The nurses in the General Medicine Department of the George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) are Defining Medicine through their capacity to think, research, discover, evaluate, teach, learn, refine, and innovate. We are seeking newly licensed RNs for our medical/surgical unit who want to work in an environment which fosters positive patient outcomes through a collaborative practice model and evidence-based nursing practice. The George Washington University Hospital is a Level I Trauma Teaching Hospital. GW Hospital was recently ranked as one of the "Best Hospitals in DC" by US News and World Report. A helipad opened in 2019, which expedites care to the critically ill or injured. The hospital seeks applicants with a strong sense of social responsibility to match the hospital's commitment to the DC/Metro community. New hospital in DC's East End, Primary and Urgent care development in the surrounding area. Visit gwhospital.com for more information.
NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM-
The GW Hospital nurse residency program combine lectures, e-learning, and hands on-skills lab experience with a clinical application in an acute care setting. Each intern is paired with an experienced RN preceptor in the clinical area. At the conclusion of the internship nurses begin the Nurse Residency Program as our goal is to achieve a successful and smooth transition for the new nurse. This one-year program is designed to assist the nurse in his/her continued development. The program includes monthly classes, debriefing sessions, and evidence based project, and Nurse Residency Coordinator oversight.
GPA of 3.0 or greater
Two letters of recommendation (one must be from a clinical instructor or professor)
Current CPR Certification by AHA or ARC
Successful completion of Driving Nursing Attributes Assessment.
The Pre-Operative area is located on the second floor with PACU (Post Anesthesia Recovery) and the ORs (Operating Rooms). Pre-Op consists of a 5 recliner Pre-Endoscopy prep area and 15 bay Pre-Op area, including 2 nerve block bays and 2 Isolation Rooms. It is imperative the Pre-Op nurse have a superior attention to detail and the ability to communicate clearly with surgeons, Anesthesiologists, other nurses and patients/families. The schedule for Pre-Op is Monday through Friday 6am to 6pm with a variety of shifts offered. Pre-Op is closed on the weekends, nights and GW designated holidays.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Ensure each patient has properly signed consents, matching the surgery/procedure they are scheduled to have.
Provide exceptional customer service with special attention to making sure patients and families are supported emotionally, fears are allayed as much as possible and any questions surrounding the surgery/procedure are satisfactorily answered by the surgeon.
Ensure each patient has a working intravenous line, pre-procedure medications are given, pre-procedure documentation is complete.
Opportunity for career advancement with cross-training to PACU through a Bridge program.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Earn the recognition and support you deserve as a key member of our healthcare team.
$100 monthly commuter subsidy
Challenging and rewarding work environment with advanced technological systems, processes and practice
Significant opportunities to grow and develop through job-related training, continuing education, and mobility up
Competitive compensation and generous benefits, including 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, and excellent medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan
Shared Governance Model
Clinical Nurse Advancement Program with monetary reward
WHAT WE EXPECT OF YOU
Passion to treat a diverse and acutely ill population:
Graduate of an NLN or AACN accredited RN program; BSN preferred
ACLS, PALS, or NRP (or obtained within three months of employment) in required specialty
DC license or eligibility
Commitment to our culture that Every Moment Matters
Commitment to the surrounding community
About George Washington University Hospital
The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC, next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GW Hospital serves a diverse group of patients--from local residents to our nation's leaders. As an academic medical center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.
GW Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the first in the nation's capital.
The mission of GW Hospital is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world-class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research.
Employees at the George Washington University Hospital are Defining Medicine through their capacity to think, study, research, discover, evaluate, teach, learn, refine and innovate. How will you define medicine? GW Hospital is looking for dedicated professionals living in DC, Maryland, northern Virginia and the surrounding region who share our vision and values. We give our employees with the tools to achieve these goals by providing advanced technological systems, processes and practice; performance improvement and patient safety standards to foster positive patient outcomes; a collaborative practice model; evidence-based nursing practice; and education and development programs to support recruitment and retention. GW Hospital is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS). UHS is one of the largest and most innovative healthcare management companies in the nation.