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Registered Nurse - APU

Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 20, 2023

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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center - Bethesda, MD


Ambulatory Procedures Unit (APU) Medical-Surgical RN

HCW Duties (5.1 Task 1): The duties for the HCW are as follows:

A. 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.

B. Shall be knowledgeable and possess skills necessary to provide care appropriate to any age-related needs of the patients. The Contract RN shall demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the appropriate patient population served: Infants, Children, Adolescent, Adults, and Geriatric (> 65).

C. Assess, coordinate, facilitate, deliver and evaluate care for infant to geriatric patients using the nursing process.

D. Knowledge of a wide range of medical disorders/conditions, diagnostic studies and treatments related to prevention, and detection of illnesses in adults, is desirable.

E. The contracted RN will be knowledgeable in professional care theories, principles, practices, and procedures to perform nursing assignments of moderate difficulty, such as on patients with special needs, paralysis, amputations, and expressive disorders.

F. Fully comprehend and be fluent in speaking and writing the English language.

G. National Practitioner Data Bank Information: Complete the Data Information Sheet. This information is used to query the National Data Ban

H. Shall be able to, when required as a part of nursing work, assist with bed-to-bed, bed-to-chair, chair-to-chair, wheelchair-to-commode, and commode to wheelchair transfer; walk the distance of 500 yards without needing rest, push an occupied wheelchair, push an occupied gurney, lift linen bags of 30 lbs.; be dexterous enough to type efficiently and prepare medications from vials; and be able to read (with or without assistive devices) computer screens and medication vials/packets.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Completes required orientation as directed by facility.
  • Follows facility and OSHA safety rules and procedures while on assignment.
  • Respects cultural and religious practices of patients.
  • Upholds HIPAA regulations.
    • Punctual and dependent for assigned/confirmed shifts.
    • Understands and performs to the standards of care and within the scope of practice of their state's license.
      Other Requirements:
      • Background check
        • Drug screen
        • Annual Physical/workplace clearance
        • Vaccinations / Immunizations - must be current
        • TB Skin Test / Chest X-Ray / TB QuantiFERON Blood Test
        • OIG Report
        • Resume
        • References
          Physical Requirements:

          This position requires visual acuity, keen hearing, clear distinctive speech, and manual dexterity. This position requires potentially long periods of continued walking, standing, stooping, sitting, bending, pulling, and pushing. Transferring patients and objects may be required. The Contractor may be exposed to infected patients and contaminated materials and may be required to don protective clothing in isolation situations, operative/invasive procedures. The Contractor may occasionally be exposed to patients who are combative secondary to delirium, dementia, or psychiatric disorders. The Contractor must be a mature, flexible, sensible individual capable of working effectively in stressful situations, able to shift priorities based on patient needs. Must complete all Credentialing Health requirements as a condition of employment, such as TB, Hepatitis, Rubella, etc.


          HCW Qualifications (Contract PWS 5.2; 5.2.3; 5.2.4;

          --- Degree/Education (5.2.4): Graduate of a school of professional nursing, approved by a legally designated state accrediting agency and hold current registration as a registered professional nurse and has successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Copy of certification and license required.

          Bachelor's degree of Registered Nursing.

          • Basic Life Support (BLS-Provider),
          • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
          • Pediatric Advance Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
            As required by assigned MTF. These certifications shall be maintained at no cost to the government.

            --- Experience: Have at least two current years of experience as a Medical-Surgical Nurse on an inpatient surgery ward or outpatient surgery center.

            --- Board Certification ( The institution will be from a National League of Nursing (NLN) approved program. Successfully pass the NCLEX exam. Copy of Certificate and license required.

            (a) Have successfully completed a Post-Anesthesia Care course/training program or is nationally certified as a Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN). (b) Will at a minimum be Board Eligible

            Licensure/Registration: possess current, active, valid, unrestricted license in at least one U.S. State, District of Columbia, Commonwealth, Territory, or jurisdiction. See Exhibit 5

Keywords: ANGEL STAFFING INC, Bethesda , Registered Nurse - APU, Healthcare , Bethesda, Maryland

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