Full Job Description
About MedStar Georgetown University Hospital:
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.
General Summary of Position:
The incumbent in this position 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.
Education/Training: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nursing preferred
Experience: To meet unit criteria, at least two (2) years recent acute care experience in the relevant patient care area.
License/Certification/Registration: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse; certification in Basic Life Support. Certification in specialty or related specialty preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Ability to perform the nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress. Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
PRACTICE and 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 and COLLABORATION
Communicates and collaborates with inter-professional 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 inter-professional 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.
Performs 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 is not to be considered as all-inclusive.