Nurse Resident, Peds Oncology at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Jan 04, 2024 at 08:57 am by Matt


Position Summary

Job Title: Nurse Resident, Acute Care

Dept: Peds Oncology

Status: Full Time

Shift: Night


Located on the downtown Orlando Health campus, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been providing compassionate care to the children, teenagers and young adults of Central Florida for more than 30 years. With 156 licensed beds and a team of experts in more than 30 pediatric specialties, the hospital has earned a “Best Children’s Hospitals” recognition by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years and has been named a Top Children’s Hospital by the patient-advocacy Leapfrog Group. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer has held Magnet® Recognition for nursing excellence and quality patient care since 2013 and several units have earned Beacon Awards for Excellence for employing evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction. Our pediatric Level I Trauma Center and ER is the only Central Florida facility to provide the highest level of emergency trauma care exclusively to children, and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is the only facility in Florida to achieve Level I Children’s Surgical Verification and Level I Trauma Verification by the American College of Surgeons.

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is part of the Orlando Health system of care, which includes award-winning hospitals and ERs, specialty institutes, urgent care centers, primary care practices and outpatient facilities that span Florida’s east to west coasts and beyond. Collectively, our 27,000+ team members honor our over 100-year legacy by providing professional and compassionate care to the patients, families and communities we serve.

Orlando Health is committed to providing you with benefits that go beyond the expected, with career-growing FREE education programs and well-being services to support you and your family through every stage of life. We begin your benefits on day one and offer flexibility wherever possible, so that you can be present for your passions. “Orlando Health Is Your Best Place to Work” is not just something we say, it’s our promise to you


Position Summary

Administers patient care in an area in a hospital or inpatient/observation setting where an acute care patientreceives active treatment for an injury, episode of illness, a medical condition, or post intervention with assessment.

Essential Functions
• Administers bedside patient care in a hospital or inpatient/observation setting under the supervision of a preceptor, leader, and/or charge nurse.
• Assesses patient’s needs and develops/revises an individualized plan of care based on patient needs and responses. Evaluatesthe patient’s progresstoward attaining expected outcomes.
• Respects diversity by building respectful relationships with all team members and customers.
• Functions as a patient and family advocate.
• Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patientsserved on his or her assigned unit/ department.
• Serves as a preceptor, charge nurse, unit educator, and/ or nurse clinician.
• Communicates and collaborates with medical staff and interdisciplinary team to effectively plan and manage the unit/department.
• Serves as a role model for staff and supportsthe hospital and nursing department’s goals and strategies.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, assesses the data reflective of the patient’sstatus, and interpretsthe necessary information needed to identify each patient’srequirementsrelative to his or her age specific needs.
• Coordinates the care and delegates as appropriate to other team members on a defined group of patients.
• Documents patient care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and consistentmanner meeting all required and regulatory standards. This includes but is not limited to patient assessment, education, medication administration, treatments, and patient safety.
• Demonstrates competency in nursing skills and use of patient care/unit equipment as defined by unit/department-specific requisite skills.
• Prioritizes patient care in an ongoing manner in accordance with Evidence-Based Practice Standards of Care.
• Practices effective problem identification and resolution.
• Delegatestasks and dutiesto healthcare team membersin accordance with the patient’s needs and the teammember’s capabilities and qualifications.
• Communicates appropriate information regarding patient condition or unit concerns to other health care team members.
• Demonstrates caring practices by providing a compassionate and therapeutic environment for patients and their families.
• Demonstrates awareness of legal issues and patients’ rights.
• Collaborates with the education department and nursing leadership teamto effectively transition and support new team members and/or students.
• Maintainsreasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
• Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures.
• Performs all other duties as assigned.



• Graduate of an approved school of nursing.

• Meets all mandatory, developmental, and performance competency requirements for Orlando Health and unit/department.


• 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 or have current State of Florida RN license or valid NLC 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).


Less than one year as a licensed registered nurse with no prior experience required