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Alleviating Youth Struggles in Rural Areas

By Morris Sherman, Safe Routes to School coordinator at WellFlorida Council

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The youth in rural communities face various challenges related to health and safety. Rural youth face higher levels of physical inactivity and obesity than urban counterparts (1, 2), higher injury and fatality rates from collisions (3, 4), and poorer infrastructure for safe and convenient walking and biking (5). WellFlorida Council, a health planning organization in North Central Florida is implementing a program called Safe Routes to Schools to combat these prevalent issues.

In 1969, nearly 50% of all rural, suburban, and urban elementary and middle school students walked or biked to school. Now, only 13% of children get to school by foot or pedal (6). Fewer students receiving the simple daily exercise of walking or bicycling to school can be a contributing factor to the rise in obesity (7). The CDC recommends children do 1 hour or more of physical activity per day (8). A large portion of that activity can be achieved from simply walking or biking to school.

In rural areas, county roads and state highways are the paths to schools and bus stops. Many of these roads lack active-transportation friendly infrastructure, i.e. bike lanes, sidewalks, street lamps, crosswalks, or stop lights.  This causes students to come in contact with fast and frequently large vehicles when heading to school or bus stops. If this contact results in injury, it is likely to be more severe or even fatal when compared to a crash involving slower speeds.

WellFlorida Council and its Safe Routes to School Program are combating these issues by implementing the following strategies:

-    Training elementary and middle school PE teachers on Florida’s bicycle and pedestrian safety curriculum, developed by FDOT.

-    Certifying teachers and community organizers to be helmet fitters, allowing them to order FREE helmets from UF for schools and community events.

-    Creating Remote Drop-Off Locations/Walking School Busses (busses drop students off at a safe, nearby location to walk with an adult as a group to school).

-    Promoting Walk-to-School Bus Stops (creating slightly further, centralized bus stops for students to travel to safely via foot or pedal).

-    Starting Frequent Walker Programs (a before school walking program to promote and instill appreciation for walking and its health benefits).

-    Promoting Walk or Bike to School Days (where it is already safe to walk and bike to school).

-    Participating in community and school-based events to promote the health benefits of being active and the importance of being safe.

Not only can these strategies help to increase physical activity, awareness, and safety, but schools that have implemented a Safe Routes to Schools Program have reported lower truancy numbers, a reduction in student disruptions, and an increase in academic achievement (9). With the introduction of Safe Routes to Schools Program, WellFlorida Council hopes to assist rural areas in creating safer, healthier, more active communities.

*Morris Sherman is the Safe Routes to School Coordinator at WellFlorida Council. To schedule a teacher or community training, inform of an event, or collaborate on projects in this region contact him at msherman@wellflorida.org or 352-313-6500 x114. The Safe Routes to Schools Program out of WellFlorida Council services Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Putnam, Suwannee, and Union Counties.

*To find out who your local Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator is or for general Safe Routes information, contact John Egberts at jegberts@hhp.ufl.edu .

References

1. Lutfiyya MN, Lipsky MS, Wisdom-Behounek J, Inpanbutr-Martinkus M. Is rural residency a risk factor for overweight and obesity for U.S. children? Obesity. 2007;15(9):2348–2356. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1038/oby.2007.278/epdf.

2. PD Patterson, CG Moore, JC Probst, JA Shinogle. Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Rural America. The Journal of Rural Health, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 151–159, March 2004.

3. FHWA, Highway Safety Information System, Factors Contributing to Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes on Rural Highways, http://www. fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/safety/10052/10052.pdf (25% of nationwide pedestrian and bicycle fatal and injury collisions occur on rural highways); see also Rural Health, “Healthcare disparities & barriers to healthcare,” (2010), http://ruralhealth.stanford.edu/healthpros/factsheets/disparities-barriers.html#sthash.BLZ6kJrZ.dpuf (rural roads see one-third of motor vehicles collisions, but two–thirds of motor vehicles deaths).

4. JB Moore, SB Jilcott, KA Shores, KR Evenson. A qualitative examination of perceived barriers and facilitators of physical activity for urban and rural youth. Health Educ. Res. (2010) 25 (2): 355-367.doi: 10.1093/her/cyq004.

5. “Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance.” May 13, 2016. Accessed June 08, 2016. http://www.fhwa.dot. gov/environment/transportation_alternatives/guidance/guidance_2016.cfm#Allocations.

6. The National Center for Safe Routes to School (2011). How Children Get to School: School Travel Patterns from 1969 to 2009, http://saferoutesinfo.org/sites/default/files/resources/ NHTS_school_travel_report_2011_0.pdf.

7. Fryar CD, Carroll MD, Ogden CL, Prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents: United States, 1963-1965 through 2011-2012. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Health Statistics, 2014.

8. Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/guidelines.htm.

9. Martinez-Gomez D, Ruiz JR, Gomez-Martinez S, et al. “Active Commuting to School and Cognitive Performance in Adolescents.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 165(4): 300-305, 2010, http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article. aspx?articleid=384475.

FRHA launches Oral Health Fluoride Varnish Program

Aiming to improve oral health in rural, underserved communities, the Florida Rural Health Association has launched the Oral Health Fluoride Varnish Program with the assistance of $15,000 grant from United Healthcare.

The program will provide fluoride varnish treatments to children in Putnam and Hamilton counties. Fluoride varnish is a safe and highly effective method to prevent tooth decay.

A check presentation Wednesday at the Redland Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) Head Start program office in Palatka brought together United Healthcare Community Plan of Florida CEO Michael Lawton, FRHA director Sarah Catalanotto and several center coordinators from area RCMA Head Start programs.

The program launch was also featured on the front page of the Palatka Daily News.

The RCMA Head Start program in Palatka is the first program FRHA has partnered with to provide fluoride varnish. RCMA center coordinators said the fluoride varnish would be helpful to the families and children they serve as many families have a hard time accessing services, even with Medicaid. 

