Nurse - Outpatient Pediatrics
Category: Nursing, Pediatrics
Job Requisition: 17563
Department: Pediatrics - Primary Care
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and CYAS/MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Outpatient Pediatric Clinic
Nurses provide professional nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. They perform general nursing care for patients and administer prescribed medications, vaccines, treatments, and procedures in accordance with nursing standards. Nurses prepare equipment and aid physicians during treatment, examination and testing of patients. They observe, record and report patient’s condition. They greet patients and prepare them for physician examination. They instruct patients in the collection of samples and tests, as well as educate patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Nurses also perform telephone triage, assess needs and coordinate needs with medical staff.
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional nursing experience; At least 1 year of outpatient experience highly desirable. Pediatric experience highly desired.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse, licensed in the District of Columbia. CPR certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care. Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications, vaccines, treatments, and procedures in accordance with nursing standards.
Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Dispenses medication as directed. Documentation is complete, accurate and legible.
Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and tests.
Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs and coordinates needs with medical staff.
Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness.
Performs quality control functions of assigned area, as directed.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts test and examination results.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested. Maintains clinical expertise by attending in-service programs.
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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