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Company: The George Washington University Hospital
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Responsibilities GW Hospital is a 395-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients-from residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic Level I Trauma Center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. US News and World Report has recognized GW Hospital as high performing in the specialties of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Urology, Stroke, COPD, Cardiac, Kidney, Lung Cancer. GW Hospital is the only DC hospital awarded the LeapFrog B for quality and safety. GW Hospital is growing, with plans to open a new hospital in 2024, along with free-standing emergency centers, urgent-care centers, and outpatient procedural care centers. www.gwhospital.com The mission of George Washington University Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research. Job Title: Operating Room Registered Nurse - Full Time Location: The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC Job Overview: The George Washington University Hospital is seeking an experienced Operating Room Registered Nurse to join our esteemed surgical team. The Operating Room RN will effectively provide support through circulating (and if applicable, scrubbing) operative procedures. As an Operating Room RN, you will be a crucial member of the surgical team, ensuring the safety and well-being of patients throughout the perioperative process. The expectation is that safe, competent nursing care is provided for patients in accordance with GW policies, standards, and mission. The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care and the candidate will always demonstrate Service Excellence standards. The ideal candidate will bring, extensive experience, strong clinical skills, and a deep commitment to delivering high-quality patient care in a challenging and dynamic environment. Qualifications Responsibilities:

  • Pre-operative Preparation:
  • Collaborate with the surgical team to prepare the operating room, ensuring all necessary supplies, instruments, implants, personnel, and equipment are available and/or sterile.
  • Conduct pre-operative patient assessments, reviewing patients' medical history, verifying consent forms, and addressing any patient concerns.
  • Ensure the operating room environment adheres to infection control protocols and safety standards.
  • Intra-operative Support:
    • Serve as a circulator during surgical procedures, coordinating activities within the operating room and advocating for the patient's safety and well-being.
    • Maintain sterile technique and assist in maintaining the sterile field.
    • Communicate effectively with team members, including surgeons, anesthesia providers, and surgical technologists, to ensure smooth workflow and patient safety.
    • Post-operative Care:
      • Provide detailed handoff reports to PACU nurses, conveying pertinent information about the surgical procedure and the patient's condition.
      • Collaborate with post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) nurses to ensure a seamless transition of care.
      • Documentation and Compliance:
        • Maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation of all perioperative activities, including patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
        • Proper handling and management of surgical specimens; Disposition to appropriate lab sector.
        • Ensure compliance with hospital policies, regulatory requirements, and professional standards of practice.
        • Patient Advocacy:
          • Advocate for patients' needs and preferences, ensuring their dignity and confidentiality are respected.
          • Provide emotional support and reassurance to patients and their families, addressing any concerns or questions they may have.
          • Continuous Improvement:
            • Participate in quality improvement initiatives, contributing to the enhancement of patient care processes and outcomes.
            • Stay up to date on the latest advancements and best practices in perioperative nursing through continuous education and professional development activities.
            • Complete required healthcare modules and participate in annual competency skills training Qualifications:
              • Demonstrate a proven track record of commitment, with the ability to sustain employment for a minimum of two years. This requirement underscores our dedication to fostering long-term relationships with our team members and ensuring stability within our organization.
                • Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program.
                • Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) or enrollment in BSN program with in two years.
                • Current, unrestricted RN license in the District of Columbia.
                • Minimum of two of experience working as an Operating Room Circulator RN in a hospital or surgery center setting.
                • CNOR certification is highly desirable.
                • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Skills:
                  • Strong understanding of surgical procedures, protocols, and best practices.
                  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
                  • Ability to work effectively in a high-stress environment and make critical decisions under pressure.
                  • Proficiency in using electronic health record (EHR) systems. Benefits:
                    • Comprehensive benefits package.
                    • Excellent medical, dental, vision, insurance and prescription drug plan
                    • 401k plan with company match
                    • Continuing education and growth and development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries
                    • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
                    • Up to $15,000 sign on bonus ABOUT UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES: One of the nation's largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $14.3 billion in 2023. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America's Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 96,700 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. www.uhs.com EEO Statement: All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. Notice: At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.

Keywords: The George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC , RN -OPERATING ROOM- SUPPLEMENTAL POOL/TEMPORARY - 6 MONTH CONTRACT, Healthcare , Washington, DC

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