The MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI) is a proud member of MedStar Health, the premier health system in the mid-Atlantic region and one of the nation's leaders in solid organ transplants. MGTI associates primarily practice at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
MGTI is one of MedStar's Centers of Excellence and offers evaluation and treatment of advanced liver disease, intestinal disorders, chronic kidney disease, and complications of diabetes. Our goal is to restore patients to their optimum level of health and return them to a productive life. We specialize in innovative treatments and provide our patients with access to groundbreaking research and clinical trials.
General Summary of Position:
Responsible for directing and evaluating the Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) staff of the Transplant inpatient unit. Acts as the primary resource for NPs'/PAs' daily functions. Functions to coordinate and formalize a multidisciplinary structure and process that ensures accountability for specific patient care outcomes through assessment, planning, coordination, and referral of services within specific time frames. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team, utilizing clinical outcome data to support innovative and cost-effective changes to practice and to the healthcare system. The functions of expert practice, consultation, professional development, research, and leadership are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards. Functions as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the Department of Transplant Surgery to provide comprehensive care to a designated patient population. Coordinates and communicates all aspects of care with patient/family and the healthcare team. Coordinates activities with the attending physician as assigned. Assists in communications with referring physicians and patients, triages patients and patient issues, and ensures monitoring and confirmation of service delivery and evaluation of healthcare services for patients and patient families.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program.
- State license in D.C., MD or VA as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
- CPR certification and certification in ACLS and PALS required.
- Four years of nursing or physician assistant experience inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience in transplant.
- 1 years of supervisory experience required.
- 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 and control standards.
- Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
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.