Wound Center Nurse Specialist II, RN, BSN
Job Requisition: 13534
Department: Plastic Surgery - Wound
Facility: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
Geographic Region: Washington, DC
Schedule: PRN / Per Diem
Shift: Day Shift
Hours per Week: .01
Location: Washington, DC
General Summary of Position:
Provides neurosensory testing and nursing care for clinic patients following established standards and practices. Functions to advance the clinical mission and goals of the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery through collaborative relationships within the Medical Center. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards.
EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.BSN preferred.
EXPERIENCE: One to three years of professional nursing experience, preferably in a specialty associated with patients requiring electrophysiology, electrocardiology or neuroconduction studies.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia. CPR certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care; Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs professional nursing services in outpatient clinical setting including, but not limited to, patient assessment, teaching and telephone triage.
Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and tests.
Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination and testing of patients in office and in operating room as requested.
Performs general maintenance and quick control checks on all neurosensory testing equipment.
Maintains detailed and accurate records of collected data, including final calculation and diagnostic impressions. Records all appropriate clinical information in medical records and communicates changes in patient condition to physician and/or nurse.
Prepares appropriate billing for each patient (CPT/ICD-9) and enters SMS charges when needed.
Observes, records and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Dispenses medication as directed. Administers prescribed medications, treatments and procedures in accordance with nursing standards.
Maintains and reviews patient records, charts and other pertinent information. Posts test and examination results. Obtains and reviews consent forms, treatment plans and side effects as appropriate. Discusses potential complications with patient and family.
Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs and coordinates needs with medical staff.
Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Schedules in-services and education sessions with patients and families.
Performs quality control functions of assigned area as directed. Participates in activities to develop and implement quality improvement activities within practice area and maintain collaborative relationships with personnel in other divisions and departments.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures. Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Exemplifies Guest and Staff Relations standards in all activities.
Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.
The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
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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