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:
Provides professional nursing care for Mobile Clinic patients following established standards and practices. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
- EDUCATION/TRAINING: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. B.S.N. preferred.
- EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional nursing experience; At least 1 year of previous outpatient experience highly desirable.
- LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION: Registered Nurse license in the District of Columbia; CPR certification.
- KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 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 general nursing care to patients. Administers prescribed medications, treatments, and procedures in accordance with nursing standards.
- Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment, examination, and testing of patients.
- Observes, records, and reports patient’s condition and reaction to drugs and treatments to physicians. Dispenses medication as directed.
- Greets patients and prepares them for physician examination. Screens patients for appropriate information. Instructs patients in the collection of samples and tests.
- Performs patient telephone triage, assesses needs, and coordinates needs with medical staff.
- Educates patient and family about diagnostic procedures, medications, nutrition, and maintenance of health and wellness. Communicates with families by phone, scheduling acute and well visits, contacting patients by mail and maintaining a good relationship with the community.
- Responsible for tracking and maintaining medical supplies available on the mobile clinic with the assistance of the nurse practitioner in order to maintain a well-stocked clinic.
- Performs quality control functions of assigned area, as directed.
- Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures; attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all inclusive.