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Registered Nurse (RN) - Observation Unit

University of Maryland Medical System • Baltimore, MD

Posted 2 months ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care, Nurse

Job Description

What You Will Do:

Registered Nurse (RN) - Observation Unit
Supplemental - Rotating
Towson, Maryland

We are seeking a supplemental Observation Unit Registered Nurse to join our nursing team at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.  

When you come to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, you’re coming to more than simply a beautiful 37-acre, 224- bed suburban Towson, MD campus. You’re embarking on a professional journey that encourages opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority.

As a Registered Nurse at UM St. Joseph, you’ll experience:

  • supportive and collaborative work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage – Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
  • Free Parking & On-Site Fitness Center
  • Recognition: We have a positive points recognition program designed to reward and recognize our outstanding employees; employees can also recognize their peers
  • On-Site Daycare

Minimum Qualifications: The Registered Nurse is responsible for patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary health care providers to assess, plan, intervene, evaluate and document care in an individualized and age appropriate manner which promotes patient safety and healing and according to hospital policy. 

Assess: Collaborates with patient, significant other and interdisciplinary health care providers to assess, plan, intervene, evaluate and document care in an individualized and age appropriate manner which promotes patients safety and healing and according to hospital policy. Completes initial assessment and screenings. Reassesses patient condition upon "handoff" and after therapeutic interventions. Assesses learning needs, readiness to learn and actual or potential barriers to learning. 

Evaluate: Interprets and utilizes clinical data and history in the plan of care. Evaluates patient progress towards goals. Communicates patient "handoff" with appropriate detail (i.e. shift report guided by the plan of care or any other pertinent documents). Follows through that patient care issues are addressed following chain of command. Recognizes changes in patient condition, communicates to appropriate health care personnel. 

Intervene: Promotes and maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment. Acts as a patient advocate and upholds patient rights. Delegates work to care team. Responds effectively in emergency situations. Documents accurately in a legible and timely manner. Provides medical and nursing therapeutic interventions. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients and family while providing care. Incorporates education into daily patient activity (i.e. medication, equipment, food-drug interactions).


Plan: Prioritizes and organizes work assignment and adjusts priorities based on changing situations. Recognizes and integrates patient special needs and individualizes care. Develops measurable plan of care goals congruent with evidenced based standards (e.g. core measures). Plans delivery of care according to patient acuity and staff competencies. Individualizes educational plan based on age, diagnosis, cultural and spiritual values. Consults and collaborates with other Health Care professionals. Anticipates potential length of stay or discharge problems and adjusts plan.



Minimum Qualifications:
 The Registered Nurse is responsible for patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary health care providers to assess, plan, intervene, evaluate and document care in an individualized and age appropriate manner which promotes patient safety and healing and according to hospital policy. 

Assess: Collaborates with patient, significant other and interdisciplinary health care providers to assess, plan, intervene, evaluate and document care in an individualized and age appropriate manner which promotes patients safety and healing and according to hospital policy. Completes initial assessment and screenings. Reassesses patient condition upon "handoff" and after therapeutic interventions. Assesses learning needs, readiness to learn and actual or potential barriers to learning. 

Evaluate: Interprets and utilizes clinical data and history in the plan of care. Evaluates patient progress towards goals. Communicates patient "handoff" with appropriate detail (i.e. shift report guided by the plan of care or any other pertinent documents). Follows through that patient care issues are addressed following chain of command. Recognizes changes in patient condition, communicates to appropriate health care personnel. 

Intervene: Promotes and maintains a safe, clean and orderly environment. Acts as a patient advocate and upholds patient rights. Delegates work to care team. Responds effectively in emergency situations. Documents accurately in a legible and timely manner. Provides medical and nursing therapeutic interventions. Maintains a therapeutic relationship with patients and family while providing care. Incorporates education into daily patient activity (i.e. medication, equipment, food-drug interactions).


Plan: Prioritizes and organizes work assignment and adjusts priorities based on changing situations. Recognizes and integrates patient special needs and individualizes care. Develops measurable plan of care goals congruent with evidenced based standards (e.g. core measures). Plans delivery of care according to patient acuity and staff competencies. Individualizes educational plan based on age, diagnosis, cultural and spiritual values. Consults and collaborates with other Health Care professionals. Anticipates potential length of stay or discharge problems and adjusts plan.



What You Need to Be Successful:

Education: 2 year / Associate's Degree: Nursing 4 year / Bachelor's Degree

BS in Nursing and/or active pursuit of advanced degree or specialty certification. (Preferred).

State Registered Nurse License and BLS Certification required. 

Required Skills: Strong Verbal Communications Skills, Strong Written Communications Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, General Clerical Skills, Basic Computer Skills, Excellent Organizational Skills, Strong Customer Services Skills, Proven Analytical Skills.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job ID: 68342
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