FRHA annually awards an outstanding public service leader with the Wendell Rollason Achievement Award, dedicated to Wendell Rollason’s work in rural health. Rollason was the longtime executive director of RCMA.

RCMA and FRHA representatives gather with United Healthcare officials for the check presentation.

RCMA and FRHA representatives gather with United Healthcare officials for the check presentation.

FRHA Director Sarah Catalanotto and United Healthcare Community Plan of Florida CEO Michael Lawton speak to a reporter from the Palatka Daily News.

FRHA Director Sarah Catalanotto and United Healthcare Community Plan of Florida CEO Michael Lawton speak to a reporter from the Palatka Daily News.

National Rural Health Day, 11.19.15

National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to Celebrate the Power of Rural by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit of that prevails in rural America.

But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.

Please consider reaching out to your legislator to let him or her know about the successes and challenges faced by your rural community. 

FRHA has drafted an advocacy letter highlighting the unique needs and statistics of rural Florida. Please take a few minutes to edit and send to your state and U.S. legislator here. 

Find your Florida Senator here

Find your Florida Representative here

 

U.S. Congress

The Health LAs for the FL delegation are below.  The senate emails are: FirstName_LastName@senatorlastname.senate.gov

The house emails are: firstname.lastname@mail.house.gov

Sen. Bill Nelson (DEM)

Health LA             Corey Malmgren

 

Sen. Marco Rubio (REP)

Health LA             Emily Bouck

 

District 1

Rep. Jeff Miller (REP)

Health LA               Spencer Orenstein

 

District 2

Rep. Gwen Graham (DEM)

Health LA               Hill Thomas

 

District 3

Rep. Ted Yoho (REP)

Health LA               James Walsh

 

District 4

Rep. Ander Crenshaw (REP)

Health LA               Catherine Skitsko

 

District 5

Rep. Corrine Brown (DEM)

Health LA               David Simon

 

District 6

Rep. Ron DeSantis (REP)

Health LA               Rebecca Brown

 

District 7

Rep. John Mica (REP)

Health LA               Brian Waldrip

 

District 8

Rep. Bill Posey (REP)

Health LA               Christen Kapavik

 

District 9

Rep. Alan Grayson (DEM)

Health LA               Shilpa Finnerty

 

 

District 10

Rep. Daniel Webster (REP)

Health LA               Andrew Tyrrell

 

District 11

Rep. Rich Nugent (REP)

Health LA               Danielle Doheny

 

District 12

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (REP)

Health LA               Thomas Power

 

District 13

Rep. David Jolly (REP)

Health LA               Ian Manzano

 

District 14

Rep. Kathy Castor (DEM)

Health LA               Elizabeth Brown

 

District 15

Rep. Dennis Ross (REP)

Health LA               Tim Cummings

 

District 16

Rep. Vern Buchanan (REP)

Health LA               Chris Netram

 

District 17

Rep. Tom Rooney (REP)

Health LA               Andrew Callahan

 

District 18

Rep. Patrick Murphy (DEM)

Health LA               Christopher Fisher

 

District 19

Rep. Curt Clawson (REP)

Health LA               Alyssa Wootton

 

District 20

Rep. Alcee Hastings (DEM)

Health LA               Clarey Walker

 

District 21

Rep. Ted Deutch (DEM)

Health LA               Joel Richard

 

District 22

Rep. Lois Frankel (DEM)

Health LA               James Cho

 

District 23

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DEM)

Health LA               Sarah Arkin

 

District 24

Rep. Frederica Wilson (DEM)

Health LA                Vacant

 

District 25

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (REP)

Health LA               Christina McGarry

Health LA               Cesar Gonzalez

 

District 26

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (REP)

Health LA               Ashley Rose

 

District 27

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP)

Health LA               Wesley Brooks

 

 

 

Free Webinar- Are you ready for ICD-10?

Time is running out:
Are you ready for ICD-10?

Join HomeTown Health in this urgent and free webinar to find out!

Thursday, June 11th at 12:30 pm Eastern (11:30am Central)

1. Register Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2770693802655168514
2. Forward this important webinar to all providers and department leaders within your organization!

ICD-10 readiness requires much more than educating your coders. All processes, systems, policies and staff must be prepared, or you will face huge financial risk and cash flow disruption.

During this free webinar, Dr. James Dunnick, physician and certified coder, & Kathy Whitmire, HomeTown Health Managing Director, will describe what each department must do to survive the major changes to your hospital & physician documentation, cod-ing & billing.

Join us to learn how the HomeTown Health "100 Day Countdown" to ICD-10 will provide system-wide support, AHIMA/AAPC accredited education, and department specific resources to ensure your hospital or physician practice survives the transition on October 1, 2015.

Who Should Attend? All Healthcare Providers, Hospital and Physician Office leaders, ICD-10 Project Leaders, HIM, HIT, Coders, and Business Office professionals not currently participating in the HomeTown Health ICD-10 Program

Agenda:
- Welcome and Opening Remarks - Kathy Whitmire (10 minutes)
- Physician-to-Physician: The Importance of ICD-10 Training and Preparation in hospi-tals and physician offices - Dr. James Dunnick (30 minutes)
- 100 Day Countdown to ICD-10 - Kristy Thomson (10 minutes)

Questions? Please contact Desi Barrett @ hthtech@hometownhealthonline.com or Kristy Thomson, Director of Education at kristy.thomson@hometownhealthonline.com

Program Offered By: HomeTown Health University: Healthcare Professional Training Made Accessible. www.HTHU.net More information on the "100 Day Countdown" is online at www.hthu.net/100days/

Rural job posting

Position Title: ReadingPals Coordinator                                                      Date:   May 2015   

 Reports to: Rita Dopp, Executive Director, United Way of Suwannee Valley

Purpose of Position:  To serve as the coordinator for the ReadingPals program which requires the cultivation of volunteer tutors to enhance literacy skills for kindergarten students, collaboration with the school districts on the procurement of supplemental classroom curriculum and the purchase of take-home books for children.   

