Nursing Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Universal Health Services Washington , DC 20319

Posted 5 days ago

The George Washington University Hospital

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 from local residents to our nation'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, women'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 nation'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


NP: A master's degree in nursing and completion of an approved course of study as a Nurse Practitioner. Current ANCC certification and D.C. licensure as a NP is necessary.

PA: A master's degree as a Physician Assistant and completion of an approved course of study as a Physician Assistant. Current NCCPA certification and D.C. licensure as a Physician Assistant is necessary.

Some previous experience is recommended but not required.

  • Excellent communication skills required.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to communicate providing verbal feedback in a professional manner.

  • Must be able to follow and understand instructions, and react favorably in all work situations. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be mentally adaptable and flexible in dealing with a variety of people at various levels within and outside the hospital.

  • Must be organized with exceptional clinical assessment and decision making skills. Must be able to do math calculations and input data into the computer.

This opportunity offers the following:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Growth and Development Opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan

  • 401k plan with company match

One of the nation's largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America's Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

  • UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

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