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Job #23959
Registered Nurse, BSN, RN
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Full Time
3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Schedule:
  • 12-hour shifts; full-time schedule is three 12-hour
    shifts per week
  • Self-scheduling; 8-week schedules
  • Staggered shifts from 7am to 11am, Monday-Friday
  • Minimal weekend call required

EXPERIENCED NURSES ONLY!
 
Post-Procedural PACU - 7 West

 
7 West is MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's 16-bay Procedural PACU. Nurses on 7 West provide the highest quality of postoperative care according to ASPAN standards for patients recovering from a variety of procedures, including Interventional Radiology, Bronchoscopy and Cardiac Catheterization. Our highest priorities are patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.
 
During the recovery of each patient, the 7 West nurses continually assess and address basic life-sustaining needs of the patient. Nursing care focuses on airway management, re-establishing hemodynamic stability with frequent surgical site and vital sign assessments, and pain management. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the nurse will use critical thinking to determine the next most appropriate level of care and facilitate the safe transfer of the patient to that location, including discharge home, return to an inpatient bed, or transitioning to an intensive care setting.
 
7 West values nursing education and professional development. As a result, newly hired nurses are provided with a comprehensive orientation designed by a Clinical Educator and customized to the nurses' skills and experience. Additionally, the Clinical Educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all 7 West associates, including nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical technicians, and patient care associates. The nurses on 7 West are very engaged, participating in collaborative governance at the unit and hospital level and demonstrating exceptional nursing skill through participation in the Clinical Advancement Program.
 
Experience:
  • Two years of perioperative or critical care experience is required.
  • Experience with Cerner electronic medical record (EMR) is an asset.
 
Skills:
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be a quick thinker and able to remain calm and professional in emergencies.
  • Exceptional customer service skills, including effective listening skills and service recovery.
  • Critical thinking, multi-tasking, prioritization, and decisive judgment in a fast-paced, acute care environment are required.
  • Flexible, adaptable and willing to take on new challenges. The desire to seek out additional responsibilities and opportunities is desirable.
 
Education/Certifications:
  • BSN required.
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Provider required. ACLS and PALS required within 3 months of hire.

As part of our compensation package, our full-time, hospital-based clinical nurses may receive additional benefits that include:
  • Outstanding educational opportunities, including up to $6,000 of tuition assistance annually.
  • Professional development opportunities, including Collaborative Governance and a financially-incentivized Clinical Advancement Ladder.
  • Relocation reimbursement (based on eligibility).
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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