Registered Nurse Mother/Baby (Part-Time, RN, Post Partum)
Company: MedStar Health
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Part-Time Position on Baby-Friendly Mother/Baby Unit at MedStar
Georgetown University Hospital. Two 12-hour shifts per week with
rotating weekend requirement (up to 50% night shift or fixed night
MedStar Georgetown's Perinatal Department consists of a Mother-Baby
Couplet Postpartum Unit (3 East), along with a Labor &
Delivery/Inpatient Antepartum Suite (3 North). Perinatal nurses
assess the mother and neonate in a family-centered, holistic
environment that supports the new family during this time of
changing needs. MedStar Georgetown is a regional referral center
for high-risk mothers and infants, and we enjoy a supportive and
cooperative relationship with our outstanding Level IV NICU in
order to provide excellent continuity of care for these families.
Perinatal nurses collaborate with parenting services,
antepartum/postpartum patient educators and lactation specialists
to provide comprehensive patient and family education. Our diverse
patient population includes both medically complex and
Perinatal nurses are encouraged to attend a wide variety of
educational opportunities, including AWHONN regional and national
conferences. We enjoy participating in collaborative governance at
the unit and hospital level and take advantage of self-scheduling.
We boast excellent nurse-to-patient ratios and use computerized
documentation systems. Recent awards received by the staff include
the Daisy award and several nurses have been recognized as Sigma
Theta Tau's 100 Outstanding Nurses of Washington, DC.
MedStar Georgetown is designated as a Baby Friendly Hospital.
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
* EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited
School of Nursing; Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing
* 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
* EXPERIENCE: To meet unit criteria, at least two (2) years recent
acute care experience in the relevant patient care area. Experience
with Cerner (SurgiNet) Computerized Charting System is an
* SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to perform the
nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication
skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
* 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
* COMMUNICATION & 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
* Supports and contributes to the unit, department and
organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision and
* 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 DEVELOPMENT
* Serves as a preceptor or mentor.
* Participates in professional development activities.
* Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient
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
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
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
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