RN Cardiac Care Team

Employer
MedStar Health
Location
Clinton, MD
Posted
May 17, 2018
Closes
May 21, 2018
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, located in Clinton, Maryland, is an award winning, acute care hospital focused on caring for patients and their loved ones utilizing advanced technology under the guidance of expert clinicians. Quality, Safety, Wellness, and Patient Satisfaction are achieved through a spirit of patient centered services that connect us to the community we serve. If you believe in patient focused care, excellence, teamwork, and are committed to meeting the needs of our patients and customers, we invite you tojoin our team! MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is actively recruiting for a fulltime, experienced RN to join our renowned Cardiac Care team! This position provides support for 12-hour shifts, 9:00am 9:00pm. 36 hours per week. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Functions autonomously when assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care needs and revises plan of care as needed. Respect and support rights of all patients and ensure patients confidentiality. Able to read, interpret, and execute physicians orders for assigned patients. Demonstrates skill and knowledge to analyze and interpret basic to advanced cardiac rhythms information and able to apply necessary information towards their scope of practice. Assess telemetry rhythms on cardiac monitors and chose appropriate course of action. Competently completes accurate, concise, and legible documentation of hospital records. Administers medication per policy. Monitors effects of medications and observes patient response; knowledgeable regarding actions and side effects. Demonstrated knowledge in calculating and preparation of cardiac medications (ie anti-arrhythmia infusion, intravenous anti-coagulant, dobutamine/dopamine infusion). Effectively utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of patient care as defined in divisional and unit specific standards. Problems are identified, prioritized, and communicated to physician. Contributes to the overall operation of the unit by actively participating in activities such as: charge RN duties, preceptor for new staff, committee work, performance improvement, and special projects. Completes divisional and unit-specific competencies as required. Participates in continuing education classes and in-services. Functions as a team member to organize and prioritize responsibilities to complete daily work requirements. Able to communicate and provide basic health care teachings/instructions for patients and family members. Must maintain certifications and nursing licensure in accordance to their practice. Responsible in delegating tasks to unlicensed personnel. Supervise the performance of the LPNs, CNAs, and Nurse Technicians. Perform other duties as assigned as related. Qualifications: Current Maryland RN Licensure Current BLS and ACLS Minimum 1 year nursing experience; 1 year of PACU, Acute Care, or Cardiac Cath Lab Experience preferred Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and ability to work with minimal supervision in fast paced environment Possess the ability to work as member of a team or independently as needs require and to prioritize responsibilities. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, 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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