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Registered Nurse

Clinic | Bethesda, MD | Full Time

Job Description

 

InGenesis, Inc. is seeking a highly qualified and talented Registered Nurse to work at our client site the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with current state RN license and current CPR license.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of related experience.
  • Professional knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures required to assess nursing needs of assigned general medical patients.
  • Ability to develop or participate in developing a nursing plan to meet the needs of assigned patients.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of teams.
  • Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and to react swiftly in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceuticals, their desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of medical disorders, the normal course of diseases, anticipated complications, and indicated therapeutic intervention.
  • Experience or interest in clinical research.
  • Computer skills including Excel and other Microsoft Office Software.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail.

 

DUTIES

 

Clinical Responsibilities:

 

  • Perform professional nursing duties in the care of neurological patients; serve as the primary nurse for a specific population of patients.
  • Provide comprehensive nursing care to patients based on the physicians' medical care plan and the physical, mental and emotional needs of the patient.
  • Develop plans to address patients’ needs; initiate appropriate referrals and provide routine care.
  • Mentor staff during patient testing.
  • The majority of patient care will take place in the outpatient clinic, however some patients will be seen as inpatients.
  • Identify and analyze conditions; respond appropriately to deviations from normal.
  • Collaborate with staff to oversee nursing care assignments to various skill levels of professional and nonprofessional personnel (i.e., neurologists, neurophysiologists, and other allied health care and professional staff).
  • Prepare patients for surgical and/or diagnostic procedures; closely observe post-operative and seriously ill patients as well as those under therapy for adverse conditions and reactions.
  • Schedule patients and return patients and/or patient families phone calls.
  • Coordinate the initiation of research study protocol, operating policies and procedures as they pertain to Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
  • Manage PD testing; ensure that projects and protocol responsibilities are completed within timelines; manage the availability and allocation of resources related to clinical trials.
  • Work with staff on entering and tracking patient data for the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic.
  • Work with staff to ensure adherence to protocols and data accountability. 
  • Attend conferences and seminars and read literature to remain current in infection control and other clinical care information
  • Utilize the computer based system (CRIS), receiving examination requisition and retrieving patient information needed for examinations.
  • Utilize CTDB computer based system for recording patient data.
  • Coordinate the collection and analysis of research data; ensure that all records are complete.

 

Laboratory Responsibilities:

 

  • Maintain equipment and ensure that examining rooms are in sanitary and proper working order. 
  • Stock the laboratory with necessary supplies; perform inventories of supplies and submits purchase orders to ensure adequate supplies at all times.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory equipment.
  • Troubleshoot equipment in case of malfunction.
  • Maintain current knowledge of infection control guidelines and equipment regulations.
  • Maintain logbooks, records and computerized files.
  • Archive, retrieve and compile data as requested.
  • Collaborate with the staff in the filing and storing of reports and maintenance of record library.
  • Schedule testing and clinic appointments; initiate medical records; make admission room reservations.
  • Oversee Safety Management of laboratories; act as the Safety Officer for the Section; perform periodic safety checks. 
  • Maintain laboratory to Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) standards.

 

 

 

INGENESIS OFFERS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Health Insurance Plans
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Life and Disability Insurance