Registered Nurse RN - Mother Baby - FT Nights

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Nursing



Job SummaryAssumes responsibility for facilitating and coordinating the admission process for patients presenting in
Admitting, Emergency Department and Same Day Surgery. Works collaboratively with the Directors of Patient
Care Services and nursing staff to integrate and assure the achievement of nursing practice standards, and
initiates the nursing process while meeting the initial needs of the newly admitted patient.Minimum QualificationsEducation/TrainingValid RN license in the State of Maryland.Experience1 year RN experience (acute nursing experience).License/Certification/RegistrationCPR certification.Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesDemonstrated ability to precept. Demonstrated high level of competence. Excellent situational assessment skills. Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication skills. Basic math skills. Basic computer skills preferred.Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssists in formulating and monitoring performance improvement criteria for the admitting process. Provides in-service training to staff.Assists other members of the nursing team and/or other disciplines.Assists physicians with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to patient care.Communicates patient's clinical information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format. Clearly and accurately documents pertinent information in the patient's medical record. Consistently demonstrates effective documentation practices and develops strategies to ensure complete documentation of patient care.Completes the nursing admission database and patient assessment, including pain and skin assessments. Formulates a primary nursing diagnosis and knowledge deficit diagnosis based on data collected during the patient interview and assessment data. Initiates appropriate pathway according to existing policies, procedures, protocols and standards. Consistently demonstrates effective leadership behavior.Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Seeks opportunities to participate in developing, revising standards of practice to meet changing patient population requirements.Ensures acquisition of admitting orders and initiates STAT and urgent medications or treatments as appropriate.Informs physician and/or appropriate personnel regarding significant or adverse patient outcomes.Maintains a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for patient/family in accordance with hospital standards. Demonstrates to patient comfort, privacy, and spiritual and religious needs. Identifies and acts upon opportunities to improve the environment of care.Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.Performs other duties as assigned.Provides a variety of nursing administrative duties. Maintains required reports, records, statistics, etc.Provides an overview of the hospital's services, including room and/or unit orientation.Provides for the emotional support of patients and families during the crisis of illness. Models patient/family advocacy.About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

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