Pediatric Nursing Careers

Nursing Careers


Welcome to the special world of pediatric nursing at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the only free-standing hospital in South Florida that is exclusively for children. Here, we offer careers in pediatric nursing that are never routine, always challenging and extremely rewarding.

Only 3 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation. Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, first received this recognition in 2004. Nationwide, it is only the fifth pediatric hospital to receive Magnet designation
The American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services has designated Nicklaus Children's as a Magnet hospital.  According to the ANCC, the leading nursing credentialing organization in the United States, Magnet designation is widely accepted as the gold standard of patient care. Only 6 percent of hospitals nationwide have achieved Magnet designation.  Nicklaus Children's Hospital, first received this recognition in 2004, becoming only the fifth pediatric hospital nationwide to achieve this distinction which recognizes the nursing staff for meeting the rigorous quality indicators and standards of nursing practice as defined by the American Nurses Association's Scope and Standards for Nurse Administrators. These standards include an environment that fosters leadership, nursing research, staff involvement and innovation in practice, as well as fostering an environment that supports teamwork and collegiality. Our nursing staff works as a team, like no other, to put children and families first.

AACN Beacon Award for Excellence
All three specialized intensive care units at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, including the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), have each achieved a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence in patient care from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Gold is the highest level of Beacon Award recognition.


Nicklaus Children’s is one of only two freestanding pediatric hospitals in the nation to have achieved the status of having three ICUs awarded gold-level Beacon Awards.

The Beacon Award for Excellence recognizes unit caregiver teams that successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards. Units that achieve this three-year, three-level award with gold, silver or bronze designations meet national criteria consistent with Magnet Recognition, the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the National Quality Healthcare Award. 

At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, you make a difference…all in a place where you can make a lasting impression in the life of a child each and every day. You can help smiles supplant tears and bring laughter where there was fear. Nothing compares to receiving a smile or a hug from a child and seeing them get better.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, is committed to advancing the understanding and practice of patient and family-centered care in an environment that enhances comfort. At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, you are an integral part of the care team in an environment, supportive of the nurse. It is our goal to recruit and retain top staff and as such, we deliver...

 

Extraordinary care… by extraordinary people.

 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, has also made an organizational commitment to our employees to be an "Employer of Choice" in South Florida. As a part of that commitment, we offer a package of attractive benefits such as tuition reimbursement, flexible scheduling, reward/incentive programs, on-site child care, banking, fitness, pharmacy, optical shop and dry cleaning services. We are a Top Ten Training Institution in the nation teaching hospital where a learning environment is the norm and educational offerings are available each and every day.

 

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, offers an active nursing research program, the Frida Hill Beck Nursing Education endowment fund to support education and research, a Shared Leadership nursing council/committee structure, career advancement and development, as well as a nursing clinical ladder.

All of these benefits and more enable us to recruit and retain top nursing talent and achieve exceptionally low vacancy and turnover rates that fall well below state and national levels. What’s more, our reputation and location support opportunities for international exchange with nurses throughout the world, with highlights including recent exchanges with nurse leaders from Taiwan, Turkey, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, China, Chile and Italy.

So, come take a closer look at what Nicklaus Children's has to offer. Join our team! We're here for the children. You can be, too.

 

Jackie Gonzalez, DNP, ARNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FAAN   
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Recent Nursing Opportunities

LPN Emergency Services (Full Time, Night shift)

Posted on: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:47:34 EST

Job Summary Delivers high quality customer service and thrives in a collaborative fast-paced, multidisciplinary approach to total patient care. Works under the direction of a Registered Nurse and within the scope of practice with the Florida Board of Nursing Practice Act. Responsible for delivering routine patient care for newborns through adolescents in a family centered care environment. Minimum Job Requirements - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Licensure within the State of F...

RN-Palm Beach Gardens Urgent Care Center (Per Diem/Evenings)

Posted on: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:47:07 EST

Job Summary Supports the Medical/Surgical and Intensive Care units, collaborates with multidisciplinary health care team and provides compassionate and family center care. Responsible for the planning and delivery of care utilizing nursing processes: assessment, implementation and evaluation. Oversees the plan of care, utilizes effective problem solving strategies and applies evidence based practice. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of R...

RN Emergency Services (Full Time, Evening shift)

Posted on: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:40:25 EST

Job Summary Assesses, implements, evaluates, and oversees the plan of care for Pediatric Emergency and Level I Trauma patients utilizing a team-based collaborative multidisciplinary approach. Provides compassionate patient and family centered care, has a passion for learning, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.

RN Emergency Services (Part Time, Evening shift)

Posted on: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:20:19 EST

Job Summary Assesses, implements, evaluates, and oversees the plan of care for Pediatric Emergency and Level I Trauma patients utilizing a team-based collaborative multidisciplinary approach. Provides compassionate patient and family centered care, has a passion for learning, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.

RN- PICU (Part Time, Day shift)

Posted on: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:45:49 EST

Job Summary: Responsible for the planning and delivery of care utilizing nursing processes: assessment, implementation and evaluation. Oversees the plan of care, utilizes effective problem solving strategies and applies evidence based practice. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights.  Practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director and provides compassionate and family centered care for Pediatric Intensive Care Unit p...

Care Assistant- NICU (Full Time, Night shift)

Posted on: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:05:01 EST

Job Summary Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, safe patient environment and assists with patient care activities such as taking vital signs, feeding, bathing and daily living activities. Collaborates with the healthcare team and provides compassionate and empathic family-centered care for the patients and families. Works under the supervision of a RN and in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures. - Minimum Job Requirements - C.N.A. certification, EMT or Paramedic...

Care Assistant- NICU (Full Time, Day shift)

Posted on: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:53:01 EST

Job Summary Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized, safe patient environment and assists with patient care activities such as taking vital signs, feeding, bathing and daily living activities. Collaborates with the healthcare team and provides compassionate and empathic family-centered care for the patients and families. Works under the supervision of a RN and in accordance with the hospital policies and procedures. - Minimum Job Requirements - C.N.A. certification, EMT or Paramedic...

RN- NICU (Full Time, Day shift)

Posted on: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:27:40 EST

Job Summary Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates, and supervises individual patient care on a nursing unit according to unit policies and procedures. Supports and upholds the Patient Bill of Rights. Practices under the supervision of the Manager/Director. Minimum Job Requirements - CPR: Healthcare Provider. - Must complete competency assessment tool upon 6 months of hire date for a Critical Care setting. - NRP certification required as per department within 1 year. - RN licensure...

Experienced Nurse Hiring Event - February 7, 2020

Posted on: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:38:35 EST

    Experienced Nurse Hiring Event on Feb. 7, 2020    We’re looking for children’s champions to join our family! If you’re looking for a rewarding career where you will make a difference every day, then Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is where you belong. Stop by our hiring event to learn more about the culture, meet the team, and network with leadership. Bring your resume for on-the-spot interviews where you may even get a job offer. Friday, February 7, 2020 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Nickla...

LPN- TCT Healthy Connections / School Nurse (Per Diem / Pool, Day shift)

Posted on: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:39:50 EST

Job Summary Provides routine patient care, care coordination, and primary prevention interventions under the direction of the ARNP, RN, and/or physician. Performs health screenings; observations; implementation of plan of care; reports patients’ conditions to nursing team, physicians, and families; and provides appropriate education to students and families. Works with the TCT team to promote health and wellness in Dade County Public Schools, according to the guidelines and requirements of M...

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