RN Clinical Nurse II - Procedure Readiness Evaluation Center - FT Day

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Job ID: 59410
Area of Interest: Nursing
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F; 8-4:30
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

This role is designed for the clinical nurse who has at least 12 months experience with substantial knowledge and clinical skills.  Provides and coordinates independent care to patients within a clinical specialty as a fully capable and participative member of the multidisciplinary patient care services team.  This role is for a nurse to work in Procedure Readiness Evaluation and Preparation (PREP) Center to perform the following:

Clinical Practice:

  • Triage and Coordinates Patient Care to optimize patient before surgery;
  • Provides Indirect Patient Care Services to unit specific patient population; serves as a clinical resource for others, utilizes and integrates evidence into practice, functions efficiently in roles particular to the unit;
  • Accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care;
  • Responsible to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance;
  • Serves as an active primary coordinating nurse; collaborates with the interdisciplinary team to plan and coordinate care addressing patient/family needs;
  • Serves as a clinical resource for others;

Unit Operations:

  • Supports charge nurse decisions; performs charge role for assigned shifts as needed;
  • Follows and supports the AACN guidelines for Healthy Work Environment (communication, collaboration, effective decision making, recognition, leadership, staffing); participates as team member focusing on elements within the Healthy Work Environment;
  • Assists in the development of clinical practice protocols and standards for the unit;
  • Engages in group-based process governance activities:  Performance Improvement, Professional Development, Clinical Practice, Teamwork, etc.; assists in the development of action plans and supports implementation;
  • Orients Clinical Nurse I to the unit level governance structure and councils;

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining competencies required for the patient care setting; focus on advancing own professional development;
  • Ability to practice and adhere to the guidelines specified in the UMMC Role of the Professional Nurse Job Charter/Description;
  • Demonstrates highly effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Shows leadership qualities through effectiveness as charge nurse, preceptor, or clinical resource;
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a multidisciplinary team member;
  • Ability to learn and use computer systems to manage patient information;
  • Ability to participate in team-building efforts on units; supports and models teamwork;
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the patient population(s) served; Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of growth and development over the lifespan and ability to assess data reflective of the patient's requirements relative to his or her population-specific and age-specific needs.

Patient Safety:

  • Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives;
  • Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety; Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority;
  • Identifies possible dangers in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing, is required; BSN preferred; Up-to-date status on all mandatory training and classes;
  • One year nursing experience REQUIRED with solid knowledge and clinical skills;
  • Critical thinking, pre-operative or Nurse Navigator experience a plus;
  • Current CPR certification required.

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. 
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