RN – Transport – Hybrid (Peds/NICU) – Florida Hospital for Children
Florida Hospital for Children seeks to hire a Hybrid 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 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.
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.
Full Time: Days; 7A-7P
Practices in accordance with philosophy, policies, procedures and standards of Florida Hospital for Children; functions within the guidelines of the protocols for the transport program that are reviewed and agreed upon by the Neonatal and Pediatric Medical Director and Transport Manager Functions include the identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation of emergency care for acutely ill neonatal and pediatric patients in collaboration with the Medical team for the receiving neonatal or pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Knowledge Skills, Education & Experience Required
Ability to effectively deliver patient care while in transport via the confined spaces and unique environment of motor vehicle and rotor wing aircraft.
A minimum of two years of RN experience which includes 2,000 hours of Neonatal ICU nursing experience. (per Florida State Rule 64J)
A minimum of 2,000 hours of combined Pediatric or Pediatric Emergency Department nursing experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirement
Current valid State of Florida license as a Registered Nurse
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Back-up team members will maintain the above requirements.
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.
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. Utilizes 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.
Identifies 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 levels, 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 policies and procedures. Functions appropriately in clinical emergencies. Follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) isolation guidelines, appropriately uses 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.
Participates 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. Completes accurate documentation within the timeframe set by unit policy 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. Serves in a teaching role for peers. Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of both the department and the Children’s Hospital.
Successfully completes appropriate transport training regimen as directed by the Departments of Flight Medicine and/or Respiratory Care; proficiently completes the requisite number of supervised orientation transports.
Provides 15-minute response time for all transports providing a safe and stable transport for patients.
Ensures transport supplies and equipment are restocked and functional.
May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of Florida Hospital non-waived Point of Care training.
Attends annual Flight Safety lecture.
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, peripheral arterial blood gas collection, endotracheal tube and laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placement, needle thoracentesis, chest tube placement, interpretation of laboratory and radiographic data, and intraosseous needle insertion.
Providing family-centered care, including psychosocial support, education, and transfer planning in conjunction with referral staff.
Maintaining effective communication with referral staff and families.
Participating in educating staff from referring facilities through informal teaching and planned educational classes and/or conferences.
Initiating and participating in educational, research, professional and organizational activities that contribute to improving patient care, the Transport program operation, and the individual’s own professional development.
Practicing in accordance with the Florida State Nurse Practice Act, professional nursing standards and the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses.
Maintaining a flexible schedule to meet department needs.
The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.
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.