Hiring Now! Registered Nurse, Critical Care

Employment Type



: Miscellaneous

  • Job Summary
    • Provide direct and indirect care to critically ill patients. Respond to emergency situations throughout the hospital as assigned to Code Blue, Rapid Response, and Stroke teams.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Experience
      • Associate Degree in Nursing accepted, BSN preferred
      • 3 to 5 years minimum experience as a critical care nurse in a hospital environment
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • Maryland State License
      • Current ACLS and/or BCLS Certification
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Ability to comprehend and follow the policies and procedures for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
      • Ability to read, write and speak or communicate in English to successfully accomplish the essential duties of the position.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with all federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspires trust and exhibits honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
      • Exhibits professionalism, courtesy and excellent customer service, while interacting with patients, guests and co-workers.
      • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
      • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.
      • Able to perform head to toe physical assessment and identify variations from normal.
      • Ability to identify and prioritize pt care needs
      • Working knowledge and requisite skills re: cardiac monitors, vents, alines swann catheters, pacemakers, EKG, advanced IV therapy, defibrillator, IABP, ABG interpretation, calculation of vasoactive drips
      • Ability to quickly identify and respond to patient care emergencies.
      • Ability to assist with bedside procedures including intubation, central line placement, cardio-version etc.
      • Understands and maintains appropriate Infection Control standards.
      • Ability to coordinate services offered by multiple disciplines.
      • Demonstrates verbal and written communication skills.
      • Ability to demonstrate ethical behavior that supports the hospital’s mission, values and commitment to compliance with federal, state and regulatory laws. Inspire trust and exhibit honesty and integrity within the scope of daily activities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Provide direct care to critically ill patients to include; physical assessment, record and interpret V/S, labs, ABG’s, EKG’s, maintain accurate I&O records, medicine administration and complex IV therapy, care and management of multiple IV sites and lines (arterial, swann ganz catheters, venous, central and peripher), manage patients requiring mechanical ventilation and complex respiratory therapy, assist with bedside procedures, wound management, and mobilization and personal hygiene activities.
Utilize various equipment and monitors to assess patient condition, provide therapeutic and diagnostic interventions, and respond to patient emergencies.
Organize and safely transport patients to other departments.
Keep Physician notified of changes in patient condition.
Interact with families to provide information and support.
Document all aspects of patient care and planning including response to therapy.
Provide guidance for the day to day supervision of Certified Nursing Assistants, Unit Secretary and potentially other RN’s in Charge Nurse role.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
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 fulfillment.

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