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Florida Hospital Heartland

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center has provided faith-based, whole person care to the community for more than 65 years. That means we take into consideration the mind, body and spirit when designing each of our services and developing personalized treatment plans for patients. In addition to offering all-private rooms, our campus includes a comprehensive fitness center, community education center, and resource library to help community members achieve optimal health. We also house the area's largest hospital-based laboratory, radiology services, and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities.

Awards and Recognition

As a member of Adventist Health System, we have received the Gallup Great Workplace Award five years in a row for having one of the most engaged and best performing workforces in the world. We have also achieved HIMSS Level 6 for our electronic medical record adoption.

Community Description

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center is located in Sebring, a small, quiet city that has experienced steady growth during the past several years. Dozens of lakes and golf courses offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. If you have children, there are also 15 elementary and secondary schools in the area to choose from, including a Seventh-day Adventist academy that serves students in grades Pre-K to 12.

On the weekends, you can enjoy exploring other nearby cities, including Bradenton, Sarasota, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach. Each of these areas is located within a two-hour driving radius, and offers countless attractions, including


The performance of this position requires substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of psychological, biological, physical, and social sciences which include, but not limited to:

1. Performs assessments and determines the total nursing needs of assigned patients.

* Follows the principals of AIDET in all patient and family interactions.

* Assesses patient/family needs in relation to presenting problem, care needs, physical condition and learning needs.

* Performs head-to-toe assessment on all patients and reassessments as per policy.

* Identifies problems and or/or nursing diagnosis and plans for nursing interventions.

* Anticipates patient care problems and initiates corrective actions.

* Recognizes abnormal diagnostic laboratory data, drug levels, blood gas values, and radiologic data and knows the significance of each.

* Recognizes the patient's and family's perception of hospitalization and health status.

* Identifies the patient's learning needs and implement appropriate measures to meet them including the family in the process. Educates patient/families regarding new medications including effects and potential side effects.

2. Formulates a goal directed plan of care and develops appropriate nursing diagnosis based on needs specific to the standard of care and updates according to policy.

* Implements appropriate diagnosis specific interdisciplinary plan of care (IPOC).

* Coordinates patient care to assure diagnosis specific quality measures are met.

3. Accurately performs nursing actions to achieve patient care goals.

* Establishes priorities of patient care based on the needs of the patient.

* Implements a comprehensive patient care plan that includes baseline admission data, plans for treatment plans and goals for discharge.

* Implements specific interventions, treatments, and medications as defined in the plan of care and documents outcomes.

* Recognizes emergency situations and takes appropriate actions.

* Consistently uses tools available in the electronic medical record (EMR) to ensure patient safety and to optimize patient care:

o Performs real-time documentation

o Reviews task list at least every two hours. Initiates and signs off physician orders promptly.

o Initiates diagnosis specific IPOCs and updates at least once per shift or change in patient condition.

o Performs bedside report using the Care Compass feature in the EMR at each hand-off report.

* Complies with national patient safety standards regarding patient identification prior to treatments and medication administration.

* Accurately administers all medications in a safe manner displaying competence in the use of an automated dispensing machine and mPPID technology where applicable.

* Accurately and safely performs and supervises the care of patients requiring complex interventions.

* Maintains aseptic technique, demonstrating knowledge of infection control practices.

* Accurately sets up, maintains, monitors and supervises use of IV pump, PCA pump, and epidural pump.

* Maintains a safe environment within the hospital for patients and families. Performs rounding according to the departmental plan on assigned patients to ensure control of pain, patient positioning, toileting and convenient placement of supplies and equipment.

* Incorporates new procedures and philosophies into one's work performance.

4. Evaluates quality of patient care and outcomes based on care and treatments administered.

* Conducts and/or participates in multidisciplinary patient care conferences.

* Coordinates the activities of the interdisciplinary team.

* Confirms patient's understanding of care and treatments received.

5. Accepts responsibility for one's own professional standards.

* Accepts and adjusts to changes imposed by government regulations, consumer demands, professional organizations, and other external/internal forces.

* Accepts responsibility for one's own actions by initiating the risk report mechanisms.

* Maintains current clinical, technical, professional competencies, certifications and licensure requirements.

* Attends a minimum of 75% of scheduled staff meetings annually.

* Attends mandatory hospital in-services

* Complies with departmental, divisional and hospital policies and standards.

* Handles emergencies, staffing shortages, shift rotations and floating assignments professionally.

* Demonstrates awareness of the rising costs of health care by using supplies and equipment in a responsible manner.

* Maintains equipment in its proper working condition, identifies malfunctioning equipment and takes appropriate action.

* Reviews current literature and other available resources.

* Seeks and accept constructive criticism and implement actions designed for self-improvement

* Shows self-direction and leadership by functioning without the need for close supervision

Other duties as assigned



* Mental and emotional stability, demonstrating a courteous and calm approach to all contacts with patients, visitors, and health care team members.

* Mature judgment and the ability to handle confidential information within Florida Hospital guidelines and applicable regulations.

* Personal qualities such as kindness, compassion, understanding, integrity, respect, sense of humor, discretion and confidentiality.

* Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.

* Ability to learn and apply computer related applications and programs, including using electronic keyboards and other peripheral devices.

* Ability to communicate verbally in English and in written form with persons of varied backgrounds in a respectful, effective and professional manner.

* Critical thinking / problem solving skills

* Teamwork, tact and conflict resolution

* Organizational, multitasking and prioritization skills

* Ability to provide leadership, direction, and solve complex problems

* Performs accurate documentation within the electronic medical record

* Ability to demonstrate proficiency in clinical skills, multi-tasking, and a professional bedside manner

* Knowledgeable in assigned areas of patient care including health promotion and maintenance


* Minimum of Diploma in Nursing


* BSN or MSN

* Previous healthcare experience

* Previous experience in designated department


* Current Florida RN License

* BLS condition of employment

Obstetrics (L&D, Post-partum & Nursery)

* ACLS within 12 months of employment or transfer

* NRP within 12 months of employment or transfer

* AWHONN Introduction to Fetal Monitoring within 12 months of employment or transfer

* AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring within 24 months of employment or transfer

* AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring within 36 months of employment or transfer

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.


Associated topics: asn, cardiothoracic, coronary, hospice, intensive care unit, nurse rn, recovery, staff nurse, tcu, unit


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