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Registered Nurse ICU- Per Diem

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 16, 2020

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.About MedStar Georgetown#s Surgical ICU # C4-3MedStar Georgetown#s 19-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) specializes in transplant (liver, kidney, pancreas, and small bowel), thoracic surgery, plastic-reconstructive surgeries, vascular surgery, abdominal and ear, nose and throat surgery. The SICU is equipped to provide patients with state-of-the-art therapies at the bedside (continuous renal replacement), advanced hemodynamic monitoring, complex mechanical ventilation modes and medication infusions. The synergy between our professional expertise and our patient care model allows for clinical outcomes and results which are among the best in the nation. Unit leadership supports participation in shared governance, research, continuing education as well as national specialty certification. The SICU is the proud recipient of the AACN Gold Level Beacon Award for excellence in critical care.About MedStar Georgetown#s Neuroscience ICU # C6-3C6-3 is a 19-bed adult Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.# It is one of the few dedicated Neurosciences ICUs in Washington, DC. Clinical Nurses on C6-3 provide expert care for critically ill patients who have suffered stroke (hemorrhagic/ischemic), subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, complex spine and brain surgeries. Other common neurological diagnoses include meningitis, Guillain Barre syndrome and viral, infectious or autoimmune processes. In the past, C6-3 has been awarded both the Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence and the Nurse-Family Collaboration Award by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.About MedStar Georgetown#s Medical ICU # C4-2The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) nurses are clinical experts in the management of complicated medical problems and utilize many advanced therapies, such as continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), post cardiac arrest hypothermia protocol and hemodynamic emergencies.The MICU is the home of MedStar Georgetown#s rapid response nurse, known as the #Resource Nurse,# who provides critical assessment of decompensating patients throughout the hospital.# Additionally, the MICU team functions as the CODE BLUE responders, managing emergent patient events with expertise and compassion. MICU Nurses provide support and education for patients and family members throughout the entire life spectrum, with a particular focus in end of life treatment. The MICU has been recognized three times by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) with the Beacon Award for Nursing Excellence. #Qualifications:EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor#s degree or higher in Nursing preferredEXPERIENCE: 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 QUALITYProvides 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 COLLABORATIONCommunicates 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.LEADERSHIPSupports 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.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTServes 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.#

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