General Duties and Responsibilities:

 Cultivate active ReadingPals volunteers.

  • Recruit volunteer tutors through various viable recruitment strategies, including but not limited to United Way workplace campaign contacts, parent teacher organizations, civic organizations, the faith community, etc.
  • Generate ReadingPals promotional pieces for distribution for volunteer recruitment.
  • Promote ReadingPals through traditional media and incorporate ReadingPals into the United Way of Suwannee Valley social media, including the website, Twitter, Facebook, and UWSV newsletters generated through Constant Contact.
  • Collaborate with the Women’s Leadership Council to cultivate volunteer tutors from among the Women’s Leadership Council and its members’ spheres of influence, to cultivate additional community resources, and to participate in planning and implementing ReadingPals volunteer events.
  • Ensure the fulfillment of the grant requirements relative to volunteer recruitment, screening, and placement; recognition events; student and volunteer participation tracking and reporting.

In general:

  • Perform related tasks as required and assigned by the United Way.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the United Way Code of Conduct in all interactions with constituents.

Guidance/Assistance Received:

Executive Director, Administrative Assistant and Campaign Coordinator, United Way of Suwannee Valley

Position Relationships:

External: General public, volunteers, school district personnel, vendors

Internal: Reports to Executive Director, UWSV; interacts with UWSV staff and volunteers

Position Requirements:  (i.e., education, certification/licensure, experience, personal/professional skills and talents, etc.)

·       BA degree or comparable work experience.

·       Minimum of two years related work experience

·       Effective verbal and written communication skills.

·       Organizational skills.

·       Proficient in the use of computer equipment/programs.

·       Ability to use good judgment and assessment techniques.

·       Good interpersonal skills in establishing and maintaining rapport and effective working relationship with internal and external contacts including the general public, volunteers and staff at all levels so as to represent the United Way in all segments of society.

·       Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Please refer any interested candidates to Jayne Wilson at jayne@unitedwsv.org.  Jayne will secure resumes and conduct initial application screening.  

The Gap, a documentary

Nearly 5 million U.S. citizens don't qualify for Medicaid and are too poor to buy private health care insurance. In this coverage gap, getting sick could mean losing a job, bankruptcy, spreading diseases, and early death.

The Affordable Care Act, in its aim to provide health care insurance to all U.S. citizens, expanded existing state Medicaid programs for individuals with low incomes. The law stipulated minimum requirements for Medicaid eligibility and coverage, but also provided 100% funding through 2016 and then 90% funding thereafter. However, in June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found the Medicaid Expansion program unconstitutionally coercive to states and gave states the option of participating in the expansion. Whereas, 27 states including DC have expanded their Medicaid programs, 24 states have opted out mainly due to political reasons.

Who is in the gap? Hard working people that are closer than you might think.

The website, CINEMED, is a joint project created by physician Christopher R. Cogle, M.D. and visual anthropologist Jordana Goldmann, M.A. 

Watch the trailer here.

Watch the entire documentary here. 

HPV Regional Coordinator Job

Background: The NAO National Training Center is embarking on the Improving HPV Immunization Rates on a National Scale Utilizing the National AHEC Network project.  The project will work in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve the HPV immunization rates of 11 and 12 year old, males and females, throughout the nation by improving clinician training and understanding of the vaccine.

To complete this project, 10 regional HPV project coordinators will be hired to work closely with selected AHEC entities in each state within their region to establish and maintain links with appropriate resources. (This is different from the awards per state to conduct HPV training.) Learn more about regional coordinators' role, the job description, the desired qualification, application process and salary. You've got two chances to hear more about this exciting opportunity:

·        Thursday, Feb. 5, 12 p.m. ET Register Now

·        Monday, Feb. 9, 4 p.m. ET  Register Now
(Content will be the same at each session) 

Did you miss our project kick-off? You can watch the recorded session as well as access our HPV Project FAQs. The CDC also presented You Are the Key - 10 Things You Need to Know About HPV. Very good information! 

Region A: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York
Region B: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey
Region C: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
Region D: Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi
Region E: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Region F: New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Region G: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska
Region H: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming
Region I: Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada

Region J: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington

Rural Health Job Opportunity: Utilization Review Registered Nurse

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing
Required Education: RN

The Utilization Review RN is responsible for prospective, retrospective and concurrent Utilization Review activities. He/She is a member of the Multidisciplinary Team, and monitors the documentation for accuracy and clinical compliance.

He/She is also responsible for organizing, directing and coordinating Utilization Review activities within the facility in accordance with standards of State and Federal regulations; and in accordance with accreditation and payor guidelines.

Specific Job Duties Include:

•Adheres to and refers to Policy and Procedure Manual and other resource materials, as needed, for direction.

•Works closely with center staff, providing feedback, as necessary, regarding findings or reviews.

•Provides in-service and education training for staff regarding documentation and Performance Improvement.

•Interacts with third party payors, managed care organizations and gatekeeper organizations as appropriate on a case-by-case basis and maintains detailed documents of all interactions with said parties representatives.

•Performs supervisor assigned and random clinical reviews on patient records; report findings to Clinical Programs Director and Vice President of Clinical Operations.

•Assists in formulating corrective action plans, as necessary, to comply with Utilization and/or Performance activities.

•Communicates with the Vice President of Clinical Operations when Utilization problems are identified and cannot be resolved at the facility level.

•Maintains records, data and statistical analysis of all Utilization Review activities.

•Designs, implements and evaluates the Utilization Review Plan and provides feedback and input on an annual basis.

•Assists in the development of policies and procedures; review policies and procedures periodically.

Requirements:

•Must be a Registered Nurse in FL.

