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RN Respiratory Unit (Full Time, Night Shift)

Nicklaus Children's Health System
Miami, FL 33128
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Job Summary

Provides specialty nursing care for patients with a variety of Medical/Surgical, Respiratory disorders, and observation status. Assesses, implements, evaluates, and oversees the patients plan of care and fosters a team-based collaborative multidisciplinary approach. Provides compassionate patient and family centered care and has a passion for learning, thrives in a fast-paced environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • CPR: Healthcare Provider.

  • RN licensure within the State of Florida.

  • PALS certification completion within 2 years in this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Nursing Care Functions

  • Completes all nursing multi-system assessment including Neurological & Respiratory, head to toe, vitals, oxygen saturation, breath sounds, dressing changes & repositioning patient.

  • Reviews patient admission, obtains patients medical history, and accurately completes the admission per hospital policy.

  • Prepares patient for transfer, communicates patients condition, history and progress to receiving Nurse.

  • Assists medical team w/procedures such as tracheostomy suctioning, monitors chest tubes, IVs, ventilator settings, specimen collection & promptly responds to medical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Prepares discharge planning and accurately completes the process department and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Follows physicians orders and administers medications as directed. Adheres to the six rights of medication administration.

  • Provides patient information and effectively completes the hand off process at shift change and patient reassignments.

  • Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate and fosters a Family Centered Care environment.


  • Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation in the patients electronic health record.

Patient Family Communication

  • Educates patients and their family on illness/injury including post treatment home care such as disease, medication, treatments, pain, discharge, and safety. Document in Electronic Health Record.


  • Promotes an "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, ouch-free procedural pain & reduction of pain.

  • Provides patient information and effectively completes the hand off process at shift change and patient reassignments.


  • Strong problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and strong time management skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Computer literate.

  • Career Development: National certified preferably within 5 years of hire.

  • BSN Degree or currently enrolled in BSN program.

  • Nursing experience in a Pediatric healthcare setting is preferred.

  • Works effectively in a collaborative environment.

  • Ability to apply principles of evidenced-based practice, analytical thinking and service excellence in practice.

  • Analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care.

  • Floats to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.

  • On-call assignment per department and hospital policy.


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Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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