RN Med/Surg Orthopedics (Gainesville, FL)

Job Description:

Location:

Gainesville, FL

Salary:

60000

PLS DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE ALREADY APPLIED WITH THE HOSPITAL DIRECTLY.
RN – ORTHOPEDIC-MED/SURG

Job Summary
The Orthopedic-Medical/Surgical unit consists of 47 beds located on the 7th 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 the Center 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 the Center 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.

Qualifications
Current license as a RN
Current certification as a BLS Healthcare Provider
Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing
1+ Years of experience as a RN in an Acute Care setting required

Customer service abilities including effective listening skills. Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment. Ability to perform work that requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, moving, lifting of patients and/or equipment up to 50 pounds.

The Regional Medical Center 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, senior care, women's health and wound therapy, among other services.

A proven leader, the Medical Center is fully accredited, is certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction (tm) Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery, and earned an "A" on the Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade survey.

The Regional Medical Center is part of the Healthcare organization which is a leading healthcare provider with over 31.2 million patient encounters a year at locations in 21 states including the UK. We care about our community! The Healthcare organization has been continually named one of Ethisphere’s most ethical company’s in the world since 2010. In 2018, the organization spent an estimated $3.3 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

General Comments
Additional Information:
• 1 year of Short Term Acute care experience / LTAC
• Ortho exp is a plus
• 60% ortho 40% M/S general overflow
• 1:5 ratio
• 47 beds
• Days and Nights shifts open (7-7) no call/ rotating weekends
Personality and culture fit are very important!

Salary: 2 years $25- $27 (5 y)- $30 (10 y)- $36 MAX (20 years)
• Night shift diff 4.25
• Weekend diff $3
• No relo/ Offering a $10k sign on bonus for all FT RN’s with 1+ year of direct acute care experience (They must have one year acute care (hospital experience), no LTC or outpatient. It can be anytime in their career)