+ Registered Nurse, RN Pediatric Clinic, Walter Reed NMMC, MD

  • 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Godwin Corporation provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry.  EEO  www.godwincorp.com

Job Description

Outstanding Registered Nurse, RN Pediatric Clinic Opportunity, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, MD

Come Join Our Team of health care providers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and experience the immense pride others have discovered in caring for Military Members, their Families and Retired Military Veterans!

* Excellent Compensation & Comprehensive Benefits!

* Full Time Position Days, Monday-Friday!

* NO Weekends! NO Holidays! NO Call!

* PTO! & 10 Paid Federal Holidays!

* Malpractice Insurance Provided!

SPECIFIC DUTIES/TASKS THE RN SHALL PERFORM BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

* The RN will provide the following services and in strict compliance with standing orders and protocols set forth by the Military Treatment Facility (MTF), and IAW JC guidelines to include, but will not necessarily be limited to the following:

* Maintain excellent patient assessment skills. Use the nursing process as a basis for professional practice. The RN will demonstrate proper preparation of patient’s for procedures, to include surgical interventions.

* Perform/assist with clinic specific procedures, in accordance with established policies, and guidelines used in the MTF and IAW JC guidelines. Supervise all paraprofessionals necessary in the care and treatment of the patient.

* Skill in setting up, operating and monitoring specialized medical equipment such as IV infusion pumps, cardiac monitoring devices, EKG units, oxygen analyzers, nebulizers and other clinic specific equipment.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills for patient/family education. Prescribes and communicates treatment plans in accordance with established cardiac clinic protocols. Telephone and in-person assessment/evaluation includes the determination of optimal time and location for patient management (ER, clinic, homecare) and follow-up care as required.

* Collects and assesses significant patient history information and performs all necessary patient teaching

* Knowledge of a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required. Will be knowledgeable in administrative requirements for the documentation of patient's condition, progress and acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care.

* Demonstrate excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.

* Demonstrated ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and reacts quickly and appropriately in emergency situations. Must have the ability to obtain, assess, and report critical lab or diagnostic results to patient’s physician in a timely manner.

* Demonstrated ability to act on all medical and therapeutic orders in a timely manner.

* Can demonstrate and adhere to peri-operative, infection control and safety policies and procedures used in the MTF and IAW JC guidelines.

* Schedules referral appointments, arranges for procedures, and performs telephone follow- up, as appropriate.

* Can demonstrate good time management skills and effectively multi-task between in-person clinical care and administrative computer and telephone-based duties in a high-pace work environment.

* Input data and clinical information into the medical record and retrieve requested information such as laboratory, radiology, and procedure results. Maintain knowledge of all resources included in the clinic and educate patients about them appropriately.

* Ensure compliance with standard of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment MTF and IAW JC guidelines. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.

* Complete orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with unit guidelines.

* When assigned, will serve and participate in committees, functions and other meetings. Provide relevant and timely information, and assists with decision-making and process improvement.

* As required, participate in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.

* As required, participate in customer service initiatives and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.

Qualifications

* Education: A graduate of an Associate, Bachelor or Master’s program of Registered Nursing. The institution will be from a National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program.

* Licensure: Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

* Experience: Must be continuously employed in the practice of Registered Nurse for 2 years prior to start of work at the WRNMMC.  Pediatric, Family Practice, Primary/Urgent Care Clinic experience is desirable.

* Other Required Knowledge & Experience: 1) Shall be able to read, write, speak and understand English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.  2) Shall be knowledgeable of equipment and supply terminology and skill sufficient to Identify and use necessary equipment and supplies properly and to communicate proper use with nurses, medical staff, patients, and family members.  3) Shall be sufficiently skilled to teach patients proper self-care and to motivate patients and family members to continue the procedures for promoting rapid healing.  4) Shall be knowledgeable and possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients.  5) The RN shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (>65).  6) Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients using the nursing process.  7) Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments related to prevention, and detection of illnesses in adults, is desirable.  8) The contracted RN will be knowledgeable in professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty and experience in assessing adult and geriatric patients, as appropriate.  9) Knowledge of computer operations and proficiency in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.

* Certification: Maintain current certifications in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

* Must be a U.S citizen and have the ability to pass a background check/security clearance.

Additional Information

STAFFING & SCHEDULING:

* Pediatric Clinic Staff works in a Primary Care Patient Centered Medical Home. 

* Shifts shall be 8.5 hours in length with 30 minutes for lunch, not to exceed 40 per week.  As a guideline shift hours will range from between 6:30 am to 4:30 pm based on the needs of the clinic. 

*  Registered Nurse hours shall be established on rotating shifts by a prearranged schedule that will provide uninterrupted service in the MTF.  

* Registered Nurses are required to sign in upon arrival and sign out at the end of their shift.