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RN - Transport - NICU New

Orlando, FL


Hiring Company

Florida Hospital for Children

Positions Available

Full Time

Position Description

RN - Transport - NICU - Florida Hospital for Children 

Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire a NICU/PEDS Transport RN who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Florida Hospital for Children Profile

Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children’s health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children.

Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We’re also Central Florida’s only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.

Department Profile
As a Transport Team member at Magnet designated Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children you'll grow and thrive in a large, dynamic environment while playing an essential part in improving the lives of infants and children. You'll become part of a team of experts in neonatal and pediatric transports, learn to guide transport practice using standard operating procedures and work with an interdisciplinary team. Our staff consists of Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) Registered Nurses (RN) and Paramedics (EMT-P). Our team hold advanced specialty certifications such as Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS), Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C), Certifications in Neonatal Specialty (C-NIC), Critical Care specialty (CCRN), and Transport specialty (C-NPT). Our department contributes to the treatment of patients at every level from outlying hospitals, Children’s Emergency Center, and intensive care units. You can also participate in patient-driven protocols, clinical research, diagnostic testing, and multidisciplinary care teams.

Job Summary
Practices in accordance with philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards of Disney Children’s Hospital; functions within the guidelines of the protocols for the transport program that are reviewed and agreed on by the Medical Director and Administrative Nurse Manager of the Neonatal Unit. Functions include the identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of emergency care for acutely ill neonates in collaboration with the Medical team for the Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated for identification and management of problems, including, but not limited to, umbilical line placement, peripheral or central venous access, endotracheal tube placement, needle aspiration, chest tube placement, and interpretation of laboratory and radiographic data.
  • Also important is the need to provide family-centered care, including psychosocial support, education, and transfer planning in conjunction with referral staff.
  • Maintains effective communication with referral staff and families.
  • Educates referrer staff trough informal teaching and planned educational conferences.
  • Initiates and participates in educational, research, professional and organizational activities that contribute to improving patient care, the transport program operation, and the individual’s own professional development.
  • Practices in accordance with the Florida State Nurse Practice Act, professional nursing standards ant eh American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses.

Knowledge Skills, Education & Experience Required

  • Basic Life Support
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Requires a minimum of 3 years of Neonatal Intensive care experience.
  • Neonatal Transport Course (required within 1 year of position)
  • BSN preferred

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required

  • Florida State Licensure as a registered Nurse

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
  • Performs properly and legibly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with department policy. 
  • Obtains or delegates the obtaining of a nursing history. Evaluates for age-appropriate behavior motor skills and physiological norms of the patient. Completes the admission assessment, including pain screening. Assesses for signs of abuse or neglect.
  • Practices autonomously in accordance with professional nursing standards. Demonstrates the ability to assess, interpret and report diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition. Identifies the need for patient teaching and is responsible for utilizing each opportunity for teaching patients and families on a planned or spontaneous basis.
  • Able to identify individualized plan of care. Serves in a leadership role in collaborating and coordinating patient care activities among the interdisciplinary patient care team. Identifies needs and develops/modifies plan of care. Interprets and verifies physician orders correctly. Evaluates patients’ developmental level, identifies increased physical/emotional dependency needs and evaluates availability of support system consistent with the age of the patient served.
  • Performs treatments and administers medications according to policy and procedure. Functions appropriately in clinical emergencies. Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations
  • Completes all follow-up assessments and evaluations. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions and medications. Investigates questionable situations.
  • Responsible and accountable for participation in quality and performance improvement activities with the goal to improve patient outcomes. Utilizes research and evidence based practice to improve patient care and nursing practice. Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed. Participates in unit/service line budgeting processes to ensure a cost effective, quality focused environment. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. 
  • Exhibits desire to learn and upgrade nursing skills. Responsible and accountable for serving in a teaching role for peers. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.

Work Hours/Shifts
Full Time: Days; 7A-7P

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Children Transport RN opportunity with Florida Hospital for Children and apply online today.

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