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Registered Nurse Med/Surg FT Nights

Req #: 17010614
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
Job Category: Nursing
Organization: FH Connerton LTAC

Description
Work Hours/Shift
FT, Nights
 
Florida Hospital Connerton
 
At Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care, we deliver meaningful care by getting to know our patients and their families. Our 50-bed hospital is designed to serve individuals who have medically complex illnesses requiring additional weeks of specialized hospital care.
 
The unique care environment of a long-term acute-care hospital means that our patients and their visitors will spend more time with us than at other hospitals. For that reason, we've designed our hospital to be a comfortable environment. Our specially trained staff are not only experts in providing advanced care, but also have friendly, compassionate personalities that help ease the stress that can be associated with long-term illnesses. The 48,000-square foot, one-story Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area.
 
You will be responsible for:
  • Communicates with courtesy when interacting with internal or external customers – in person or on the telephone.
  • Demonstrates respect for co-workers and develops positive working relationships with other departments.
  • Participates in hourly rounding for outcomes using the AIDET technique.
  • Incorporates Caring Model behaviors and culturally competent care into daily practice.
  • Demonstrates organizational commitment standards and values.
  • Adheres to organizational standards for dress and professional appearance.
  • Demonstrates collaboration and teamwork in managing patient flow-i.e. promotes timely patient placement by following hospital policy for patient admission, discharge and transfer.
  • Participates in peer interviewing and peer review process.
  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost and impact on practice in the delivery of nursing services.
  • Collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health/situation and unit specific data for process improvement initiatives including: initial patient assessment within expected timeframe, initiates consults as indicated from database collection, identifies patient/family teaching and discharge planning needs.
  • Identifies expected outcomes for the plan of care individualized to the patient or situation and for unit specific PI outcomes.  Participation in identification of unit specific PI outcomes.
  • The patient’s plan of care is developed, individualized and prioritized daily in collaboration with the patient, family and health team members that is sensitive to the patient’s cultural and spiritual needs and to attain expected outcomes.
  • Implements the identified plans for patients and unit specific process improvement with appropriate nursing interventions and physicians orders in an accurate, timely manner and documents intervention according to hospital policy. Documentation meets criteria for core measure, charges, PI improvement, and all quality/regulatory standards as measured by chart audits.  Coordinates implementation of the plan of care through leadership and delegation appropriate to skill level including but not limited to: LPNs, NTs, CNAs, Unit Secretaries, RTs, PTs. Educates patient/family based on assessed learning needs.
  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of expected patient outcomes and unit specific process improvement outcomes daily with patient, family and health team members.
  • Maintains safe practice by demonstrating unit specific clinical competency and demonstrating compliance with all regulatory standards.
  • Ensures safe and effective handoff communications and documentation of such between care givers.
  • Demonstrates safe practice in the administration of medications.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to pain management by alleviating and reducing pain to level acceptable to patient.
  • Integrates ethical decision making into daily nursing practice.
  • Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice.
  • Acts as a patient advocate.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience.
  • Integrates population specific standards when planning care.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional and personal growth-i.e. completes all mandatory educational requirements, maintains unit based certification, attends 75% of unit staff meeting, participants in clinical ladder will have additional expectations in this role.
Qualifications
What will you need:
  • Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, AND
  • Valid AHA Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements.
  • Graduate of an accredited school of Nursing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. (Preferred)
  • Experience in a specialty area(s). (Preferred)

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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