Clinical Nurse - ER - Full Time

7 days left

Germantown, Maryland
Apr 12, 2017
Aug 25, 2017
Full Time
Position Purpose:General Summary:

The graduate nurse will be responsible for collaborating with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure the quality of care given. Provides care for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient (as defined in the unit scope of care). The graduate nurse may perform patient assessments after the initial assessment or after the first assessment of the shift performed by the registered nurse. The graduate nurse Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient's age to ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. The graduate nurse may perform and document routine procedures taught within the nursing graduates generic nursing program, including but not limited to: Placing nasal gastric tubes; performing urinary catheterizations; applying sterile dressings; performing blood sugar checks and obtaining specimens. The focus of patient care of the graduate nurse involves appropriate parties (i.e. patient's family or guardian, outside agencies) in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of the patient as needed.
Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
May practice 90 days from graduation or receipt of the results from the initial NCLEX examination is taken.
CPR Certified within probationary period
Demonstration of acceptable performance in administering medications only under the direct supervision of a registered nurse who is physically present on the unit to cosign medication transcription, administration and documentation according to Holy Cross Hospital's standards
Reads, writes, speaks, and comprehends English language
Must have visual and auditory acuity
Must have the ability to coordinate eyes and hands quickly and accurately

Working Conditions:
May be required to lift up to 35 pounds as determined by the nature of the nursing unit.
Must be able to push, pull and lift patients.
Must be able to push, pull, lift and move patient care equipment, i.e., beds/stretchers.
Must be able to bend body downward at the waist and be able to kneel.
Must be able to utilize a computer for periods of time throughout the shift, dependant upon the specific position.

Reporting Relationship:
Supervision provided by the Nurse Manager
Directly supervised by and accountable to the Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Charge Nurse, or Team
Practices only under the direct supervision of a registered nurse who is physically present on the unit to continually observe, assist, coordinate, evaluate and monitor the nursing graduate.Job Description Details:

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