Trinity Health New Graduate Clinical Nurse in Silver Spring, Maryland

Job Details:

  • ADN or BSN
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Less than 1 year
  • We are looking for new graduates from nursing schools, or experienced nurses who want to gain training in a specialized unit,*for our nurse residency program in 2016*.

This 68-bed unit provides women with care after delivery. Each maternity suite is a private room with a private bathroom, television, sleeper sofa/chair, and baby crib, so mothers may "room in" with their baby. A registered nurse provides care for the mother/baby couple, assisted by certified lactation consultants and certified nursing assistants.

General Summary:

Using Quality Caring Model, demonstrates acceptable performance, and applies nursing process, to plan and manage care of routine patients, including patient and family education, and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates fundamental patient and family information to health care team. Identifies and communicates variances from patient goals. Responsible for providing and coordinating interdisciplinary patient care, utilizing nursing process. Job description, performance appraisal and competency assessment apply to all Registered Nurses, who have successfully met performance expectations for Registered Nurses. Supports Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

Minimum Licensure & Certification Required (if applicable):

  1. Graduation from accredited nursing program; basic professional nursing degree (BSN or MSN) preferred.

  2. Current license from Maryland Board of Nursing or Compact State as Registered Nurse (RN).

  3. BLS Healthcare Provider certification from American Heart Association; additional life support training, as applicable to unit requirements.

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

  • High Risk Perinatal Center - Inpatient OB certification for exam-eligible RNs.

  • For RNs working in Labor & Delivery, HighRiskPerinatalCenter, and Float Pool E - NCC EFM certification (for novice RNs and experienced RNs newly hired, certification must be obtained within twelve months of hire).

*Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required*:

  1. Current knowledge of nursing skills and practice.

  2. Computer and audiovisual skills, using various applications, such as internet, e-mail and word processing.

  3. Ability to retrieve and interpret data.

  4. Effectively read, speak, write, compose, and comprehend English.

  5. Effective eye and hand coordination.

  6. Ability to analyze and synthesize information within short period of time.

  7. Effective problem-solving skills.

  8. Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize.

  9. Ability to work well with individuals and groups.

*Working Conditions*:

Physical Requirements: Able to lift patients and patient care equipment up to 35 pounds. Must be able to push, pull and move patients, and patient care equipment. Must be able to bend body downward at waist and be able to kneel. Must be able to utilize computers for periods of time throughout shift.

Visual Acuity: Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminals; extensive reading; visual inspection, involving small defects, small parts and operation of machines; using measurement devices; assembly at distances close to eyes.

Auditory Acuity: Must have sufficient acuity to identify auditory alarms in noisy environments.

Environmental Conditions: Worker subject to hazards associated with hospital environment.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to manager or director.

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.

Facility: Holy Cross Hospital

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Department: Maternity Suites

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Nights