Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: December 5, 2019
General Summary of Position
Works in a variety of patient care areas to independently assess,
plan, implement, and evaluate the nursing care of patients from
admission through discharge. In collaboration with the patient and
family, provides theory-based professional nursing care and
coordinates care delivery with the physician and other members of
the health care team.
- EDUCATION: Valid RN license in the State of Maryland.
- EXPERIENCE: 2 years nursing experience.
- LICENSE/CERT/REG: CPR certification.
- SKILLS: Demonstrated ability to precept. Competent in
principles of practice in all units. Effective interpersonal
skills, including verbal and written communication skills. Basic
math skills. Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Based on assessment of physical, emotional, biophysical, and
spiritual needs provides direct patient care and evaluates
outcomes. Incorporates the principles of patient-centered
- Communicates patient's clinical information clearly and
accurately in verbal and written format. Clearly and accurately
documents pertinent information in the patient's medical record.
Consistently demonstrates effective documentation practices and
develops strategies to ensure complete documentation of patient
- Completes timely initial and ongoing patient assessments,
considering the physiological, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural,
and developmental needs of patients and families. Serves as a
resource in planning care for complex patients.
- Contributes to optimal patient outcomes as coordinator of a
unit-based health care team. Supervises the provision of nursing
care to assigned patients. Consistently demonstrates effective
leadership behavior. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality.
Facilitates collaboration among other health team members fostering
effective communication with other disciplines.
- 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. Seeks opportunities to participate
in developing, revising standards of practice to meet changing
patient population requirements.
- Evaluates the patient's response to treatment and progress
toward identified goals and revises plan of care as appropriate.
Monitors medical condition, intervenes using critical thinking, and
reports patient changes to appropriate personnel.
- Identifies health teaching needs of patients and families.
Develops, implements, and evaluates a health teaching program to
meet the identified needs. Effectively uses and adapts a variety of
teaching resources in meeting he learning needs of
- In collaboration with the patient, family, and other members of
the health care team, systematically develops, revises, and
coordinates the patient's plan of care. Formulates nursing
diagnosis as necessary. Assists others in developing, revising, and
coordinating patient's plan of care.
- In coordinating the delivery of patient care, delegates
activities to unlicensed staff in accordance with MedStar/facility
policies, principles of Patient-Centered Care, and the Maryland
Nurse Practice Act. Supervises the performance of the delegated
nursing task by the unlicensed staff. Assists staff in
delegation/time management skills. Identifies ways to facilitate
working relationships among all levels of staff.
- Initiates and monitors discharge planning activities in
collaboration with other members of the health care team. Takes the
lead in facilitating timely discharge.
- Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment of caring for
patients and families. Provides basic patient comfort measures.
When necessary, provides environmental support to expedite timely
patient admission or transfer. Identifies and acts upon
opportunities to improve the environment of care.
- Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service
- Provides for the emotional support of patients and families
during the crisis of illness. Models patient/family advocacy.
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
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