•Experience in Behavioral Health Care and knowledge of the ASAM criteria a plus.

•Expertise in CD/Psych or both.

•Previous working experience in UR a plus.

•Excellent verbal and written skills.

•Expertise in Psychiatric and Addictions Disorders.

•Excellent organizational skills.

 

The Watershed welcomes recovering individuals to apply! Recovering individuals must have a minimum of 1 full year of abstinence from drugs/alcohol to be eligible for employment.

Our competitive compensation and excellent benefits package for Full Time Employees includes:

Medical and Dental Insurance

Supplemental Insurance

401(k) Plan

Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan

The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace. Local candidates desired. No relocation offered

 

•Must be a Registered Nurse in FL.

•Experience in Behavioral Health Care and knowledge of the ASAM criteria a plus.

•Expertise in CD/Psych or both.

•Previous working experience in UR a plus.

•Excellent verbal and written skills.

•Expertise in Psychiatric and Addictions Disorders.

•Excellent organizational skills.

NOTES:

2 openings.

Additional Salary Information: will be discuss during interview

Internal Number: 65

Apply here

Rural Health Job Opportunity:

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: Operations
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree

MCH continues to expand. We are seeking an experienced full cycle Healthcare recruiter. The successful candidate for this exempt level role will handle high volume recruitment (avg. 75 open positions at a time) & work an average of 50+ hour work weeks and have 5+ years exp recruiting in the healthcare industry.

MCH has made the Becker's Healthcare 2014 list of "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare," a compilation of hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups, vendors and other healthcare organizations that provide excellent work environments and outstanding benefits to their employees. Apply Today: www.WeAreMCH.com

Job Summary

Drives the development & implementation of recruitment strategies for assigned positions searches with special emphasis on a well qualified and diverse pool of candidates, with timeliness and cost effectiveness. Responsible for screening, interviewing & referring the qualified applicants for healthcare specialties with emphasis on executive recruitment and other areas of healthcare such as Healthcare IT, Finance, and other professional level & management positions throughout the system. Focuses on time to fill and builds candidate pools and proactively pipelines for hard to fill and niche positions to ensure timely recruitment and pro-active recruitment strategies. Sources for passive job seekers ensuring "best fit" for the organization. Provides a high level of customer service in internal consulting with and guiding hiring managers in comprehensive recruitment, selection and staffing issues, and processes. Establish, cultivate, and maintain ongoing relationships with hiring managers and key leaders within the system. Minimum Job Requirements

5+ years experience as a full cycle recruiter preferably in a fast paced high volume environment.

3+ years in healthcare

Bachelor's degree in HR or related field highly preferred.

 

Qualifications Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Consistently collects and analyzes data on demographics and hiring activity for use in the design of future recruitment plans and manage budget.

Effectively promotes MCH at a variety of recruitment functions such as job fairs, university and college career days and career events targeted for special populations (i.e.: Nursing, Allied Health and other professional level positions). Build relationships and serve as the point-of-contact for university career center personnel and faculty as well.

Ensure proper screenings are administered for skill evaluations related to work experience and all the proper backgrounds are completed efficiently and effectively.

Ensures compliance with EEO and AA regulations as required by State and Federal laws.

High volume sourcing, interviewing and screening of candidates to maintain a pipeline of qualified diverse available candidate database for high turnover and hard to recruit positions. Manage volume of applicants through strategic recruitment plans, including but not limited to: alignment with workforce strategies, resume mining and sourcing, posting, social media, referral programs, cost effectiveness, reviews applications and following the applicant status criteria. Urgency to drive results is key and required aiming for quality of match.

Manages external sources and vendor relations related to recruitment needs by sourcing, recommending and initiating recommended source and communication with hiring managers. Serves as a liaison with area employment agencies, advertising agencies and search firms as needed.

Provide exceptional customer service to customers and co-workers, by demonstrating excellent communication in responses that enhance the customer's perception of Talent Management. Responds in an acceptable time frame.

Provides consultation and training as the subject matter expert for hiring managers and leaders regarding effective recruitment and hiring, orientation, PI/PRO and compensation. Provides basic benefits information to candidates.

Weekly reports on employment activity. Tracks, analyzes and reports candidate pipeline and hiring status, recruitment trends, key performance indicators, budget and other defined HR metrics. Analyzes employee turnover to identify retention issues. Using feedback from terminating employees and uses results of termination to educate hiring for better employee selection.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Experience with Taleo recruitment modules highly preferred or other ATS system.

Intermediate to advanced knowledge in use of computers and/or appropriate software applications such as MS office package Word/Excel/PowerPoint.

Web and social media savvy A+.Ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results. Sound discretionary judgment and decision making ability. Ability to understand full recruitment cycle. From Sourcing to on-boarding Ability to travel 20% of the mostly within driving distance in the State of FL.

Excellent Communications skills both written and spoken with ability to conduct and lead presentations and public speaking.

Certificate in SHRM's PHR/SPHR A+

(EOE DFW)

 

Job

: Human Resources/Talent Management

Primary Location : Florida-Miami-Miami Children's Hospital - Main Hospital Campus

Department : Talent Mgmt & Effectiveness

Job Status: Full Time

Minimum Job Requirements 5+ years experience as a full cycle recruiter preferably in a fast paced high volume environment.

3+ years in healthcare

Bachelor's degree in HR or related field highly preferred.

