Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Supports and upholds the Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Manager/Director.
Minimum Job Requirements
- CPR: Healthcare Provider.
- Must complete competency assessment tool upon 6 months of hire date for a Critical Care setting.
- NRP certification required as per department within 1 year.
- RN licensure within the State of Florida.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Patient Care Rounds and Updates
- 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.
Clinical Assessments & Reassessments
- Completes all nursing assessment of patients. Performs reassessments as per policy, and when there is a change in the plan of care, or when an intervention is performed. Provides basic nursing care such as feeding, bathing, changing diapers, may start IV, suctioning and repositioning for neonates. Responds to medical equipment in a timely manner.
- Completes patient admission history and discharge planning thoroughly and accurately as per policy. Admission history will include spiritual needs, cultural, developmental, educational/learning needs, and psychosocial needs.
- 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
- Provides education and documents on patient/family teachings on health related needs (i.e. disease, medications, treatments, pain, discharge, safety, nutrition, skin care etc.).
- Follows physician’s orders and administers medications as directed. Adheres to the six rights of medication administration: right individual, right medication, right dose, right time, right route and right documentation.
- Promotes a safe "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 from surface, ouch-free procedural pain, reduction of pain, absence of blood borne infections and surgical site infections, secure of Endotracheal tubes when applicable per competency, observance of skin integrity for prevention of skin breakdown.
- Provides beside report and patient information at shift change
- Responsible for specimen collection
- Career Development: National certified preferably within 5 years of hire.
- BSN degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.
- Pediatric Nursing experience in an acute care setting is preferred.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely fashion with attention to detail.
- Demonstrate strong time management, critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills.