Our Orthopedic Trauma unit is a 20 bed, challenging, fast-paced unit, which provides services to orthopedic trauma patients. Patient diagnoses commonly consist of falls, fractures, crush injuries, traumatic amputations, gunshot wounds, and motor vehicle accidents.
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-pair model.
Scheduling is done through Kronos, an online self-scheduling system, in 6-week blocks. Each team member is expected to work about 50% of the weekends during each schedule period. Weekends for dayshift are Saturday and Sunday, whereas weekends for nightshift are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Staff are assigned to holidays for the year and rotate bi-annually.
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 11 weeks, experienced nurse orientation is an additional 5 weeks, and nursing assistant orientation is an
additional 2-3 weeks.
- Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Must obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Florida or Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) within six (6) months of placement in this job.
- Maintains current BLS/Healthcare provider certification.
- Provides routine treatments and interventions consistent with the educational level and skills learned in the academic environment and demonstrated competency through Orlando Health.
- Performs advanced skills after achievement of demonstrated competencies such as: nasogastric tube irrigation, suctioning, and removal; wound irrigation; complex dressing change without packing of wounds; maintenance of enteral tube feeding (Dobhoff, Nasogastric, and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy); and tracheostomy care.
- Performs increase or continuous visual observation for Baker Act, behavioral health and suicide risk patients as assigned and utilizes the Safe Patient Room Environment Checklist with change of staff or transfer of care as part of handoff for Baker Act, behavioral health and suicide risk patients.
- Assists patients with hygiene, mobility, and nutritional needs.
- Maintains safety and security of patients, families, self and other members of the healthcare team.
- Assures patient privacy, rights and confidentiality.
- Follows standard precautions. Adheres to Hand Hygiene and PPE procedures.