New Graduate Nurse - Surgical Specialties Unit
Category: Nursing, Perioperative Services
Job Requisition: 29942
Department: New Graduate Nurse Residency
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
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 currently accepting applications for the 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- to six-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.
The New Graduate Nurse Residency, beginning July 20, 2020, is intended for Spring/Summer 2020 graduates of accredited BSN programs. Winter 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.
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!
If you are invited to interview, you will be required to submit the following information:
Surgical Specialties Unit: Orthopaedics, Reconstructive Plastics and Urology – 6 Main
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)
6 Main is a recently renovated, 30-bed Surgical Specialties Unit and is the largest unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. All of the rooms on 6 Main are private and offer continuous pulse oximetry. 6 Main nurses provide exceptional postoperative care in our fast-paced environment. Common surgical procedures include joint replacement, spinal surgery, foot and/or ankle surgery, urological procedures, reconstructive plastic surgery, and wound management.
6 Main is notable for its collaborative interdisciplinary practice. Our nurses work closely with physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapist, and clinical pharmacists, just to name a few. 6 Main is often described as a "family-like environment" in which nurses support one another and demonstrate outstanding teamwork.
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.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate school of nursing.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Pursuit of a license as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia. Must secure an NCLEX test date within first 30 days of employment and officially take the exam within 120 days from date of hire. BLS is 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.
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.
Supports and contributes to the unit, department, and organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision, and values.
Demonstrates advocacy and support on behalf of interprofessional teams and patients.
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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