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RN Respiratory Unit (Full Time, Night Shift, Weekends) - Med Surg

Company: Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Location: Miami
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

RN Respiratory Unit (Full Time, Night Shift, Weekends)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.

Minimum Job Requirements

* CPR: Healthcare Provider.

* RN licensure within the State of Florida.

* PALS certification completion within 2 years in this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Nursing Care Functions

* 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.

Patient Family Communication

* 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.


* 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.

* Career Development: National certified preferably within 5 years of hire.

* BSN Degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.

* 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.


Keywords: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Miami , RN Respiratory Unit (Full Time, Night Shift, Weekends) - Med Surg, Healthcare , Miami, Florida

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