Clinical Nurse I
EXPERIENCED NURSES ONLY!!! NEWLY RENOVATED UNIT- Mother-Baby (3 East)
MedStar Georgetown's Perinatal Department consists of an Mother-Baby Couplet Postpartum Unit (3 East), along with a Labor & Delivery/Inpatient Antepartum Suite (3 North). Perinatal nurses assess the mother and neonate in a family-centered, holistic environment that supports the new family during this time of changing needs for mother, father and baby. MedStar Georgetown is a regional referral center for high-risk mothers and infants, and we enjoy a supportive and cooperative relationship with our outstanding NICU to provide excellent continuity of care for these families. Perinatal nurses collaborate with parenting services, antepartum/postpartum patient educators and lactation specialists to provide comprehensive patient and family education. Our diverse patient population includes both medically complex and uncomplicated patients. Perinatal nurses are encouraged to attend a wide variety of educational opportunities, including AWHONN regional and national conferences. We enjoy participating in collaborative governance at the unit and hospital level and take advantage of self-scheduling. We boast excellent nurse-to-patient ratios and use computerized documentation systems. Recent awards received by the staff include the Daisy award and several nurses have been recognized as Sigma Theta Tau's 100 Outstanding Nurses of Washington, DC.
MedStar Georgetown is designated as a Baby Friendly Hospital.
- 2 years of Perinatal nursing experience required
BSN Required; Candidate who are enrolled in a BSN program may be considered
Related certification is highly desirable
- 12-hour shifts
Self-scheduling; 6-week schedules based on a cycle created by the nursing staff
Full-time Night Shift or Rotating Shifts available (maximum 50% nights and 50% weekends)
No call requirement at this time
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.