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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

OR Holding

Regular Full-Time


Three 12-hour shifts; Weekdays




OR Holding

The OR Holding Department provides preoperative care to patients at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  OR Holding supports our 23 Operating Rooms that deliver inpatient and outpatient treatment along the following service lines:  orthopedics, neurosurgery, limb salvage, gynecological surgery, otolaryngology, robotics, urology, pediatrics, thoracic, and general surgery.  Our highest priority is patient safety and providing exceptional patient care every day to every patient.

As an OR Holding nurse, you will be responsible for completing a preoperative assessment, obtaining a patient history, administering preoperative medications and completing patient education. OR Holding nurses also provide emotional support to the patients and their loved ones while working in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team to complete the necessary safety checks prior to entering the operating room. 

The OR Holding Department values nursing education and professional development.  As a result, newly hired nurses are provided a comprehensive orientation, designed by a Clinical Educator and tailored to the nurses' skills and experience.  Additionally, the Clinical Educator coordinates ongoing educational programs designed to meet the unique needs of all OR Holding associates, including nurses, nurse residents, clinical technicians, patient care associates and suite attendants.


-          Two years of perioperative, ICU, or intermediate care with telemetry experience is required.

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



Candidate must possess:

-          Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills

-          The ability remain calm and professional in a fast pace environment

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

-          Critical thinking, multitasking, prioritization, and decisive judgment Flexible, adaptable and willing to take on new challenges. 

-          The desire to seek out additional responsibilities and collaborate for the improvement of the department


Education and Certifications:

-          BSN required; candidates enrolled in a BSN program may be considered

-          Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification required.  PALS required within 3 months of hire.



-          12-hour shifts

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

-          Eight-week schedules; Self-scheduling

-          Staggered shifts from 5:30AM-8AM, 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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