Hiring Now! New Graduate Registered Nurse - Orthopedics

Now hiring newly licensed / soon to be licensed New Graduates (Clinical Nurse I) for fall orientations

New Graduates who may not yet be licensed, but are scheduled to sit for the NCLEX, are encouraged to apply!

The Clinical Nurse I is a licensed professional care provider who assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the nursing care of patients from admission through discharge. In collaboration with the patient and family, provides theory-based professional nursing care and coordinates care delivery with various members of the interdisciplinary team.

In this role, you will participate in the year-long Nurse Residency Program, as a requirement of your employment. Our Nurse Residency Program is offered in addition to your clinical orientation, and will focus on your professional growth and transition into the RN role.

Minimum Qualifications

Education/Training: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program is preferred. Associate degree in nursing is required. (Associate degree graduates will be required to enroll in an accredited Bachelor's of Nursing program within six months of beginning employmentand will have three years to complete the program.)

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Official transcripts will be required for review and at time of hire.

Experience: No previous experience is required. Satisfactory reference from the school of nursing attended.

Clinical Nurse I - License/Cert/Reg: Current license as a Registered Nurse in the state or jurisdiction of the facility seeking employment, or Multistate Compact state or license eligible. CPR (BLS for Healthcare Providers) certification required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress. Basic computer skills required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, safety standards, and MedStar SPIRIT Values. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Begins to collect and analyze the principles of patient-centered care based on the physical, psychological, socio-cultural, economic, spiritual, and life-style behaviors and efficiently leveraging available technology.
  • Provides relationship-based care that promotes continuous, consistent, efficient and accountable delivery of nursing care using the nursing process with a favorable focus on patient experience.
  • Identifies immediate requirements for care based on the nursing assessment.
  • Begins to incorporate evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery with a focus on quality and safety.
  • Recognizes ethical discourse in practice and patient care delivery, seeking appropriate resources for patient and family support.
  • Practices within legal boundaries of nurse practice act and possesses a theoretical understanding and demonstrates the application of the universal ethical principles.
  • Individualizes patients plan of care, focusing on short term goals and identifying health teaching needs of patients and families.
  • Begins to prioritize and delegate tasks to peers and ancillary staff as appropriate to scope of practice and unit requirements.
  • Communicates the patient’s information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format.
  • Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Identifies actual and potential patient safety issues and acts accordingly while incorporating HRO quality and safety principles.
  • Practices problem identification and demonstrates critical thinking and clinical reasoning to establish new priorities for the patient’s plan of care. Follows the chain of command by consulting with other healthcare professionals and seeks assistance as needed.
  • Evaluates patient progress towards short-range goals and revises nursing interventions as appropriate.
  • Initiates and monitors discharge planning activities in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Engages in professional growth and development through reflective practice from performance feedback and participates in entity professional development activities.
  • Supports and contributes to the unit, department, entity, and organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision, and values.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
Baltimore, MD 21225, US