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Clinical Nurse I

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC
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Clinical Nurse I at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Clinical Nurse I

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 3 Main




Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a 36-bed unit providing expert nursing care for infants with a number of critical diagnoses. It is one of two Level IV NICUs in Washington, D.C., which is the highest level designated by the . Some of the most commonly seen are:
                -         Respiratory Distress Syndrome

-          Extreme Prematurity

-          Neonatal Encephalopathy

-          Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

-          Sepsis/Septic Shock

-          Neurological Disorders

-          Genetic and/or Metabolic Disorders

-          Gastrointestinal Disorders

                -         Surgical needs


The NICU at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the only NICU in the Washington, D.C. region where a Clinical Nurse can participate in high-risk deliveries, be trained as an ECMO tech and participate in both flight and ground transports. Our NICU is the major referral center for all MedStar-affiliated facilities, as well as a number of community hospitals in the tri-state area. The NICU offers the following innovative treatments and technologies:

-          ECMO: ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

-          Total Body Therapeutic Hypothermia

-          Bedside Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation

-          Inhaled Nitric Oxide

-          High Frequency Oscillator Ventilation

-          High Frequency Jet Ventilation

The NICU Nursing Staff is incredibly engaged, with a remarkable number of nurses participating in Shared
Governance and the Clinical Advancement Program.  The following committees/councils are Clinical Nurse-led and driven:
              -      Parent Advisory Support Group
              -      Policy Committee
              -      Scheduling Committee
              -      RN/MD Collaboration Council
              -      Bereavement Committee
              -      Developmental Care Committee

 Full Time Night Shift Available for those interested!


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 all applicable laws and regulations and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.


EDUCATION AND OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing; Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing preferred


LICENSURE AND OR CERTIFICATION: Current D.C. license as a Registered Professional Nurse; certification in Basic Life Support.  Certification in specialty or related specialty preferred.


EXPERIENCE: To meet unit criteria.


SPEICAL 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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