Critical Care Nurse Transition Program (CCN-RN) – Surgical Transplant PCU – Orlando
March 12, 2018
Critical Care Nurse Transition Program (CCN-RN) – Surgical Transplant PCU – Orlando
Florida Hospital's Critical Care Nurse Transition Program (CCN-RN) – Surgical Transplant PCU is for the Experienced RN who is interested in transitioning into a Surgical Transplant PCU from another specialty. This 6-8-week program incorporates comprehensive body systems modules including anatomy and physiology, various body systems conditions, diagnostics, nursing care and treatment. This online approach provides the basic didactic critical care content with educational activities that is reinforced in clinical experience with a preceptor.
Full-time paid internship and nursing position
Blended didactic and precepted clinicals
Shift flexibility desired as shifts are not guaranteed
Two - year contract required
Acceptance Deadlines and Start Dates
Florida Hospital Profile
Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. Our commitment to providing unsurpassed health and wellness services has expanded to meet the increasing needs of our ever-growing population. As we've adapted with the changing times, our mission has remained a constant—to extend the healing ministry of Christ. Our heritage of whole person health—achieving wellness of the mind, body and spirit for our patients—is of paramount importance to each member of our exceptionally talented clinical staff.
The 2,286-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of eight hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for the past 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The fast paced abdominal transplant unit is the only dedicated 40-bed kidney, pancreas, and liver transplant unit at Florida Hospital. Our highly specialized PCU has 20 beds capable of intermediate care, hemodynamic monitoring, end tidal CO2 monitoring, and BIPAP. The interaction with patients undergoing or with history of transplant is unique in that these patients are the recipients of life saving gifts. The dynamic of the patient-nurse relationship is strengthened through this life-altering experience, and we strive to provide care as if we were caring for our own family. The atmosphere of the unit is that of a close-knit family who works seamlessly as a collaborative team with our supportive transplant physicians, nurse practitioners, and outpatient transplant coordinators.
Schedule will be determined based on department needs.
The Registered Nurse entering a training program is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age-specific groups. Utilizes the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department. Graduate nurses and experienced nurses entering a training program will be under the direct supervision of a preceptor for all principal duties and responsibilities during the training program with eventual transition to independent practice after successful training program completion. Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Effective verbal and oral communication and problem-solving skills
EKG competency testing
Graduate of a school of nursing
Minimum of six (6) months of experience
Bachelor's degree in Nursing (Preferred)
Minimum of 1 year of nursing experience (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
Professional certification (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork.
NURSING PROCESS: Completes timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual, and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Makes appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients actual or potential health conditions or needs. (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2012)
NURSING PROCESS Based on the assessment and diagnosis, sets measurable and achievable short and long-range goals for the patient (ANA, 2012), assisting in the development and implementation of an individualized plan of care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluates and modifies plan of care as needed. Nursing practice reflects mutual goal setting and whole person care including meeting the needs of the mind, body and spirit. (King, 1995)
NURSING KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition, including, but not limited to, lab results, non-invasive monitoring data and interdisciplinary team notes. Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to all diagnoses, procedures, medications, complications, and equipment associated with unit patient population.
PATIENT SAFETY: Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge, skill and adherence to all pertinent regulatory standards. Follows strict infection prevention precautions. Adheres to policy and procedure regarding all aspects of medication safety. Practice reflects importance of patient teaching and takes advantage of opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to carry it out in accordance with plan of care.
COMMUNICATION: Promotes an exceptional patient experience by abiding to compassion and image standards and fostering excellent nurse-patient relationships through effective/therapeutic communication with the patient, family, and visitors, including but not limited to and as applicable, hourly rounding. Exhibits ability to utilize appropriate techniques, verbiage, and resources in all interactions with the patient to their level of understanding. Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team by completing thorough hand-off communication in all situations. Follows chain of command when appropriate.
DOCUMENTATION: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the recording and accessing of all patient information in electronic medical record according to policy and in real time. Performs appropriate and legible documentation, recording all procedures and assessments within established timeframes, and in accordance with standards of care, departmental policy and practice guidelines.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Abides by American Nurses Association Scope, Standards and Code of Ethics. Participates in practice changes, process improvement initiatives and completes all required education by the due date. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department. Exhibits desire to learn, teach, mentor and advance nursing skills.
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.
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.
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 CCN-RN opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.
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.