RN Specialty - Interventional Radiology (Full Time, Day Shift)
Nicklaus Children’s Health System
Location: Miami, Florida
Internal Number: 20701
Accountable for the coordination of the Interventional Radiology specialty which includes fiscal responsibility and specified activities within service. Provides leadership for the provision of quality patient care in accordance with the hospital's mission, goals and philosophy.
Job Specific Duties
Functions as clinical expert/role model for the Interventional Radiology department, identifying clinical and communication issues.
Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team in daily care planning, as appropriate, and fosters a Family Centered Care Environment. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team to improve workflow processes to positively impact the patient and family experience.
Responds and provides direction in planning, organizing, delegating and coordinating unit related activities, including fiscal responsibility, as well as specialty service activities.
Conducts all training for new employees, serves as a preceptor for service line and assesses employee skills and competencies.
Promotes a safe "error free" working environment by consistently performing thorough hand-offs and infection prevention measures.
Provides nursing care that includes IV site monitoring, specimen collection, and assists medical team with specific procedures. Provides ongoing assessment of the patient, utilizing the knowledge of age specific criteria and chief complaint.
Performs skin & structural assessment, takes measures to accommodate patient, and ensures safe care while ensuring no medication errors. Performs falls risk assessment & takes appropriate steps.
Initiates intravenous access and places urinary catheters as per hospital policy.
Ensures completion of surgical documentation requirements (consent, labs, H&P, patient history, etc.). Completes process accurately as per Universal Protocol and hospital policies and procedures.
Coordinates and ensures accuracy of physician preference cards in an effort to expedite all surgeries and build upon physician satisfaction.
Follows physician’s orders, administers, and reconstitutes medications when needed. Prepares all medication required for surgical field as determined by the procedure. Adheres to six rights of medication administration per medication administration policy.
Ensures and monitors set up and maintenance of sterile field, performs all reconciliation, and counts of instruments per retained surgical site policy.
Coordinates utilization of antibiotics per protocol and according the physician preference cards.
Remains with the patient during emergence and extubation. Assists Anesthesia team as needed.
Transports the patient to recovery room and completes the SOAR checklist for the procedure with transition of care performed with a hand-off to the PACU RN.
Ensures advanced directives, secures blood consents, documents time-out procedures, ensures the correct site/side is marked, (when applicable) & admins antibiotics as per Universal Protocol.
Accesses electronic health record (EMR) and performs charge reconciliation according to hospital policy.
Communicates and documents critical lab results per hospital policy and procedures.
Communicates with patients and families to review plan of care and solicits input and communicate any patient and family concerns to physician. Provides procedure/discharge instructions and documents in EMR.
Accountable to optimize first case starts to prevent delay of patient care as per departmental goal, ensured by making confirmation calls, coordinating surgery times, and equipment and personnel availability.
Coordinates with Scheduling department for follow-up appointments, scheduling of add-on patients, and ensuring schedule is appropriate to optimize patient experience. Confirms appointment 1-3 days prior to procedure and obtains medical, sedation & procedure history, and current medications.
Performs post-procedure follow-up call with patient/family and report to Interventional Radiologist any concerns. Maintains post-procedure Pathology Log to ensure timely follow up by the Radiologist and referring physician.
Minimum Job Requirements
RN - Registered Nurse RN Licensure within the State of Florida or Multi-State Enhanced Nursing License Compact (eNLC) - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
CPR BLS -American Heart Association BLS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment
PALS - American Heart Association PALS maintain active and in good standing throughout employment within 2 years
2-4 years RN experience in OR, Cath Lab, Surgical Services, or ICU setting
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
BSN degree or currently enrolled in BSN program
Pediatric Nursing experience in Critical Care/OR/Emergency Room setting is preferred
Career Development: National certified preferably within 5 years of hire
Ability to be on-call as needed
Proficient in Microsoft Office preferred
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely fashion with attention to detail
Demonstrate strong time management, critical thinking, verbal and written communication skills
Able to maintain dignity and confidentiality of the patient and serve as a patient advocate
Nursing - Clinical
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.