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Clinical Nursing Intern, Cardiac Surgery ICU-CSU, Towson, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
Job typeIntern
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

Clinical Nursing Intern, Cardiac Surgery ICU-CSU
Supplemental/ Per Diem, Rotating
Towson, MD

We are seeking a Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiac ICU Clinical Nurse Intern to join our nursing team at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

When you come to University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, you're coming to more than simply a beautiful 37-acre, 224- bed suburban Towson, MD campus. You're embarking on a professional journey that encourages opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority.

  • Top 40 open heart program in the country
  • Three star rating in most categories in the Society of Thoracic Surgery data with robust Enhance Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Program
As an employee at UM St. Joseph, 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!
* Free Parking & On-Site Fitness Center
* Recognition: We have a positive points recognition program designed to reward and recognize our outstanding employees; employees can also recognize their peers
* On-Site Daycare
(Some restrictions apply)

Job Summary

The Clinical Nursing Intern is a member of the multidisciplinary health care team, that delivers quality patient care under the supervision of a licensed professional and in accordance with the individualized plan of care to ensure the continuity of care.

Job Roles

Patient Care:
Performs direct and indirect patient care activities following RN/LPN's instructions, physician orders, policies, procedures and regulations based on competencies. Participates with the RN in the attainment of accurate nursing assessment, formulation, implementation and the evaluation of the nursing care plan, taking into consideration the age and developmental needs of the patient. Observes, reports and records the condition of the patient and /or the patient's response to procedures and interventions. Assures patients are clean, well groomed, neat, free of odor, dry and properly dressed. Assists with patient admission including: preparing room; providing admission kit; greeting the patient; obtain vs, height and weight; orienting patient to room equipment; and teaching patient process to order meal. Upon patient discharge: gathering patient belongings; ensuring patient is appropriately dressed; preparing room for terminal cleaning; returning equipment to appropriate location. Recognizes and responds effectively to emergency situations: initiates/maintains CPR; supports team by acquiring needed supplies.

Patient Safety:
Patient Rooms: Ensures patient's belongings are secured. Keeps patient's room neat and orderly reporting any maintenance or environmental services needs. Completes patient room rounds hourly (or per unit protocol) utilizing call bell system for documentation where applicable. Surrounding areas: Keeps hallways and other common areas on the unit clear and free of supplies and equipment. Keeps closets, carts, utility rooms, supply rooms, etc. neat and orderly. Utilizes linens and supplies in a financially responsible manner following appropriate use policies. Reports any unsafe conditions or faulty equipment to the charge nurse or PCC immediately and follows up as necessary. Maintains refrigerator log as delegated. Records removal of supplies from pyxis and manages unit supplies so that unit is well stocked at the end of shift. Maintains unit safety checks.

Surgical Support:
If assigned to the OR, the CNI may, under the direct supervision of the RN circulator, assist with direct and indirect patient care activities including demonstrating actions and activities to prevent contamination and maintain sterility of identified areas within the Perioperative environment; demonstrate recommended practices for hand hygiene and PPE; follow established traffic patterns in the OR; procure stock, non-stock, and specialty supplies and equipment as needed; assist in the safe transportation of the patient to and from the operating room. Will be expected to recognize and respond effectively to emergency situations: initiate/maintain CPR; support team by acquiring needed supplies, including checking inventory and restocking syringes/needles and are authorized to have access to the medication rooms and areas to complete this task. Will also assist in maintaining a safe surgical environment. Keeps hallways and other common areas on the unit clear and free of supplies. Reports any unsafe conditions or faulty equipment to the charge nurse or PCC immediately and follows up as necessary. Ensures the OR environment, surgical suites, and equipment have been cleaned between surgical procedures according to policies and procedures that have been approved by the facility infection control department.

What You Need to Be Successful:

BLS Certification (Required) *State registered certification for C.N.A. or G.N.A. (Required) or Completion of Fundamentals of Nursing from an accredited school of nursing. (Required)
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.
EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center