Our Orthopedics unit is a 30 bed, challenging, fast-paced unit with the mission to promote a culture of wellness and functional recovery, by improving the health of the patients receiving a total knee/hip arthroplasty and spine surgery through safe, evidence based, quality healthcare services in a caring atmosphere. As a part of level one trauma center, we also receive orthopedic trauma patients such as MVC multi-trauma patients, hip fractures, gunshot wounds and various hand injuries.
Our Orthopedic unit will transition to being located in the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute that is scheduled for construction completion Summer 2023. OHJOI will include up to 75 inpatient rooms, 20 operating suites, 5 internationally virtually connected operating suites that can be used to train our Orlando Health Orthopedic residents and surgeons around the world.
Our Orthopedic team fosters a culture of safety and an environment of teamwork, effective communication, and positive attitudes while we work to exceed our customer's expectations and provide them with the highest quality, compassionate care possible. Staffing is based on synergy and acuity with a goal ratio of
6:1 for nurses and nursing assistants in the care team model.
Scheduling is done through Kronos, an online self-scheduling system, in 6-week blocks. Each team member is expected to work approximately 50% of the weekends during each schedule period. Orientation is individualized and modified to meet the needs of each new team member. All new hires attend a weeklong hospital orientation their first week. Graduate nurse orientation is usually an additional 10
weeks, experienced nurse orientation is an additional 6 weeks, and nursing assistant orientation is an additional 2-3 weeks.
- 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).