Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire a Pediatric Nurse Specialist 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 212 pediatric beds, 135 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 700+ 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.
Florida Hospital for Children, with greater than 200 beds, serves as a destination hospital for many specialties including neonatal care, pediatric cardiology, pediatric intensive care, renal and GI, and endocrine disorders, neurology, oncology, bone marrow transplant, cardiac intensive care, orthopedics, surgical care and medical diagnoses such as asthma.
We have over 135 highly skilled pediatric specialists who have dedicated their lives to helping children of all ages regain their health and maintain wellness. At their disposal are some of the most advanced technologies, therapies and treatments available. We lead the way, not only in our approach to healthcare, but in research as well, finding new methods for treating children so we can improve outcomes. Our Professional Practice Model is centered around patient and family centered care. The role of the Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist is to provide leadership and clinical expertise in the management and care for our pediatric patients primarily in the medical surgical area. Responsibilities include facilitating best practices to enhance outcomes, as well as to set nursing policy and standard operating procedures. We recently received our first Magnet redesignation and value the role of the CNS in leading nursing practice.
Full Time: Days, Monday – Friday; 8a-5p
*$10,000 Sign-on bonus and Relocation Allowance between $2,500 – $5,000 available for experienced external applicants
The Clinical Nurse Specialist is responsible for providing clinical expertise in his/her specialty area to optimize patient/family, nurse, and systems outcomes and:
Directly or indirectly plans, implements, and evaluates patient and family specific care appropriate to the complexity of the problems and resources of the system
Uses clinical inquiry to improve clinical practice and service outcomes
Assesses and evaluates care delivery models; implements changes based on outcome data
Develops education programs to improve patient outcomes and quality of care
Supports the practice of nursing through presentations, publications, research and involvement in professional organizations
Contributes within the institution to establish clinical best practice system processes
Coordinates with multiple disciplines to solve system issues
Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required
Advanced knowledge of nursing theory and practice in specialty
Skill in the use of specialized equipment used in respective area of practice
Ethical decision making and patient advocacy
BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certification (preferred)
Knowledge of learning principles for population served (preferred)
Certification is required for Clinical Nurse Specialist serving the Diabetes and/or Oncology populations. For other populations, certification is preferred
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
Supports complex patient care issues, identifies patients at risk for suboptimal outcomes and proposes a proactive plan of care. Coordinates and/or supports patient education programs and evaluates impact of patient education programs.
Interprets and/or establishes practice standards, policy and procedures, standards of care, protocols, and critical pathways. Monitors practice standards and evaluates impact on patient care.
Identifies problematic systems/ process issues, develops plans to improve, and monitors outcomes. Develops/implements process improvement and/or clinical best practice initiatives at the organizational and unit level.
Acts as a change agent, evaluates environment for change-readiness, and develops and implements plans for change. Monitors change driven outcomes.
Monitors and evaluates nursing practice. Identifies professional growth needs of the nursing staff. Implements and evaluates a plan to address nursing staff, growth, and development needs. Evaluates the impact of staff education on patient care.
Facilitates the development of nurse’s advocacy and moral agency through teaching, coaching, and role modeling. Seeks additional educational options that support his/hers clinical expertise in practice. Serves as a nursing leader through publications, research, consultation, presentation, or clinical practice.
Participates in patient care advocacy issues directed toward creating quality care.
Knowledgeable about current research and evidence based practices in area of expertise and recommends changes in practice as appropriate. Incorporates research findings into policies and procedures and standards of care. Conducts formal and /or informal research in areas identified by performance improvement, clinical issues and unit/hospital identified needs. Suggest areas of research and assist nurses who are involved in developing research projects/protocols. Participates with the Institutional Review Board and Nursing Research Council.
*Hiring Incentive Details:
RN must have at least 1 year of recent unit related experience
Must live outside 50 mile radius from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL
Rehires that are less than 12 months from separation date are NOT eligible
Full Time 18 month employment contract with hiring unit required (Candidates that leave Florida Hospital prior to completion of the contract owe back the full amount received. Transfers to other departments will forfeit any unpaid amounts.)
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to ...heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.