Be a Child's Champion
APRN Pain Service (Full Time, Day Shift)NCPS-ANESTHESIOLOGY Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus Miami, Florida Requisition ID 21479
Responsible for demonstrating expert clinical practice based upon evidence-based information that focuses on preventing and minimizing acute/chronic/procedural-related pain. Serves as a consultant/leader/change agent for pain-related issues throughout NCHS. Provides formal/informal education of pain-related issues, including State regulations, to all levels of NCH providers, students, and community groups. Partners with patients and families to establish pain-related treatment goals and patient-specific multi-modal treatment plans. Collaborates as a member of the team through effective verbal and written communication methods
Minimum Job Requirements
- State of Florida APRN license - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
- American Heart Association (AHA) BLS - must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
- American Heart Association (AHA) PALS - must maintain active in good standing throughout employment.
- Successful completion of credentialing by NCHS Medical Administration required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- 5 years RN and/or APRN experience in a high acuity surgical services environment highly preferred.
- Career Development: Actively involved in the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. within 3 years of hire preferred.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills.
- Able to relate cooperatively and constructively with patients, families, and co-workers.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Ability to problem solve to formulate a plan of care and evaluate the patient's response to care.
- Ability to interpret, adapt, and react calmly under stressful conditions.
- Able to react quickly to new challenges (unanticipated events) and resolve issues and address requests in a timely fashion.
Job Specific Duties
- Ensures proper communication between healthcare providers and families. Serves as a patient advocate and provides family support/community resources.
- Reviews patient list (including new consults) to determine priority of care during rounding based upon patient response to treatment plan and new consults.
- Conducts pain rounds as often as necessary based on patient and plan of care.
- Formulates a differential pain diagnosis based upon the assessment, history, physical exam and findings of diagnostic testing.
- Models expert pain management practice to interdisciplinary team and patients.
- Participates in evidence-based patient care protocols and ensures that they are maintained, documented, and re-evaluated as needed.
- Completes clinical documentation (H&P, notes, results) accurately and in a timely manner of 24 hours.
- Performs procedures per competency checklist: epidural catheter removal, on-q-soaker catheter removal.
- Documents within the scope of practice, all electronic medical record (EMR) meaningful use required fields in an effort to optimize utilization.
- Identifies barriers to the effective provision of pain management (i.e. patient/family related, provider related, system related)
- Promotes pain management nursing through participation with American Society of Pain Management Nurses/APS listserv, Pediatric Pain listserve and ASPMN committees.
- Provides mentoring in precepting APRNS/ Medical Students/Residents; actively provides feedback and detailed description of areas.
- Attends & ensures active pain participation/representation at meetings: Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Medication Safety, Cancer Committee, Palliative Care & interdisciplinary patient-specific meetings.
- Ensures zero-based medication errors by efficiently & accurately ordering medication, following “Five Patient Rights of Medication Administration” & medication administration policies & standards.
- Accountable to follow all Infection Control standards and practices per hospital policy and procedures to ensure safe patient care.
- Ensures proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
- Accountable for influencing quality, competent patient care. Evaluates role performance according to professional practice standards, relevant statutes & regulations, and institutional guidelines.
- Provides education to patient/families on the continuing plan of care to include medications and side effects. Updates patient/families daily on Plan of Care (POC).
- Generates, collects, & integrates data from a wide variety of evidence-based sources in order to make clinical judgments & decisions about appropriate orders, procedures, referrals, & treatments.
- Develops and implements an individualized pain plan of care (including diagnostic testing) to meet the needs of patients with acute, procedural, chronic and complex pain syndromes
Job : Professional
Primary Location : Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Department : NCPS-ANESTHESIOLOGY-3100-455723
Joining a new organization can be daunting or overwhelming. But at Nicklaus, your colleagues make you feel welcomed. They taught me to celebrate our accomplishments and band together during challenging times. This is not easy to find in healthcare these days, so I’m grateful to have found an amazing place to work with people and leadership who have my well-being in mind.Lova Renee Brunson Manager Accreditation & Regulatory
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