RN Med/Surg/Orthopedics

Gainesville, Florida
Competitive Salary
Jan 24, 2018
Apr 10, 2018
Med / Surg
Contract Type

North Florida Regional (NFRMC) is a 432-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida and offering comprehensive cardiovascular care, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, womens health and wound therapy, among other services. A proven leader, NFRMC is fully accredited, is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and a Quality Top Performer by The Joint Commission in four consecutive years, is an accredited Chest Pain Center, is designated as a Blue Distinction™ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, Spine Surgery and Bariatric Surgery and recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its High-Performing Gynecology Program in 2010.


The Orthopedic-Medical/Surgical unit consists of 47 beds located on the 7th floor at North Florida Regional Medical Center. We are proud to serve a diverse patient population consisting of 60% Orthopedic and 40% Medical/Surgical patients.  Our specialty focus includes patients undergoing total joint replacement surgery, fractures and fracture repairs, osteomyelitis and minor trauma.  We collaborate with nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip, knee, ankle and shoulder surgeries to assist patients achieve their maximum mobility and independence.  The medical / surgical patients we care for have a wide variety of medical/surgical diagnoses ranging from minor to complex including, but not limited to: cardiac, respiratory, gastroenterology, renal disease, neuro, endocrine, behavioral health, infectious disease and the general surgery patient.  Our multidisciplinary care team works together to coordinate individualized care and optimize patient outcomes through evidence based practice and exceptional care.    

The Orthopedic-Med/Surg team is committed to the highest standards of nursing practice and clinical excellence for the optimal care of our patients.  As we continue our journey to excellence; many nurses on our team are nationally certified by the Orthopedic Nurse Certification Board or actively in the process of becoming certified.  Our unit was the first at NFRMC to be recognized for reaching the 2 year ZERO CLABSI milestone and the first to achieve the 1 year CA-UTI Free milestone.  

As a member of our Ortho family, you will find many exciting opportunities for your own professional growth and development.   Our unit is unique due to the wide variety of patients we serve allowing you to develop and expand your critical thinking and clinical skills.  Fast paced, with the highest volume of patient days and the shortest length of stay for 2017; leading to enhanced time management, organization and prioritization of care.  Active in shared governance and professional development; the 2018 NFRMC Professional Practice and Professional Development Councils are each chaired by Ortho nurses.  We also offer flexible scheduling to support our team in work-life balance and/or the pursuit of additional education.

We are a close family that works together to provide the highest standard of care with utmost compassion and teamwork in a supportive, caring and nurturing environment.  Whether this is the beginning, middle or twilight of your nursing career - our team is AMAZING! 

If you are committed to Making a Difference for your Patients - this team is for YOU!




 Provide professional nursing care to patients utilizing the nursing process. To collaborate with other members of the health care delivery team including physicians, to deliver quality health care.


1.     Demonstrates knowledge and application of the nursing process. 2.     Participates and cooperates in the unit based Quality Improvement processes. 3.     Supports, maintains and provides an environment which is supportive of quality patient care through effective use of resources and personnel. 4.     Practices, develops and endorses customer service skills in relationships with internal and external customers. 5.     Serves as the patient and family advocate with respect to the patients right to privacy by protecting confidential information. 6.     Plans and implements patient care and teaching based on a total assessment and the age of the patient. 7.     Evaluates and documents patient response; monitors and recognizes changes in physiological and psychosocial status; takes appropriate action based on assessment of the patient. 8.     Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, qualify of care or the services delivered. 9.     Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system.  Uses system to report potential patient safety issues. 10.  Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patients care which results in patient harm. 11.  Attends in-service presentations and completes all mandatory education requirements. 12.  Uses Performance Improvement Plan to improve patient safety. 13.  Regular, punctual and dependable attendance. 14.  Other duties as assigned.

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