Full Job Description
What You Will Do:
Be a Part of Something Greater by working in a world class, Magnet designated Academic Medical Center providing expert multidisciplinary care for children from infants to young adults with life-threatening conditions. We meet the unique needs of these specialized populations by integrating safety-focused, family-centered patient care with superb service, while individualizing patient education and psycho-social support. We endeavor to incorporate current evidence and innovative research into our practice, throughout the continuum of care.
University of Maryland Medical Center is seeking an Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) for the Coordinated Care Center Nursing team!
Full Time (40hrs), Day Shift
The ideal candidate will be an RN with ED/PACU or Same Day surgery experience preferred but not required. Specialty Type: Ambulatory High Risk Clinic, preferred.
experience a plus.
IV skills, phlebotomy skills and a general working knowledge of chronic disease is REQUIRED.
The role entails an ambulatory clinic for post hospitalized patients with an emphasis on Heart Failure, COPD, Sickle Cell and Diabetes.
This role is designed for the nurse who is a clinical and professional leader at the unit level. Demonstrates effective and consistent leadership behaviors in advancing evidence based practices, leading unit governance initiatives, and coaching others to achieve and grow in the role of the professional nurse.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
Provides independent care of unit specific patient population; serves as Clinical Resource for others, utilizes and integrates evidence into practice, functions effectively in roles specific to unit (such as arrest team for ICU, triage for ED, etc).
Accountable to patients and families for the processes and outcomes of care during an episode of care.
Accountable to peers for the advancement of group practice on the unit, and to the nurse manager for the totality of work performance.
Serves as a clinical expert and professional resource for the unit nurses. Utilizes clinical expertise to teach nurses informally on the unit in a structured role or through formal teaching in classes.
Advances clinical practice on the unit, consistently integrates evidence into practice and uses this as a firm foundation for unit practice.
Leads efforts to address Nursing Sensitive Quality Indicators (NSQI) improvement opportunities; develops/implements and evaluates action plans.
Leads performance improvement initiatives by designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating results.
Monitors patient and unit safety standards; actively contributes to development and implementation of improvement plans.
Coaches CNI and CNIIs on PI and/or evidence-based practice.
Complies with, participates and leads regulatory activities in the unit/division or organization.
Leads in the development of Performance Improvement, or Evidence Based Practice, or research at the unit level
Performs charge role as scheduled; coaches new charge nurses.
Oversees unit orientation program. plans clinical experiences for orientation.
Serves as a unit steward such as liaison for lab, nutrition, pharmacy, etc.
Mentors and coaches other nurses to advance their development and to maintain competencies required for the patient population served.
Role models and holds peers accountable for Health Work Environment guidelines (communication, collaboration, effective decision making, recognition, leadership, staffing)
Orients nurses to unit level governance structure and councils
Serves as an expert preceptor, coach and mentor to new nurses, students and preceptors
Mentors and coaches unit leaders or those assuming leadership roles on councils or major governance initiatives.
Leads unit processes for development of ancillary personnel’s skills and development; leads unit based peer review processes.
Actively engaged in advancing own practice; role model for others.
What You Need to Be Successful:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing preferred; Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to compact state requirements outlined by the Maryland Board of Nursing
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.