Nurse Extern

MedStar Health
Baltimore, MD
Jul 13, 2018
Jul 16, 2018
Full Time
Job Summary Working under the direction of a Registered Nurse, utilizes the skills gained as a student in a Nursing degreeprogram to assist the Registered Nurse in the care of a group of patients. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training Active enrollment as senior nursing student in an accredited nursing program; successfulcompletion of 1 year of a Clinical Nursing Program including Fundamentals of Nursing (or the equivalent); 3.0or higher GPA (transcripts must be submitted at the end of each semester). Experience No experience required. License/Certification/Registration CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certification by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Mustobtain CPR certification by the end of the orientation period and maintain current CPR certification. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to demonstrate competencies in intravenous catheter insertions, IV site changes (preferred),dressing and inspections, and blood drawing within established time frame. Verbal and written communicationskills. Basic computer skills preferred. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Assists the Registered Nurse with formulating and implementation of the health teaching plan throughperformance of routine health teaching. Assists with implementing the patient's plan of care as delegated by the Registered Nurse. Assists with transport of patients, specimens, equipment, and supplies as appropriate. Maintains patientprivacy and confidentiality. Collaborates with Registered Nurse to organize own patient care assignment to provide safe, efficient care. Collaborates with the Registered Nurse at the time of patient admission in formulating the nursing plan ofcare. Collects and documents pertinent patient information following policy guidelines; Reinforcement of patientteaching; Completion of patient tasks delegated by the Registered Nurse after entry into the medical record.Obtains data and documents pertinent patient information including vital signs, weights, heights and patientcare activities. Complies with established hospital personnel policies. Attends mandatory training sessions, staff meetingsand town hall meetings. Completes all mandatory education requirements on time.Confers with Registered Nurse in identifying patient needs, supporting and preparing transfer or dischargecare. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to departmentpolicies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditationregulations. Demonstrates behavior consistent with MedStar Health mission, vision, goals, objectives and patient carephilosophy. Demonstrates effective communication and works in collaboration with all members of thehealthcare team. Demonstrates the appropriate level of urgency during critical situations. Participates in meetings, on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreachefforts. Enhances growth and development and enriches personal knowledge and skill through participation ineducational programs and affiliations. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. Performs basic procedures such as wound care and simple dressing changes, suctioning, urinary catheterinsertion and removal, maintenance of drainage devices, performance of EKG's. Collects specimens includingurine, stool, sputum and blood. Provides respiratory therapy support including coughing, deep breathing andset-up of oxygen equipment and pulse oximetry. Performs intravenous catheter insertions, changes of IV sites and dressings and routine inspection of sitesas needed. Performs routine blood drawing function. Performs other duties as assigned. Provides evaluation of Nurse Extern role and the Future Registered Nurses Program. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients, families, staff and other departments to theRegistered Nurse. Responds to questions from patient, families, and significant others in a prompt, courteous,positive manner, referring them to appropriate personnel if necessary. Works cooperatively, communicates effectively and works in collaboration with all members of the healthcareteam. 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.

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