Critical Care Fellowship (February 2018)
Starting February 5, 2018
Full Time, Rotating Shifts
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Critical Care Fellowship for Experienced Nurses
MedStar Georgetown is currently seeking experienced nurses for our Critical Care Fellowship. This four-month program begins February 5, 2018 and includes the following elements:
Personalized orientation schedule, one-on-one preceptorship
Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (American Association of Critical Care Nurses)
American Heart Association certifications, as needed (BLS, ACLS, PALS)
Specialty content classes
In order to qualify for a position in the Critical Care Fellowship, you must have at least two years of hospital-based, inpatient nursing experience. In addition, internal applicants must have worked on their current department for at least one year, as of February 5, 2018.
All candidates hired for the ICU Training Course will be required to commit to one year of full-time employment in the ICU, following completion of the unit-based orientation.
Positions are available in the Emergency Department, Neuro ICU (C6-3) and Surgical ICU (C4-3). If you have any questions or are interested in other nursing opportunities, please contact a Nurse Recruiter at 202-444-1215.
Neuroscience ICU - C6-3
C6-3 is a 19-bed, adult Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. It is one of the few dedicated Neurosciences ICUs in Washington, D.C. Clinical Nurses on C6-3 provide expert care for critically ill patients who have suffered stroke (hemorrhagic/ischemic), subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, and complex spine and brain surgeries. Other common neurological diagnoses include meningitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome and viral, infectious or autoimmune processes. In the past, C6-3 has been awarded both the Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence and the Nurse-Family Collaboration Award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Surgical Intensive Care Unit - C4-3
MedStar Georgetown's 19-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) is staffed by highly dedicated and experienced critical care nurses and intensivists, complemented by skilled respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals trained to care for acutely ill surgical patients. Surgical specialties include transplant (liver, kidney, pancreas, and small bowel), thoracic surgery, plastic-reconstructive surgeries, vascular surgery, abdominal surgery, and ear, nose and throat surgery. The SICU is equipped to provide patients with state-of-the-art therapies at the bedside (continuous renal replacement), advanced hemodynamic monitoring, complex mechanical ventilation modes, and medication infusions. The synergy between our professional expertise and our patient care model allows for clinical outcomes and results that are among the best in the nation. Unit leadership supports participation in shared governance, research, continuing education, and national specialty certification. The SICU is the proud recipient of the 2015 AACN Gold Level Beacon Award for excellence in critical care.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Emergency Department is a Level Two Trauma. The Emergency Department is staffed and equipped to care for 36,000 patients a year presenting for emergency evaluation and treatment. An experienced nurse will assess and triage their care as they enter the department and ensure that thorough, consistent, high-quality care is delivered to each patient. All of the nurses in the Emergency Department are certified in BLS, ACLS and PALS, but many also have their CEN, TNCC and ENPC certifications. Leadership supports and encourages nurses to enhance their educational expertise and professional development. MedStar Georgetown's Emergency Department prides itself on its collaborative governance and decision making, which creates and implements new ideas centered on evidence-based practice. A team approach to staffing and assignments is a major initiative component that is embraced by the Emergency Department staff.
The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing competent professional nursing care using the nursing process. These functions are performed in accordance with the District of Columbia Nurse Practice Act and all other applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current D.C. license as a Registered Nurse upon hire.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS).
Ability to perform the nursing technologies.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to set priorities and work under stress.
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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