Clinical Nurse - L&D

We are seeking exceptional talent who are ready to blossom their careers with an exceptional health care system. Opportunities available for: Women & Infants. Holy Cross Germantown Labor & Delivery is known for focusing on our patients’ needs and we combine compassionate care; with the most sophisticated monitoring equipment and pain management protocols to ensure your birthing experience is as comfortable as it is memorable. This is why you want to join our Labor & Delivery team: • Paid internship to learn and transition into Labor & Delivery • Excellent Physician and Nurse Relationships and collaboration • Utilizing critical thinking skills to anticipate and manage delivery complications • High Level of autonomy (patient assessments, placing orders, cervical checks, etc.) • Career advancement through our clinical ladder, tuition assistance and certification assistance Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable): • One year of experience in acute care setting • Graduation from an accredited nursing program; (BSN) preferred, ADN acceptable with expected BSN enrollment • Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing or Compact State as a Registered Nurse or willing to obtain MD Licensure • BLS certification and Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification within 6mos of hire • Professional specialty certifications may be required in accordance with departmental standards or role requirements (Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification within 1 year of hire). ***Holy Cross Health being part of Trinity Health has 93 hospitals in 22 states nationwide*** • Awarded the 2018 Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval for the 21th year in a row, 2018 Diversity Champion Award, Best Practices Supporting Workers 50+ AND Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award AND received the coveted Beacon Award for Excellence (award given to organizations that set the standard for excellence in patient care). • Holy Cross has given salary increases for 12 straight years and offers up to 5K in relocation fees.

Department: Labor & Delivery Unit
- Full Time
- Nights
- ADN or BSN
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- 1 - 3 years of experience required

General Summary:

Using Quality Caring Model, demonstrates acceptable performance, and applies nursing process, to plan and manage care of routine patients, including patient and family education, and continuum of care planning.  Effectively communicates fundamental patient and family information to health care team.  Identifies and communicates variances from patient goals.  Responsible for providing and coordinating interdisciplinary patient care, utilizing nursing process.  Job description, performance appraisal and competency assessment apply to all Registered Nurses, who have successfully met performance expectations for Registered Nurses.  Supports Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

Minimum Licensure & Certification Required (if applicable):

1.  Graduation from accredited nursing program; basic professional nursing degree (BSN or MSN) preferred.

2.  Current license from Maryland Board of Nursing or Compact State as Registered Nurse (RN).

3.  BLS Healthcare Provider certification from American Heart Association; additional life support training, as applicable to unit requirements.

4.  Professional specialty certifications may be required, in accordance with departmental standards or role requirements:

  * High Risk Perinatal Center - Inpatient OB certification for exam-eligible RNs.

  * For RNs working in Labor & Delivery, High Risk Perinatal Center, and Float Pool E - NCC EFM certification (for novice RNs and experienced RNs newly hired, certification must be obtained within twelve months of hire).

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

1.  Current knowledge of nursing skills and practice.

2.  Computer and audiovisual skills, using various applications, such as internet, e-mail and word processing.

3.  Ability to retrieve and interpret data.

4.  Effectively read, speak, write, compose, and comprehend English.

5.  Effective eye and hand coordination.

6.  Ability to analyze and synthesize information within short period of time.

7.  Effective problem-solving skills.

8.  Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize.

9.  Ability to work well with individuals and groups.

Working Conditions:

Physical Requirements:  Able to lift patients and patient care equipment up to 35 pounds.  Must be able to push, pull and move patients, and patient care equipment.  Must be able to bend body downward at waist and be able to kneel.  Must be able to utilize computers for periods of time throughout shift.

Visual Acuity:  Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminals; extensive reading; visual inspection, involving small defects, small parts and operation of machines; using measurement devices; assembly at distances close to eyes.

Auditory Acuity:  Must have sufficient acuity to identify auditory alarms in noisy environments.

Environmental Conditions:  Worker subject to hazards associated with hospital environment.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to manager or director.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Contact: Carol Davis
Phone: 301-557-6053