Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
"Practice of professional nursing" means the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) The observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care; health teaching and counseling of the ill, injured, or infirm; and the promotion of wellness, maintenance of health, and prevention of illness of others. (b) The administration of medications and treatments as prescribed or authorized by a duly licensed practitioner authorized by the laws of this state to prescribe such medications and treatments. (c) The supervision and teaching of other personnel in the theory and performance of any of the acts.
The Registered Nurse implements the patient care delivery model for the patient and their family.
Utilize policies, procedures, guidelines, and reliable methods to make clinical practice decisions.
Independently develop, implement, evaluate, and modify clinical practice matching formal knowledge with critical thinking and nursing skills.
Collect and interpret complex patient data with clinical events to make clinical decisions to meet individual patient and family needs.
Recognize and respond to the dynamic situation while sorting out extraneous detail and exercises clinical judgment based on an immediate grasp of the whole picture for the patient population of the assigned clinical area.
Engage in multidisciplinary collaboration, proactively seek expert consultation, and delegate to other clinicians, as appropriate, while using evidence-based guidelines.
Demonstrate knowledge seeking behaviors and identify clinical questions. Seek advice, resources, and/or education opportunities to improve patient care.
Participate in the research process and implement changes in practice based upon the evidence.
Create a safe, compassionate, supportive, and therapeutic environment for patients, family, and Associates.
Promote comfort and healing and prevent unnecessary suffering with vigilance, engagement, and responsiveness.
Develop professional and trusting relationships that facilitate patient/family coping while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Response to Diversity
Recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences into the provision of patient and family centered care, including cultural, spiritual, gender/gender identity, lifestyle, race, ethnicity, linguistic, socioeconomic status, age, developmental, and values.
Demonstrate effective methods of communication as required to meet the patient and family health care literacy needs.
Preserve and protect the confidentiality, autonomy, dignity, and rights of patient and families,
Acknowledge and adapt to the organizational culture and healthcare environment.
Advocacy/ Moral Agency
Advocate on behalf of patients, families, and Associates while promoting adherence to the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.
Act as resource for patients and families working towards resolution of ethical and moral issues. Initiate ethics consult when appropriate.
Serve as a moral agent in identifying and help to resolve ethical and clinical concerns within and outside the clinical setting.
Work with patients, families, and Associates in a way that respectfully promotes each person's contributions toward developing and achieving optimal patient and family goals across the continuum.
Participate in team meetings and discussions regarding patient care and/or practice issues.
Involve intra- and inter-professional work with colleagues and community.
Participate in nursing/hospital governance, councils, committees, ad hoc teams and/or initiatives to improve clinical practice and patient care outcomes.
Utilize appropriate resources to plan and provide nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially responsible.
Develop, integrate, and apply strategies across the continuum of care that are driven by the unique needs and strengths of the patient and family.
Contribute to the development and revision of standards of care policies and procedures.
Facilitation of Learning
Identify areas of educational needs and facilitate formal and informal learning for patients, families, Associates, and the community.
Assess patients and family's readiness to learn.
Utilize patient teaching plans that incorporate evidence based practice and evaluate effectiveness.
Seek out a mentor to facilitate individual professional growth.
Serve as a mentor, coach, preceptor, based upon unit needs and individual preferences and/or abilities.
Active Florida or multi-state RN license, required
National certification in area of clinical specialty (preferred)
Minimum of six months of RN experience required, experience in pediatric specialty area, preferred
Following courses must be completed prior to employment start date
Valid American Heart Association BLS; must be valid for 90 days post start date.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.