MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute-care teaching and research hospital with 609 beds located in Northwest Washington, D.C. Founded in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis—caring for the whole person—MedStar Georgetown is committed to offering a variety of innovative diagnostic and treatment options within a trusting and compassionate environment.
MedStar Georgetown's centers of excellence include neurosciences, transplant, cancer and gastroenterology. Along with Magnet® nurses, internationally recognized physicians, advanced research and cutting-edge technologies, MedStar Georgetown's healthcare professionals have a reputation for medical excellence and leadership.General Summary of Position: Provides care and medical management of patients with liver or other gastrointestinal disorders, in collaboration with designated physicians. Assists in diagnostic as well as therapeutic interventions and day-to-day evaluation, including diagnosis and evaluation of laboratory data, under direction of a physician. Implement a plan of care for patients. Provides for the psychosocial management of patients and families and coordinates care management with nursing staff. Serves as informational resource to patients, families and other physicians and makes appropriate referrals. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Qualifications:
- Physician Assistant from an accredited PA program. B.S.N from an accredited school of nursing, preferred.
- Three to five years of clinical experience, inclusive of at least one year of directly related experience in Hepatology preferred.
- Licensed in DC as PA.
- Credentialed as a member of the GUH professional staff.
- CPR certification.
- Knowledge of professional nursing theory, practice, and medical care to give evaluations to patients.
- Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations, and procedures to administer patient care.
- Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
- Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical conditions and interprets findings.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
- Ability to maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to remain calm and effective in emergency situations.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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