Labor & Delivery PRN Registered Nurse
Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: May 3, 2021
- A professional care provider who assumes responsibility and
accountability for a group of patients, providing care through the
continued utilization of the nursing process in collaboration with
other health care team members.
Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Required
AND will be considered for hard to fill positions with the
requirement to obtain a BSN within a specific time frame.
1-2 year in Hospital setting preferred
Maryland Nursing License
CPR (BLS) Certification
NRP and Fetal Monitoring Certification (L&D) for Maternal
- Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
Basic Computer skills to perform Data entry
Computerized clinical information systems: Clinicians View,
Chart View, MAK preferred
- HIPAA policies on Confidentiality
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Assessment: Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner,
focusing on the biophysical, psycho social, cognitive, self-care,
educational, environmental and discharge planning needs of the
Assesses the patient's health care needs on a systematic and
continuous basis according to established time frames.
Identifies the biophysical, psycho-social, cultural, self-care,
teaching, and continuing care needs of the patient as appropriate
to patient age and diagnoses.
Collects data in an ongoing and systematic manner as outlined by
Places the emphasis of assessment on the physiologic,
psychological and cognitive status of the patient.
Reports any abnormal assessments in a timely manner to
Delegates duties and tasks to others after assessment of patient
needs and capabilities, and determines the scope of
responsibilities with awareness of staff members performance
Supervises members of assigned team via regular rounds and
verbal interaction to validate work load, patient status and
- Planning: Formulates a goal-directed plan of care, which is
prioritized and based on identified patient care needs.
Uses department/unit process standards as specified for
planning/delivering patient care; individualizes these, holds self
and co-workers accountable to them. Documents and evaluates care
Formulates a goal directed plan of care based on
Establishes priorities of patient care on the basis of essential
patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel,
equipment and supplies.
Maintains confidentiality of patient at all items.
Demonstrates understanding of Advanced Directives.
Participates in departmental/unit nursing performance
improvement process; quality standards development, data
collection, trending, revisions and education of staff.
Initiates discharge planning with initial assessment.
Utilizes effective communication skills to establish positive
working relationship with all health team members, patients, and
- Implementation: Initiates plan of care based on established
priorities, essential needs and available resources.
Initiates plan of care based on established priorities essential
needs and available resources.
Explains plan of care to patient and significant others
utilizing ancillary resources when needed.
Demonstrates ability to respond quickly to patient changes and
Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, consistent, timely
and continuous manner.
Intervenes on patient's behalf utilizing appropriate
Supports department/unit by providing coverage for nursing
shortages and increased patient census.
Identifies/assesses an unstable or emergency condition and
initiates appropriate action.
Practices effective problem identification and resolution
Demonstrates appropriate delegation and coordination of tasks
Administers medications accurately and in accordance with the
Five Rights of Medication Administration.
Transcribes orders correctly.
Performs treatments and procedures according to MGH
Assures documentation is accurate, concise and follows
Demonstrates responsibility for Patient/Family education.
- Evaluation: Assesses the effectiveness of intervention and
revises the plan of care as needed.
Evaluates effectiveness of patient interventions on an ongoing
Rounds on patients routinely to identify and assess needs.
Reviews specific patient care situations for effectiveness of
departmental team interventions.
Demonstrates competence required in evaluation skills.
- Development: Maintains current knowledge, certification, and
Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and
according to hospital policy and procedures.
Identifies learning needs in self and initiates actions to
address these education needs.
Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the
Updates clinical skills as required by department/unit policy
and patient needs.
Completes all mandatory requirements, certifications, and
licensure within allotted timeframe for completion (CPR, License,
PPD, NIH Stroke Scale, Competencies, Age Specifics, etc.)
- Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between
Participates on inter-departmental teams, committees, councils
and communicates department/unit knowledge as appropriate.
Provides department/unit with information and knowledge acquired
during participation with interdepartmental teams, committees and
Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions
with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the
- Displays professionalism in interactions with patients,
families, staff and physicians/midlevel providers.
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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