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Clinical Nurse - Operating Room

Company: Howard University Hospital
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWith over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation's only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes. Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Clinical Registered Nurse for our Operating Room who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. Being a teaching hospital, we are education driven and willing to train!

Required shifts:

  • Three 12-hour days (0630-1900)
  • On-call and weekendsThe Operating Room Clinical Nurse:
    • Collaborates with patient/family and health care team to determine health goals and interventions and to revise plans of care as needed
    • Maintains awareness of the unit's periodic statistics regarding core measures, nursing quality indicators, customer satisfaction measures, and actively participates in activities/behaviors that progressively improve the statistics
    • Provides nursing care consistent with the nursing practice standards, policies and procedures established by the unit, department, division, and institution, professional ethics and standards, and legal requirements
    • Serves in the rotational role of charge nurse upon completion of the 6 month orientation period, and with approval by the nurse manager
    • Participates in unit performance improvement programs through ongoing design, assessment and measurement, and performance improvement activities
    • Identifies patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements
    • Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
    • Promotes patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
    • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and nursing division's philosophies and standards of care set by Nurse Practice Act of the District of Columbia, and other governing agency regulations
    • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
    • Maintains nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies; using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
    • Demonstrates competency in clinical skills, bedside manner, infection control, physiological knowledge, administering medication, medical teamwork, multi-tasking, listening, verbal communication, health promotion and maintenanceQualified candidates will possess:
      • Associates Degree in Nursing Required.
      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
      • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
      • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia.
      • Maintains active American Heart Association Basic Life Support BLS certification
      • Maintains active American Heart Association Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support ACLS certification
      • CNOR preferred
      • At least 12 months acute care experience in hospital-based nursing, OR scrub experience not required At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
        • Work-life balance
        • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
        • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation and sick leave and 403B retirement plan)
        • 100% free tuition to attend Howard University for you and/or your dependent childrenCOVID-19 Vaccination Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.

Keywords: Howard University Hospital, Washington DC , Clinical Nurse - Operating Room, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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