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RN Med-Surg - Observation - Psychiatry (Pool/Per Diem, Day Shift)

Miami, Florida

By becoming a nurse at Nicklaus Children’s, you will be responsible for the planning and delivery of patient and family centered care that meets the quality of standards at our Magnet designated hospital. We are looking for a nurse to provide compassion and knowledge every day.

Position Type: Pool

Shift Schedule: Days

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  • We are there through all stages of health and life, both physically and mentally.
  • We believe in inspiring hope and promoting lifelong health.
  • We are a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey.
  • We are guided by the CREATE (collaboration, responsibility, empowerment, advocacy, transformation, empathy) values and behaviors.

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


Part-time and full-time employees receive the same benefits package.

Continuing Education

Encouraging and assisting with online and physical coursework

Professional Development

Course assistance, opportunities for teaching community education and more

Tuition Reimbursement

Options included for professional degree, leadership, technical courses and certificate training programs

Compensation & Success Sharing Programs

Nursing Step Program – Magnet Clinical Ladder

Benefits Package

Healthcare, Dental, PTO, Life Insurance


Job ID 23083 Date posted 06/22/2022


Job Summary

Responsible for the planning and delivery of care utilizing nursing processes: assessment, implementation, and evaluation. Oversees the plan of care, utilizes effective problem solving strategies, and applies evidence based practice. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director. Provides compassionate and family center care for the patients admitted under observation status in 2 North and patients admitted to Inpatient Psychiatry.

Job Specific Duties

  • Ensures completion of patient admission, history, and assessment. Performs mental health assessment in Psychiatry. Accurately prepares and completes discharge planning as per policies & procedures. 
  • Conducts handoff with oncoming RN utilizing SBAR; documents in Cerner. 
  • Plans, implements, and documents the plan of care (i.e. high risk of fall) in collaboration with other disciplines to assure safe and efficient care. 
  • Obtains parental consent for every medication administered in Psychiatry, per policy. 
  • Provides nursing care that includes: IV site monitoring, suctioning, specimen collection, g- tube care, and assists medical team with specific procedures. 
  • Follows physician’s orders and administers medication. Adheres to six rights of medication administration. 
  • Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning rounds as appropriate and fosters a Family Centered Care environment. 
  • Accountable for reporting critical values to the physicians within 30 minutes and documents a clinician notification in Cerner. 
  • Completes all nursing multi-system assessment to include: head to toe, vitals, dressing changes, applies protective skin barrier, suction, feeding, bathing and repositioning. 
  • Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation (within 24 hours) in the patient’s electronic health record. 
  • Communicates and documents critical lab results per hospital policy and procedures. 
  • Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input. Communicates any patient and family concerns to physician. 
  • Educates family on emergency CPR, reflux precaution, plan of care, skin care, falls prevention, medication administration/side effects, and purpose of medication.
  • Promotes an “error free” working environment by consistently providing high-quality safe care as per hospital policies. 
  • Responsible for providing a safe environment for co-workers by placing isolation/precaution signs (droplet, contact, or airborne) on door. 
  • Responsible for indicating allergies for patients via Cerner and placing bracelet on patient. 
  • Creates incident reports for IV infiltrates, near misses, malfunction of machine on patients, and/or falls, documenting the situation. 
  • Ensures appropriate restraint orders, use, documentation, and monitoring as required by Sedation policy and procedure. 
  • Communicates with patient and family on additional resources available to the patient. 
  • Ensures voluntary consents and/or baker acts are up to date and in good standing. 
  • Coordinates all assignments and tasks for Behavior Health Techs. 
  • Educates families regarding new diagnosis and provides treatment plan. 


Minimum Job Requirements

  • RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) – maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association BLS - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • American Heart Association PALS required within 2 years of hire - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment 
  • Successfully complete Crisis Prevention Intervention Program certification prior to the start of Clinical Orientation in Psychiatry (within 30 days of hire)- maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
  • Level II Background Check and Affidavit of Good Moral Character

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • BSN degree or currently enrolled in a BSN degree program
  • Career Development: National certification Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) preferably within 2 -5 years of hire
  • 1 year RN experience in a medical surgical environment for infants preferred
  • Previous experience with diverse cultures and belief systems around health issues is preferred
  • Possess proficiency in computers and Electronic Health Record (EHR) preferred
  • Analyzes and interprets data; utilizes information to make decisions regarding patient care
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with procedural training process for specialties: urinary cauterizations, suctioning
  • Leadership experience preferred (will take on rotating charge nurse duties after a year)
  • Able to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Abiity to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice
  • Able to float to various nursing units while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service
  • Possesses a passion for learning

Job :

Nursing - Clinical

Primary Location :

Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department :

2 NORTH-2100-620000

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