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Learning alongside the best.

New Nurse Residency Program welcomes inaugural class. 

We’re so excited to have just launched the Memorial Healthcare System Vizient/AACN Nurse Residency

Program™, with our inaugural class of 70 nurses. This one-year program has been created to transition and engage new nursing graduates in an opportunity for learning, curiosity and success in clinical practice. Highlights include:

  • The Nurse Residency is spearheaded by Maggie Hansen, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive, in partnership with Anthony G. Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, Director of the Nurse Residency Program. The program is also fully supported by the CNOs and Nurse Educators at each of the six Memorial hospital locations.
  • Evidence-based curriculum and diverse learning opportunities have been designed to extend basic nurse education and skills growth in areas such as leadership concepts, patient outcomes, and the role of a professional nurse.
  • Residents are assigned to a home unit and Memorial facility. Current residency tracks include Inpatient Rehab, Med/Surg/Telemetry, Oncology, Emergency, Critical Care, Pediatrics and Women’s Services.

In addition to Memorial scholarship recipients and other external candidates, the program is also open to current non-nurse employees who have recently graduated from nursing school. See what one new nurse had to say about her transition to a clinical career:

“I attended orientation today and am very excited to say that I’m now part of the Memorial team of nurses. It’s been a dream of mine since I started working in registration in the ER. The most impactful part of my day was when I traded my patient financial badge for my registered nurse badge! I have had the privilege to work alongside amazing nurses for the past five years and am excited to finally begin my own nursing journey.

Our nursing culture inspires the achievement of superior outcomes through a shared vision, professional excellence, interdisciplinary leadership and collaboration. If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to be a Memorial Nurse, please visit our Nursing Careers page.

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Start here. Go anywhere.

Mobility and opportunity in Imaging careers.

Our diverse specialties and facilities provide endless opportunities for motivated Imaging professionals. Modalities here include diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, MRI, CT, ultrasound, Women’s imaging services and interventional radiology. Each of our six hospitals offers full imaging services, inclusive of a dedicated Women’s Imaging Center.

We are constantly introducing new technologies and procedures, such as minimally invasive tumor ablation in the CT environment. Learning opportunities are abundant here. New grads and licensed professionals have the opportunity to enter into the various internship programs periodically offered to advance their skills in the modalities of CT, MRI, interventional radiology and Women’s imaging specialties.

Bring your personality to work.

High energy and a positive attitude, along with a strong work ethic are traits that make for successful team members. And because the Memorial culture is truly patient-focused, candidates should take pride in taking care of people and ensuring patient and family satisfaction.
Patient- and family-centered care is at the core of our entire organization. If you are committed to caring for others, you will be supported and cared for you in return.

Memorial hires Imaging professionals at all levels of expertise, including new grads. Students and non-clinical workers can join the department in support staff roles to learn about Imaging as a potential future career. Search jobs and apply online today.

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Improving With Each New Day

Here at Memorial Healthcare System, our team is focused on one singular goal: To deliver patient- and family-centered care that best serves the needs of our patients, their families, our community and each other.

We have infused our culture with a service vision built on extraordinary compassion and commitment. We are inspired to become better at what do we each and every day, knowing that our good work is what makes Memorial such a strong organization.

Our system is recognized as a national leader in quality healthcare, with patient, physician and employee satisfaction rates that are some of the most admired in the country. Most recently, we’ve been named one of Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 100 Best Places to Work – for the ninth time.

If you embrace continuous improvement, and the betterment of yourself through service to others, I invite you to join us. Visit our careers web site to learn more about #teamMHSflorida.

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Use your full complement of skills in Respiratory Care

A culture of learning and growth. The option to float among six hospitals. An opportunity to explore diverse therapies and diagnoses. There is no such thing as an ordinary day for Respiratory Therapists at Memorial Healthcare System.

“Respiratory Therapists can do so many things here,” says Jerry Wright Jr., Director of Respiratory Care at Memorial Regional Hospital. “You can see open heart surgery along with heart transplant cases, work with both adult and pediatric patients, allowing you to work at top of your licensure.”

Several RTs are part of our external cardiac transport team that travels locally and regionally to bring critically ill patients to our facility. Respiratory therapists at Memorial also participate in several innovative procedures as ECMO, high-frequency oscillator ventilator management, beside bronchoscopies, nitric oxide studies, beside tracheostomies, and bronchial thermoplastys. Other responsibilities include intubation assistance, mechanical ventilation management, noninvasive ventilation, extubation, tracheostomy tube changes, high flow nasal cannulas, and point of care testing for blood gases and critical care panels. Additionally, Memorial has a Cystic Fibrosis Center where RTs make a significant impact on our CF patients.

“Our employees are second to none,” says Wright. “We are passionate about the respiratory field and contribute to the plan of care that helps patients achieve a higher level of health. Our goal is to educate our patients about their disease processes and avoid readmissions by empowering them through knowledge and self-management. We see many patients with multiple diagnoses including but not limited to COPD, cystic fibrosis, asthma, pneumonia, ARDS, cancer, stroke, and brain and spinal cord injury. We participate in daily interdisciplinary rounds, particularly in critical care where our input is valued by our 24 hour intensivist teams.”

