Clinical Nurse (S186)
Holy Cross Hospital of Maryland - Silver Spring, MD

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General Summary : Is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and if necessary, delegating patient care to a specified group of patients. Collaborates with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure the quality of care given. Provides care for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient (as defined in the unit scope of care). Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient's age to ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Involves appropriate parties (i.e. patient's family or guardian, outside agencies) in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of the patient as needed. Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Requirements : Graduate of a School of Nursing. Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing or Compact State. CPR Certified. Successful completion of a refresher program in nursing if applicant has not had a minimum of 1000 hours of direct patient care experience within the past five years. Demonstration of acceptable performance in administering medications according to Holy Cross Hospital's standards within the probationary period. Reads, writes, speaks, and comprehends English language. Must have visual and auditory acuity. Must have the ability to coordinate eyes and hands quickly and accurately.

*For RNs working in Labor and Delivery, High Risk Perinatal Center and Float Pool E: NCC EFM Certification. For experienced RNs newly hired, certification must be obtained within six months of hire. For novice RNs certification must be obtained within twelve months of hire.

Experienced bilingual candidates, who, in addition to English, are fluent in speaking, writing and interpreting Spanish, French, Portuguese or Mandarin Chinese are strongly encouraged to apply.