Registered Nurse, Emergency Dept. 11am-11:30pm
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a full-service acute care facility with more than 49,000 emergency room visits and nearly 12,000admissions each year.Our hospital's commitment to advanced technology distinguishes it from community hospitals. From its renowned centers of excellence in cardiac care and obstetrics to orthopedics and surgical services, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center provides uncompromising clinical care. MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, Inc. is actively recruiting for a full-time Registered Nurse to join our team and support the needs of the Emergency Department. Patient focused care with commitment to customer service, collaboration and team work is a must.This position will provide support on 12-hour shifts, 11am - 11:30 pm. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Collects current symptoms, as well as a detailed patient history and then consults and coordinates with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans. Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements. Manages basic life support needs and stabilizes patients until the attending physician is available, based upon nursing standards and protocol. Initiates appropriate procedure when identifies equipment malfunctions. Records patients vital signs as indicated. Works collaboratively with physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments. Prepares, administers and records prescribed medications. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments in accordance with the policy regarding the administration of medications by a licensed registered nurse. Initiates IVs. Cleans and bandages wounds. Provides basic, bedside care. Maintains proper supplies and appropriate medical equipment to care for patients. Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies. Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teach patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation. Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate format in the electronic medical record (EMR). Performs other position related duties as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS : Graduate of an accredited nursing program, BSN preferred CERTIFICATION/LICENSE : Current Maryland and compact nursing license, and in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing Current CPR, ACLS, and PALS Obtain CPI and Base Station Certification within 6 months of hire About MedStar Health MedStar 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.