Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, safe patient environment and assists with patient care activities such as taking vital signs, feeding, bathing and daily living activities. Collaborates with the healthcare team and provides compassionate and empathic family-centered care for the patients and families. Works under the supervision of a RN and in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures.
Minimum Job Requirements
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or EMT license within the states of Florida - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) required prior to the start of Clinical Orientation in Psychiatry (within 3 months of hire date) - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
American Heart Association BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
Level II Background Check and Affidavit of Good Moral Character.
Psychiatric requirements per policy.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Assists patients with activities of daily living to include bathing, personal hygiene, nutrition and comfort measures, changing bed linens, and diapers.
Performs vital signs, heights, weights, head circumference & other measurements and records the results in the Electronic Health Record according to nursing and hospital policies & procedures.
Informs RN of pertinent information and/or communications all significant changes in patient condition or behavior.
Recognizes accepted priorities for care needs and takes direction for re-prioritizing from the RN.
Restock supplies such as gloves, gowns, linen, medical equipment, assists with room preparation and turnover.
Identifies the needs of the patient and provide necessary supplies accordingly.
Proactively identifies opportunities for improvement and promotes/practices cost containment.
Ensures clean and maintains patient rooms and nursing station at all times.
Provides encouragement, support and comfort to patients and family members.
Assists with transporting patients for special procedures.
Performs other assigned tasks to promote efficient practice operation and contribute to the provision of quality patient care.
Greets and welcomes patients, families and visitors. Communicates information regarding MCH services and delivers excellent and timely service and support.
Provides continuous supervision, observation of behavioral health patients, and adheres to non-violent crisis intervention strategies.
Floats to the Psychiatry department and perfoms 1:1 with Behavioral patients and utilizes the nursing units survial guide when assigned and supports the unit's assignment.
High school education or equivalent preferred
Strong problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and collaborates in a team environment.
Strong time management skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in a healthcare environment is preferred.
Ability to effectively work in a collaborative environment and follow the direction of the Registered Nurse and/or Nursing Leader.
Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking and service excellence in practice.
Nursing- Support (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.