The Surgery/Orthopedic unit is a 40-bed unit that specializes in post-operative care for patients who have undergone general surgery, or plastic, joint replacement or spinal surgery. Patients on this unit may also require nonsurgical treatment for orthopedic injuries. This busy and challenging unit is staffed with professionals who have their entire focus on the care of the patient. 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.
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 Associate's degree (2 years college); requires knowledge of a specialized field. Bachelor's of Nursing, preferred. Less than one year experience. Microsoft Office Suite; Basic computer skills; Cerner; Healthstream; 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; BLS certification; ACLS - excludes Acute Care and OR within 1 yr; PALS - ED and PACU, only. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively both written and orally. **Please be sure to visit the below link for the Nurse Residency Program website for additional application information and requirements!** http://lifejobs.org/LifeJobs/ProjectConnectatNorthwestHospital.aspx