The nurses in the PACU 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 PACU 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.
New grad RNs MUST have taken their NCLEX and passed before the start of the program. It is strongly recommended to sit for a DC RN license when registering to take your boards.
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
Ability to commit full time for 24 months on the unit post orientation at GW Hospital
The goal of the PACU is to provide safe, efficient and compassionate nursing care to all surgical patients in the pre-op and immediate post-operative period.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Collaborates care across disciplines to ensure competent and compassionate care of patients with medical comorbidities.
Works closely with palliative care, acute pain management and case management to ensure patient-centric care which addresses the psychiatric patient's unique challenges and needs.
Provides comprehensive psychiatric and psychosocial assessments.
Integrates a patient centered approach involving the patient and family into the plan of care.
Provide safe, competent nursing care for patients in accordance with facility policies, standards, and philosophy.
Opportunity for career advancement with our clinical progression ladder as trauma nurse, triage nurse, preceptor and charge nurse.
What you can expect from us
WE ACCEPT ALL NURSES from ADN and BSN programs.
Has an ADN? We will pay for your BSN from George Washington University
ADN NOVA and MMC graduates with a 3.0 GPA are automatically admitted to GWU School of Nursing Nurse Scholar program. The GWU curriculum is flexible to allow you to work as a full time nurse while in school
Have experience as an LPN, ED Tech, Surg Tech or Military tech? You will be offered a higher rate.
Work as a Nurse Tech as soon as you are admitted into the program.
NEW! Clinical Ladder launched January 1st, 2022
$4.00 to $8.00 per hour shift differentials
$ 5,000 RN Referral Bonus
$1,200 annual commuter subsidy
Annual bonus when you achieve specialty certification
Tuition and Certification education and exam costs paid.
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 and across UHS subsidiaries
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
Relocation assistance & much more...
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.