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Job #32671
Clinical Educator, RN, BSN
Nursing Education - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Full Time, Days
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Provides educational leadership for professional nursing practice in alignment with the mission, vision, values, and goals of the Division of Nursing/MGUH and Magnet® designation. Exemplifies and promotes excellence in education, practice and research through leadership and mentorship of nursing staff and through collaborative multidisciplinary relationships within the medical center, as well as throughout local, regional and national arenas. Uses adult learning principles and instructional strategies to assess, design, implement, and evaluate continuing nursing education programs that enhance and promote clinical competency and standards of care. Promotes, disseminates and integrates evidence-based practice, performance improvement and nursing research into clinical practice. Supports and facilitates certification of clinical nurses. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – NICU
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a 36-bed unit providing expert nursing care for infants with a number of critical diagnoses. It is one of two Level IV NICUs in Washington, D.C., which is the highest level designated by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Some of the most commonly seen are:
  • Respiratory distress sydrome
  • Extreme prematurity
  • Neonatal encephalopathy
  • Persistent pulmonary hypertension
  • Sepsis/septic shock
  • Neurological disorders
  • Genetic and/or metabolic disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Surgical needs

The NICU at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the only NICU in the Washington, D.C., region where a Clinical Nurse can participate in high-risk deliveries, be trained as an ECMO tech, and participate in both flight and ground transports. Our NICU is the major referral center for all MedStar-affiliated facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals in the tri-state area. The NICU offers the following innovative treatments and technologies:
  • ECMO: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Total body therapeutic hypothermia
  • Bedside patent ductus arteriosus ligation
  • Inhaled nitric oxide
  • High frequency oscillator ventilation
  • High frequency jet ventilation

The NICU nursing staff is incredibly engaged with a remarkable number of nurses participating in Shared Governance and the Clinical Advancement Program. The following committees/councils are Clinical Nurse-led and driven:
  • Parent Advisory Support Group
  • Policy Committee
  • Education Council
  • Scheduling Committee
  • RN/MD Collaboration Council
  • Bereavement Committee
  • Developmental Care Committee

Required Education/Training:
  • Graduate of an NLN-accredited school of nursing.
  • Bachelors' degree required.
  • Master's degree in Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist preferred.
  • Certification in Nursing Education or clinical area within one year of hire.
  • Current D.C. licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Required Experience:
  • Five years of clinical experience, including two years in a university teaching hospital.
  • Clinical education experience desirable.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Role model excellence in professional nursing.
  • Excellent communication and critical thinking skills with a solid clinical background as it pertains to the specialty area.
  • Ability to assess needs of learners, design curricula, develop education programs, teach and guide learners, and evaluate learning to implement evidence-based practice and research, using adult learning principles.
  • Competency in computer technology such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and other technology, for teaching purposes.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.
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