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Job #33019
PRN Nurse, Group II (RN, BSN)
Pediatric Procedure Program
PRN / Per Diem, Days
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Pediatric Sedation Clinical Nurse
Flexible Day Shift, PRN Position

Our full-time sedation service, led by pediatric intensivists, provides sedation for non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures lasting a few minutes to several hours. Our team consists of highly skilled pediatric sedation nurses and child life specialists who deliver care to over 1,000 children per year.

The sedation team assesses the level of sedation needed and develops a plan of care for each child on an individualized basis. Our goal is to minimize the pain and emotional stress of treatment for the child, while also supporting their family.

The Pediatric Procedural Sedation Service at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital provides sedation for any medical procedure or test that is painful or anxiety-producing. The service includes elective procedures and both inpatients and outpatients. It is commonly used for:
  • CT scans
  • EEG
  • Bronchoscopies
  • MR imaging (MRI, MRA, MRV)
  • Endoscopy (EGD, colonoscopy)
  • VCUG
  • PET scans
  • Bone marrow
  • Aspirations/biopsies
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Bone scans
  • Liver/kidney biopsies
  • Radiation treatments/CyberKnife
  • Skin biopsies
  • Botulism toxin injections
  • PICC line placements
  • Dressing changes
  • Hearing evaluations
  • Auditory brainstem response
  • Interventional radiology procedures

General Description:
The incumbent in this position 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.

Required Education/Training:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing preferred.
  • Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  • Certification in Basic Life Support.
  • Certification in specialty or related specialty preferred.

Required Experience:
  • Experience to meet unit criteria.
  • At least two (2) years of recent acute care experience in the relevant patient care area.

Special Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Ability to perform the nursing technologies.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and work under stress.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all candidates for employment and employees.
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