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Registered Nurse (RN) Medstar Trauma 36/hr D/N - Relocation Offered

Location: Washington
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

General Summary of PositionDelivers proficient nursing care to patients and families whose needs range from uncomplicated to highly complex. Receives supervision from the Nurse Leader and functional supervision from the clinical coach/designee. May at times receive functional supervision from other registered nurses.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities CLINICAL: Identifies current and potential complex problems of a specific patient population, critically analyzes trends and changes in patient status, and plans appropriate interventions directly or indirectly through other nurses.CLINICAL: Collaborates with nurse leaders and colleagues to develop standards of care.CLINICAL: Develops and documents a plan of care that communicates to all caregivers the individualized needs of a patient with highly complex problems.CLINICAL: Identifies and evaluates long and short-range goals of nursing interventions.CLINICAL: Serves as a patient advocate by independently communicating clinical concerns in a timely manner to other members of the health care team.CLINICAL: Documents patient information in a manner that reflects the ability to integrate the nursing assessment data, pathophysiology of disease processes, and the therapeutic regimen into an appropriate evaluation of the patient status.CLINICAL: Coordinates and delivers care to patient (s) with complex nursing care needs to ensure the highest level of safety and quality while promoting a positive patient experience.CLINICAL: Utilizes approaches and strategies that support and optimize patient care outcomes that are based on the interdisciplinary plan of care and absolutes of IMOC and Contemporary Primary Nursing. Participates in the Contemporary Primary Nursing Model by acting as a primary nurse or associate nurse for selected patients. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team on the patient plan of care using the Interdisciplinary Model of Care (IMOC).CLINICAL: Takes action to support the National Patient Safety Goals, nursing sensitive indicators, regulatory requirements (i.e., DC Health, TJC) and other identified quality metrics.EDUCATIONAL: Provides input to the orientation program for new staff.EDUCATIONAL: Conducts the individual orientation for new staff.EDUCATIONAL: Conducts and evaluates formal unit-based in-service education programs.EDUCATIONAL: Completes all mandatory competencies within the designated timeframe.ADMINISTRATIVE: Assumes formally designated resource role for colleagues in unit management.ADMINISTRATIVE: Acts as a consultant for nursing staff in the clinical management of patients.ADMINISTRATIVE: Provides input to the ongoing clinical evaluation of staff.ADMINISTRATIVE: Exhibits a demeanor that invites utilization by staff for problem solving.ADMINISTRATIVE: Participates in the formulation, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.ADMINISTRATIVE: Participates in the implementation and evaluation of unit assessments and audits, including quality assurance and process improvement.ADMINISTRATIVE: Assesses patient care needs, establishes priorities and delegates tasks to peers and ancillary support staff as appropriate to scope of practice and unit requirements.ADMINISTRATIVE: Participates in unit-based committees and/or department of nursing committees, as applicable.ADMINISTRATIVE: Promotes the standards of Pathway to Excellence through daily practice.

Minimum Qualifications Education

  • Associate's degree in Nursing required
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred
  • For new graduates hired with an Associate degree, employment with MedStar Washington Hospital Center is contingent upon enrollment into an accredited BSN program within one (1) year of employment, and continuing matriculation in the program to achieve a BSN within 5 years of the program start date. Proof of enrollment to be submitted to Nurse Leader.
    • Prior clinical nursing experience preferred
      Licenses and Certifications
      • RN - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure in the District of Columbia required
      • CPR - Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (includes BLS and NRP) for healthcare providers from either the American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross within 90 Days required
      • Additional unit/specialty certifications may vary by department or business unit.
      • C-EFM - Electronic Fetal Monitoring from the National Certification Corporation (NCC) is required for Perinatal nurses (labor and delivery, antepartum, antenatal testing) within 12 months from date of hire. New graduate nurses or new to specialty nurses (labor and delivery, antepartum, antenatal testing) will have 15 months from date of hire to obtain the EFM certification.

        Why MedStar Health? At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

        Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
        Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
        Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
        More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

        About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider 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 Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

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