Nurses Defining Medicine - Med/Surg General Surgery
The nurses in the General Surgery 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 general surgery 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. 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 from an accredited NLN or AACN RN program
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.
General Surgery Unit
5 North is a fast-paced, challenging and dynamic 39 bed acute care unit dedicated to inpatient Pre/Post general surgical care. This includes trauma, kidney transplant, general surgery and the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Our mission is to provide high quality, efficient, patient focused nursing care with compassion.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Collaborate with the multidisciplinary healthcare team to promote a positive work environment that provides safe, competent nursing care in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research
Demonstrate evidence based practice and clinical expertise through appropriate management of surgical patients
Utilize assessment data to ensure implementation of plan of care within identified timeframes
Continuously validate and verify information needed for clinical decision making and escalation of patient care
Exhibit critical thinking skills by problem solving appropriately during patient care
Display a caring approach and a commitment to exemplary service in all interactions with patients, families, visitors and colleagues
Role model skill in prioritization, time management and organization for complex surgical patients with rapidly changing needs
Adhere consistently to documentation and patient care standards of practice
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 from an accredited NLN or AACN 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.
All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.
At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449 .
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.