RN- Minor Procedure Suite (Full Time, Day shift) - #242269

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Date: 05/04/2021 17:00 PM

City: Davie, Florida

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

RN- Minor Procedure Suite (Full Time, Day shift) -19945


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 and has passion for learning, provides compassionate and family centered care for Minor Procedure Suite patients

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • RN licensure within the State of Florida in good standing and throughout employment.
  • CPR: Healthcare Provider – must maintain active and in good standing throughout employment.
  • PALS within two years of hire and in good standing prior to expiration and throughout employment.


Essential Job Duties:

Nursing Care Functions:

  • Supports the Service Recovery Program. Ensures that his/her behaviormeets/exceeds acceptable Service scores as measured by the Service Index.
  • Completes all nursing multi-system assessmentsthat include head to toe, vitals, pain management, falls risk assessment, postanesthetic scores, and airway management.
  • Ensures completion of patient pre-admission/admissionhistory and prepares and accurately completes the discharge planningprocess accurately as per department and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Communicates and documents the patient’s progress including critical findings, changes in patient’s condition with thephysician or disciplines involved in the care of the patient.
  • Implements and documents the plan of care incollaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safe andefficient care.
  • Provides nursing care that includes IV site monitoring, specimen collection, and assists surgical team with specific procedures.
  • Follows physician’s orders, administers andreconstitutes medications when needed.Adheres to six rights of medication administration per medicationadministration policy.
  • Ensures proper and safe sedation administrationto patients and monitors recovery as per the PACU Policy and Procedure.
  • Cross trained to provide safe patient care inPre-Op, Intra-Op, PACU 1, and PACU 2.
  • Leads turnover between cases with Care Assistantsto provide safe and clean environment of care.
  • Ensures advanced directives, secures blood consents, documents time-out procedures, and ensures the correct site/sideis marked (when applicable per Universal Protocol Policy)
  • Greets family and patient, transports patientinto OR. Acts as liaison to updatefamily with procedure progress to ensure top tier patient and familysatisfaction (SEI index)
  • Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team indaily care planning, as appropriate, and fosters a Family Centered CareEnvironment.
  • Remains with the patient during emergence andextubation and assists Anesthesia team as needed.
  • Transports the patient to recovery room andcompletes the SOAR checklist for the procedure with transition of careperformed with a hand-off to the PACU RN.
  • Plans, implements, and documents the plan of carein collaboration with the other disciplines and services to assure safeand efficient care.
  • Performs reassessments as per policy and whenthere is a change in the plan of care or when an intervention is performed.


  • Accesses electronic health record independently according to hospital policy and completes accurate and timely documentation in the patient’s electronic health record.
  • Communicates and documents critical lab results per hospital policy and procedures.
  • Ensures all surgical procedure documentation is obtained (i.e.; labs, consents, advance directives, custody documentation) in a timely and accurate manner.

Patient Family Communication:

  • Educates patients and families about the medical procedure, diagnosis, and discharge instructions.
  • Communicates with patients and families to reviewplan of care and solicits input. Communicateany patient and family concerns to physician.
  • Collaborates and rounds with a multi-disciplinaryteam in daily care planning rounds, as appropriate, and fosters a FamilyCentered Care Environment.
  • Provides education and documents onpatient/family teachings on health related needs (i.e. disease,medications, treatments, pain, discharge, safety, nutrition, skin care, etc.)
  • Communicates and documents critical lab results per hospital policy and procedures.

Quality and Safety:

  • Promotes an “error free” working environment by consistently providing high-quality safe care as prompted (as perUniversal Protocol Policy).
  • Assesses all body systems, ensures safeeffective, and efficient care delivery with emphasis on the absence ofmedication errors, avoidance of falls & reduction of pain post-op.
  • Provides patient information and effectivelycompletes the hand off process during patient reassignments as per SOARdocument.
  • Responsible for proper PPE indication and use.
  • Accountable to optimize first case starts toprevent delay of patient care per departmental goals.
  • Actively participates in hospital-wide committeesand unit based committees on turnover or first case starts and utilizeslean processes.
  • Performs skin & structural assessment, takes measuresto accommodate patient & ensures safe care while ensuring nomedication errors. Performs falls risk assessment & takes appropriatesteps.
  • Accountable to ensure the proper steps are followed in the processing of Gastro Intestinal scopes per departmental policy/protocolwhich meets infection control standards.
  • Meets or exceeds unit standards in achieving CEItandards; completes documentation in a timely manner & accountable toregulatory requirements of the DNV, CMS, DOH & other agencies
  • Promotes safety by actively practicing time-out. Documenting all implants and bloodtransfusion products per the Surgical Services Policy on bloodtransfusions, implants, and time-out procedures.

Common Duties:

  • Maintains accountability to ensure compliance thru timely completion of licensures, certifications, competencies, health requirements (PPD, N95, Flu), initial competencies & education requirements.
  • Maintains professional accountability & timekeeping expectations as outlined by policy and complying with attendance guidelines & procedures. Ensures behavior is compliant with standards.


  • BSNdegree preferred or currentlyenrolled in BSN program (requiring proof) within 6 months of hire.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience as a RN preferred.
  • Career Development: National Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) and/or certification equivalent within 5 years of hire preferred.
  • Possesses proficiency in computers and EMR preferred.
  • Able to analyze and interpret data and utilize the information to make judgments regarding patient care
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to positively influence, hold self, and others accountable.
  • Able to work effectively in collaborative environment.
  • Ability to apply principles of evidence-based practice, analytical thinking, and service excellence in practice.
  • Able to float within Surgical Services while maintaining the delivery of clinical excellence and high quality service.
  • Coverage for on-call assignments per departmental and hospital policy.


:Nursing - Clinical

Primary Location

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



Job Status:Full Time

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