Registered Nurse- Cardiac Progressive Care SSP Level III - #197168
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Date: 04/08/2021 15:31 PM
City: Glen Burnie, Maryland
Contract type: Part Time
Work schedule: Full Day
Registered Nurse (RN) – Cardiac Progressive Care Unit
SSP Level III – Night Shift (PER DIEM)
Glen Burnie, Maryland
The Right Choice. Right Here.
Join our team of Registered Nurses and provide the highest level of care. Experience the highest level of appreciation.
At University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, our registered nurses have earned the highest level of respect as a critical factor in our success— and that of our patients. As part of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our nationally recognized facility features one of the state’s busiest emergency departments, as well as a team of experts who care for our community and one another.
As a Registered Nurse at UM BWMC, you’ll experience:
- A supportive and collaborative work environment
A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage – Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!
INCREDIBLY GENEROUS SHIFT DIFFERENTIALS.
Work Life Balance: You’ll accrue annual leave; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistant program.
Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement & continuing education options.
Experience the appreciation you deserve.
We are seeking an experienced Telemetry Registered Nurse to work at BWMC, on the PCU, which is a 42 bed fully monitored telemetry unit. This unit provides specialized nursing care for patients with a variety of medical/surgical diagnoses with an emphasis on those of Stroke and Cardiac origin. The more frequent diagnoses are: Unstable Angina, Atrial Fibrillation, Congestive Heart Failure, Stroke, and NSTEMI. Cardiac IV medications for various diagnoses are frequently used in the treatment of patients. This unit receives admissions from the Emergency Department, Physician offices, Cardiac Catheterization Lab (CCL) outpatient procedures, as well as transfers from other facilities. Patients may also be received via transfer from other in-patient units, including CCW, Medical/Surgical floors, PACU and Cardiac Catheterization Lab. PCU may also receive observation patients (including chest pain and stroke). The objective for sending observation patients to PCU is to free up valuable Emergency Department beds. A physician makes a decision to keep the patient in observation status based on criteria from CMS. The goal for observation patients is a 23 hour stay. Additionally, UM BWMC has opened a Centralized Cardiac Monitoring area (CCM), which is located on PCU. This allows for the monitoring all of the patients that are on remote monitor units throughout the facility (except CCW), while maintaining PCU as a fully monitoring unit. The CCM is staffed with monitor technicians that are specially trained for this position.
Types and Ages of Patients Served
- The Chest Pain Observation (CPO) Program functions as an extension of the Emergency Department. The goal of this program is to provide the chest pain patient with quality care in an outpatient observation area. CPO patients present in the Emergency Department with chest pain suspicious of a cardiac origin.
- The Chief of Medicine must approve the admission of patients under the age of 18. No patient under the age of 13 may be admitted to the second floor.
- Pregnant patients may be admitted with Labor and Delivery performing daily fetal monitoring for gestation >20 weeks and OB consult.
In efforts to create a culture of Accountability, Communication and Teamwork (ACT), PCU has established a unit slogan, “PCU Olympians”. Various efforts are made to engage the staff. For example, awarding the “Gold Medalist” each month to an outstanding employee. The network of communication has been broadened by introducing new methods or relaying information to staff (New communication TV in breakroom, communication tree).
PCU strives to align with the priorities of this organization by minimizing patient suffering, increase patient safety and patient quality outcomes, and create a healthy work environment.
- Ensures patient safety in the performance of job functions and through participation in hospital, department or unit patient safety initiatives.
- Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.
- Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.
- Implements policies, procedure, and standards consistently in the performance of assigned duties.
- Develops effective working relationships and maintains good communication with other team members.
Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.
What You Need to Be Successful:
- Graduation from an accredited nursing education program approved by the Board of Nursing, or found by the Board to be substantially equivalent to the programs in Maryland.
- BSN preferred.
- Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON) Registered Nursing license, or Compact State RN license required.
- Successful completion of a refresher course within past 6 months if nursing practice has not occurred within the past five years.
- ACLS PREFERRED and BLS required.
- Phlebotomy skills preferred.
- Cardiac/ Telemetry / Acute Care experience preferred.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.