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Registered Nurse (RN), FT Days - Urgent Care

Company: Adventist HealthCare
Location: Germantown
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Urgent Care GermantownIf you are a current Adventist HealthCare employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account.As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Registered Nurse who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

The Registered Nurse position works closely with clinicians and other staff members to care for patients ranging in age from pediatric to geriatric and performs a wide variety of patient care activities in an urgent care setting. Responsible for but not limited to obtaining vital signs, administering medications, and performing lab or diagnostic testing and intravenous access and infusions. Position is also responsible for maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe environment for patients, visitors, clients and team members. The RN is essential in maintaining organization and facilitating patient flow to minimize wait times. Adheres to AHS policies and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service/patient experience and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Please note: This job may require \"Roving,\" which consists of rotating to the various AHC Urgent Care Center locations. Your manager will discuss with you whether your particular position includes "Roving," and if so, the details of this job requirement. Generally, this will be designated by your work schedule.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

--- Demonstrates through behavior AHC's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program.

--- Performs properly and accurately documents and reports all procedures and assessments into EMR in accordance with department policy.

--- Obtains a brief summary of presenting patient's chief complaint. Evaluates for age-appropriate behavior motor skills and physiological norms of the patient. Documents vital signs, allergies, current medications, LMP and pain scale threshold if appropriate. Completes all follow-up assessments and evaluations. Assesses for signs of abuse or neglect.

--- Performs treatments and administers medications. Proficient in starting and monitoring IVs. Applies orthopedic devices and dressings as ordered. Functions appropriately in clinical emergencies. Evaluates effectiveness of interventions. Interprets and verifies physician orders correctly. Investigates questionable situations.

--- Performs diagnostic testing to include EKG, spirometry, audiometry, titmus, pulse oximetry and waived laboratory/forensic testing. Processes instruments according to current policies/guidelines.

--- Appropriately relays discharge instructions/care to the patient or family utilizing approved after-care instruction tools.

--- Participates in practice changes as a result of performance improvement activities. Demonstrates accurate documentation and monitoring of activities as needed. Supports quality standards and initiatives set by the department.

--- Follows CDC isolation guidelines, infection control practices, demonstrates appropriate use of PPE, performs hand washing according to policy and enforces safety regulations.

--- Actively participates in a wide variety of quality assurance programs.

--- May train other staff to perform waived laboratory testing and basic clinical duties to facilitate patient flow.

--- Follows all infection control policies and procedures.

--- Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department or center.Work Schedule:

Education and Experience Required:


  • Bachelors or Associate degree in Nursing from an Accredited School of Nursing
  • Current licensure by the Maryland Board of Nursing to practice as a Registered Nurse
  • Current proficiency in CPR and BLS with American Heart Association.

    Tobacco Statement

    Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

    Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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