Delivers high quality customer service and thrives in a collaborative fast-paced, multidisciplinary approach to total patient care. Works under the direction of a Registered Nurse and within the scope of practice with the Florida Board of Nursing Practice Act. Responsible for delivering routine patient care for newborns through adolescents in a family centered care environment.
Job Specific Duties
Completes nursing pain assessment, pain reassessments, and vitals within appropriate timeframe. Communicates with RN to provide updates on nursing interventions, and pertinent information.
Assists with collecting specimens, transporting specimens to laboratory, obtaining medication from pharmacy, performing EKG, performing CPR, and assisting in various procedures as needed.
Provides point of care testing with documentation of results in the EMR to include: RSV, Flu, Strep, Pregnancy Tests, I stat - glucose, Occult blood.
Actively supports patient by transporting to all areas within the hospital for procedures and admissions. Provides support to the RN to manage flow of patients efficiently during the shift.
Administers appropriate medications and assists with IV Therapy.
Completes bedside hand off communication at shift change, transfers, and patient reassignments.
Provides discharge planning paperwork including school notes and participates in patient and family teaching.
Documents nursing interventions and patient response in a timely manner according to departmental procedures in the Electronic Health record.
Responsible for restocking of supplies. Assists with room preparation and turnover.
Promotes an “error free” working environment by consistently providing high-quality safe care as prompted.
Works to meet/exceed department standards & achieve hospital-wide CEI/SEI standards by completing documents in a timely manner, & being accountable to regulatory requirements of accrediting agencies.
Provides continuous supervision, observation of behavioral health patients,and adheres to non-violent crisis intervention strategies (CPI).
Minimum Job Requirements
LPN - Licensed Practical Nurse LPN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS Maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CPI - Crisis Prevention Institute required within one year in the position
PALS - American Heart Association PALS Maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years in the position
BACKGRD - Level II Background Check Maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
ACLS within 1 year in the position and in good standing throughout employment preferred
Nursing experience in a pediatrics hospital is preferred
Successfully completed 30-hours post-graduate course on IV Therapy strongly preferred
Strong customer service, problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong time management skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to navigate and effectively utilize electronic patient care record
Performs accurate calculations for medication administration
Ability to perform the duties in accordance with the Nurse Practice Care Act, ANA Code of Ethics and
Standards of Practice and Performance
Able to work collaboratively and follow the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Leader
Dedicated to providing excellent customer service and meeting customer expectations
Nursing - Clinical
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.