Mercy Medical Center Clinton Float Pool D2 -- Critical Care Unit in Silver Spring, Maryland


MD140_60540 Nursing Float

Expected Weekly Hours:



Rotating Shift

Position Purpose:

REQUIRED: 1) Critical Care Exp, 2) Availability to work 36 hours per 4-week period.

Job Description Details:

General Summary :

Using Quality Caring Model, demonstrates acceptable performance, and applies nursing process, to plan and manage care of routine patients, including patient and family education, and continuum of care planning. Effectively communicates fundamental patient and family information to health care team. Identifies and communicates variances from patient goals. Responsible for providing and coordinating interdisciplinary patient care, utilizing nursing process. Job description, performance appraisal and competency assessment apply to all Registered Nurses, who have successfully met performance expectations for Registered Nurses. Supports Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Health.

Minimum Licensure & Certification Required (if applicable) :

  1. Graduation from accredited nursing program; basic professional nursing degree (BSN or MSN) preferred.

  2. Current license from Maryland Board of Nursing or Compact State as Registered Nurse (RN).

  3. BLS Healthcare Provider certification from American Heart Association; additional life support training, as applicable to unit requirements.

  4. Professional specialty certifications may be required, in accordance with departmental standards or role requirements:

  • High Risk Perinatal Center - Inpatient OB certification for exam-eligible RNs.

* For RNs working in Labor & Delivery, High Risk Perinatal Center, and Float Pool E - NCC EFM certification (for novice RNs and experienced RNs newly hired, certification must be obtained within twelve months of hire).

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required :

  1. Current knowledge of nursing skills and practice.

  2. Computer and audiovisual skills, using various applications, such as internet, e-mail and word processing.

  3. Ability to retrieve and interpret data.

  4. Effectively read, speak, write, compose, and comprehend English.

  5. Effective eye and hand coordination.

  6. Ability to analyze and synthesize information within short period of time.

  7. Effective problem-solving skills.

  8. Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize.

  9. Ability to work well with individuals and groups.

Working Conditions :

Physical Requirements: Able to lift patients and patient care equipment up to 35 pounds. Must be able to push, pull and move patients, and patient care equipment. Must be able to bend body downward at waist and be able to kneel. Must be able to utilize computers for periods of time throughout shift.

Visual Acuity: Required to have close visual acuity to perform activities, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminals; extensive reading; visual inspection, involving small defects, small parts and operation of machines; using measurement devices; assembly at distances close to eyes.

Auditory Acuity: Must have sufficient acuity to identify auditory alarms in noisy environments.

Environmental Conditions: Worker subject to hazards associated with hospital environment.

Reporting Relationship :

Reports to manager or director.

Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Trinity Health offers rewarding careers in a community environment with all the advantages of working at one of the nation's largest health systems. We provide high-quality, people-centered care in 22 states through our network of hospitals, facilities, community-based services, and continuing care locations - including home care, hospice, Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and senior living facilities. If you are looking for a rewarding clinical or administrative position, you'll find exceptional career possibilities, opportunities for advancement and a job with meaning at Trinity Health.

Trinity Health employs more than 131,000 colleagues across 22 states. We honor and embrace a diverse representation of people, ideas and backgrounds. Our dedication to diversity is evident in our commitment to training, education, recruitment, retention and development, as well as community partnerships and supplier diversity.

Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences and health practices of the communities we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive outcomes. We recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world, and that our differences not only serve to unite us, but also lead to innovative solutions.