Job Summary Utilize sophisticated medical equipment to monitor the vital signs of patients in their unit. Work with physicians to develop treatment plans for patients in the telemetry unit, and supervise the work of licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants who provide basic patient care.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience BSN preferred Associates RN Degree accepted # License/Certification/Registration Maryland State License BLS certification # Knowledge, Skills # Abilities Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center. Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position. Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital#s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws.# Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers. Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
Ability to comprehend and follow Nursing Administration Policy and Procedure Manual. Ability to communicate and provide basic health care teachings/instructions for patients and family members. Ability to read, interprets, and executes physician#s orders for assigned patients.
Demonstrates competency when calculating and preparing medications for assigned patients. Ability to function as a cohesive member of a team and demonstrated appropriate interaction with employees throughout the hospital. Able to adjust to peaks in workload; demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to change in a positive and cooperative manner.
Ability to complete assignments in designated time frame. Ability to actively participate in inter or intra departmental performance improvement. Knowledge, skill, and ability to utilize the following Safe Lift Equipment:
Viking, Sabina, Ergo slide, Hoyer lifts, and Golvo. Gait belts, vital signs machine, and weighing scales. Telemetry monitors and screens.# Primary Duties and Responsibilities Functions autonomously when assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care needs and revises plan of care as needed.
Respect and support rights of all patients and ensure patients confidentiality.
Able to read, interpret, and execute physician#s orders for assigned patients.
Demonstrates skill and knowledge to analyze and interpret basic to advanced cardiac rhythms information and able to apply necessary information towards their scope of practice.
Assess telemetry rhythms on cardiac monitors and chose appropriate course of action. Competently completes accurate, concise, and legible documentation of hospital records. Administers medication per policy.
Monitors effects of medications and observes patient response; knowledgeable regarding actions and side effects. Demonstrated knowledge in calculating and preparation of cardiac medications (i.e. anti-arrhythmia infusion, intravenous anti-coagulant, dobutamine/dopamine infusion). Effectively utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of patient care as defined in divisional and unit specific standards. Problems are identified, prioritized, and communicated to physician.
Contributes to the overall operation of the unit by actively participating in activities such as: charge RN duties, preceptor for new staff, committee work, performance improvement, and special projects. Completes divisional and unit-specific competencies as required. Participates in continuing education classes and in-services.
Functions as a team member to organize and prioritize responsibilities to complete daily work requirements. Able to communicate and provide basic health care teachings/instructions for patients and family members. Must maintain certifications and nursing licensure in accordance to their practice.
Responsible in delegating tasks to unlicensed personnel. Supervise the performance of the LPN#s, CNA#s, and Nurse Technicians. Perform other duties as assigned as related.
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