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Clinical Leader, RN, BSN - Main Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
Category: Nursing, Perioperative Services
Job Requisition: 18967
Department: Operating Room - Recovery Room
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift, Monday-Friday, Rotating Start Time from 7am to 12 Noon
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position is an experienced registered nurse who oversees and provides professional nursing care and who assists in the management of the operational, personnel and financial activities of the unit(s). These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

About MedStar Georgetown’s Main PACU:
The Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) is a 16-bay recovery room that provides immediate postoperative care to surgical patients in accordance with ASPAN standards. The PACU nurses care for both adult and pediatric patients who have undergone a broad range of surgical procedures with acuity ranging from ambulatory to critical care. Surgical specialties include ENT, urological, vascular, plastics, and thoracic with an emphasis on neurosurgery, orthopaedics, general surgery, and transplant.

  • EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN degree required.
  • EXPERIENCE: Two years of related clinical experience in nursing in an acute care facility.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse. Certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. In-depth knowledge of nursing principles, practice and skills. Competence in clinical area for which application is made. Demonstrated leadership initiative.

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Participates in directing, implementing and monitoring a 24-hour nursing care delivery system for a clinical area, ensuring performance according to standards.
  • Maintains clinical proficiency in specialty area, supporting clinical staff as needed in providing direct patient care while continually monitoring and evaluating the quality of care and services that is provided on the unit.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with nursing staff, physicians, patients, families, and other departments those activities related to patient and unit services.
  • Promotes the professional growth and development of staff and students by planning for, participating in and evaluating educational opportunities, as well as maintaining certification in specialty area.
  • Participates and facilitates involvement of the nursing staff in research and development activities of the unit(s).
  • Promotes and implements the Shared Governance model centrally and at the unit level.
  • Assumes responsibilities for the unit as delegated by and in the absence of the Clinical Manager.
  • Promotes performance initiatives and evidence-based practice through active engagement and development of unit-based initiatives.
  • Assists in personnel management functions for the designated area to include, but not limited to, interviewing, orienting, training, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and evaluating employees as delegated by and with Clinical Manager’s/Department Head's approval. Participates in planning (as delegated) of orientation, training, continuing education programs, or other opportunities for learning for the unit and other hospital staff as appropriate.
  • Participates in the monitoring and controlling of assigned operational and capital budgets within administrative/departmental guidelines, as delegated by the Clinical Manager.
  • Participates in the recommendation of future strategies required to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization in the incumbent’s area of expertise.
  • Embraces and advances principles inherent in Magnet® designation, demonstrating and participating in all forces.
  • Safeguards employee and patient rights and promotes a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Ensures that all clinical/unit/personnel services are in accordance with standards and criteria established by The Joint Commission and state, local and federal agencies at all times.
  • Supports clinical and non-clinical automation applications and encourages use at point of service.
  • Performs 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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