New Graduate Registered Nurse – Emergency Department

at University of Maryland Medical System
Published July 29, 2022
Location Towson, MD
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  Full-time  


What You Will Do:

New Graduate Registered Nurse - Emergency Department

Full-Time Night ShiftUM St. Joseph Medical CenterTowson, MD

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is a 218-bed, Catholic acute care hospital located on a 37-acre suburban campus located in Towson, MD. When you join the UM St. Joseph team, youre embarking on a professional journey that encourages growth opportunities, values a team atmosphere, and makes convenience and flexibility a priority. As part of the acclaimed University of Maryland Medical System, our hospital has been ranked among Americas 100 Best Hospitals; #3 in Maryland and #3 in the Baltimore area byU.S. News and World Report.

At UM St. Joseph, you can fit your job around your life. Youll find a tremendous variety of departments and units to choose from, and great managers and physicians to work with. Our team members, nurses and allied health professionals enjoy all of the advantages of working in a smaller, close-knit community hospital, located just north of Baltimore City.

Job Summary

This role is considered for the new graduate or nurse with less than 12 months experience. The nurse will utilize this time to learn the institution and nursing practice. . It is expected that a nurse in this role successfully meets all requirements of the Nurse Residency Program and Departmental Orientation.

  • Utilizes the institutions care delivery and professional practice models as the frame of reference for practicing as a professional nurse.

  • Participates in activities to develop own practice, and to support group practice goals at the unit level.

  • Is accountable to patient, family and team members for care provided and to the nurse manager for totality of work performance.

  • Is accountable to hold to the Service Standards and to the Nursing Mission, Vision and Values.

    Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. These are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

Clinical Practice/Care Delivery

  • Focus of clinical practice/care delivery and on own learning.

  • Uses/applies evidence-based practice, accesses appropriate resources.

  • Follows unit based protocols, documentation, pathways, etc

  • Involves patient and family in care; follows model of care delivery guidelines.

  • Conducts patient/family needs assessment; initiates and documents patient/family education, seeks guidance in advocating the patient/family needs when appropriate.

  • Delivers care consistent with unit operations to ensure safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, patient centered care.

Professional Development

  • Responsible for accessing education applicable to own professional development; focus on completion of competencies appropriate for patient care setting.

  • Successful completion of orientation.

  • Accountable for achieving/maintaining requirements for unit practice.

  • Assists with precepting students, unlicensed assistive personnel or peer for isolated days (not accountable for entire orientation); may assist with share days or shadow days.

  • Completes CEs on an annual basis based on the facility minimum requirements.


  • Becomes familiar with National Hospital Quality Measures, National Patient Safety Goals, Quality Indicators, Nursing Sensitive Indicators, and Facility Annual Operating Plan.

  • Aware of patient and team member satisfaction scores and contributes to unit initiatives for improvement.

  • Participates in some or all elements of research/EBP/QI.

  • Provides high quality, safe, patient centered care with focus on exceeding service expectations.

  • Maintains regulatory requirements for overall readiness; participates in tracer activities when requested.

Patient Safety

  • Takes action to correct observed risks to patient safety.

  • Reports adverse events and near misses to appropriate management authority.

  • Implements policies, procedures, and guidelines consistently in the performance of assigned duties.

  • Develops effective working relationships and maintains good communication with other team members.

  • Identifies possible risks in processes, procedures, devices and communicates the same to those in charge.

  • Participates in hospital, departmental and/or unit patient safety initiatives.


  • Supports Charge Nurse role and demonstrates basic understanding of the role.

  • Actively contributes to teamwork (cooperates with peers, flexible with assignments, takes admissions as required, etc).

  • Attends briefings/staff meetings regularly.

  • Aware of and supports unit, nursing division, and organizational governance structure.

  • Participates in recruitment and retention activities at the unit level.

  • Provides feedback in peer review as requested.

As a member of our team, youll experience:

  • Asupportive and collaborativework environment

  • A comprehensive benefits packageincluding health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage Tax-Free Savings Plans, Tuition Reimbursement and more!

  • FreeParking& On-Site Fitness Center

  • Recognition:We have a positive points recognition program designed to reward and recognize our outstanding employees; employees can also recognize their peers

  • On-Site Daycare

Were led by our engaged workforce, pursuing our True North, and committed to diversity, health equity, and inclusion, while aspiring to be a national leader in patient safety and experience, and integrated, high-quality health outcomes for the communities we serve.

What You Need to Be Successful:

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to Compact state agreements outlined through the MD Board of Nursing, is required.

  • Current AHA BLS certification required.

  • Basic computer skills are required.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

For more information contact Alex Shelton at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] with an updated resume or schedule a phone call here ( .

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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