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Nurse Practitioner

Georgetown University Hospital

Washington, DC
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Nurse Practitioner at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

Nurse Practitioner

Breast Surgery - MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

Regular Full-Time


8:30am to 5:00pm



GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The specialty nurse practitioner (NP) in the ambulatory surgery setting works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The specialty NP is generally service/physician aligned, managing the specialty surgery patient population in the outpatient setting. The NP functioning primarily in a clinic setting may be required to perform some coordination of inpatient care and facilitate discharges/outpatient follow up. The specialty clinic NP has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice/education and is responsible for ensuring adherence to national guidelines/protocols and ensures an environment of safe quality care. The NP demonstrates an advanced level of medical and nursing knowledge, clinical/technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and responsible for professional development and competency validation. He/she functions in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.

EDUCATION AND OR TRAINING REQUIRED: BSN, MSN required.  Graduation from a certified graduate nurse practitioner program. 

LICENSURE AND/OR CERTIFICATION: State Licensure in DC as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner certification with prescriptive privileges. BLS Certification. State Licensures in MD and VA as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner certification with prescriptive privileges required within first 30 days, as appropriate to scope of regional role within MedStar Health.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of nursing experience, surgical experience preferred.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel within the Washington Region of MedStar Health


·         Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice and medical care to give and evaluate patients.

·         Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care.

·         Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.

·         Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.              

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.

·         Ability to maintain quality control standards.

·         Ability to maintain calm & effective in emergency situations.

·         Excellent inter-personal & communication skills with a broad spectrum of professionals, including attending physicians, residents, medical students, trainees, support staff, and hospital management.


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