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Clinical Nurse I

Georgetown University Hospital

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Clinical Nurse I at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Clinical Nurse I

7 West, Procedural PACU

Regular Full-Time



Contact: Sasame Cintron


Post Procedural PACU – 7 West

7 West is MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's 16 bay Procedural PACU. Nurses on 7 West provide the highest quality postoperative care according to ASPAN standards for patients recovering from a variety of procedures including Interventional Radiology, Bronchoscopy and Cardiac Catheterization. Our highest priority is patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.

During the recovery of each patient, the 7 West nurses continually assess and address basic life-sustaining needs of the patient. Nursing care focuses on airway management, re-establishing hemodynamic stability with frequent surgical site and vital sign assessments and pain management. In collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, the nurse will use critical thinking to determine the next most appropriate level of care and facilitate the safe transfer of the patient to that location, including discharge home, return to an inpatient bed or transitioning to an intensive care setting.

7 West values nursing education and professional development. As a result, newly hired nurses are provided a comprehensive orientation, designed by a Clinical Educator and customized to the nurses' skills and experience. Additionally, the Clinical Educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all 7 West associates, including nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical technicians and patient care associates. The nurses on 7 West are very engaged, participating in collaborative governance at the unit and hospital level and demonstrating exceptional nursing skill through participation in the Clinical Advancement Program.


- Two years of perioperative or critical care experience is required.

- Experience with Cerner electronic medical record (EMR) is an asset.




- Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills.

- Must be a quick thinker and able to remain calm and professional in emergencies.

- Exceptional customer service skills, including effective listening skills and service recovery.

- Critical thinking, multitasking, prioritization, and decisive judgment in a fast-paced, acute care environment are required.

- Flexible, adaptable and willing to take on new challenges. The desire to seek out additional responsibilities and opportunities is desirable.




- BSN required

- Current BLS for Healthcare Provider required. ACLS and PALS required within 3 months of hire.




- 12-hour shifts; Full time schedule is three 12 hour shifts per week

- Self-scheduling; 8-week schedules

- Staggered shifts from 7:00AM-11AM, Monday-Friday

- Minimal weekend call required


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The incumbent in this position is responsible for providing competent professional nursing care using the nursing process. These functions are performed in accordance with the District of Columbia Nurse Practice Act and all other applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. EDUCATION AND OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. LICENSURE AND OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse; current Basic Life Support (BLS). EXPERIENCE: To meet unit criteria. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to perform the nursing technologies. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to set priorities and work under stress.


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