Now is your time.
Are you a nursing student ready to launch your nursing career at the #1 ranked hospital in the Washington, D.C., region (per U.S. News & World Report)?
You’re in luck! MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Nurse Technician program.
We’re leading the way in nursing excellence—and you can join us.
Our 10-week-long, paid externship is held from May 28th through August 2, 2019
. It is designed to enhance your academic experience as an undergraduate Baccalaureate Nursing Student. Positions are offered in all specialty areas from Pediatrics to Critical Care, depending on availability. Throughout the summer, Nurse Technicians will participate in Educational Sessions, a Washington D.C. Scavenger Hunt and Shadow Days. This program is an exceptional opportunity for you to strengthen your nursing skills, build your confidence and gain exposure to different nursing specialties in an academic, acute care setting.
Learn from the best.
MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in the nation’s capital to be granted Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—an honor given to fewer than eight percent of hospitals across the country.
What does our Magnet status mean for you? Our nurses rate their job satisfaction and sense of professional empowerment more highly than those at non-Magnet hospitals. This is an opportunity to join a workplace recognized for our positive work environment, clinical excellence and many professional development opportunities.
In order to participate in this program, you must:
Be currently enrolled in a BSN program.
Have at least a 3.2 (out of 4.0) current, cumulative GPA.
Be available for full-time employment and rotating shifts (weekend/nights/holidays included).
Have completed a med/surg clinical rotation in a hospital setting by spring 2019.
Interested? Submit your online application.
After submitting your online application, candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be emailed to submit the following in ONE COMLETE PACKET
via mail by December 21, 2018
Official transcript (cumulative GPA >3.2)
Two clinical faculty reference letters on official university letterhead
Copy of current signed CPR card, both front and back (or eCard)
Employer reference (if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner)
Candidates' application packets will be reviewed upon receipt and selected candidates will be invited to interview. In-person interviews will be required.
General Summary of Position:
Provides patient care to an assigned group of patients, according to an established plan of care, under the direction and supervision of a nurse. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Enrollment in an accredited Baccalaureate or higher school of nursing.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: BLS required.
EXPERIENCE: BSN student who has completed the sophomore year and has at least one semester of clinical experience. Experience as a nursing assistant desired. Satisfactory references from the school of nursing the student is attending.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to perform direct patient care technologies. Effective verbal, electronic and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to set priorities and work in a stressful environment.
Implements patients' plan of care as directed by the nurse, reporting information and findings to the nurse and offering suggestions for revision of the plan of care as appropriate.
Provides direct bedside care to patients as assigned inclusive of, but not limited to, performing the activities of daily living, bathing, skin care, toileting, mouth care, feeding, and range of motion; assisting with ambulation, mobilization and rehabilitation; assisting with crutches and walkers; and transporting patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
Performs routine sterile and non-sterile treatments and other treatments identified by unit/hospital policy inclusive of, but not limited to, ostomy care, Foley catheter care, peripheral IV insertion/care, venipuncture, EKG, simple dressing changes and wound care, maintenance of drainage tubes with/without pump or suction, point-of-care testing, care of oxygen equipment, and assistance with the application, maintenance and removal of traction, casts, splints, and exercise equipment.