MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, a 609-bed academic hospital, is one of the nation's leading teaching and research hospitals.

As Washington, DC's first Magnet® hospital and one of the few hospitals to receive Magnet re-designation, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is deeply committed to your professional development.

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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a "high performing" hospital for cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research, and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.

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2020 Summer Nurse Technician Program
Category: Nursing, Medical/Surgical
Job Requisition: 24213
Department: Various Departments-Nursing
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Temporary
Shift: Rotating
Hours per Week: See Job Summary
Location: Washington, DC

Now is your time.

Ready to launch your nursing career at the only hospital in the DC metro area to achieve Magnet® designation four times? You’re in luck! MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Nurse Technician program.

We’re leading the way in nursing excellence—and you can join us.

Our 10 week-long, paid externship, held from May 26th through August 1, 2020. 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 2020.

Admission Process

Interested? Submit your online application.

After submitting your online application, candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be asked to submit the following in ONE COMPLETE PACKET via mail:

  • Official transcript (cumulative GPA >3.2)
  • Two clinical faculty reference letters on official university letterhead
  • Copy of current signed AHA CPR card, both front and back (or eCard)
  • Employer reference (if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner)

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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.


  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Enrollment in an accredited Baccalaureate or higher school of nursing.
  • 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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. 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.   
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations.

A qualified individual with a disability will be considered for employment on the same basis as non- disabled applicants if he/she can perform the essential functions of the job sought, with or without a reasonable accommodation, and without imposing a direct threat to the health or safety of others or him/herself.

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