CHARGE NURSE, Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) -- Labor & Delivery -- Full Time/Days

Glen Burnie, MD
Mar 02, 2018
Apr 01, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
What You Will Do:

University of Maryland Medical System at Baltimore Washington Medical Center is seeking an Experienced Registered Nurse to join the Labor & Delivery Nursing Team as a Charge Nurse!

**Full Time (0.9fte), Days
**Charge Nurse Experience required
**BSN required
  • must have at least 2 years of L&D Nursing Experience

Labor & Delivery / Family Birthing Center:

Pascal Women's Center provides specialized monitoring and continuous assessment, intervention and evaluation of Level II perinatal/obstetric patients experiencing low to minimally high risk pregnancies, who are expected to deliver at 32 weeks or greater gestational age and the delivery of infants who are greater than 1500 grams. Patients receive care in Family Birthing Center as both inpatient and outpatients. Family Birthing Center has approximately 900 births annually.

The major diagnoses represented by this patient population incudes:
  • Vaginal delivery or Cesarean section, formula feeding, breastfeeding or patients with intentions of breastfeeding.
  • Pregnancy complications, such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac issues, pre-term labor, premature rupture of membranes, trauma during pregnancy, PIH, and hyperemesis.
  • Neonatal problems, such as uncomplicated sepsis, substance abuse exposure, hyperbilirubinemia are major diagnosis and the near-term infant population (35-37 weeks).

General Summary

Charge Nurse:
  • The Charge Nurse is a professional leader who is responsible for direct and indirect patient care in combination with education/staff development functions as well as designated management functions to promote high quality, cost effective health care.
  • Under minimal supervision, the charge nurse is responsible for maintaining a safe environment for the patients and staff through guidance and supporting of his/her team. The charge nurse interprets and assists primary RN with performing complex patient-care procedures specific to their area of expertise. Charge Nurse is a member of the Care Team that is accountable to function as a leader to accomplish an optimal outcome for the patients, staff and organization.

When assigned to Primary RN Role:
  • Under limited supervision, the RN is responsible for the assessment of patients including the development, evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The RN interprets and performs complex patient-care procedures specific to their area of expertise. RN’s are members of the Care Team and Support Team and have accountability to function as a team to accomplish patient outcomes identified in the pathway/plan of care.
  • All RNs are professional care givers whom assume responsibility and accountability for care given to a group of patients for a designated time frame. The RN provides care to those patients via therapeutic use of self, the nursing process, the environment/technology, and other healthcare team member, according to established standards. Patients served include all age groups (infant through Older Adult as identified in Performance Standards).

All employees are responsible for extending the mission and values of Baltimore Washing Medical Center by dedicating oneself to providing the highest quality healthcare to the communities we serve.
Reporting Relationships
Report to Nurse Manager of unit to which he/she is assigned.
Primary RN: Report to Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse assigned to the unit
Qualifications: Charge/Primary RN

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.
  • Currently licensed as an RN in the state of Maryland. Successful completion of a refresher course given by UM BWMC or approved by the Board of Nursing within past 6 months if nursing practice has not occurred within the past 5 years.
  • The Charge’s Nurses role also includes having BSN, Bachelor’s degree in another field, or specialty certification preferred and at least one year bedside nursing experience, maintains a position with a FTE of 0.6 or above, good attendance, good communication skills, flexibility with schedule, and able to demonstrate being accountable.
  • must have at least 2 years of L&D Nursing Experience

**Charge Nurse Experience required
**BSN 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.

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