RN – Pediatric Cardiac ICU - Florida Hospital for Children
Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children's health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We're also Central Florida's only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.
Seeking a growth opportunity for your Nursing career? Come join our engaged Nursing team in our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. We are proud to be a designated Magnet hospital in the heart of Orlando, Florida. Our unit is specially designed to care for our most critically ill-patients and their families. Our Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is equipped with the latest technologies for monitoring and caring for children with heart defects. Our Cardiac nurses are provided additional education and training that includes working with ECMO patients and patients requiring highly complex cardiac surgeries. We provide on-going support and training on the unit. Our nursing team participates in our Shared Leadership structure where they are part of the decision-making process for changes that impact their practice.
3/12's; 7:00am – 7:00pm
*$10,000 Sign-on Bonus available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
The Pediatric Cardiac ICU RN/Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Specialist provides clinical expertise in their specialist area to optimize patient, family, nurse and team outcomes. This position assists with the direction of the ECMO daily operations and participates in direct patient care to optimize outcomes in a fiscally responsible manner. The RN supports the practice of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation delivery processes through direct care, presentations, collaborative practice, and knowledge of industry standards to establish clinical best practices. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Sound clinical judgment, decision-making and problem-solving skills. Ability to make decisions ethically and act as a patient advocate.
Understanding of ECMO equipment, products and systems. Ability to initiate and administer complex therapeutic interventions.
Ability to be accountable and committed to quality and safety. Ability to ensure security and confi- dentiality of patient health information (PHI).
Effective time-management skills within a high-stress environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor message to individuals and audiences throughout the institution. Effective teaching skills.
Ability to maintain effective relationships while remaining flexible to work with patients, families and all members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Ability to work independently while thriving in a setting requiring collaboration with the multidisci- plinary team.
Computer skills with ability to utilize MS Office Platform, particularly Outlook and Word. Ability to work effectively within electronic medical records (EMRs).
Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals, bylaws, regulations and instructions.
Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) OR Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science program
Three years of clinical experience in an acute Cardiac Intensive care setting within the last five years
Minimum of three years of ECMO experience
Bilingual (English required/Spanish preferred)
Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) or related healthcare field (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid State of Florida license as a Registered Nurse or Registered Respiratory Therapist
Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certifications
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
Utilizes clinical proficiency in the care of Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO.
Participates in timely documentation of comprehensive clinical assessments including assessment of clinical variables including, but not limited to, diagnostic testing and functional status, assessment of patient's response to the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) process.
Attends and participates in team, unit and campus meetings including hospital interdisciplinary rounds, discharge planning, and quality improvement programs with the ability to communicate with the clinical team in a professional and effective manner.
Applies assessment and evaluation process to diagnoses. Successfully delivers patient evaluations on ECMO without requiring support and instruction from others.
Utilizes unique knowledge regarding extracorporeal circulation and its effects on the body. Independently uses and documents effective planning, deliverance and evaluation of goal-focused, individualized safe age and culture-specific care for Neonatal and Pediatric patients.
Develops self and others. Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self and others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas related to the ECMO program through teaching, coaching and role modeling.
Exercises mastery in developing a plan of care that incorporates treatment interventions focused on meeting objective goals for ECMO patients. Develops and documents patient-focused short and long-term goals that are functional and measurable. Identifies the need for, and referral to, other services for patient and family as needed.
Functions within their license scope of practice in the critical care setting and performs any additional task as requested.
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 for Children and apply online today.
Applicable experience required.
Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.