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Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) Shock Trauma Center Hyperbaric Chamber (OHP)

University of Maryland Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Baltimore, MD posted June 24, 2021.

Job ID: 87816

Area of Interest: Nursing

Location: Baltimore,MD US

Hours of Work: 7:30-6p, night and weekend on call component

Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical Center

Employment Type: Full Time


What You Will Do:

University of Maryland Medical Center

R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) – Shock Trauma Center Hyperbaric Chamber (OHP)
Full time Rotating

Advancing the practice of nursing, every day

At the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), which is an Academic Medical Center, Teritiary Referral Center, and a designated Magnet facility, we are a team. Nurses and doctors, specialists and therapists, work shoulder-to-shoulder to give our patients the care they deserve. We take time to celebrate each other’s contributions and treat each other with respect by valuing each other’s ideas and opinions. Ultimately, we support each other’s growth. Together, we form a world-class team dedicated to furthering the practice of patient care.

The Hyperbaric Chamber is one of 14 units in the world renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center .

Experienced Registered Nurse (RN) – Shock Trauma Center Hyperbaric Chamber
Full Time (0.9 FTE
) -7:30-6p, with night and weekend on call component
Baltimore, Maryland

We are looking for talented Critical Care Registered Nurses to join our nursing team here at University of Maryland Medical Center.

Job Summary
Established in 1965, the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine at Shock Trauma is internationally recognized for its leadership and expertise in the clinical application of hyperbaric therapy.

With the only multiple hyperbaric chamber in the State of Maryland, the Center can accommodate up to 23 patients and care providers per dive.

Conditions that are responsive to hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Gas/air embolism and decompression illness
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation
  • Clostridial and nonclostridial gas gangrene, including necrotizing infections
  • Crush injury and acute traumatic ischemia
  • Compromised skin grafts and flaps
  • Acute blood loss anemia (particularly in Jehovah’s Witnesses)
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Enhancement of healing in selected wound problems, such as nonhealing ulcers in patients with diabetes or peripheral vascular disease

Within this Center, recreational and commercial scuba divers can also undergo dive physicals to ensure they are healthy enough to dive.

Specialists at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center are available for consultation and patient referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ambulatory patients are evaluated in Shock Trauma’s Outpatient Clinic on a scheduled basis.

As a Registered Nurse at UMMC, you’ll experience:

o A supportive and collaborative work environment

o An Achievable Professional Advancement model: Opportunities to progress in function, skills, and pay through our achievable promotion schedule;

o The opportunity to work in a specialized care environment at an Academic Medical Center with a nursing centered care model and Magnet Designation;

o A comprehensive benefits package including PTO, health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans and more!

o A highly competitive wage scale: Annual merit increases and a base wage scale that is measured against market standards.

o Generous tuition reimbursement of up to $10,000 per year for your graduate degree at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

What You Need to Be Successful:

Qualifications include:

  • Current ICU experience required
  • Prior experience in diving or hyperbaric operations preferred
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing preferred
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Maryland, or eligible to practice due to compact state requirements outlined by the Maryland Board of Nursing

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply appropriate guidelines and quality assurance standards established by NFPA, ASME, PVHO, OSHA and other agencies.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply all safety precautions and emergency operational procedures necessary to the operation of a hyperbaric complex.
  • Ability to determine quality of patient performance while in chamber, patients degree of discomfort, failing medical status, or patients inability to complete treatment
  • Selected candidates must provide a diving medical history if requested, and will be given a diving examination to determine their physical ability to perform the job.

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.
Associated topics: cardiothoracic, ccu, intensive care, intensive care unit, neonatal, nurse clinical, recovery, registed, staff nurse, surgical