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

RN Emergency Services ( Full Time, Night shift)

Posted on: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:49:16 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 and has a passion for learning, & thrives in a fast-paced environment. Supports and upholds quality standards of a Magnet designated hospital and Patient Bill of Rights and practices under the supervision of the Nursing Manager/Director.   Minim...

Student Nurse Intern (Per Diem / Pool, Night shift)

Posted on: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:51:41 EST

Job Summary Works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and is responsible for various clinical and clerical tasks. Assists with patient care as delegated by the RN or LPN according to hospital policies and procedures. Minimum Job Requirements - CPR: Healthcare Provider - Currently a senior at accredited school, will achieve a BSN within twelve months, and completed at least one clinical rotation within their nursing school curriculum.

RN- Life Flight (Full Time, Night shift)

Posted on: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 12:44:00 EST

The LifeFlight transport service is based in Miami, Florida and provides specialized advanced life support and critical care patient transport by ground and air ambulance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The service area includes South Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. LifeFlight is an interfacility transport service transporting patients to intensive care units, emergency departments, and medical surgical units. On request, LifeFlight also transfers patients from Nicklau...

RN Per Diem (Pool) - PCC Main Campus (Per Diem/Days)

Posted on: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:05:40 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 Hematology/Oncology (Full Time, Day shift)

Posted on: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 09:08:07 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 has passion for learning. Provides compassionate and family centered care Hematolog...

Care Assistant- Respiratory (Full Time, Night shift)

Posted on: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:32:57 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 -Float Pool (Per Diem / Pool, Day shift)

Posted on: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:56:09 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...

LPN- TCT Healthy Connections (Full Time, Day shift)

Posted on: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 10:31:06 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...

RN- Labor & Delivery (Per Diem / Pool, Night shift)

Posted on: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:19:13 EST

Job Summary Provides direct patient care to low risk obstetrical patients with high risk baby in a Labor and Delivery setting.Responsible to provide clinical care including, but not limited to, performing and interpreting electronic fetal monitoring, conducting appropriate assessment and interventions of the mother- baby dyad, and evaluating outcomes of the interventions. Communicates with medical and clinical teams, and responds quickly and accurately to changes in condition or response to ...

RN -Radiology (Part Time, Weekend schedule)

Posted on: Fri, 08 Nov 2019 15:33:22 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: - RN - Registered Nurse within the State of Florida - maintain active and in good standing throughout employment. - CPR BLS - American Heart Association (AHA) - maintain active and in good standing through...

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