Nurse Graduate - Neurotrauma IMC Shock Trauma Center

University of Maryland Medical SystemUniversity of Maryland Medical System

Baltimore ,MD ,US
Job Description
Job Description

General Summary
Under direct supervision of a registered nurse, participates in the nursing process by delivering care to patients and their families.  Duties and responsibilities include direct care activities required in daily nursing practice on the assigned unit.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

  1. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
  2. Nurse Graduates perform various routine nursing support functions as listed below.  These functions may vary depending upon the unit to which the Nurse Graduate is assigned.

    1. After successful completion of an organized staff development program which includes an evaluation that the nurse graduate is competent, through skills validation, the nurse graduate may perform and document routine procedures taught within the nurse graduate’s generic nursing program, including but not limited to:
      1. Documenting in the medical record using the initials “NG” after the nurse graduate’s name as credentials
      2. Assisting the Registered Nurse assigned to the patient with the assessment of the patient by monitoring parameters outlined by the Registered Nurse in accordance with the Nursing Standards of Practice.
      3. Identifying, recording, and reporting overt findings to the Registered Nurse concerning the physical and mental condition of a patient in accordance with the Nursing Documentation policy.
      4. Assisting the Registered Nurse assigned to the patient with the implementation of nursing care by performing nursing care activities as delegated and supervised by the Registered Nurse such as:
        1. Performing patient assessments after the initial assessment or after the first assessment of the shift has been performed by the registered nurse
        2. Assisting with indwelling and intermittent urinary bladder catheterizations by performing catheter insertion, catheter care and removal.
        3. Providing direct patient care, such as personal hygiene care, positioning, ambulating, transporting, nutritional intake/ feeding, obtaining specimens and performing blood sugar checks.
        4. Performing routine patient care and administrative procedures on the unit such as dressing changes, calculating body intake and output measures and shift totals.
        5. Assisting with patient admission and/or discharge by setting up special equipment and recording vital signs.
        6. Assisting with intravenous therapy by gathering equipment for starting IV fluids, preparing the patient as directed by the Registered Nurse and monitoring IV rate
        7. .Assists the Registered Nurse in patient status evaluation by reporting patient information such as vital signs or response to nursing actions such as pain management interventions.
          1. Verbally reports to the nurse significant changes in patient's physical and cognitive condition.
          2. Documents patient information such as vital signs, intake and output on appropriate forms promptly, clearly and completely as stipulated in the Nursing Documentation policy.
    2. The nurse graduate may administer medications under the DIRECT supervision of an RN.  The nurse graduate may NOT administer medications independently.
    3. Performs CPR as needed.
    4. Follows institutional infection control guidelines.
    5. Follows/implements established institutional/unit policies and procedures to ensure patient safety.
    6. Communicates effectively with patients, families, visitors and other members of the health care team, demonstrating positive guest relations skills and treating patient information confidentially.
    7. Performs general support services for the unit and patient which may include running unit errands, procuring equipment, and taking and relaying messages accurately and timely
Company Description

When we say “our community” we mean it.

UMMC Midtown Campus, one of two campuses of the University of Maryland Medical Center, has had a long history of working to keep our community healthy and has grown to become a trusted teaching hospital for medical and surgical care in Baltimore City.

Located in Baltimore’s cultural center near the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, UMMC Midtown Campus is a 180-bed, community teaching hospital with a focus on helping people manage chronic diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary conditions, and infectious diseases.

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing is required.
  • If graduate is completing the initial examination: testing must be completed within 90 days of the date that the graduate completed the school nursing program.
Additional Information

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