Registered Nurse RN - PACU
Company: MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Posted on: October 13, 2019
- Independently assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates 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 healthcare team.
- Minimum Qualifications ?
- Valid RN license in the State of Maryland.
- 1?year RN experience.
- CPR certification.
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to precept. Demonstrated high level of
clinical competence. Effective interpersonal skills, including
verbal and written communication. Basic math skills. Basic computer
- Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- 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
resource in planning evidence based care for complex patients.
Based on assessment of physical, emotional, biophysical, and
spiritual needs provides direct patient care and evaluates
outcomes. Incorporates the principles of patient-centered
- 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. Introduced to
precepting. Delegates appropriately to peers.
- 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.
- Demonstrates ability to do an evidenced based literature search
and identify resources in the organization to explore
evidence-based questions. Explores practice questions by doing an
evidence-based literature search and can identify resources in the
organization which assist the identification of valid data
- 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. Initiates and
monitors discharge planning activities in collaboration with other
members of the health care team. Takes the lead in facilitating
timely discharge. Learns how to critique care provided to improve
- Fiscal Responsibility: Call staff off during low volume/census
or participates in decision-making by supporting decisions to call
off/cancel extra staff. Utilizes Square Shifts to proactively fill
difficult shifts and decrease agency usage. Ensures ParX
- 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. Identifies and prioritizes
coordination 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.
- 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. Provides for the
emotional support of patients and families during the crisis of
illness. Models patient/family advocacy. Proactively uses clinical
skills to exercise safe patient care.
- Must obtain 5 contact hours from a nationally approved provider
within the past year.
- Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the
department and hospital in community outreach efforts as
- Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service
- Performs other duties as assigned. About MedStar HealthMedStar
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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