Internal Number: 6334

Apply here

Rural Health Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Sarasota, Florida

Salary: 65,000.00 - 68,000.00
Type: Full Time
Sector: College / University
Certifications: CCC-SLP
Discipline: Academic / Research
Required Education: Research Doctorate

This is a full-time, tenure earning, 12-month position

The successful applicant for this 12 month, tenure earning, 2/2/2 assistant professor position will have a Ph.D in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The degree must be earned by December 31, 2014. Experience teaching at the college level, especially online teaching, is preferred. The position will require teaching undergraduate courses, such as Speech Science and Disorders, Phonetics, Clinical Methods, Language Development, and related topics. Research and scholarly publications will be expected. Service to the community, university, and profession will also be expected.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  2. Experience teaching at the college level

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  1. Experience teaching online
  2. A record of scholarly publication
  3. Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology (CCC-SLP or A)

 

Internal Number: 17652

Apply here

Rural Health Job Opportunity: RN Surgical GYN Oncology/PCU - Orlando

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing
Required Education: RN

Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire a Surgical/GYN Oncology PCU Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. 

Florida Hospital Orlando Facility Profile

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile

The 39-bed Surgical/GYN Oncology unit is specifically trained to meet the complex physical and psychosocial needs of oncology patients during the post operative period. This unit specializes in care of the GYN Oncology population during all phases of their disease process. The Oncology Progressive Care area provides care for patients with an oncology diagnosis that require upper level monitoring and care from Critical Care trained nurses to include high dose chemotherapy, cardiac drips, and respiratory management for the PCU-level patient. 

Work Hours/Shifts

Full time Days: 7a – 7 p; 3 shift/week and every other weekend

Job Summary

  • As a Surgical/GYN Oncology PCU Registered Nurse, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere
  • The RN is a registered professional nurse who is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizing the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department.  Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge Skills, Education & Experience Required

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • If certification is from another agency, certification from AHA must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
  • And
  • AHA Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements
  • If certification is from another agency, certification from AHA must be obtained by 90 day evaluation.
  • EKG, ACLS, PALS, NRP (based on patient population; See document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (preferred)
  • Graduate of a school of nursing.
  • Unit related experience is required for unit placement
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required

  • Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse.
  • Professional certification (preferred)

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.
  • NURSING PROCESS: Completes timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Makes appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients actual or potential health conditions or needs. (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2012)
  • NURSING PROCESS: Based on the assessment and diagnosis, sets measurable and achievable short and long-range goals for the patient (ANA, 2012), assisting in the development and implementation of an individualized plan of care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluates and modifies plan of care as need. Nursing practice reflects mutual goal setting and whole person care including meeting the needs of the mind, body and spirit. (King, 1995)
  • NURSING KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition, including, but not limited to lab results, non-invasive monitoring data and interdisciplinary team notes. Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to all diagnoses, procedures, medications, complications, and equipment associated with unit patient population. 
  • PATIENT SAFETY: Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge, skill and adherence to all pertinent regulatory standards.  Follows strict infection prevention precautions. Adheres to policy and procedure regarding all aspects of medication safety. Practice reflects importance of patient teaching and takes advantage of opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to carry it out in accordance with plan of care.
  • COMMUNICATION: Promotes an exceptional patient experience by abiding to compassion and image standards and fostering excellent nurse-patient relationships through effective/therapeutic communication with the patient, family, and visitors, including but not limited to and as applicable, hourly rounding. Exhibits ability to utilize appropriate techniques, verbiage, and resources in all interactions with the patient to their level of understanding.  Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team by completing thorough hand off communication in all situations. Follows chain of command when appropriate. DOCUMENTATION: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the recording and accessing of all patient information in electronic medical record according to policy and in real time. Performs appropriate and legible documentation, recording all procedures and assessments within established timeframes, and in accordance with standards of care, departmental policy and practice guidelines.  
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Abides by American Nurses Association Scope, Standards and Code of Ethics. Participates in practice changes, process improvement initiatives and completes all required education by the due date. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.  Exhibits desire to learn, teach and advance nursing skills. 
  • The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job. Responsibilities are subject to change.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Surgical/GYN Oncology PCU Registered Nurse opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.

Oncology, RN, Nurse, Registered Nurse, PCU, GYN, Full Time, Days, Orlando

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: 10K Sign on Bonus!

Internal Number: 190183

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: RN - Fracture Care PCU - Orlando

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing
Required Education: RN

Florida Hospital Orlando seeks to hire an Fracture Care Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ. 

Florida Hospital Orlando Facility Profile: 

Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,107-bed Florida Hospital Orlando, serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America. Florida Hospital Orlando houses one of the largestEmergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country. We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year.

Department Profile: 

Our specialty Progressive Care Units care for a diverse patient population and include: 17-bed PCU, 53-bed Multisystem PCU, 21-bed Surgical PCU, 18-bed Transplant PCU, 32-bed Medical Surgical PCU, 32-bed Clinical Transition Unit, and Fracture Care Center.

Work Hours/Shifts: 

Full-Time, Days: 7am-7pm

Job Summary: 

The RN is a registered professional nurse who is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizing the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department.  Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge Skills, Education & Experience Required:

  • American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • If certification is from another agency, certification from AHA must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
  • And AHA Advanced life support certification (ACLS, PALS, NRP) per specialty/unit requirements.  If certification is from another agency, certification from AHA must be obtained by 90 day evaluation.
  • Graduate of a school of nursing.
  • For all job classes except GRN and R120, unit related experience is required for unit placement
  • EKG, ACLS, PALS, NRP (based on patient population; See document EKG and Advanced Life Support Requirements) (Preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse.
  • Graduate professional nurses who do not have an authorization to test (seating pass) will have a limited scope of practice as outlined in GN orientation
  • Professional certification (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program.

