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Nurse Clinician II - Urology
Category: Nursing
Job Requisition: 11977
Department: Urology - Surgery
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Per Diem
Shift: Day Shift, as needed by the department
Hours per Week: .01
Location: Washington, DC

General Summary of Position:
Provides professional nursing care for outpatient clinic patients in the Department of Urology, following established standards and practices. Duties include, but are not limited to, patient assessment, procedure assistance, patient teaching, and telephone triage. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.

  • 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.
  • LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia. 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 quality professional nursing service in outpatient clinical setting, including, but not limited to, patient assessment, performing procedures, administering medications, patient education, telephone triage, and advising LPN and MA in delivery of nursing care.
  • Greets patients and prepares them for examination. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and tests.
  • Prepares equipment and assists physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients.
  • Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and procedures to physicians. Administers prescribed medications, treatments and procedures in accordance with nursing standards and MGUH policies and procedures.
  • Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts test and examination results. Obtains and reviews consent forms, treatment plans and side effects as appropriate. Discusses potential complications with patient and family.
  • Assesses patient need, concerns and problems through direct patient interaction or telephone triage.
  • Administers medication, i.e., Lidocain, BCG, Lupron, etc., and treatments as ordered by physician, in accordance with MGUH policies and procedures.          
  • Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Schedules in-services and education sessions with patients and families.
  • Performs diagnostic urologic procedures including, but not limited to, PVR, flow studies, urodynamics, TUMT, BCG Bladder Int for Bladder Cancer, cystoscopy, TRUS, TRUS biopsy, and MRI fusion biopsy.
  • Performs quality control functions of assigned area as directed. Participates in activities to develop and implement quality improvement activities within practice area.
  • Assists in retrieval of research patient information and patient enrollment activities in conjunction with Nurse Manager.
  • Maintain collaborative relationships with personnel in other divisions and departments.
  • Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Acts as a resource for LPN and MA in department.
  • Maintains an active role in evaluating efficiency of patient care and collaborating with Nurse Manager and MD for continued process improvements.
  • Provides coverage at department satellite locations as needed.
  • Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations and exemplifies Commitment to Caring (C2C) Customer Service/Courtesy behaviors in all activities.
  • Assumes 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 is not to be considered as all inclusive.
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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.

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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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