Memorial offers Respiratory Therapy professionals autonomy, team involvement, achievable workloads, and a high level of managerial support. We also have a clinical ladder program so you can advance your career.  Our RTs share their expertise with several areas of the hospital and serve as preceptors, while also providing community service in respiratory health training.

If you are ambitious, passionate about learning, and ready to go above and beyond for your patients, search our Respiratory Therapy career openings now. New grads are welcome to apply.

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Join a Progressive Care Unit with its own unique personality

The new Progressive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital Pembroke is open for growth, having recently transitioned from Telemetry to Step Down in order to meet community needs.

Approximately 80 percent of patients on the new 22-bed unit are transferred from Critical Care with condition like Congestive Heart Failure and COPD exacerbation that require a higher level of care. We are also partnering with MCVI Cardiologists and Vascular Surgeons to be the department of choice for the post-operative care of patients requiring pacemaker/AICD insertion, as well as other procedures including femoral bypass surgeries. Our nurses are highly skilled clinicians with the ability to administer various drips and care for the patient with chest tubes, tracheostomy, high flow oxygenation and continuous BIPAP.

“The PCU at Memorial Pembroke is an ideal opportunity for RNs who are seeking to increase their clinical knowledge base and care for a patient with a higher acuity, but are not yet ready for Critical Care,” notes Maria Weinstein, Director of Nursing for Critical Care Services. For experienced telemetry nurses, we offer an intensive Memorial Healthcare System Progressive Care Course, which is then continued to on-site high acuity training.  For new graduate Nurses/ Novice Nurses, we offer a New Graduate Residency Program which also includes Progressive Care training and a combination of both classroom and clinical hours.

Memorial Hospital Pembroke is known within the system as being both agile and innovative in its execution of our nursing strategic plan. Nurses are viewed as change agents with the autonomy to guide their own practice and develop pilot programs for the facility. One example of this is Pembroke’s “acuity-based staffing model” which takes a best practice approach to establishing nurse/patient ratios based on the acuity and daily needs of the patient.

“Our culture gives nurses the autonomy and support to provide true patient- and family-centered care,” says Jose Jaime, PCU Nurse Manager. “We breed collaborative teamwork. Nurses are highly motivated and fully engaged. We go above and beyond for our patients and one another. We are not just a team, but a positive and caring family.”

“You can practice at the highest level of your skills and training here,” adds Shelly Delfin, the hospital’s CNO. “You can do your best caliber work every day. We’re cutting edge, we’re growing. There is a lot of new energy here. Our ability to work together and embrace change enhances both patient care and the nursing practice.”

Experienced Telemetry Nurses are encouraged to join us in the PCU, as are early-career RNs and new grads. Learn more when you search jobs and apply online now.

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Interdisciplinary collaboration is key

Interdisciplinary collaboration and communication is integral to our success at Memorial Healthcare System. This is part of what makes us a leader here in South Florida, as well as nationally. Our team of 13,000+ works as one with a singular mission to care for our patients, their families and each other.

A recent example of true collaboration can be found at Memorial Hospital Pembroke. We knew that the community needed a higher level of patient care and made the decision to transform our Telemetry Unit into a Progressive Care Unit (PCU) for the step-down treatment of patients leaving the ICU. In order to prepare our Nurses for these higher acuity patients, the Respiratory Care team provided clinical guidance and training on pulmonary care procedures that would be necessary for recovery in the PCU.

In fact, across our entire system, Respiratory Therapists and Critical Care RNs work side by side to deliver the best in patient- and family-centered care. Interdisciplinary rounds are essential to creating a plan of care that is personalized for each individual. Patient education is equally important and RTs are experts in that area, helping those with chronic pulmonary disease (and other conditions) understand how to manage medications, lifestyle and other factors for optimal lung health.

I am proud to be part of the Memorial team and think you will be too. Take the first step to joining us by visiting our all-new careers site and learning more about what it’s like to work here.

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Echocardiography Professionals: At the heart of our Cardiac program

Dr. Omosalewa Adewale, Medical Director of Adult Cardiac Imaging, describes the TotalHEART Care program at Memorial Healthcare System as “a one-stop-shop for the health of the heart.”

“We are concerned with how the heart pumps, its rhythm and arterial flow. Echocardiography is at the heart of all cardiac care,” she states. “Echo is essential for diagnosis, treatment planning and prognostication. Working with us will keep you at the cutting-edge of this field.”

“For one, Memorial has one of the busiest ECMO program in all of South Florida. We have also just added the Heartmate III left ventricle assist device, and are expanding our multi-organ transplant program. If someone needs a heart transplant and another solid organ, like a kidney, we can do that here. Our percutaneous valve therapies program is also growing.”

“If you are interested in a career – not just a job – at a place where we are constantly doing new things, and where you’ll have the opportunity to advance your skills in order to gain ACS certification or other credentials, that place is Memorial. You will always be growing, as we develop new programs and Centers of Excellence. Equally important, you will be a valued contributor within a dynamic team setting, where your input will be heard,” Dr. Adewale adds.

