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Staff Nurse

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-803657
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: January 10, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

SUMMARY:  With supervision provides nursing assessment, treatment, and consultation as a member of the multidisciplinary team.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Provides patient care to students including assessment, treatment, including medication administration and documentation per the Health Center standards.                                                      
  2. Provides consultation and communicates with staff, parents, and community-based professionals.
  3. Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team, collaborates and communicates effectively and participates in team and IEP meetings as required.
  4. Utilizes critical thinking and problem solving skills to improve practice.
  5. Participates in performance improvement activities and projects, acting as leader of such efforts as required.
  6. Ability to assume charge nurse/unit coordination duties as required.
  7. Provides health teaching to students and promotes student independence through such teaching. Provides health education to staff.
  8. Supports staff that perform delegated nursing functions.
  9. Continues professional development and education.                                                                                                              
  10. Ability to push and pull 100+ pounds and lift up to 50 pounds.
  11. Supports specialty clinics as required.
  12. Provides emergency health care to staff.
  13. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Marginal Functions

 

CONDITIONS

Equipment Used: Automated and manual blood pressure, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, standard health assessment equipment, nebulizer treatment machine, blood glucose monitoring equipment, tape recorder, telephone, computer, walkie-talkie, automobile, AED, fax machine, golf cart, and oxygen tanks.

Performance Standard: Must consistently demonstrate clinical competence in all areas of performance within recognized standards of the nursing profession.

Work Environment: Multiple indoor environments around campus with a variety of sound, lighting and temperature conditions. Must be able to walk from building to building or use golf cart.

Work Schedule: 35 hours Monday through Friday (7:30am to 4:00pm) with a daily one hour unpaid lunch. Some flextime and occasional overtime including occasional weekend assignments.  This position has an annual 11-month schedule.

Experience and Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, skills and general abilities:

  1. Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses.  Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An LPN candidate may be considered if commitment to obtaining RN degree within 3 years is made.
  2. Minimum of 1 year of nursing experience in pediatrics.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to meet professional standards and practices.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of appropriate evaluation techniques of students with multiple disabilities.
  5. General knowledge of disabling childhood conditions, physical growth and development, cognitive development, intellectual/developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, and communicable diseases.
  6. First Aid/CPR certification required.
  7. MSB requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by date of hire, (with exceptions for approved medical or religious accommodations) in order to safeguard the health of our students, employees and their families from COVID-19 to the greatest extent possible.

After the first year in this position, the employee is required to have:

  1. General knowledge of basic gestural systems, behavior management, data collection and the impact visual impairment/blindness has on health status.
  2. General knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act regulations and service implications.
  3. General knowledge of MSB computer system and Health Center software – SNAP.
  4. Basic knowledge of MSB policy and procedures.
  5. Completion of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training.

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