Nurse Internship - Maternity Suites (SR)

Apply for the Nurse Internship Program and you will see how this Program will maximize your skills as you transition into a rewarding nursing career at Holy Cross Health. Encouraging professional growth is the driving force behind all of our accolades. That's why we're proud to offer a Nurse Internship Program for motivated new grads or experienced nurses looking to progress into a new specialty. New graduates are required to be graduating with either a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN), or graduating with an Associate's Degree from Montgomery Community College with an overall GPA of 3.0. We encourage New Grads to apply no more than 3 (three) months prior to their graduation month.

This 68-bed unit provides women with care after delivery.  Each maternity suite is a private room with a private bathroom, television, sleeper sofa/chair and baby crib so mothers may “room-in” with their baby.  A registered nurse provides care for the mother-baby couplet assisted by certified lactation consultants.

General Summary: 
Using the Quality Caring Model, demonstrates acceptable performance and applies the nursing process to plan and manage the care of routine patients, including patient and family education and continuum of care planning.  Effectively communicates fundamental patient/family information to health care team.  Identifies and communicates variances from patient goals. Responsible for providing and coordinating interdisciplinary patient care utilizing the nursing process.

This job description, performance appraisal and competency assessment applies to all Registered Nurses who have successfully met performance expectations for Registered Nurse.  The employee supports the Mission of CHE Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):
Graduation from an accredited nursing program; basic professional nursing degree (BSN or MSN) preferred. 
Current licensure by the Maryland State Board of Nursing or Compact State as a Registered Nurse.
BLS certification; additional Life Support training as applicable to unit requirements.
Professional specialty certifications may be required in accordance with departmental standards or role requirements. 
•    HRPC: Inpatient OB certification for exam-eligible RNs

*For RNs working in Labor and 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: Internet, email, 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 a 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: Ability to lift patients/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 the waist and be able to kneel. Must be able to utilize a computer for periods of time throughout the shift. 
Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly at distances close to the eyes.
Auditory Acuity: Must have sufficient acuity to identify auditory alarms in noisy environments.
Environmental Conditions: The worker is subject to hazards associated with a hospital environment. 


Reporting Relationship:
Reports to a 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.