Responsible for providing clinical leadership, utilizes effective problem solving strategies, and applies evidence based practice to improve patient care. Oversee and optimize the flow of department and provide exceptional patient care in a fast-paced environment.
Minimum Job Requirements
Bachelor's Degree BSN required
RN - Registered Nurse RN licensure in the State of Florida in good standing prior to expiration throughout employment
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program In good standing prior to expiration throughout employment
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS Maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
2-4 years Adult/pediatric RN experience in an acute healthcare environment
Previous experience as a nursing unit Charge Nurse or Leadership
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
NICU or ICU experience preferred.
Career Development: National Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) preferred.
Proficient with computers, EMR, and Microsoft Office experience preferred.
Strong customer service, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, and conflict resolution skills.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to positively influence, hold self, and others accountable.
Ability to effectively be the liaison with physicians and physician teams.
Ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team and lead a team to achieve business results.
Ability to provide direction, coaching, and mentor staff and redirect unacceptable behaviors.
Job Specific Duties
Ensures achievement of target quality indicators for CEI (falls, bundles, central line infusion, unplanned extubations, etc.). Proactively monitors and implements systems to achieve and surpass CEI/goals.
Identifies and manages lean processes in department overseen by director.
Reviews documentation for code blues to ensure specific hospital policy and standards are adhered to within 24 hours of event.
Monitors and investigates medication discrepancies to ensure medication administration practices are being followed per the medication administration processes.
Reviews incident reports, implement a plan of action, and monitors results to drive efficiencies in clinical and operational excellence.
Oversees and supervises daily operations and staffing; edits and reacts to unplanned events and challenges while assuring quality service and patient directed care.
Reviews schedules, uses flex options, and proactively aligns the schedule with volume/census fluctuation, collaborates with nursing, and monitors on an ongoing basis.
Accountable to conduct patient rounding to ensure patient and family satisfaction and maintain SEI targets level. Proactively takes action to correct any inefficiencies in processes and problem solve with key findings.
Ensures patient and family satisfaction by assuring involvement in problems solving with the multi-disciplinary team; meets/exceeds SEI indicators for physicians and families.
Ensures department meets/exceeds and sustains Service & Clinical Index scores and metrics; conducts huddles and communicates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers (HCAHPS) results.
Provides timely mentoring and coaching to clinical staff and Care Assistants to ensure quality of nursing care, fosters staff empowerment, open communication, and leads & guides staff to build an engaged team.
Works collaboratively with all levels of the hospital interdisciplinary team with (Governance & Magnet) and promotes the team concept within the department and hospital wide.
Directly manages staff from hiring to employment separation while supervising staff through orientation, training, and annual reviews within established guidelines and scope.
Manages procedures including payroll, time/attendance, and progressive disciplinary action in a timely and accurate manner.
Monitor and evaluate staff competencies, regulatory requirements, credentials, and accuracy/completeness of paperwork.
Utilize performance improvement data to plan for staff development and continuing education. Responsible for and promotes and practices cost containment.
Nursing - Management
Primary Location :
Florida-Miami-Nicklaus Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus
Nicklaus Children’s Health System, is the region’s only healthcare system exclusively for children. In addition to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and a growing number of outpatient centers located throughout the tri-county area, the health system includes Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; a management services organization, and an ambulatory surgery center. Our vision is to be where the children are. Ultimately, this means being there through all stages of health and life, both physically and emotionally. To be a trusted partner to children and their families, not only in times of illness, but throughout their life journey. Our mission is to inspire hope and promote lifelong health by providing the best care to every child.