Hiring Now! Registered Nurse Float Pool

Employer
MEDSTAR HEALTH
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Oct 13, 2021
Closes
Oct 15, 2021
Ref
141859359
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary Professional care provider who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the nursing care of patients from admission through discharge in a variety of patient care areas. In collaboration with the patient and family, provides theory-based professional nursing care and coordinates care delivery with various members of the interdisciplinary team. In this role, you will float to various units, which you have been deemed competent to work, in orderto cover staffing needs. You will be placed on a Medical Surgical, Telemetry or Critical Care Team, based on your skill set and experience. This is a full time, benefited position, offering a premium pay. Education: BSN preferred. Associate Degree from an accredited School of Nursing required; Bachelors degree enrollment required within 6 months of start date and completion within 3 years Experience: 2 years of acute care RN experience. Minimum of 2 years of medical surgical experience with telemetry capability in order to care for stable medical surgical telemetry patients. Must pass a rhythm test; Telemetry and Critical Care RNs must pass BKAT test. License & certifications :Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state or jurisdiction of the facility seeking employment, or Multistate Compact state or license eligible. CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers) certification required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Basic math skills. Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills required. Demonstrated ability to precept. Competent in principles of nursing practice in each unit worked Primary Duties and Responsibilities Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, safety standards, and MedStar SPIRIT Values. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Collects and analyzes significant patients information that pertains to physical, psychological, socio-cultural, economic, spiritual, and life-style behaviors and efficiently leveraging available technology. Functions autonomously providing relationship-based care that promotes continuous, consistent, efficient and accountable delivery of nursing care using the nursing process with a favorable focus on patient experience. Identifies current and potential complex problems of specific patient populations, critically analyzes trends and changes in patient status, and plans appropriate interventions. Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery, with a focus on quality and safety. Serves as a patient advocate by independently communicating clinical concerns, including ethical decisions, in a timely manner to other members of the interdisciplinary team. Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and possesses a theoretical understanding of the universal ethical principles. Recognizes ethical discourse in practice and may seek other resources in advocacy for support and counsel. Individualizes patients plan of care, focusing on short and long-range goals and effectively uses a variety of teaching resources to meet the learning needs of patients and families. Communicates patient information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Identifies actual and potential patient safety issues and acts accordingly while incorporating HRO quality and safety principles. Demonstrates effective leadership behaviors. Establishes priorities and delegates tasks to peers and ancillary staff as appropriate to scope of practice and unit requirements. Effectively uses problem identification and resolution skills, focusing on the clinical scenario to resolve the apparent concern. Follows the chain of command by consulting with other healthcare professionals and seeks assistance as needed. Independently communicates concerns in a timely manner and makes suggestions to members of the interdisciplinary team by seeking and using resources effectively. Evaluates the patient's response to treatment and progress toward short and long-range goals and revises nursing interventions as appropriate. Identifies patient and family needs prior to discharge. Initiates and monitors discharge planning activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team. Independently identifies resources and strategies to enhance professional growth and development and commits to life-long learning. Engages in professional growth and development through reflective practice from performance feedback and participates in entity professional development activities. Supports and contributes to the unit, department, entity, and organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision, and values. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams. 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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