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Job #29117
PRN Nurse, Group II (RN, BSN)
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
PRN / Per Diem
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
The EMU is a 6-bed Epilepsy Monitoring unit for both adult and pediatric patients. The EMU is housed on the same unit as C5-3 with specialties that include General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology Oncology patients. Cross-training is provided between both departments during orientation, since patient assignments often include a combination of C5-3 and EMU patients.

C5-3 is one of the most recently renovated units at MedStar Georgetown. All of the rooms are private rooms that have been constructed to provide a more comfortable environment for our patients and their families, which include sleeper sofas and refrigerators. Clinical Nurses on the EMU provide expert care for our patients who are there to either rule out epilepsy or determine more advanced treatments for their epilepsy. Our goal is to help all our patients be seizure-free. Our patients are on 24-hour video EEG monitoring and may be candidates for Ictal-SPECT scans to determine the area of the brain that is generating their seizures. The Clinical Nurses collaborate with both the Neurologists and EEG technicians to provide high quality care and treatment.

Position Summary:
Responsible for providing competent professional nursing care using the nursing process. Provides direct patient care, utilizing the nursing process or assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care. Also participates in communication and decision-making activities of the unit, which include provision of care.

Required Education/Training:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Certification in Basic Life Support.

Required Experience:
  • New employees must have minimum of two years acute care in the area desired to work and a skill base broad enough to enable floating within a clinical area.
  • Must have certification and skills in appropriate areas of practice (e.g., PALS for PICU).
  • Permanent staff wishing to transfer to PRN must have one year of full-time acute care experience in the area desired to work and must have a recommendation from the nurse's unit manager.
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