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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Hospital Medicine
Category: Nurse Practitioners
Job Requisition: 18136
Department: Medicine - Hospital Medicine
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 3pm-11pm, Monday-Friday
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Provides medical management and care to patients in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine. This position will support on-site follow-up visits and consultation service at partnering nursing homes, perform inpatient consultation at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center, and provide other support as needed. Performs complete medical history and examinations. Administers medications and orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures. Writes orders in charts and gives verbal telephone orders to qualified professional nurses. Reviews laboratory reports, radiographic reports, other diagnostic reports, and consultant reports. Provides telephone coverage for clinical problems called in by patients, nurses, caregivers, and others. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Qualifications:
  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: BSN from an accredited school of nursing. Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program.
  • EXPERIENCE: Three years of nursing experience, inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience in internal medicine.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: State license in D.C., MD or VA as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner. Certified as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner. Credentialed as a member of the MGUH professional staff. BLS/CPR-certified.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice and medical care to give to and evaluate patients. Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care. Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public. Ability to maintain quality control standards. Ability to remain calm and be effective in emergency situations. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • On-site follow-up visits at nursing home. Completes visit notes, encounter billing and discharge paperwork with each visit. Weekday call coverage and after-hours/weekend phone call coverage may be required. Serves as a liaison between MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and other nursing facilities.
  • Assists with the care of inpatients at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center when not at nursing home site(s). May support other outpatient clinics as needed.
  • Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
  • Performs physical examinations pertinent to the patient’s medical history and complaint.
  • Assesses acute medical problems.
  • Orders and evaluates appropriate evaluatory diagnostic studies and procedures.
  • Interprets and synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan and procedures.
  • Records and documents assessment data, interventions, results, and patient outcomes, per established clinical protocols.
  • Administers medications and injections.
  • Instructs patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education and serves as resource to other clinical team members regarding particular expertise.
  • Triages patient telephone inquiries and provides consultation, as needed.
  • Collaborates with physician in evaluating and managing the acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
  • Exemplifies Commitment to Care (C2C) standards in all activities.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.

The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
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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