North Florida Regional (NFRMC) is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care , oncology , orthopedics , neurosciences , minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery , weight loss surgery and treatment , women's health and wound therapy , among other services. A proven leader, NFRMC is fully accredited, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission in four consecutive years, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction™ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its High-Performing Gynecology Program in 2010.
The Orthopedic-Medical/Surgical unit consists of 47 beds located on the 7 th floor at North Florida Regional Medical Center. We are proud to serve a diverse patient population consisting of 60% Orthopedic and 40% Medical/Surgical patients. Our specialty focus includes patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, fractures and fracture repairs, osteomyelitis and minor trauma. We collaborate with nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip, knee, ankle and shoulder surgeries to assist patients achieve their maximum mobility and independence. The medical / surgical patients we care for have a wide variety of medical/surgical diagnoses ranging from minor to complex including, but not limited to: cardiac, respiratory, gastroenterology, renal disease, neuro, endocrine, behavioral health, infectious disease and the general surgery patient. Our multidisciplinary care team works together to coordinate individualized care and optimize patient outcomes through evidence based practice and exceptional care.
The Orthopedic-Med/Surg team is committed to the highest standards of nursing practice and clinical excellence for the optimal care of our patients. As we continue our journey to excellence; many nurses on our team are nationally certified by the Orthopedic Nurse Certification Board or actively in the process of becoming certified. Our unit was the first at NFRMC to be recognized for reaching the 2 year ZERO CLABSI milestone and the first to achieve the 1 year CA-UTI Free milestone.
As a member of our Ortho family, you will find many exciting opportunities for your own professional growth and development. Our unit is unique due to the wide variety of patients we serve allowing you to develop and expand your critical thinking and clinical skills. Fast paced, with the highest volume of patient days and the shortest length of stay for 2017; leading to enhanced time management, organization and prioritization of care. Active in shared governance and professional development; the 2018 NFRMC Professional Practice and Professional Development Councils are each chaired by Ortho nurses. We also offer flexible scheduling to support our team in work-life balance and/or the pursuit of additional education.
We are a close family that works together to provide the highest standard of care with utmost compassion and teamwork in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment. Whether this is the beginning, middle or twilight of your nursing career - our team is AMAZING!
If you are committed to Making a Difference for your Patients - this team is for YOU!
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
• Associate Degree, Diploma in Nursing, or BSN required
• State of Florida RN License required
• BLS - AHA Healthcare Provider
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:
• 1-3 Years Acute care experience preferred
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:
• Reads and writes Basic English with the basic skills necessary to transcribe physician's orders
• Knowledge of universal precautions
• Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs
• Basic computer skills
• Basic arrhythmia test recognition - have upon hire or within 30 days of hire with a 90% passing score