The echocardiography program at Memorial currently has opportunities for dedicated, well-trained, hard-working, and passionate professionals for these key positions: Adult Echocardiography Technical Director, Adult Cardiac Sonographers/Echocardiography Technologists, Manager of Pediatric Echocardiography, and Pediatric Cardiac Sonographers/Echocardiography Technologists.

Learn more about our Echo careers now.

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CVOR Nurses & Surgical Technologists: Advancing the practice of cardiac care.

Memorial Healthcare System’s TotalHEART Care program serves an entire population of pediatrics, adolescents and adults. We perform everything from the most delicate neonatal procedures to heart transplants and more.

“If you are looking for a position where you get to help others, while being part of a highly motivated and dynamic practice, Memorial is for you,” says Dr. Frank Scholl, Chief of Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery and Surgical Director of Pediatric Heart Transplant. “We are not only practicing advancements in cardiac care, we are developing them as well.”

Of course, it takes a highly skilled professional to work in the CVOR alongside surgeons like Dr. Scholl and his adult practice peers. While the physiology and anatomy of pediatric and adult congenital heart disease and adult acquired heart disease are entirely different, there are shared characteristics of success at Memorial.

“The need here is for dedicated, hardworking CVOR Nurses and Surgical Technologists with integrity,” Dr. Scholl says. “People who are caring and respectful of human life, who want to work in an integrative and supportive environment. Our team dynamic is notable, as is our culture of safety and commitment to patient –and family-centered care. Also, Nurses and Surgical Technologists are assigned to CVOR teams that work together on a daily basis – and work with a core group of cardiac surgeons and cardiac anesthesiologists – which helps to further improve patient care.”

We seek to hire experienced professionals who are driven to learn and grow into opportunities of increased complexity. In fact, CVOR RNs may even have the chance to participate in clinical and translational research as they advance their skills.

If you have what it takes to join one of Florida’s premier cardiovascular teams, learn more about our CVOR RN and Surgical Technologists careers here.

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No Shortage of Opportunity for PTs

Find diversity and mobility at Memorial.

The size and scope of our organization presents many advantages for Physical Therapists at all skill levels. Whether you are interested in inpatient or outpatient care, we have full-time, part-time and per diem positions available.

“We have openings for all therapists with varying levels of experience – from seasoned clinicians to new graduates,” says Dawn Broksch, Administrative Director of Rehabilitation Services at Memorial Regional Hospital South. There are plenty of opportunities to continue to learn and grow at Memorial Healthcare System, regardless of where you are within your career.

Memorial’s inpatient and outpatient rehab services treat adults and pediatrics across diverse settings including a Level I Trauma Center, renowned Rehabilitation Institute, free-standing Children’s Hospital, skilled nursing facility, outpatient centers, sports medicine practice, home health, and more. Diagnoses include orthopedics, neurology, oncology, brain injury and spinal cord injury, as well as a multitude of pediatric developmental diagnoses.

“If you are interested in practicing in different settings, our therapists are able to float to any facility in the Memorial Healthcare System,” says Broksch. “Floating can help you discover new experiences and explore different settings to learn new skills to fill your clinical tool box.”

Memorial also offers a clinical ladder for Physical Therapists who want to progress in their careers and be recognized as clinical experts within the interdisciplinary care team. “Advancing your career along the clinical ladder gives you a chance to participate on committees, act as a resource and mentor for others, and provide education to our stakeholders,” explains Broksch. “You might even have the opportunity to work with our research team on PT-related grants and studies.”

If you’re an enthusiastic and high-energy Physical Therapist, find out why Memorial can be an excellent choice for your career. Search our jobs and apply online now to learn more.

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Welcome to Memorial’s Family Birthplace

More than 400 families a month trust our L&D nurses for care.

Christine Shepherd, Labor and Delivery Nurse Manager, joined Memorial Regional Hospital in November 2016. What she found was an organization of enormous size and scope, along with the opportunity to bring other nurses into a unique practice model.

“I can honestly tell you that I’ve never had as much support from leadership as I do here. Nurses are encouraged to share their suggestions about patient care and to grow their skills into new areas. This is especially important as acuities increase and the Family Birthplace model evolves,” Shepherd says.

Labor and Delivery nurses who are newly hired at Memorial have the opportunity to cross-train as part of the larger Family Birthplace team. Nurses are supported by a Perinatal Navigator, Nurse Clinician and Clinical Nurse Specialist. New L&D nurses participate in a six-month Perinatal Education Program under the guidance of a preceptor for both didactic and hands-on learning.

“As we grow and expand, and as technology evolves, it’s important for nurses to be open to new ways of taking care of patients. We believe that nurses are better able to add value to the organization – and to their own careers – when they are able to have new experiences within the Family Birthplace,” stresses Shepherd. “We want all nurses at Memorial – L&D and otherwise – to be able to practice at the top of their license.”

If you’re an L&D nurse who wants to do more with your career, this is the place to do it. Learn more about our opportunities online now.