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Clinical Nurse (Acute Medicine, RN)

Company: Medstar Research Institute
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Why Join Us? ### Clinical Nurses at Washington Hospital Center deliver exceptional nursing care to patients and families. Our #Pathway to Excellence# designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center identifies the Hospital Center as one of the best places for Registered Nurses in specialties like critical care, neuroscience/trauma, emergency medicine, and women#s and infants# services. # # Benefits We Provide: RN residency programs and tuition assistance to advance your unique career plans and goals Medical, dental, and vision choices, including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) that allow Associates to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for healthcare and dependent care expenses. An environment of world-class medical, clinical and research practices and innovation where you will truly impact patient care and outcomes. # # Our Job Requirements: # Education Graduation from a basic educational program in professional nursing, BSN preferred. For new graduates hired with an Associate degree, employment is contingent upon enrollment into an accredited BSN program within one (1) year of employment and continued matriculation to achieve a BSN within 5 years of program start date.# # Experience Prior clinical nursing experience preferred. # Certification/Registration/Licensure Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington, D.C. BLS is required. #

  • Job Summary
  • Delivers proficient nursing care to patients and families whose needs range from uncomplicated to highly complex.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Clinical: Identifies current and potential complex problems of specific patient populations, critically analyzes trends and changes in patient status, and plans appropriate interventions directly or indirectly through other nurses.

  • Clinical: Collaborates with nurse leaders and colleagues to develop standards of care.

  • Clinical: Develops and documents a plan of care that communicates to all caregivers the individualized needs of a patient with highly complex problems.

  • Clinical: Identifies and evaluates long and short-range goals of nursing interventions.

  • Clinical: Serves as a patient advocate by independently communicating clinical concerns in a timely manner to other members of the health care team.

  • Clinical: Documents patient information in a manner that reflects the ability to integrate the nursing assessment data, pathophysiology of disease processes, and the therapeutic regimen into an appropriate evaluation of the patient status.

  • Clinical: Coordinates and delivers care to patient (s) with complex nursing care needs to ensure the highest level of safety and quality while promoting a positive patient experience.

  • Educational: Provides input to the orientation program for new staff.

  • Educational: Conducts the individual orientation for new staff.

  • Educational: Conducts and evaluates formal unit-based education programs.

  • Administrative: Assumes formally designated resource role for colleagues in unit management.

  • Administrative: Acts as a consultant for nursing staff in the clinical management of patients.

  • Administrative: Provides input to the ongoing clinical evaluation of staff.

  • Administrative: Exhibits a demeanor that invites utilization by staff for problem solving.

  • Administrative: Participates in the formulation, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.

  • Administrative: Participates in the implementation and evaluation of unit assessments and audits, including quality assurance and process improvement.

  • Administrative: Assesses patient care needs, establishes priorities and delegates tasks to peers and ancillary support staff as appropriate to scope of practice and unit requirements.

  • Administrative: Participation in unit-based committees and/or department of nursing committees.

Keywords: Medstar Research Institute, Washington DC , Clinical Nurse (Acute Medicine, RN), Other , Washington, DC

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