Department: Geriatric & Respiratory Care Unit - 8332
The Stroke Medical Unit is a 40-bed unit that specializes in the care of geriatric patients and offers an interdisciplinary approach to respiratory care. The Stroke Medical Unit is a designated stroke unit. Staff members must utilize strong organizational and leadership skills to assess patient status, implement clinical nursing interventions to modify symptoms, and develop and implement patient care plans to enhance and improve outcomes. Special training on how to care for patients on vents and how to respond to different alarms on the unit is required. Position Summary: Provides safe, age-appropriate patient care, and function as advisor, resource, for patients and their families as a member of the patient care team. Requirements: Formal working knowledge; Equivalent to an Associates Degree (2 years knowledge); Requires knowledge of a specialized field; Bachelor's of Nursing, Microsoft Office Suite; Basic computer skills; Cerner; Synquest; Standard Office Equipment; Medical terminology; Nursing Process skills based on MD Nurse Practice Act; Critical thinking skills; Medical equipment; Maryland Registered Nurse License; American heart Association CPR Certification.