  • NURSING PROCESS: Completes timely assessments per Practice Guidelines including physiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural, spiritual and life-style factors, including signs of abuse or neglect. Makes appropriate decisions and interventions and nursing diagnosis according to patients actual or potential health conditions or needs. (American Nurses Association [ANA], 2012)
  • NURSING PROCESS: Based on the assessment and diagnosis, sets measurable and achievable short and long-range goals for the patient (ANA, 2012), assisting in the development and implementation of an individualized plan of care. Prioritizes and completes follow up assessments, evaluates and modifies plan of care as need. Nursing practice reflects mutual goal setting and whole person care including meeting the needs of the mind, body and spirit. (King, 1995)
  • NURSING KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret diagnostic data relative to patient age and condition, including, but not limited to lab results, non-invasive monitoring data and interdisciplinary team notes. Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge and skills pertaining to all diagnoses, procedures, medications, complications, and equipment associated with unit patient population. 
  • PATIENT SAFETY: Nursing practice reflects the application of knowledge, skill and adherence to all pertinent regulatory standards.  Follows strict infection prevention precautions. Adheres to policy and procedure regarding all aspects of medication safety. Practice reflects importance of patient teaching and takes advantage of opportunities, both planned and unplanned, to carry it out in accordance with plan of care.
  • COMMUNICATION: Promotes an exceptional patient experience by abiding to compassion and image standards and fostering excellent nurse-patient relationships through effective/therapeutic communication with the patient, family, and visitors, including but not limited to and as applicable, hourly rounding. Exhibits ability to utilize appropriate techniques, verbiage, and resources in all interactions with the patient to their level of understanding.  Communicates effectively with interdisciplinary team by completing thorough hand off communication in all situations. Follows chain of command when appropriate.
  • DOCUMENTATION: Demonstrates knowledge and skill in the recording and accessing of all patient information in electronic medical record according to policy and in real time. Performs appropriate and legible documentation, recording all procedures and assessments within established timeframes, and in accordance with standards of care, departmental policy and practice guidelines. 
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Abides by American Nurses Association Scope, Standards and Code of Ethics. Participates in practice changes, process improvement initiatives and completes all required education by the due date. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.  Exhibits desire to learn, teach and advance nursing skills. 

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Fracture Care Registered Nurse opportunity with Florida Hospital Orlando and apply online today.

NOTES:

Additional Salary Information: 10k Sign-on Bonus

Internal Number: 181045

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: RN Emergency Department Float Pool - All Locations

Salary: Open
Type: Per Diem - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing
Required Education: RN

Florida Hospital seeks to hire an Experienced Emergency Department Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Emergency Department Staffing Pool for Central Florida Locations

  • Florida Hospital Altamonte
  • Florida Hospital Apopka
  • Florida Hospital Celebration Health
  • Florida Hospital East Orlando
  • Florida Hospital Orlando
  • Florida Hospital Kissimmee
  • Florida Hospital Winter Park                                         

Shift/Work Hours

  • Per Diem Variable
  • Willing to float to at least 3 of our 7 campuses
  • Float Incentive: Additional $2 per hour

Job Summary

As an Emergency Department Registered Nurse with Florida Hospital, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a faith-based atmosphere. The RN is a registered professional nurse who is responsible for providing and supervising direct and indirect total nursing care responsibilities to identified age specific groups. Utilizing the nursing process (assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating) in achieving the goals of the nursing department.  Adheres to the Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience Required

  • Graduate of a school of nursing
  • ACLS, and PALS
  • Three years of Emergency Department experience (preferred)
  • Triage Trained (preferred)
  • ED Internship (preferred)
  • ENPC, TNCC, and/or CEN (preferred)
  • BSN, or MSN (preferred)
  • ENA membership (preferred)
  • Computer Skills (preferred)
  • Bilingual (preferred)

 Licensure, Certification or Registration Required

  • Current registration with Florida State Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program booklet.
  • Performs, properly documents and reports all procedures and assessments in accordance with departmental and hospital policy.
  • Completes assessments and reassessments, including pain scale, response to medication / interventions. Assesses for and intervenes when abuse or neglect suspected.
  • Performs treatments and administers medications. Anticipates needs and plan of care and responds appropriately. Functions appropriately in clinical emergencies.  Interprets and verifies physician’s orders correctly.  Demonstrates ability to assess and interpret data relative to patient age (all age groups) and takes appropriate action.  Investigates concerns or challenges and offers suggestions for improvement / correction. Identifies patient teaching needs and utilizes opportunities for teaching.  Provides thorough and concise discharge instructions.
  • Supports performance improvement initiatives and Clinical Best Practice / Core measures initiatives (ACS, CAP, Brain Attack, etc.)
  • Follows CDC isolation guidelines, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs handwashing according to policy and enforces infection prevention and safety regulations.
  • Is a customer service champion as demonstrated by AIDET, keeping patients informed, providing information and updates to patients, apologizing for waits, demonstrating caring, compassion, & concern, demonstrating a sense of urgency, advocating for pain management, and ensuring that patients can get help at any time.  Performs hourly rounding on patients to keep them informed and to ensure that the patients have call bells, pillows, blankets as needed, that care givers names are on the boards (applicable campuses), and that patient and family needs are exceeded.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or unit.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Emergency Department Staffing Pool opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today!

Internal Number: 188305

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Manager, Nursing, Emergency Room - Middleburg, Florida

Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing
Required Education: RN
City, State:  Middleburg, FL
Location:  Clay County Hospital
Department:   Nursing Administration
Additional Job Details:  FT Days 

At St. Vincent's Healthcare, our goal is to have a workplace of inspired associates who are focused on our Core Values and who are interested in sharing their talents in a collaborative healthcare environment with high standards.

Our associates bring together a diverse mix of work and life experiences which creates an environment that is friendly and where teamwork is the foundation!

Summary:

The Manager - Nursing manages activities, workflow and nursing resources of assigned nursing unit(s).

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Conducts hiring, training, directing, development and evaluating of staff.
  • Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of patient care services for the assigned unit(s). Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of health services in a unit.
  • Monitors and adheres to budget. Approves or monitors expenditures, purchases and other actions to ensure compliance with budget guidelines.

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years nursing experience required; 5+ years with management experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) required.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
  • Florida Department of Health Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure required.

