University of Maryland Capital Region
UM Capital Region Medical Center
The Resource Nurse is responsible to provide direct support to all nursing division new hires, nurse leaders, and all of nursing services in the successful transition of newly hired nursing workforce into UM Capital Region Health (UM CAP) to ensure safe, high quality, compassionate patient care. The Resource Nurse provides expert level bedside education, coaching, mentoring, and guidance in the care of patients, families, the community, and in collaboration with the healthcare team. The facilitator serves as a clinical expert/resource for the nursing team; and communicates regularly with the residency coordinator, residency facilitator, manager, director, educator, nurse resident, new nursing service hires, and preceptors for successful transition of all new nursing hires into the organization.
The Resource nurse also serves as a clinical safety net for patients through proactive rounding to support recognition of “at risk” patients, with face-to-face (or phone) interaction with staff. Rounding is focused to decrease morbidity or mortality of hospitalized patients by recognizing deterioration and quickly stabilizing patients throughout the hospital who are at risk for neurologic, cardiovascular, and/or respiratory decompensation and/or instability. Rounding includes clinical assessment and guidance for patient care in situations of low volume/high risk situations or care of patients in designated holding, observation or overflow areas. The Resource Nurse supports determining the need for rapid response assistance for advanced assessment and emergency management, assistance with communication with providers and other healthcare team members, and as necessary assistance with transfer to higher level of care. The Resource nurse responds to all Rapid Response, Code Blue, Code Stroke, and clinical emergency alerts. The position requires expert level Critical Care (CC) competency. The Resource Nurse reports to the Professional Practice Director.
What we offer:
- Opportunity to work with a small, cohesive team of experienced professionals.
- A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage.
- Great Work Life Balance: You’ll accrue paid annual leave; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability and an employee assistant program.
- Competitive salary
- Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement.
Meet our Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. Vanzetta V. James and learn more about nursing at UM Capital Region Health
What You Need to Be Successful:
Current license in good standing as a Registered Nurse in Maryland or a compact state.
Basic Life Support – Health Care Provider (BLS-HCP)
Professional Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
Requires 5 to 7 years related work experience
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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