Nurse Specialist, Center for Wound Healing
Job Requisition: 18032
Department: Ambulatory - Wound Care Clinic
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: 10-Hour Day Shift - Flexible Days, 7:30am-6pm
Hours per Week: 40.00
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Functions in a nursing role, monitoring quality and safety issues. Provides professional nursing care for clinic patients and follows established standards and practices. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Three years of professional nursing experience; At least one year of medical/surgical experience with orthopaedic experience preferred. Must have strong organizational skills. Nursing administrative experience is highly desired.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse license 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.
Performs general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications, treatments, and procedures in accordance with nursing standards. Observes, records, and reports patients 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. Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination, and testing of patients.
Performs quality control functions. Performs regular equipment checks(such as code carts, refrigerator logs and the monitoring of oxygen tanks) or delegates this responsibility with oversight.
Participates in quality improvement objectives for the Wound Care Center as identified or directed by their supervisor.
Assists in special clinical/research projects when necessary by implementing nursing component.
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.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures; attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested. In conjunction with the Nurse Manager develops and supports continuing education opportunities for nursing staff. Maintains own clinical expertise by attending in service programs as appropriate.
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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