Location: Washington , DC, United States
\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EA\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003Eb\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003Eout MedStar Georgetown University Hospital:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003EMedStar 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\u0026mdash;caring for the whole person\u0026mdash;MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.\u003Cbr /\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003EMedStar Georgetown\u0026#39;s centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet\u0026reg; nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown\u0026#39;s healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.\u003Cbr /\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EGeneral Summary of Position:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003EThe incumbent in this position 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\u0026#39;s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cu\u003EMother/Baby \u0026ndash; 3 East\u003C/u\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003EMedStar Georgetown\u0026#39;s Perinatal Department consists of a Mother-Baby Couplet Postpartum Unit (3 East), along with a Labor \u0026 Delivery/Inpatient Antepartum Suite (3 North). Perinatal nurses assess the mother and neonate in a family-centered, holistic environment that supports the new family during this time of changing needs. MedStar Georgetown is a regional referral center for high-risk mothers and infants, and we enjoy a supportive and cooperative relationship with our outstanding Level IV NICU in order to provide excellent continuity of care for these families. Perinatal nurses collaborate with parenting services, antepartum/postpartum patient educators and lactation specialists to provide comprehensive patient and family education. Our diverse patient population includes both medically complex and uncomplicated patients.\u003Cbr /\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003EPerinatal nurses are encouraged to attend a wide variety of educational opportunities, including AWHONN regional and national conferences.\u0026nbsp; We enjoy participating in collaborative governance at the unit and hospital level and take advantage of self-scheduling. We boast excellent nurse-to-patient ratios and use computerized documentation systems. Recent awards received by the staff include the Daisy award and several nurses have been recognized as Sigma Theta Tau\u0026#39;s 100 Outstanding Nurses of Washington, DC.\u003Cbr /\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003EMedStar Georgetown is designated as a Baby Friendly Hospital.\u003Cbr /\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EQualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EEDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor\u0026rsquo;s degree or higher in Nursing preferred\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience: To meet unit criteria\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ELICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse; certification in Basic Life Support.\u0026nbsp; Certification in specialty or related specialty preferred.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS \u0026 ABILITIES: Ability to perform the nursing technologies.\u0026nbsp; Effective verbal and written communication skills.\u0026nbsp; Ability to set priorities and work under stress.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EConsideration will be given to an appropriate combination of education/training and experience.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EPrimary Duties and Responsibilities:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003EPRACTICE and QUALITY\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EProvides relationship-based care that promotes continuous, consistent, efficient and accountable delivery of nursing care using the nursing process.\u0026nbsp;\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDemonstrates professional practice utilizing the framework of the professional practice model and is grounded in a culture of safety and quality.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cp\u003ECOMMUNICATION and COLLABORATION\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003ECommunicates and collaborates with inter-professional groups to ensure coordination, continuity and safe care.\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ECommunicates verbal\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp; information and documents written and electronic information that reflects the planned and delivered care for patients.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cp\u003ELEADERSHIP\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003ESupports and contributes to the unit, department and organizational goals inclusive of the mission, vision and values.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDemonstrates advocacy and support on behalf of inter-professional teams and patients.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EDelegates and supervises\u0026nbsp; nursing staff in providing patient care and assumes leadership roles, e.g., charge nurse\u0026nbsp; role.\u0026nbsp; Participates in the development and implementation of quality activities.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cp\u003EPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EServes as a preceptor or mentor.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EParticipates in professional development activities.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EIncorporates evidence-based practice and research into patient care delivery.\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cp\u003EPerforms other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area.\u0026nbsp; The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all-inclusive.\u0026nbsp;\u003Cbr /\u003E\u0026nbsp;\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cb\u003EAbout MedStar Health\u003C/b\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003EMedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., 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.