7NBT Cardiac/Heart Failure (CPCU)is a Progressive Care Unit(PCU)with 32 private beds and physically located on 7N in the North Tower of Orlando Regional Medical Center. The operating hours are 24/7/365. The Cardiac/Heart Failure unit has been recognized as a top unit in patient experience. 7N CPCU provides specialized services to the heart failure, cardiac, and procedural patients. Patients admitted on 7N CPCU have diagnoses such as coronary artery disease requiring heart catheterization, valve disease, patients needing open heart surgery, cardiac arrhythmias requiring IV medications, electrophysiology studies, cardiac ablation, pacemaker/defibrillator implant, heart failure needing diuretics, as well as pulmonary hypertensive patients. The nurses work closely with the cardiology and leadership teams to ensure optimal patient care.
All new hires go through weeklong corporate orientation, which is 7:30a-4:30p. Nurses will have to do an additional week at New Hire Simulation Orientation Program (site requirement) and all will go through Ortho Essentials (unit requirement). We utilize the married state preceptorship model. Aim is to orient on both units due to staff rotating through both sides based on daily requirements. Graduate Nurses 10 weeks Experienced Nurses 6 weeks Nursing Assistant I & Student Nurse Interns 3 weeks Nursing Assistant II 2 weeks *Orientation is subject to change based on progress, biweekly check-ins and individualization of experience*
Scheduling Requirements 50% of weekends are required based on your status (variable full time, part time, pool) in a 6 week scheduling period. Holidays mandate is 1 major and 1 minor holiday. School schedule will be prioritized once it’s provided to leadership.
Administers patient care in an area in a hospital or inpatient/observation setting where an acute care patient receives active treatment for an injury, episode of illness, a medical condition, or post intervention with assessment.
Shift – Nights (12 Hours)
Location – Orlando Reginal Medical Center - 52 W. Underwood St., Orlando, FL 32806
Employment Type – Variable Full Time (Benefits Eligible)
- Assesses patient’s needs and develops/revises an individualized plan of care based on patient needs and responses. Evaluates the patient’s progress toward attaining expected outcomes.
- Respects diversity by building respectful relationships with all team members and customers.
- Functions as a patient and family advocate.
- Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned.
- Serves as a preceptor, charge nurse, unit educator, and/ or nurse clinician.
- Communicates and collaborates with medical staff and interdisciplinary team to effectively plan and manage the unit/department.
- Serves as a role model for staff and supports the hospital and nursing department’s goals and strategies.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assesses the data reflective of the patient’s status, and interprets the necessary information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs.
- Coordinates the care and delegates as appropriate to other team members on a defined group of patients.
Documents patient care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and consistent manner meeting all required and regulatory standards. This includes but is not limited to patient assessment, education, medication administration, treatments, and patient safety.
- Demonstrates competency in nursing skills and use of patient care/unit equipment as defined by unit/department-specific requisite skills.
- Prioritizes patient care in an ongoing manner in accordance with Evidence-Based Practice Standards of Care.
- Practices effective problem identification and resolution.
- Delegates tasks and duties to healthcare team members in accordance with the patient’s needs and the team member’s capabilities and qualifications.
- Communicates appropriate information regarding patient condition or unit concerns to other health care team members.
- Demonstrates caring practices by providing a compassionate and therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
- Demonstrates awareness of legal issues and patients’ rights.
- Collaborates with the education department and nursing leadership team to effectively transition and support new team members and/or students.
- Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
- Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
Other Related Functions
- The professional nurse contributes to the knowledge and skills of others, and the continuous improvement of the quality of health care practice and organizational outcomes.
- Participates and may lead unit level and/or organizational level committees of nursing practice and performance improvement.
- Participates in department and organizational peer review, mentoring, and coaching regarding professional practice or role performance.
- Practices efficient use of supplies and maintains a clean, safe, and organized work area.
- Attends staff development in-services, department meetings, and/or nursing committee meetings.
- Partners with the nursing leadership team to identify professional development needs.
- Assumes responsibility for one’s own professional development and continuing education.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
- Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
- Meets all mandatory, developmental, and performance competency requirements for Orlando Health and unit/department.
- Maintains current State of Florida RN license or valid eNLC multistate RN license.
- Maintains current BLS/Healthcare Provider certification.
- ACLS, NRP, PALS, TNCC are required for certain areas. NRP required for Neonatal Intensive care Unit (NICU).