Applicants may proceed by clicking the "Apply Now" button.  To apply later, return to the Employment page at http://www.jaxhealth.com/careers/

In addition, you may apply via one of our Employment Kiosks in the following locations:

St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside, adjacent to Human Resources Employment and Employee Relations, Suite 1102 located at 1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or at St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside in Human Resources, Suite 220 located in the Roger Main Building, 2nd floor, 4203 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact the Ascension Health Ministry Service Center at1-855-992-4672 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST M-F.

St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).  This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees and students. 

Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer.  E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process.  The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

Internal Number: 49475

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Manager, Nursing - Middleburg, Florida

Location: Middleburg, Florida
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing
Required Education: RN
Location: Clay County Hospital
Department: Nursing Administration
Additional Job Details: FT Days 

At St. Vincent's Healthcare, our goal is to have a workplace of inspired associates who are focused on our Core Values and who are interested in sharing their talents in a collaborative healthcare environment with high standards.

Our associates bring together a diverse mix of work and life experiences which creates an environment that is friendly and where teamwork is the foundation!

Summary:

The Manager - Nursing manages activities, workflow and nursing resources of assigned nursing unit(s).

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures compliance with regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Conducts hiring, training, directing, development and evaluating of staff.
  • Identifies and resolves issues affecting the delivery of patient care services for the assigned unit(s). Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of health services in a unit.
  • Monitors and adheres to budget. Approves or monitors expenditures, purchases and other actions to ensure compliance with budget guidelines.

Education & Experience:

  • 3+ years nursing experience required; 5+ years with management experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) required.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider.
  • Florida Department of Health Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) licensure required.

Applicants may proceed by clicking the "Apply Now" button.  To apply later, return to the Employment page at http://www.jaxhealth.com/careers/

In addition, you may apply via one of our Employment Kiosks in the following locations:

St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside, adjacent to Human Resources Employment and Employee Relations, Suite 1102 located at 1 Shircliff Way, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or at St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside in Human Resources, Suite 220 located in the Roger Main Building, 2nd floor, 4203 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32216

If you have any questions about the application process or require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact the Ascension Health Ministry Service Center at1-855-992-4672 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST M-F.

St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

To comply with federal regulations of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), all employees are required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).  This law applies to individuals hired, including PRN, part-time and temporary employees and students. 

Additionally, St Vincent's Healthcare is an E-Verify employer.  E-Verify is a web based program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS Verification Division, and the Social Security Administration that supplements the current I-9 eligibility verification process.  The program determines whether the information provided by the new hire matches government records and whether the new hire is authorized to work in the United States.

Internal Number: 49475

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Neurologist for Florida - Gainesville, Florida

Location: Gainesville, Florida
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Entry Level
Sector: Private Practice
Discipline: Physicians/Surgeons
Required Education: MD/DO

There is a reason you became a physician. Let us help you reach your goal!

SIMED is currently looking for a FULL TIME Neurologist in Gainesville, FL to join our growing multi-specialty practice.

SIMED is a 70+ physician multispecialty practice that was established in 1986. We are 100% physician owned and have an exceptional management team who allow you to concentrate on practicing medicine.

With offices throughout North Central Florida, and in addition to Neurology, we have grown to include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Hand Surgery
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Spine & Neurosurgery
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology
  • Women's Health

With a Neurology division of five physicians, a sleep medicine clinic with 4 Board Certified Sleep Medicine Physicians and a sleep center we provide an opportunity to treat a diverse population of patients.

To learn more about SIMED or to discuss how you can become a part of our dynamic practice, please contact:

Gary Reilly, VP of Operations (352) 224-2404 greilly@simedhealth.com 

Board Certified / Board Eligible in Neurology Current Florida license or able to obtain one

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: RN Registered Nurse ICU - St. Petersburg, Florida

Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Hospital, Public and Private
Discipline: General Nursing

Description

St. Petersburg General is seeking dynamic Registered Nurses to join our Critical Care Team! 

Founded in 1969, St. Petersburg General Hospital is a 219-bed facility located in the heart of South Pinellas County.  Enjoy working only minutes away from the beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida.  St. Pete General is part of the HCA West Florida Division of Hospitals, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging facilities, and a complete continuum of specialized healthcare programs that meet the healthcare needs of residents and businesses in West and Central Florida communities.  Our parent company, HCA, is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. 

SPGH is committed to ensuring our patients have access to the highest levels of critical care available.  Our Intensive Care unit (ICU) is a 21-bed Medical/Surgical Intensive Care unit, offering exceptional care for the patients we serve.

Unit Overview

  • Skill Mix:  RNs,
  • Major Equipment Used: Phillips Monitoring equipment,  IV pumps, SCD machines, feeding pumps, CRRT, PACS,  Accucheck machines, Omnicell, Standard Critical Care Equipment
  • Special Certifications Needed:  ACLS, BLS
  • Special Competencies/Skills Needed:  Formal Critical Care training class in the past preferred
  • Schedules:  12-hour shifts (0645-1915, 1845-0715); Full Time is considered 36 hours per week, including every other weekend
  • Dress code:  Royal Blue professional scrubs (individual provides their own)
  • Complete computerized charting (“Electronic Health Record”) for patient assessment and care documentation, , Clinical Monitoring Interface, Iatrics Visual Flowsheet  
  • Electronic medication administration record (eMAR) is used for the delivery of all medications provided to patients 
  • Lifting Equipment available:  Opera, Encore, Maxislides, Z-slides

At HCA West and Central Florida’s 15 hospitals we’re not just caregivers, we’re devoted to caring. Located throughout Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and the greater Orlando area, we’re on a journey to reach new heights in service excellence for our patients. As an integral part of the nation’s largest healthcare system with more than 15,000 healthcare professionals on our team, we foster an environment where you will be supported, valued and encouraged to grow.

