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Registered Nurse - Pediatrics Operating Room (OR) (Weekends)


Position Summary

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Arnold Palmer Hospital is seeking for a Registered Nurse to administer patient care in the Pediatrics Surgery Unit where patients have an advanced illness or injury that routinely requires timely, intense, and complex care to stabilize and support the patient's medical condition. These areas require a lower caregiver-to-patient ratio and highly trained team members with advanced skills.


Variable Full-Time(Weekends) Nights

Top Reasons to Choose Orlando Health – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children Surgery Unit:

  • Competitive Pay: Evening, nights, and weekend shift differentials
  • RNs in this unit receive a 6% premium added to the hourly rate.
  • Free Continued Education Opportunities
  • Nurse Certification Opportunity
  • Benefits Start Day 1 of hire
  • Room for growth, Just Culture & much, much more! Student loan repayment, tuition reimbursement, back up elder and childcare, pet insurance, etc.

Children's Surgery Department

Surgical services are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year with in-house staffing.

  • The major services include elective, urgent and emergent surgical procedures for pediatric patients.
  • Patients having local, general, monitored anesthesia care, or regional anesthesia are treated.
  • Pediatric patients are accepted and approved by the attending surgeon and anesthesiologist. In the case of patients >21 years of age, a panel reviews the patient history and surgical needs for appropriate admission to APH
  • The surgery department staff is scheduled to provide flexible nursing care and services for elective scheduled, STAT NOW, emergent and urgent cases around the clock.


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 24 award-winning
hospitals and ERs, 9 specialty institutes, 14 urgent care centers, 100+ primary care practices and more than 60 outpatient facilities that span Florida's east to west coasts and beyond. Collectively, we honor our 100-year legacy by providing care for more than 142,000 inpatient and 3.9 million outpatient visits each year.


  • Demonstrates critical knowledge, skills, and judgement to care for patients requiring complex assessment and therapies, high intensity interventions, and high-level continuous nursing vigilance.
  • Utilizes information and assessment data to anticipate and respond with confidence and adapt to rapidly changing patient conditions.
  • Identifies and prioritizes information to take immediate and decisive evidence-based, patient focused action.
  • Monitors and adjusts specialized equipment used on patients, and interprets and records electronic displays, such as intracranial pressures, central venous pressures, pulmonary artery pressures, and cardiac rhythms from cardiac monitors, respirators, ventilators, oxygen pumps, etc.
  • Responds to life-saving situations based on nursing standards and protocol.
  • Observes, monitors, and assesses patients' condition, recognizes, identifies, and interprets serious situations and calls Physician or takes preplanned emergency measures when Physician is not immediately available.
  • 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.



  • Graduate of an approved school of nursing.
  • Meets all mandatory, developmental, and performance competency requirements for Orlando Health and unit/department


  • Maintains current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Florida or Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)
  • Maintains current BLS/Healthcare Provider certification


  • Must have 1 – 2 years of Operating Room Circulating Nurse experience