as specified by the department
* American Heart Association ACLS - required within 1 year of hire as specified by the department
* Less than 6 months RN experience in non-acute care environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* CPI (Crisis Intervention Training) is preferred.
* National certified preferably within 2 years of hire.
* Functions as an IV champions within 6 months of hire.
* Ability to work in an acute care setting, demonstrates 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.
* Participates and supports nursing research projects and/or authors/co-authors an evidence-based article within 2 years of hire.
* Works effectively in a collaborative environment.
* Flexible and has a passion for learning.
* Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
* Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care.
* Float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.
* Coverage for on-call assignments per department and hospital policy.

Job Specific Duties

* Completes all nursing multi-system assessment that includes head to toe, vitals, dressing changes, suction, feeding, bathing, and repositioning.
* Reviews patient admission history, prepares and accurately completes the discharge planning process as per department and hospital policies & procedures.
* 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.
* Provides nursing care that includes IV site monitoring and troubleshooting, specimen collection, and assists medical team with special procedures.
* Follows physician's orders and administers & reconstitutes medications directed. Adheres to the six rights of medication administration.
* 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. Completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient's electronic health record.
* Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input and communicates any patient and family concerns to physician.
* Educates patients and their family about disease processes, post treatment home care such as disease, medication, treatments, pain, discharge, and safety.
* Promotes an "error free" working environment by consistently providing high-quality, safe care as per hospital policies, conducts prevention rounding, & follows up on identified concerns promptly.
* 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.

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