Specialty Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) specializing in the treatment of seriously ill, medically complex patients that require hospitalization for longer periods of time, with an average stay of 3-4 weeks. This provides necessary time to focus on a patient's recovery to their fullest potential, and is one of the factors that distinguish Specialty Hospital from short acute care hospitals. This fully-licensed and accredited hospital is the only one of its kind in Jacksonville, and one of approximately 460 such hospitals nationwide. Specialty Hospital offers specialized, interdisciplinary, compassionate programs in a medical environment that integrates healing and recovery through four main programs of excellence: Cardiopulmonary Program - ventilator and/or tracheostomy weaning and complications of chronic lung disease; Wound Management Program - decubitus, circulatory, and diabetic ulcers, and non-healing surgical wounds; Infectious Disease Program - treatment of multiple infectious disease processes; and Complex Medical/Rehabilitative Program - provide intensive medical management.
The Registered Nurse (RN)
is responsible for the delivery of quality patient care utilizing the nursing process. The quality of care given will be in keeping with the philosophy and objectives of the hospital and the Department of Nursing and will maintain and support the standards of nursing care and practice in order to meet the health care needs of patients, their families and the community.
The Registered Nurse (RN)
is responsible for the direct and indirect nursing care of his/her assigned patients. He/she is also responsible for the supervision of assigned personnel, and delegates and coordinates all nursing care provided throughout the hospital. The Registered Nurse is responsible for meeting all standards associated with performance, nursing practice and nursing care.
The position requires intimate knowledge of both department and hospital policies and procedures relevant to the delivery of nursing care. Interpretive skills, frequent interactive and consultative associations with other disciplines, along with management, and supervisory skills are inherent to the position. The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in a written, auditory, or visual fashion is essential. The primary method to express or exchange ideas is through the spoken word. Written, verbal, and manual dexterity skills are required for the position.
- Patient Assessment/Documentation - The Nurse provides and documents patient care based on the nursing process in compliance with hospital policies and procedures. Plans, delegates and coordinates the nursing care of assigned patients. Utilizes basic physical and psychosocial assessment skills to identify actual nursing diagnosis/clinical problems based on assessment of patient and unique age specific needs.
- Patient Rights - The Nurse will work to support and protect the rights of each patient served, treats each patient with dignity and care, and maintains patient confidentiality/privacy.
- Patient Safety - The Nurse Demonstrates commitment to patient safety initiatives including patient falls, medication safety, National Patient Safety Goals, critical value reporting, and administration of blood products.
- Patient/Family Education - The Nurse provides appropriate patient/family education, per department and hospital policy and procedures.
- A graduate of an accredited school of nursing is required
- An active Registered Nurse (RN) License issued by the state of Florida is required
- An American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider is required
- Must obtain American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Health Care Provider within 1 year of employment with Specialty Hospital
- Minimum of 2 years of healthcare experience is preferred