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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - NEW Spine Surgery & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Category: Nurse Practitioners
Job Requisition: 24904
Department: Nursing - Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent is a registered professional nurse practitioner who is responsible for providing professional nursing services that supplement and complement the professional nursing staff and the medical staff's delivery of patient care services. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Newly Renovated Unit – C5-3 Spine Surgery/Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
C5-3 is a newly renovated adult surgical unit, scheduled to open in early 2020. This 14-bed, adult unit will be part of MedStar Georgetown's nationally renowned Neurosciences Center of Excellence.

C5-3 nurses will provide postoperative care for adult neurosurgical and orthopaedics patients with spine disorders. Additionally, clinical nurses will provide expert care for patients who are admitted to either rule out epilepsy or determine more advanced treatments for their epilepsy. EMU patients will be on 24-hour video EEG monitoring and may be candidates for ictal SPECT scans to determine the area of the brain that is generating their seizures. Our goal is to help all of our patients be seizure-free. 

C5-3 nurses will work collaboratively with members of the healthcare team to provide high-quality, patient-centered specialty care. The healthcare team includes Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, EEG Technicians and Advanced Practice Nurses to manage the healthcare needs of this complex patient population.

MedStar Georgetown is currently hiring nurses to be the founding members of this team. Join our team of extraordinary people and together we will build this unit from the ground up! If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Nurse Recruitment team at 202-444-1215!

Schedule: Monday-Friday, Days

Qualifications:
  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of a nurse practitioner program from an accredited school of nursing. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner preferred. Nurse Specialist will be considered for this role. Master's degree in Nursing required.
  • LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current RN/Advanced Practitioner Licensure in the District of Columbia. Current certification in Acute Care, Family Care, Adult Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Specialist. Current BLS certification. Current ACLS certification. Credentialed as a member of the MGUH professional staff.
  • EXPERIENCE: Experience in acute care or surgical experience preferred.
  • SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Judgment and leadership skills. Familiarity/experience with perioperative/perianesthesia process and physiological monitors desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be mature and able to set priorities and work independently. Must be able to articulate procedures to patients and families. Excellent physical assessment skills.

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • CLINICAL PRACTICE: Performs clinical functions including:
    • Performing postoperative evaluation, including physical examination, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic testing, obtaining informed consent for procedures, and providing patient education.
    • Providing comprehensive postoperative care utilizing protocols and assisting physicians/house staff in ongoing patient management as needed.
    • Notifying appropriate physician(s) of abnormal test findings and participating in defining and implementing the plan of care of response to findings.
    • Participating in interpretation of diagnostic studies as part of the multidisciplinary team.
    • Providing case management services to patients and coordinating discharge planning and patient education in collaboration with appropriate physicians and multidisciplinary teams.
    • Maintaining open communication with referring physicians by providing patient updates and recommendations for discharge planning.
    • Participating in and assisting with research protocols and patient recruitment for studies approved to be conducted at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
    • Providing patient and family education about procedures performed, ongoing care needs related to procedures and disease management.
    • Participating in performance improvement activities by developing evidence-based protocols and guidelines in collaboration with other members of the team; attending monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference; and participating in other departmental meetings and conferences regularly.
    • Conducting follow-up contacts with patients, as appropriate.
  • COMMUNICATION
    • Communicates clearly, accurately and effectively to peers, nurses, physicians, patients, visitors, and other departments to facilitate patient care.
    • Demonstrates a team approach by utilizing open communication and mutual respect with peers, nurses, physicians, patients, visitors, and other departments.
  • LEADERSHIP
    • Supports unit, departmental and organizational goals.
    • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of performance improvement and research activities.
  • EDUCATION
    • Participates in the orientation and education of department personnel as required by unit needs.
    • Participates in educational programs.
    • Incorporates evidence-based practice into patient-centered care and outcomes.
    • Exemplifies the SPIRIT values in all activities.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.

The above are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this position 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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