Clinical Nurse - Surgical Intensive Care/ Neuro Critical Care Unit
Holy Cross Health

Silver Spring, Maryland

Posted in Medical and Nursing


Job Info


Employment Type:
Full time
Shift:
Rotating Shift

Description:
This 16-bed intensive care unit provides care to surgical patients and neurosurgical and medical patients with complex needs that require critical care modalities and interventions, and epilepsy monitoring.

All intensive care units are staffed with Intensivists, Registered Nurses, and Health Unit Coordinators, Staff receive support from advanced practice nurses.
General Summary:

Using the Quality Caring Model, demonstrates acceptable performance and applies the nursing process to plan and manage the care of routine patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates fundamental patient/family information to health care team. Identifies and communicates variances from patient goals. Responsible for providing and coordinating interdisciplinary patient care utilizing the nursing process.

This job description, performance appraisal and competency assessment applies to all Registered Nurses who have successfully met performance expectations for Registered Nurse. The employee supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):

Graduation from an accredited nursing program; basic professional nursing degree (BSN or MSN) preferred. Note, if the basic professional degree is not present on hire, the employee must engage in a basic professional nursing degree program within twelve (12) months of hire.

Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing or Compact State as a Registered Nurse.

BLS certification; additional Life Support training as applicable to unit requirements.

Professional specialty certifications may be required in accordance with departmental standards or role requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Current knowledge of nursing skills and practice

Computer and audiovisual skills using various applications: internet, email, word processing

Ability to retrieve and interpret data

Effectively read, speak, write, compose and comprehend English

Effective eye and hand coordination

Ability to analyze and synthesize information within a short period of time

Effective problem-solving skills

Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize

Ability to work well with individuals and groups

Working Conditions:

General: Must be able to independently perform essential job functions.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to independently: (a) lift patients/patient care equipment up to 35 pounds, (b) push, pull, and move patients and patient care equipment, (c) bend body downward at the waist and be able to kneel, (d) utilize a computer for periods of time throughout the shift, (e) perform fine motor skills both upper extremities.

Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly at distances close to the eyes.

Auditory Acuity: Must be able to identify and distinguish auditory alarms in noisy environments.

Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards associated with a hospital environment.

Reporting Relationship:

Directly supervised by and accountable to the Director, Nurse Manager or Assistant Nurse Manager for work direction.

Assumes accountability and responsibility for the work direction of other Registered Nurses, Graduate Nurses, LPNs, Nursing Assistants, Health Unit Coordinators, and others as assigned.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.



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