Nurse Clinician II, RN, BSN
Category: Nursing, Pediatrics
Job Requisition: 9031
Department: Pediatrics - Neurology
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 indirect and direct patient care utilizing the nursing process to assist with patient care for the Neurology and Pulmonary divisions, under the supervision of attending physicians. Provides patient and family education, supervises QI/QA activities, provides in-service for nursing personnel, and assists with research protocols. These functions are performed in accordance with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia, as applicable. CPR certification.
EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional nursing experience. Pediatric experience in outpatient setting highly desirable.
SPECIAL 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. Infusion-certified.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential member of care team. Provides patient care for the Pulmonology and Neurology ivisions under the supervision of the attending physician. Reviews treatment plans and provides patients and families with education and instruction for care. Documents individualized nursing care plans for patients. Provides case management with approved treatment plans, as well as information and instruction regarding diagnosis, treatments, options, side effects, and diagnoses. Assists MDs in the performance of pediatric pulmonology and neurology procedures as requested.
Provides patient care via telephone for patients under the care of the Pediatric Pulmonology and Neurology Division. Triages calls and coordinates with medical staff and/or other resources to ensure appropriate care. Returns phone calls within 24 hours from when they are received. Obtains accurate information regarding patient symptoms and current medication regime. Refills prescriptions under attending physician’s supervision and works on prior authorizations for medications when needed. Documents phone calls and notifies attending physician of pertinent information.
Collaborates in the development of principles of patient care, while maintaining communication with appropriate allied services and agencies. Promptly requests consults from other services when indicated. Sends referrals to appropriate agencies and/or support systems to facilitate patient well-being. Works with department administration and CYAS Nurse Manager to facilitate and improve patient care.
Identifies performance improvement and quality indicators for service, and participates in data collection and related analysis. Consults with appropriate medical staff and personnel to identify and reinforce issues related to modification in practice and standards of care.
Develops teaching aids and prepares individualized patient care plans.
Provides education to nursing personnel, GUH and local communities by offering in-service training for general nursing personnel concerning pulmonology and neurology conditions. Offers in-service training for nursing staff and the community as needed. Participates in the orientation, training and in-service education of all personnel/students assigned to the department. Participates in professional growth through ongoing continuing education.
Assists physicians with various research protocols in pulmonology and neurology by identifying candidates for research studies and assisting principal investigators and/or research coordinators.
Coordinates office staff, physicians and hospital staff to facilitate inpatient and outpatient care and compliance with patient/family-centered care standards.
Screens clinic patient per protocol.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested. Maintains clinical expertise by attending in-service programs.
Follows up with Pulmonology and Neurology patients who have recently undergone procedures or surgery, under the supervision of attending physicians, to ensure appropriate follow-up, educational materials, discharge plans, etc.
Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations and C2C standards 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 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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