Qualifications

Education
Nursing Diploma or ASN required; BSN preferred

Experience
Previous experience in an acute care, critical care setting strongly preferred
Prior completion of critical care course strongly preferred

Licensure/Certification
Current Florida State Registered Nurse license required
BLS, ACLS required

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Emergency Medicine Physician Job - Jacksonville, Florida

Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Discipline: Physicians/Surgeons
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description
Emergency Medicine Physician

Heal the sick, advance the science, share the knowledge.

The Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking a full-time Emergency Medicine physician. This position provides the opportunity to join a dynamic faculty with commitment to practice, education and research in a nearly 30,000 visit/year high acuity department. The successful candidate must be an individual with a demonstrated interest in academic emergency medicine as proven by performance in residency or fellowship training or faculty positions. EM residency trained ABEM-certification/preparedness and eligibility for Florida medical license is required. A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Jacksonville is a beautiful coastal Florida city featuring an excellent year-round climate, miles of beaches, outstanding outdoor recreational, cultural and family-oriented amenities.

Mayo Clinic has been recognized as the best hospital in the nation for 2014-2015 by U.S. News and World Report. Our multi-disciplinary group practice focuses on providing high quality, compassionate medical care. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 3,800 physicians and scientists across all locations working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 "Best Companies to Work For". 

Interested applicants should apply online or send their curriculum vitae to:

Scott Silvers, M.D.
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Mayo Clinic Florida
c/o Lavinta Pennington
Email: pennington.lavinta@mayo.edu

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities). 

Internal Number: 32085004_315031610

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Registered Nurse or RN OCN - Kissimmee, Florida

Location: Kissimmee, Florida
Salary: Open
Type: Full Time - Experienced
Sector: Correctional Health/Medicine
Discipline: General Nursing
Preferred Education: RN

Key Performance Areas:

1. Safely and accurately mix and administer chemotherapeutic agents to patients.
2. Responsible for ongoing patient assessment.
3. Documentation: Thorough and accurate documentation in OncoEMR of treatment rendered to patients.
4. Educate patients and (when appropriate), family about medications, side effects and planned treatment course. Interact with patient and family in a caring, professional manner.
5. Telephone triage: Includes prioritizing incoming calls and messages from patients, family members, hospitals, nursing facilities, pharmacies and physician offices from emergent to non-urgent. Must respond accordingly in an appropriate time frame.
6. Meetings: Attend annual Safety/OSHA training meetings. Attend all mandatory staff meeting as necessary.
7. Maintain and ensure the confidentiality of all patient and employee information at all times.

Essential Mental Requirements:

• Ability to work under stress, with interruptions and deadlines.
• Ability to process verbal information and input this information into computer system.
• Ability to follow complex instructions.
• Ability to master complex math skills.
• Ability to think logically in following procedures, instructions and make decisions.

Essential Technical/Motor Skills:

• Ability to enter and retrieve data from computer.
• Ability to operate modern office business machinery.
• Ability to operate phone system.

Essential Sensory Requirements: 

• Ability to converse in a calm and friendly manner.
• Ability to effectively communicate and interact with coworkers, patients and physicians.

Registered Nurse, licensed in the State of Florida, with experience in IV therapy. Experience with hematology/oncology patients is required. Ability to assess patient needs and condition is essential. Must have strong critical thinking skills, as well as the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Fluency in the English language with excellent oral and written communication skills is required. Fluency in the Spanish language is preferred.

Internal Number: OCN1

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Rural Health Job Opportunity: Director, Surgical Services - Miami, Florida

Baptist Hospital of Miami has set the standards for quality care for the people of South Florida and beyond for more than 50 years and was the first hospital in Florida to achieve Magnet status for excellence in nursing. The hospital attained its 4th Magnet re-designation in 2012. The 680-bed facility with 18 OR suites has a busy and diverse surgical service with over 14,000 cases per year averaging 40 cases daily. To accommodate growth, Surgical Services is expanding to 24 OR suites to include intra-operative MRI in early 2015.

The Director, Surgical Services is a key leadership position with oversight of all surgical services including Pre-Surgery, Pre-OP, PACU, the Pain Center, the Pediatric Procedure Room, the Operating Rooms and a staff of 300.

Specific areas of responsibility and attention will include the following:

  • Develop, implement and maintain an organizational structure that is compliant with regulatory standards and provide safe, effective, and efficient care to patients.
  • Manage central processing and inventory to maintain high levels of OR functionality and efficiency.
  • Uphold and deliver standards of nursing care while maintaining positive relationships with hospital departments and medical staff.
  • Master the ability to work with surgeons to creatively understand and fulfill their needs while reducing cost.
  • Interpret and disseminate information on hospital wide policies and programs and other pertinent information to the appropriate individuals.
  • Develop strong relationships with Research teams.
  • Support the hospital Performance Improvement philosophies through governance, clinical, and managerial functions and participate as an active member of hospital committees.
  • Recruit and retain qualified staff and promote professional growth by actively contributing to the development of employees through delegation, supervision and education.
  • Ability to analyze, develop and execute: Surgical Services annual Business plan, quarterly volume reports, O.R. records, monthly statistics, patient charges, incident reports, personnel records and payroll records.
  • Utilization of Pro-Driver to analyze cost per procedure by service line.
  • Ability to take department through an extensive renovation of existing OR suites as part of an overall expansion to a 24 OR Suite to include intra-operative MRI.

The ideal candidate will be broadly experienced in Operating Room leadership and business development. Key requirements include a Master's degree prepared Registered Nurse or willingness to obtain a master's degree with a minimum of 5 years OR leadership experience in a large OR setting. Experience in business development, budgeting, and performance improvement is essential.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to:

Mark Prosperi
EVP, Managing Principal
Cejka Executive Search
4 City Place Dr., Ste. 300
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: 800-209-8143
Email: mprosperi@cejkasearch.com

ID#154377
Internal Number: MSP 154377

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