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Registered Nurse (Inpatient Dayshift - POOL) - Jewett Orthopedic Institute - Downtown Complex


Position Summary

Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute is one of the region's largest orthopedic and sports medicine practices,
providing comprehensive care for more than 250,000 patients each year. This August, the institute will open Florida's
first dedicated orthopedic hospital, featuring 75 private inpatient rooms, 10 operating suites with four virtually
connected suites that can be used to train surgeons around the world, and a state-of-the-art research and
innovation center with a 10-station bio skills lab and 3D printer. In March, a new medical pavilion opened adjacent to
the hospital and houses outpatient clinics, an imaging suite, physical therapy spaces and the largest orthopedic
ambulatory surgery center in Florida. Expertise, technology and services come together under one roof and cover
the whole spectrum of care — from prevention and diagnostics to therapeutic and surgical treatment options to
physical therapy, rehabilitation and performance health. The institute also holds official medical roles with multiple
professional, college and high school athletic teams as well as well-known sporting events and venues.

Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute 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 patient receives active treatment for an injury, episode of illness, a medical condition, or post intervention with assessment.

*In this role, the Registered Nurse will be caring for med-surg level patients who have had elective orthopedic surgeries including, but not limited to, knee/hip/shoulder replacements, knee/hip/shoulder replacement revisions, spinal surgery, etc.

Location: 62 Columbia Street, Orlando, FL 32806


Essential Functions

  • Assesses patient's needs and develops/revises an individualized plan of care based on patient needs and responses. Evaluates the patient's progress toward 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 patients served on his or her assigned.
  • 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 supports the 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's status, and interprets the necessary information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative 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 consistent manner 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.
  • Delegates tasks and duties to healthcare team members in accordance with the patient's needs and the team member'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 team to effectively transition and support new team members and/or students.
  • Maintains reasonably 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.

Other Related Functions

  • The professional nurse contributes to the knowledge and skills of others, and the continuous improvement of the quality of health care practice and organizational outcomes.
  • Participates and may lead unit level and/or organizational level committees of nursing practice and performance improvement.
  • Participates in department and organizational peer review, mentoring, and coaching regarding professional practice or role performance.
  • Practices efficient use of supplies and maintains a clean, safe, and organized work area.
  • Attends staff development in-services, department meetings, and/or nursing committee meetings.
  • Partners with the nursing leadership team to identify professional development needs.
  • Assumes responsibility for one's own professional development and continuing education.
  • 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.


  • Maintains current State of Florida RN license or valid eNLC 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).


  • None required