Clinical Technician
Medstar Research Institute
 Washington, DC

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 patient care to an assigned group of patients, according to an established plan of care, under the direction and supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse.# These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital#s philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Qualifications High School diploma or equivalent GED; successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) strongly preferred, EMT, Medical Assistant will be considered; successful completion of GUH training program.### BLS required. One year experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant or related health care experience in an acute care setting preferred. Ability to perform direct patient care technologies; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good interpersonal skills. Ability to set priorities and work in a stressful environment.

  • Job Summary
  • Provides patient care to an assigned group of patients, according to an established plan of care, under the direction and supervision of a licensed Registered Nurse. These functions are performed in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and Georgetown University Hospital's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO AN APPROPRIATE COMBINATION OF EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE.
  • Education/Training
  • High School diploma or equivalent GED; successful completion of Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) strongly preferred, EMT, Medical Assistant will be considered; successful completion of GUH training program.
  • Experience
  • One year experience as aCertified Nursing Assistant or related health care experience in an acute caresetting preferred.
  • License/Certification/Registration
  • Current District of Columbia Nursing Assistant Certification preferred. BLS required.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to perform directpatient care technologies; Excellent verbal and written communication skills;Good interpersonal skills; Ability to set priorities and work in a stressfulenvironment.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Implements patients' plan of care as directed by the RN, reporting information and findings to the RN, and offering suggestions for revision of the plan of care as appropriate.
  • Provides direct bedside care to patients as assigned, inclusive of but not limited to: performs the activities of daily living, bathing, skin care, toileting, mouth care, feeding, and range of motion; assisting with ambulation, mobilization and rehabilitation; assistance with crutches and walkers; and transporting of patients in wheelchairs and stretchers.
  • Performs routine sterile and non-sterile treatments and other treatments identified by Unit/Hospital policy inclusive of but not limited to: tube feedings; ostomy care; Foley Catheter care; IV insertion/ monitoring/care; venipuncture; EKG; simple dressing changes and wound care; maintenance of drainage tubes with/without pump or suction; point of care testing; care of oxygen equipment; and assistance with the application, maintenance and removal of traction, casts, splints and exercise equipment.
  • Participates in patient/family teaching as directed.
  • Reports/records/documents information in designated areas of the medical record or via computerized systems, according to established guidelines.
  • Maintains a safe and orderly patient/unit environment.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of unit objectives.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Relieves Unit Secretary due to volume, absence, and other operational needs, inclusive of stocking and ordering medical and non-medical supplies to maintain adequate inventory on the units.
  • Exemplifies Patient Experience service standards and Spirit values, and actively participates in Patient Safety standards and tasks.
  • Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and is not to be considered as all-inclusive.