Operating Room Training Course for New-to-Practice Nurses
Category: Nursing, Perioperative Services
Job Requisition: 15429
Department: Operating Room
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Hours per Week: See Job Summary
Location: Washington, DC
Now is your time.
Ready to launch your nursing career at the #1 ranked hospital in the Washington, D.C., region (per U.S. News & World Report)? You’re in luck! MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is currently accepting applications for the Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program™ with specialized training in the Operating Room.
We’re leading the way in nursing excellence—and you can join us.
Our year-long New Graduate Nurse Residency program provides the mentoring and support you need to transition from student to professional nurse. You’ll attend monthly seminars and learning activities, formulate an individual professional development plan, and complete an evidence-based practice project related to a unit specialty of your choice.
Once your four-month, unit-based orientation is complete, you’ll begin a minimum two-year, full-time commitment with your unit at MedStar Georgetown. By working at one of the country’s top hospitals, you’ll establish a strong professional foundation.
Learn from the best.
MedStar Georgetown was the first hospital in the nation’s capital to be granted Magnet® status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center—an honor given to fewer than eight percent of hospitals across the country.
What does our Magnet® status mean for you? Our nurses rate their job satisfaction and sense of professional empowerment more highly than those at non-Magnet hospitals. This is an opportunity to join a workplace recognized for our positive work environment, clinical excellence and many professional development opportunities.
About MGUH'S Operating Room
The MGUH Operating Room houses 23 suites and is staffed 24 hours, 7 days per week. We provide a wide range of surgical services; Transplants, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Thoracic, Plastics, Vascular, Robotics, GYN/GU, Ophthalmology, and Pediatrics. Each service is managed by a Core Leader who is a registered nurse with strong clinical knowledge in their specialty. Nursing education and professional development are incredibly important in the Operating Room. The highest priorities for the entire Operating Room staff are patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day.
This program includes the following elements:
The New Graduate Nurse Residency, beginning July 2019, is intended for Summer 2019 graduates of accredited BSN programs. Spring/summer 2018 BSN graduates will also be considered. This selective program is open only to candidates with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, so please list your GPA in your resume or cover letter.
Interested? Submit your online application.
Once your application is in, you will be prompted to complete an online Nursing Career Battery. You have 48 hours to complete the test. If you do not finish the test within this window, your application will not be considered—so don’t delay!
Candidates who complete the Nursing Career Battery and meet minimum requirements may be contacted for an interview. At the interview, you will be asked to submit:
16-week training program, including training for both scrub and circulating roles
Rotation through each of the surgical specialties, including transplant, neurosciences and robotics
Access to AORN's online evidence-based Periop 101: A Core Curriculum for the OR
General Summary of Position:
A nurse 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.
Official transcript (cumulative GPA: >3.2)
Two clinical faculty reference letters on official university letterhead
Copy of current signed CPR card, both front and back (or eCard)
Employer reference (if you have worked as a Nurse Technician/Extern/CNA/Care Partner)
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduation from an accredited baccalaureate school of nursing.
LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: 1) Must be waiting for results of NCLEX exam (first sitting) already taken; 2) must have set an NCLEX exam date (first sitting) within 2 months of MGUH hire/start date; OR 3) must have successfully completed the NCLEX and is awaiting D.C. nursing licensure. No Graduate Nurse Technician can be in this classification if they have already failed boards, or if they do not set a NCLEX exam date within two months after hire/start. BLS required.
EXPERIENCE: Experience as a Nursing Assistant or Nurse Tech desired. Satisfactory references from the school of nursing attended.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to perform the nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress.
Practice & 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.
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.
Participates in professional development activities.
Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery.
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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