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Pediatric Nursing Fellowship - Clinical Nurse

Company: MedStar Health Baltimore
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 15, 2018

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: 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 standards. General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology Epilepsy Monitoring Unit -- C5-3 C5-3 is one of the most recently renovated units at MedStar Georgetown. All the rooms are private rooms which have been constructed to provide a more comfortable environment for our patients and their families, which include sleeper sofas and refrigerators. This 13 bed unit is divided into a 7 bed General Pediatric and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology unit as well as a 6 bed Epilepsy Monitoring unit for both adult and pediatric patients. Cross-training is provided between both departments during orientation, since patient assignments often include a combination of C5-3 and EMU patients. Clinical Nurses on C5-3 provide expert care for both our general pediatric patients and our pediatric oncology patients as well as for our patients who are there to either rule out epilepsy or determine more advanced treatments for their epilepsy. Nurses on C53 have outstanding educational and professional development opportunities including the opportunity to get trained and certified in chemotherapy administration. MedStar Georgetown is currently seeking experienced nurses for our General Pediatrics, Hematology/Oncology and Epilepsy Monitoring Fellowship. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain acute inpatient pediatric nursing experience while maintaining the adult skills you have developed thus far in your career This program includes the following elements: -- Personalized orientation schedule and preceptorship -- Pediatric Advanced Life Support training which successful completion will be required within 3 months of hire -- Specialty pediatric content classes focusing on the differences between caring for adult vs. pediatric patients including assessment variations, growth and development, pain management and end of life care. Classes will also focus on interacting with children and families at different ages and stages. Additionally, classes will focus on the role of the nurse in a pediatric code situation. -- Specialty EMU content classes focusing on care and management of epilepsy patients including innovative seizure testing. In order to qualify for a position in the Pediatric/EMU Fellowship, you must have at least one year of hospital-based in-patient nursing experience. In addition, internal applicants must have worked in their current department for at least one year. All candidates hired for the Pediatric/EMU Training Course will be required to commit to one year of full-time employment on C53, following completion of the unit based orientation. Qualifications: EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor-'s degree or higher in Nursing preferred. 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 preferred. 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 preferred. 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 for patients. LEADERSHIP Supports 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 DEVELOPMENT Serves as a preceptor or mentor. Participates in professional development activities. Incorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery.

Keywords: MedStar Health Baltimore, Washington DC, Pediatric Nursing Fellowship - Clinical Nurse, Healthcare, Washington, DC

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