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Job #32661
Clinical Manager, RN, BSN
Surgery Center & OR Holding Departments
Full Time, Days
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Surgery Center and OR Holding Departments

MedStar Georgetown's Division of Perioperative Services is seeking a Clinical Manager to oversee the operations of the Surgery Center and OR Holding.

The incumbent in this position is a department leader who assumes 24-hour administrative authority and responsibility for the management and direction of the operational, personnel and financial activities of a specified unit or procedural area. These functions are coordinated with the executive staff, hospital leadership, medical staff, and others and are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's mission, vision and core values.

Required Education/Training:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing required.
  • A Master's degree in Nursing preferred and/or equivalent in experience and/or continuing education.
  • Professional certification in Nursing Administration preferred.
  • Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • BLS required.

Required Experience:
  • A minimum of four years of experience preferred to include one year of related clinical experience and a minimum of two years of progressive supervisory/management experience in an acute care facility.
  • Experience in a university teaching hospital preferred.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Expert knowledge of nursing principles, practices and skills, as well as performance improvement principles.
  • Expertise in clinical area for which application is made.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and the ability to function independently.
  • Competent in computer skills.
  • Member of a recognized national nursing organization.

Surgery Center
The Surgery Center provides pre- and postoperative care for patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The Surgery Center supports 23 operating rooms that deliver inpatient and outpatient services along the following service lines: orthopedics, neurosurgery, limb salvage, gynecological surgery, otolaryngology, robotics, urology, pediatrics, and thoracic and general surgery. Our highest priorities are patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.

As a Surgery Center Nurse, you will coordinate the pre- and postoperative care of the surgical patient and ensure it is delivered safely in a fast-paced, complex environment. Surgery Center nurses provide 3 phases of care, including Pre-Op, Phase I Post-Anesthesia Care and Phase II Post-Anesthesia Care. Nurses are primarily assigned to one area per shift.

Pre-Op: The nurse is responsible for completing a preoperative assessment, obtaining a patient history, administering preoperative medications, completing patient education, and providing emotional support to the patient and their loved ones while working in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to complete the necessary safety checks prior to entering the OR.

Phase I Post-Anesthesia Care: In this immediate postoperative phase of recovery, the nurse continually assesses and addresses basic life-sustaining needs of the patient. Nursing care focuses on airway management, re-establishing hemodynamic stability with frequent surgical site and vital sign assessments, and pain management. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the nurse will use critical thinking to determine the next most appropriate level of care and facilitate the safe transfer of the patient to that location, including discharge home, admission to an inpatient bed, or transitioning to an intensive care setting.

Phase II Post-Anesthesia Care: Phase II nursing care consists of assessing the patient for the appropriateness of discharge home, while preparing the patient and loved ones for safe self-care at home. Effective patient education is essential in this phase of recovery. Nursing judgment, critical thinking and patient advocacy are essential when evaluating the recovery status and readiness of the patient to be discharged home.

The Surgery Center values nursing education and professional development. As a result, newly hired nurses are provided a comprehensive orientation, designed by a clinical nurse educator and customized to the nurses' skills and experience. Additionally, the clinical nurse educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all Surgery Center associates, including nurses, nurse residents, clinical technicians, patient care associates, and suite attendants.

OR Holding
The OR Holding Department provides preoperative care to patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. OR Holding supports our 23 operating rooms that deliver inpatient and outpatient treatment along the following service lines: orthopedics, neurosurgery, limb salvage, gynecological surgery, otolaryngology, robotics, urology, pediatrics, and thoracic and general surgery. Our highest priorities are patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.

As an OR Holding nurse, you will be responsible for completing a preoperative assessment, obtaining a patient history, administering preoperative medications, and completing patient education. OR Holding nurses also provide emotional support to the patients and their loved ones, while working in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to complete the necessary safety checks prior to entering the operating room.

The OR Holding Department values nursing education and professional development. As a result, newly hired nurses are provided a comprehensive orientation, designed by a clinical educator and tailored to the nurses' skills and experience. Additionally, the clinical educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all OR Holding associates, including nurses, nurse residents, clinical technicians, patient care associates, and suite attendants.
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