Nurse Clinician II
Ab out 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, DC Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personaliscaring for the whole personMedStar 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: Provides professional nursing care for outpatient clinic patients in the Department of Urology, following established standards and practices. Duties include, but are not limited to: patient assessment, procedure assistance, patient teaching and telephone triage. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospitals philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Qualifications: EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN preferred. LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia/Maryland/Virginia; CPR certification. EXPERIENCE:Two years of professional nursing experience; At least 1 year of previous outpatient experience highly desirable. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of professional nursing theory and practice to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care; Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Consideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Performs quality professional nursing service in outpatient clinical setting including, but not limited to: patient assessment, performing procedures, administering medications, patient education, and telephone triage, advising LPN and MA in delivery of nursing care. Greets patients and prepares them for examination. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and tests. Prepares equipment and assists physician during treatment, examination, and testing of patients. Observes, records, and reports patients condition and reaction to drugs, treatments and procedures to physicians. Administers prescribed medications, treatments, and procedures in accordance with nursing standards and GUH policies and procedures. Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Obtains and reviews consent forms, treatment plans, and side effects as appropriate. Discusses potential complications with patient and family. Assess patient need, concerns and problems through direct patient interaction or telephone triage Administer medication, ie Lidocain, BCG, Lupron, etc and treatments as ordered by physician, in accordance to GUH policies and procedures. Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Schedules in services and education sessions with patients and families. Performs diagnostic Urologic procedures including but not limited to, PVR, flow studies, Urodynamics, TUMT, BCG Bladder Int for Bladder Cancer, Cystoscopy, TRUS, TRUS Biopsy, MRI Fusion Biopsy Performs quality control functions of assigned area as directed. Participates in activities to develop and implement quality improvement activities within practice area Assists in retrieval of research patient information and patient enrollment activities in conjunction with Nurse Manager. Act as a resource for LPN and MA in department Maintains an active role in evaluating efficiency of patient care and collaborating with Nurse Manager and MD for continued process improvements. Provides coverage at department satellite locations as needed. About MedStar HealthMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, DC, 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.