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Nursing and Patient Care

Nurses provide valuable care throughout the University of Miami Health System. As a UHealth nurse, you have the opportunity to practice patient care in different areas.

Surgical Services

The Surgical Services Department at UHealth provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services in areas including in the pre-op clinic, holding area, operating room, and post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Our Surgical Services Department uses Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) standards as guidelines for nursing care and staffing as appropriate.

Operating Rooms

Within our operating rooms, our OR nurses maintain the highest standards of care. Our nursing teams are experienced in the latest minimally invasive and robotic procedures as well as open and complex surgeries.

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Nurses in the cardiac catheterization lab provide emergency care during active heart attacks as well as support during diagnostic testing and scheduled treatments. They use the latest technology and equipment to support physicians and patients.

Interventional Radiology

In our interventional radiology suites, nurses help deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive care possible. They assist in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, from cancer to uterine fibroids.

Inpatient Units

Inpatient nursing services include advanced, supportive care in many different specialties, including:

Orthopaedics

In our specialized orthopedics unit, patients recover from orthopedic surgeries and trauma. These patients receive care designed to help them get back on their feet and rebuild their strength so they can return home quickly and continue healing.

Oncology

Within our inpatient oncology units, nursing teams provide compassionate care for patients in active treatment. Patients may also be receiving palliative care to help improve their quality of life.

Neurology

Our neuro intensive care unit supports patients recovering from neurological events, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury. These patients require the highest level of care from a multidisciplinary team to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Critical care

The nurses in the critical care unit offer care for patients and families facing life-threatening illness or injury. They care for complex medical needs as part of an expert team.

Emregency Care

Nurses in the emergency department deliver fast care when it is needed most. Nurses are vital for a smoothly run emergency department, providing expert triage and remaining calm even in stressful situations.

Outpatient Clinics

We provide nursing care in a wide range of outpatient ambulatory care settings throughout the region, including:

  • Primary care clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Specialty clinics 

The focus of care in the outpatient ambulatory clinics includes:

  • Prevention and early detection of disease
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Medical treatment for acute conditions
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Educational, nutritional, psychological, emotional, and spiritual counseling

Pediatric Care

The University of Miami Health System offers specialized, expert care for children of all ages. Nurses in the pediatric departments off both inpatient and outpatient care designed exclusively for children. With age-appropriate treatment and support, nurses help both children and families feel confident in their care.