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University of Maryland Medical System Student Nurse- Spinal Cord Unit in Baltimore, Maryland

What You Will Do:

Student Nurse- Spinal Cord Unit( PRN) – (Night Shift)Baltimore, MD

We are seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to join our nursing team at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute.


Lives are restored here on our campus every day! As the designated acute care rehabilitation and orthopaedic hospital of the University of Maryland Medical System, we are one of the largest, most comprehensive, and best-respected facilities in the nation. Patients and professionals alike appreciate the unique advantages offered here at UM Rehab & Ortho Institute.

As a Registered Nurse at UM Rehab & Ortho, you’ll experience:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment

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

  • Work-Life Balance: You’ll accrue vacation + holiday + sick leave and personal leave days; we offer dependent care reimbursement, short/long term disability, and an employee assistance program.

  • Educational Assistance: We support your continuing education and career advancement by offering tuition reimbursement & continuing education options.

  • FREE Parking

We're making Maryland stronger!

With roots that go as far back as 1895, the UM Rehab & Ortho Institute continues to be a pioneer in orthopaedics and neurological disorders. From bones to brains, our cutting-edge hospital heals even the most serious of injuries, specializing in everything from total joint replacement to spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions. In total, our 141-bed facility welcomes over 3,000 patients every year. As the state’s largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services, we offer some of the most advanced therapies for stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopaedic and sports injury, among many other.

General Summary

Consistently expresses and demonstrates respect, compassion and courtesy for patients, family/visitors, and team members. Assists the clinical nurse in providing individualized patient care consistent with the mission and values of University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute and in accordance within the scope of practice, professional, and regulatory standards. Assists the clinical nurse in providing care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, spirituality, and individual diagnostic needs of the persons served. Accountable to the clinical nurse, patients and families for processes and outcomes during an episode of care. Serves as a fully engaged member of the interdisciplinary patient care services team. Participates in cost effective strategies that optimize patient outcomes.

Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age, culture, ethnicity, and specific individual diagnostic needs of the patients served in his/her department. He/she must be able to assess and interpret data about the patient’s status in order to identify each patient’s specific needs and provide the care needed by the patient group (pediatric, adolescents and/or geriatric patient group, culture and diagnostic specific).

Consistently expresses and demonstrates compassion and courtesy for patients. Extends courtesy and support to patient's families/visitors.

Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

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

  • Electronic/Paper documentation- Accurately and concisely records patient care along the continuum. Attends required training on electronic documentation. Demonstrates ability to document/enter data correctly in the medical record/EMR verified by chart review.

  • Wound Care- Provides patient care to promote healing and maintain structural integrity of the skin under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Performs skin care and hygiene for the patient requiring wound care as per the directions of the Registered Nurse. Performs wound care dressing changes without medication as directed by Registered nurse. Reports impaired skin integrity and/or wound impairment to the Registered Nurse in a timely manner. Assists the Registered Nurse with appropriate strategies and/or treatment measures to provide wound care.

  • Pain Management-Promotes a level of comfort acceptable to the patient. Screens the patient for pain and reports abnormal findings to the Registered Nurse. Completes annual competency for recognition of pain and pain scores -skill checklist on file.

  • Communication/ Collaboration- Works effectively with interdisciplinary team to provide patient care while using customer service skills and promote safety. Uses verbal, interpersonal, and teamwork skills to provide care along with other team members in a cohesive manner. Demonstrates a positive attitude in the work environment.

  • Collection of Specimens - Accurately follows procedural guidelines and uses proper technique(s) to obtain bodily specimen collection for laboratory testing. Completes annual didactic and/or written testing with results kept on file. Incorporates proper techniques for patient identification, method for collection of appropriate specimen(s), and documentation.

  • Blood Glucose Monitoring (Accu-check) - Able to accurately perform testing and manage the care of the patient based on results achieved and clinical findings. Attends annual training for review and updates on blood glucose

What You Need to Be Successful:

Education & Experience
  • Currently enrolled in good academic standing for junior or senior year of a BSN or AA nursing program.

  • CNA certification required.

  • Current BLS card required.

  • Completion of nursing course which includes a clinical component.and/or CNA/GNA certification status.

  • Previous related patient care experience, preferred.

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.