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Preoperative Operating Room Holding Clinical Nurse, RN
Category: Nursing, Perioperative Services
Job Requisition: 1524
Department: Operating Room Holding Unit
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift, Self-Scheduling, Staggered Shifts 5:30am-8am, Monday-Friday, Minimal Weekend Call
Hours per Week: Stand-In
Location: Washington, DC
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.

About MedStar Georgetown’s Pre-Op & OR Holding Department
The Pre-Operative/OR Holding Department provides preoperative care to patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. OR Holding supports our 23 Operating Rooms that deliver inpatient and outpatient treatment along the following service lines: orthopaedics, neurosurgery, limb salvage, gynecological surgery, otolaryngology, robotics, urology, pediatrics, thoracic, and general surgery. Our highest priorities are patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.

As an OR Holding nurse, you will be responsible for completing a preoperative assessment, obtaining a patient history, administering preoperative medications, and completing patient education. OR Holding nurses also provide emotional support to the patients and their loved ones, while working in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to complete the necessary safety checks prior to entering the operating room.

The OR Holding Department values nursing education and professional development. As a result, newly hired nurses are provided a comprehensive orientation, designed by a Clinical Educator and tailored to the nurses’ skills and experience. Additionally, the Clinical Educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all OR Holding associates, including nurses, nurse residents, clinical technicians, patient care associates, and suite attendants.
 
Qualifications:
  • EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing;.Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing preferred.
  • LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse upon hire. Certification in Basic Life Support. Certification in specialty or related specialty preferred.
  • EXPERIENCE: To meet unit criteria, at least two (2) years of recent acute care experience in the relevant patient care area preferred Two years of perioperative, ICU or intermediate care with telemetry experience preferred.
  • SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to perform the nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION
    • Communicates and collaborates with interprofessional groups to ensure coordination, continuity and safe care.
  • LEADERSHIP
    • 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.
    • Delegates and supervises nursing staff in providing patient care and assumes leadership roles, e.g., charge nurse role. Participates in the development and implementation of quality activities.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • Serves as a preceptor or mentor.
    • 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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