Step-Down Intermediate Care Unit Clinical Nurse, RN, BSN
Category: Nursing, Medical/Surgical
Job Requisition: 1317
Department: Intermediate Vascular / Telemetry Medical / Surgical Unit - 4 East
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Rotating Shifts with Opportunity for Fixed Shift Schedule (Day or Night Shift) Based on Availability
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.
Intermediate Vascular/Hepatology & Telemetry Medical/Surgical Unit – 4 East
4 East is a 16-bed, adult Vascular/Hepatology & Medical/Surgical Intermediate Care Unit. Clinical Nurses on 4 East provide expert care for acutely ill patients who have a diverse range of medical and surgical diagnoses. We provide care to patients after complex open and minimally invasive vascular surgeries, including carotid endarectomies and AAA repairs. 4 East is also the designated hepatology IMC unit for patients awaiting liver transplant. Medical diagnoses include end-stage renal disease, end-stage liver failure, chest pain, cardiac arrhythmias, sepsis, CHF, COPD, and GI bleeds. All beds are equipped to provide continuous cardiac and pulse oximetry bedside monitoring.
4 East has also been awarded the Gold Level Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
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. Experience with Cerner (SurgiNet) Computerized Charting System is 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.
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.
Communicates verbal information and documents written and electronic information that reflects the planned and delivered care for patients.
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.
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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