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Graduate Nurse, ED - Relocation Offered!

Location: Leonardtown
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

  • Job Summary
    • The Graduate Nurse (GN) is responsible for the provision of nursing care under the direction and supervision of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN). The GN applies the nursing process and performs delegated functions in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Health philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards. In collaboration with the patient and family, provides theory-based nursing care and coordinates care delivery with various members of the interdisciplinary team.
    • Minimum Qualifications
      • Minimum Qualifications
        • --- Associate degree in nursing is required --- Satisfactory reference from the school of nursing attended --- Pursuit of a license as a registered nurse in the State of Maryland or District of Columbia. Mustsecure an NCLEX test date withinfirst30 days of employment and officially take the exam within 120 days from date of hire. BLS is required. (NOTE: must stop practicing immediately as a GN if fails NCLEX licensure examination). --- Ability to perform nursing technologies under supervision. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress. Basic computer skills required.
        • Preferred Qualifications
            • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program is preferred
            • Prior experience as a licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant or technician is preferred
            • Department Specific Qualifications
            • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
              • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. Confers with the RN in identifying patient care needs,supporting and preparing patient's admission, transfer or discharge. Providesrelationship-based care that promotes consistent, efficient and accountabledelivery of nursing care under supervision of the RN. Collaborates with otherprofessionals and participates in the interdisciplinary care rounds. Collaborates with the Registered Professional Nurse (RN) inthe provision of safe and efficient nursing care to a designated caseload ofpatients. Assists in patient assessment and observation, and with theimplementation of the patient's plan of care as delegated to by the RN. Obtains information from patient interview and observation;documents pertinent patient information including, but not limited to, vitalsigns, weights, heights and delegated patient care activities. Performs basic procedures and care activities including insertion and removal of nasogastric tube, tube feeding, wound care, dressing changes, suctioning, placement and removal of indwelling urinary catheter,monitoring of intake and output, blood glucose monitoring (point of care testing), maintenance of drainage devices, and performance of EKGs. Collects specimens including urine, stool, sputum, and blood. Provides respiratory therapy support including coughing,deep breathing and sets up oxygen equipment and observes pulse oximetry.Inserts peripheral intravenous catheter. Reports actual and potential problems concerning patients,families, and other departments or associates to the RN. Responds to questionsfrom patients, families and significant others in a prompt and courteousmanner, referring them to appropriate personnel if necessary. Demonstrates behavior consistent with MedStar Healthmission, vision, goals, SPIRIT values, and patient care philosophy. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and serviceimprovement teams. Participates in meetings and on committees and representsthe department and hospital in community outreach efforts. Performs other duties as assigned. 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 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.

Keywords: MEDSTAR HEALTH, Alexandria , Graduate Nurse, ED - Relocation Offered!, Healthcare , Leonardtown, Virginia

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