Pediatrics / Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Unit, C5-3
Full Time, Night Shift or Rotating Shifts
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Become a Pediatric/EMU Nurse!
General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology and Epilepsy Monitoring (C5-3) Fellowship
Experienced Nurses Only
MedStar Georgetown is currently seeking experienced nurses for our General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology and Epilepsy Monitoring Fellowship. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain acute inpatient pediatric nursing experience, while maintaining the adult skills you have developed thus far in your career! This program includes the following elements:
Personalized orientation schedule and preceptorship.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support training, which successful completion of will be required within 3 months of hire.
Specialty pediatric content classes focusing on the differences between caring for adult versus pediatric patients, including assessment variations, growth and development, pain management and end-of-life care. Classes will also focus on interacting with children and families at different ages and stages. Additionally, classes will focus on the role of the nurse in a pediatric code situation.
Specialty EMU content classes focusing on care and management of epilepsy patients, including innovative seizure testing.
In order to qualify for a position in the Pediatric/EMU Fellowship, you must have at least one year of hospital-based inpatient nursing experience. In addition, internal applicants must have worked in their current department for at least one year.
All candidates hired for the Pediatric/EMU Training Course will be required to commit to one year of full-time employment on C5-3, following completion of the unit-based orientation.
If you have any questions or are interested in other nursing opportunities, please contact a Nurse Recruiter at 202-444-1215.
C5-3 is one of the most recently renovated units at MedStar Georgetown. All 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. This 13-bed unit is divided into a 7-bed General Pediatric and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit and a 6-bed Epilepsy Monitoring unit for both adult and pediatric patients. Cross-training is provided between both departments during orientation, since patient assignments often include a combination of C5-3 and EMU patients. Clinical Nurses on C5-3 provide expert care for both our general pediatric patients and our pediatric oncology patients, as well as for our patients who are there to either rule out epilepsy or determine more advanced treatments for their epilepsy. Nurses on C5-3 have outstanding educational and professional development opportunities, including the opportunity to get trained and certified in chemotherapy administration.
Required: One year of acute nursing experience.
Experience with Neurology and/or Oncology patients is an asset.
Those candidates enrolled in a BSN program may be considered.
Self-scheduling, 6-week schedules.
Full-time, night shift or rotating shift (maximum 50% nights and 50% weekends).
The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing competent professional nursing care using the nursing process. These functions are performed in accordance with the District of Columbia Nurse Practice Act and all other applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS).
Experience to meet unit criteria.
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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