Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department - FT/PT and Days/Nights

Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department - FT/PT and Days/Nights
in Washington DC, Washington DC


Registered Nurse (RN) - Emergency Department- FT/PT and Days/Nights - George Washington University Hospital - Washington D.C.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The George Washington University Hospital has one of the premier emergency departments in the country, with a long history of providing leading edge medicine in a quality, caring and efficient environment.

Only minutes away from Washington, D.C.'s downtown tourist sites and just six blocks from the White House, the Emergency Department at GW Hospital plays an essential role in caring for the urgent health needs of the District of Columbia. The department cares for nearly 75,000 patients each year, including serious injuries, as a Level 1 Trauma Center.

The Emergency Department serves as a local medical resource to the Foggy Bottom community, while also serving the healthcare needs of visitors to the nation's capital. The hospital is the primary receiving center for emergencies that may occur in the nation's monuments and government complexes in downtown Washington, D.C. In 1981, GW's Emergency Department played a major role in saving the life of then President Ronald Reagan, after an assassination attempt left him severely wounded. More recently, in July 1998, the department took care of two victims of the tragic shooting at the United States Capitol.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                                       

  • Provides safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy.
  • Provides professional leadership and support to the healthcare team.
  • The concepts of Patient Centered Care will provide the foundation for all nursing care.
  • Demonstrates Service Excellence standards at all times.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the District of Columbia 
    or eligible to obtain 
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing 
  • Minimum 1 year recent experience in specialty area
  • Current certification of Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Current Certification in Trauma Nursing Core Course is preferred

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