Staff Nurse - Flex - Women's & Children's
*Position Objective:* Contribute to the provisions of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare as a provider of direct and indirect patient care and by effective collaboration with other members of the health care team. Functions as a competent member of the health care team.* *Essential Job Duties:* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions * Demonstrates clinical nursing knowledge and skill in the specialization of the unit as a flex nurse. * Demonstrates the ability to apply the nursing process effectively in the care of culturally diverse patients and families. Demonstrates the ability to utilize all applicable laws, policies, standards, guidelines and evidence-based practice in the provision of patient/family care. * Organizes and reprioritizes patient care activities based on subtle and overt and/or environmental changes. * Consistently and thoroughly assesses patients to collect data and identify learning needs according to established standards and policies. * Utilizes a systematic, continuous and complete analysis of assessment data to develop individualized problem lists for assigned patients. * Develops and individualizes a plan of care for each patient in accordance with established standards, appropriate prioritization of problems/needs, and mutually agreed upon goals. * Efficiently implements the patients plan of care in accordance with applicable standards, policies, procedures and guidelines. Demonstrates proficiency in medication administration, pain management and other unit or initiative specific skills. * Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the plan (s) of care, making revisions and recommendations based on analysis of patient responses to interventions. * Demonstrates the ability to assess the patients/family's learning needs, readiness to learn, learning style, and presence of barriers to learning. Demonstrates the ability to develop, implement and evaluate teaching plans for patient populations in unit specialty in accordance with applicable standards. 10. Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge of growth and development across the life span to the care of patients. *Educational/Experience Requirements:* *Required License/Certifications:** * * NRP certification within one year of hire. * Adherence to credentialing requirements of AAMC as stated in the nursing bylaws. *Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands:* There is a reasonable expectation that employees in this position will or will not be exposed to blood-borne pathogens. *Physical Demands - * *The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.* The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position. This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary. [ ](((([ ](Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), a regional health system headquartered in Annapolis, Md., serves an area of more than one million people. Founded in 1902, AAMC includes a 425-bed not-for-profit hospital, a medical group, imaging services, a substance use treatment center, and other health enterprises. In addition to a 57-acre Annapolis campus, AAMC has outpatient pavilions in Bowie, Kent Island, Odenton and Waugh Chapel. AAMC prides itself on being a diverse, friendly, and collaborative team of professionals that work together to innovate the future of health care. In partnership with many, we work together toward our vision: living healthier together. As of September 15, 2014, Anne Arundel Medical Center has achieved MagnetA' (R) recognition as a reflection of its patient- and family-centered care, nursing professionalism, and teamwork.