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 â€" from local residents to our nationâ€™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, womenâ€™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 nationâ€™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.
Nurse Practitioner/ Physician Assistant
The George Washington University Hospital is seeking an Advanced Practitioner (Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner) for the Cardiac Surgery Program. The PA/NP provides critical care and step down care for Cardiac Surgery patients, including admissions, consults, and discharges. The PA/NP will order and interpret labs; participate in chest tube placement; manage Swan Ganz catheters, intra-aortic balloon pumps, drains, and pacemakers; place central venous lines and arterial lines; order appropriate imaging; present patients at rounds; perform physical examinations; create treatment plans; prescribe medications in accordance with guidelines; etc. The PA/NP monitors patient outcomes and initiates/participates in quality improvement activities. This role serves as a primary liaison for all disciplines and services interfacing with the Cardiac Surgery Service. Shifts are 12 hours, providing coverage for 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. The NP /PA will be credentialed according to the medical staff regulations and will be under the supervision of appropriately credentialed attending physicians.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions