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MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a "high performing" hospital for cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research, and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.

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New Graduate Nurse - Ortho/Neuro Surgical Unit (Start: November 2019)
Category: Nursing, Neurosurgery/Neurology
Job Requisition: 21981
Department: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit - C5-3
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Rotating
Hours per Week: See Job Summary
Location: Washington, DC
Now is your time.

Ready to launch your nursing career at the only hospital in the D.C. metro area to achieve Magnet® designation four times? You’re in luck!

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is opening a new Spine Surgery & Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. We are currently accepting applications for new graduate nurses to start November 11, 2019 in our Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™.

We’re leading the way in nursing excellence—and you can join us.

Our year-long New Graduate Nurse Residency program provides the mentoring and support you need to transition from student to professional nurse. You'll attend monthly seminars and learning activities, formulate an individual professional development plan, and complete an evidence-based practice project related to a unit specialty of your choice.

Once your three-month, unit-based orientation is complete, you'll begin a minimum two-year, full-time commitment with your unit at MedStar Georgetown. By working at one of the country's top hospitals, you'll establish a strong professional foundation.

Learn from the best.

MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in the nation’s capital to be granted Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—an honor given to fewer than eight percent of hospitals across the country.

What does our Magnet status mean for you? Our nurses rate their job satisfaction and sense of professional empowerment more highly than those at non-Magnet hospitals. This is an opportunity to join a workplace recognized for our positive work environment, clinical excellence and many professional development opportunities.

Requirements

The New Graduate Nurse Residency, beginning November 11, 2019, is intended for Summer/Fall 2019 graduates of accredited BSN programs. Spring 2019 BSN graduates will also be considered. This selective program is open only to candidates with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, so please list your GPA in your resume or cover letter.

Admission Process

Interested? Submit your online application.

Once your application is in, you will be prompted to complete an online Nursing Career Battery. You have 48 hours to complete the test. If you do not finish the test within this window, your application will not be considered—so don’t delay!

Candidates who complete the Nursing Career Battery and meet minimum requirements may be contacted for an interview. At the interview, you will be asked to submit:
  • Official transcript (cumulative GPA: >3.2)
  • Two clinical faculty reference letters on official university letterhead
  • Copy of current signed CPR card, both front and back (or eCard)
  • Employer reference (if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner)

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General Summary of Position:
A nurse is responsible for providing competent professional nursing care using the nursing process. 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 Newly Renovated Unit – C5-3 Spine Surgery/Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
C5-3 is a newly renovated adult surgical unit, scheduled to open in early 2020. This 14-bed, adult unit will be part of MedStar Georgetown's nationally renowned Neurosciences Center of Excellence.

C5-3 nurses will provide postoperative care for adult neurosurgical and orthopaedics patients with spine disorders. Additionally, clinical nurses will provide expert care for patients who are admitted to either rule out epilepsy or determine more advanced treatments for their epilepsy. EMU patients will be on 24-hour video EEG monitoring and may be candidates for Ictal SPECT scans to determine the area of the brain that is generating their seizures. Our goal is to help all of our patients be seizure-free.

C5-3 nurses will work collaboratively with members of the healthcare team to provide high-quality, patient-centered specialty care. The healthcare team includes Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, EEG Technicians, and Advanced Practice Nurses to manage the healthcare needs of this complex patient population.

MedStar Georgetown is currently hiring nurses to be the founding members of this team. Join our team of extraordinary people and together we will build this unit from the ground up! If you are interested in learning more, please contact our Nurse Recruitment team at 202-444-1215!

Qualifications:
  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate school of nursing.
  • LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: 1) Must be waiting for results of NCLEX exam (first sitting) already taken; 2) must have set an NCLEX exam date (first sitting) within two months of MGUH hire/start date; OR 3) must have successfully completed the NCLEX and is awaiting D.C. nursing licensure. No Graduate Nurse Technician can be in this classification if they have already failed boards or if they do not set an NCLEX exam date within two months after hire/start. BLS required.
  • EXPERIENCE: Experience as a Nursing Assistant or Nurse Tech desired. Satisfactory references from the school of nursing attended.
  • SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to perform the nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • PRACTICE & QUALITY
    • Provides relationship-based care that promotes continuous, consistent, efficient, and accountable delivery of nursing care using the nursing process.
    • Demonstrates professional practice utilizing the framework of the professional practice model and is grounded in a culture of safety and quality.
  • COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION
    • Communicates and collaborates with interprofessional groups to ensure coordination, continuity and safe care.
    • Communicates verbal information and documents written and electronic information that reflects the planned and delivered care for patients.
  • LEADERSHIP
    • Supports and contributes to the unit, department and organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision and values.
    • Demonstrates advocacy and support on behalf of inter-professional teams and patients.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Participates in professional development activities.
    • Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery.


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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