Nurse - Thoracic / Telemetry Step-Down ICU
Category: Nursing, Medical/Surgical
Job Requisition: 11970
Department: Nursing - WHC4C GUH4IMC FSMCPedIP
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: PRN / Per Diem
Hours per Week: .01
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position 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.
Intermediate Thoracic/Telemetry Medical/Surgical Unit: C4-1
C4-1 is a 19-bed adult Thoracic Medical-Surgical Intermediate Care Unit. Clinical Nurses on C4-1 provide expert care for acutely ill patients who have a diverse range of medical and surgical diagnoses. Nurses provide care to patients after complex open and minimally invasive thoracic surgeries of the lung and esophagus. Medical diagnoses include end-stage renal disease, end-stage liver failure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias, sepsis, CHF, COPD, and GI bleeds. All beds are equipped to provide continuous cardiac and pulse oximetry monitoring.
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing preferred
EXPERIENCE: To meet unit criteria, at least two (2) years of recent acute care experience in the relevant patient care area.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse. Certification in Basic Life Support. Certification in specialty or related specialty preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Ability to perform the nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
PRACTICE and 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 and 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.
Delegates and supervises nursing staff in providing patient care and assumes leadership roles, e.g., charge nurse role. Participates in the development and implementation of quality activities.
Serves as a preceptor or mentor.
Participates in professional development activities.
Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery.
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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