RN Emergency Responder Patient Care Specialist-1 at Holy Cross Health

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Germantown, Maryland

Job Description:

Employment Type:

Full time


Rotating Shift


General Summary:

The RN Emergency Responder/Patient Care Specialist responds to emergencies and assumes the role of primary nurse for the duration of the emergency. Is responsible for direct and indirect care of the patient during the crisis period. Using the Quality Caring Model, the RN responder demonstrates expertise in performance and application of the nursing process to plan and manage the care of patients in crisis, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning.

  • Supports bedside RNs in management of patients requiring concentrated nursing care.

  • Effectively communicates complex and comprehensive information thoroughly and succinctly.

  • Identifies and communicates variances from patient goals.

  • Expertly negotiates challenges or complexities in care delivery, providing and coordinating interdisciplinary patient care utilizing the nursing process.

  • Mentoring staff in the application of the nursing process to plan manage the care of patients with complex biopsychociosociospirtual needs

  • Providing clinical teaching, supervision and directing appropriate care in the management of the clinically unstable patient or patient in crisis.

  • Improving patient outcomes through application of evidence-based findings to help manage the complex patient by identifying early and escalating prior to crisis

  • Proactively identifying area's of concern and collaborated with the health care team to problem solve and find solutions.

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 CHE Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):

Graduation from an accredited nursing program; basic professional nursing degree (BSN or MSN) required.

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

BLS certification; ACLS certification

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

  • HRPC: Inpatient OB certification for exam-eligible RNs

*For RNs working in Labor and Delivery, High Risk Perinatal Center 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:

Current knowledge of nursing skills and practice Minimum of 4 years of critical care experience 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:

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift patients/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 the waist and be able to kneel. Must be able to utilize a computer for periods of time throughout the shift.

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 have sufficient acuity to identify auditory alarms in noisy environments.

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

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to senior director for critical care services.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Females/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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