Adventist Health System RN - Vascular Thoracic Transplant PCU - VTPCU (VCU) - Orlando in Orlando, Florida
Registered Nurse (RN) – VTICU/PCU – Vascular Thoracic ICU/PCU – Orlando
Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire an RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.
The 4th floor of the Ginsburg Tower is truly a unique unit. It is a Beacon Award Winning, 40 bed, post-surgical unit that specializes in the care of vascular surgeries, general surgeries, and abdominal transplant patients (kidney, pancreas and livers). 20 beds, known as the Vascular Care Unit (VCU), are designated PCU. The patient population here is predominately vascular. We see patients both pre-op and post op from surgeries such as fem-pop bypasses, carotid endarterectomies, and amputations. The remaining 20 beds are the Vascular Transplant ICU (VTICU). This area serves critically ill patients that have either had a vascular surgery, general abdominal surgery, or abdominal organ transplant (kidney, liver, pancreas). The VTICU is unique in that it uses a surgical intensivist-model, in which 2 of our unit’s dedicated general surgeons split their time between operating and facilitating multidisciplinary rounds. Having a designated unit intensivist allows for timely, high quality supportive care of the critically ill. Our nurses and physicians collaborate to provide excellent patient care and ensure optimal patient outcomes. We strongly believe in team work, professionalism, and extending the healing ministry of Christ. Our active and strong Nurse Practice Council work to engage the staff, and have an excellent working relationship with the Vascular & Transplant Surgeons.
3/12’s; 7a – 7p
*$10,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
The Registered Professional Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
Organizational and multi-tasking skills
Knowledge of nursing care methods and procedures
Ability to work as a Team player within a unit
Effective verbal and oral communication and problem-solving skills
EKG (based on patient population; see document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements
Professional certification (preferred)
ACLS, PALS, NRP (based on patient population; See document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
NURSING PROCESS: Completes timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual, and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Makes appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients actual or potential health conditions or needs. (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2012)
NURSING PROCESS: Based on the assessment and diagnosis, sets measurable and achievable short and long-range goals for the patient (ANA, 2012), assisting in the development and implementation of an individualized plan of care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluates and modifies plan of care as needed. Nursing practice reflects mutual goal setting and whole person care including meeting the needs of the mind, body and spirit. (King, 1995)
NURSING KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition, including, but not limited to lab results, non-invasive monitoring data and interdisciplinary team notes. Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to all diagnoses, procedures, medications, complications, and equipment associated with unit patient population.
PATIENT SAFETY: Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge, skill and adherence to all pertinent regulatory standards. Follows strict infection prevention precautions. Adheres to policy and procedure regarding all aspects of medication safety. Practice reflects importance of patient teaching and takes advantage of opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to carry it out in accordance with plan of care.
COMMUNICATION: Promotes an exceptional patient experience by abiding to compassion and image standards and fostering excellent nurse-patient relationships through effective/therapeutic communication with the patient, family, and visitors, including but not limited to and as applicable, hourly rounding. Exhibits ability to utilize appropriate techniques, verbiage, and resources in all interactions with the patient to their level of understanding. Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team by completing thorough hand off communication in all situations. Follows chain of command when appropriate.
DOCUMENTATION: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the recording and accessing of all patient information in electronic medical record according to policy and in real time. Performs appropriate and legible documentation, recording all procedures and assessments within established timeframes, and in accordance with standards of care, departmental policy and practice guidelines.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Abides by American Nurses Association Scope, Standards and Code of Ethics. Participates in practice changes, process improvement initiatives and completes all required education by the due date. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Exhibits desire to learn, teach, mentor and advance nursing skills.
RELIEF CHARGE NURSE (as applicable): Under the supervision of a manager, assumes authority of the daily operations of the unit/department and is the primary resource nurse for a specific shift. Manages staff accountability and adherence to regulatory requirements. The leadership responsibility includes but is not limited to facilitation of the team dynamics of patient care, patient experience and patient flow including managing staff assignments. Additional management responsibilities include effective conflict resolution, patient/staff rounding and communication, resource utilization, comprehensive hand off communication and completion of unit specific audits/checklists as required or assigned.
May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of Florida Hospital non-waived Point of Care training.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the RN opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.
Applicable experience required.
Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.
Full Time employment contract required.
Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
RN, Registered Nurse, Vascular Thoracic, ICU, PCU, Orlando, MSICU, Surgery
Primary Location: US-FL-Orlando
Position Location Orlando
Organization Florida Hospital
Job Level Staff / Associate
Education Level Associate's Degree
Job Posting Aug 10, 2018, 10:11:08 AM
Req ID: 261534