Registered Nurse Inpatient Transplant - Relocation Offered!
Company: MEDSTAR HEALTH
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Solid Organ Transplant Unit - 6 Bles6 Bles is a 17 bed, Adult
Solid Organ Transplant Unit at MedStar Georgetown University
Hospital. 6 Bles is one of only six centers in the United States
that perform intestinal transplants and averages over 100 liver
transplants per year. At MedStar Georgetown, we also offer kidney
and pancreas transplants and serve patients regionally, nationally
and internationally. The patients are complex, both medically and
surgically, and often require telemetry monitoring, high-risk
medications and in-depth discharge teaching.Nurses provide care to
the adult population that is waiting for or has recently received a
solid organ transplant (liver, kidney, pancreas, intestine) or has
had other hepatobiliary surgeries (TACE, liver resection, Whipple).
Many of these patients suffer from end stage renal disease, end
stage liver disease, hepatitis C, diabetes, hypertension and
cancer.Nurses work in collaboration with physicians, pharmacists
and nurse practitioners to deliver intense post-surgical care that
is focused on infection prevention and patient education. The
nursing team is a highly educated and motivated group of
professionals that participate in collaborative governance, achieve
certifications and drive positive patient outcomes. Notable honors
- MGUH Patient Safety Award for one year without a CLABSI
- More than 50% of eligible RNs are certified
- Active participation in Clinical Advancement Program
- National podium presentation on CLABSI reduction project
- National conference presentation on care of the small bowel
transplant patientGeneral 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
- 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
- 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 and quality.
- 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
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
- Serves as a preceptor or mentor.
- Participates in professional development activities.
- Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient
care delivery. 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.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.
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