The University of Miami/UHealth Department of Pediatrics Pulmonary has an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse I. The incumbent will be responsible for assessing assigned patients and evaluates plans to include documentation of nursing care. Reports symptoms and changes in patients' condition and vital signs. Modifies patient treatment plans as indicated by patients' responses, conditions and physician orders. Reviews, evaluates and reports diagnostic tests to assess patient's condition. Consults with physicians and other healthcare professionals related to assigned patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans. Prepares patients for, and assists with examinations, procedures and treatments. Considers patient age and culture during patient treatments and provides any needed information regarding treatment plan. Nurtures a compassionate environment by providing psychological support. Performs appropriate patient tests and safely administers medications within the scope of practice. Administers and maintains accurate records related to medications and treatments as per regulatory bodies, policies, procedures and physician orders. Communicates plan of care in a timely manner to patient and family, as well as the appropriate team members, ensuring compliance with all regulatory guidelines (i.e. HIPAA). Uses best practices for transition of patient care. Uses available resources to assist in discharge planning. Plans, prioritizes, and adjusts assignments to accomplish goals and render superior patient care; seeks assistance when needed. Adapts to changing work demands and environment. Safely operates medical equipment. Serves as a preceptor and assists new staff in the provision of care in order to help them acclimate to the healthcare environment, and a direct patient care role. Provides concise and constructive feedback when needed. Adheres to University and unit-level policies, procedures, and safeguards University assets.
Department Specific Functions
o Competent in computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Etc.), including experience in registries and databases
o Clinical experience in direct patient care
o Experience with a pediatric population with chronic severe disease
o Managing insurance approvals
o Approval and administration of Synagis
o Role in coordinating patient referrals and prior authorizations
o Need to regularly attend conference and mentoring programs
o Helping set up Asthma Center, including assuming role as asthma educator after taking the respective course
o 2 years experience working with patients with CF and CF team or experience as a clinic coordinator (preferred).
o Strong leadership skills
o Good organizational skills
o Strong communication skills
o Self-starter with initiative
o Values teamwork and capability to interact with multidisciplinary team
o Ability to problem-solve and work with a variety of view points
o Coordinates the CF Patient Registry
Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing, valid Florida Registered Nurse License; Basic Life Support Certification (BLS), ACLS. PALS. Minimum of two years working with patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Cystic Fibrosis team or experience as a clinic coordinator. Strong leadership and organizational skills. Strong communication skills and self-starter. Excellent patient experience skills; Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships; Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
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