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Full Time TNS , Trauma Nurse Specialist - ED at Universal Health Services

Last updated: March 28, 2024

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Title Full Time TNS , Trauma Nurse Specialist - ED
Company Universal Health Services
Description Responsibilities


Trauma Nurse (RN) Specialist - TNS

Full Time Nights

GW Hospital & ED Overview:

George Washington University Hospital is a leading academic medical center in the heart of Washington, D.C. Our mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare, advance medical research, and educate the next generation of healthcare professionals. We are seeking a dedicated Trauma Nurse Specialist to join our Level I Trauma Center - Emergency Department team. The nurses in the Emergency Department of the George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) are Defining Medicine through their capacity to think, research, discover, evaluate, teach, learn, refine, and innovate. We are seeking experienced emergency RN's who want to work in an environment which fosters positive patient outcomes through a collaborative practice model and evidence-based nursing practice. The George Washington University Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center teaching hospital. The hospital seeks applicants with a strong sense of social responsibility to match the hospital’s commitment to the DC/Metro community. GW hospital in DC’s East End, Primary and Urgent care development in the surrounding area. Visit www.gwhospital.com for more information.

Job Summary :

As a Trauma Nurse Specialist in our Level I Trauma Center - Emergency Department, you will play a critical role in delivering specialized care to trauma patients. You will work in a Level I trauma center, providing expert clinical care, education, and leadership within our dynamic trauma care team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess, triage, and provide advanced nursing care to trauma patients in the Emergency Department.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary trauma team, including physicians, surgeons, and respiratory therapists, to ensure seamless patient care.
  • Act as a leader during trauma activations, facilitating communication and coordinating interventions.
  • Develop and deliver trauma education programs for ED staff, including trauma simulations and drills.
  • Participate in trauma research initiatives and quality improvement projects to enhance patient outcomes.
  • Advocate for the needs of trauma patients and their families, providing emotional support and guidance.


  • Valid Registered Nurse (RN) license in the District of Columbia, or DC endorsement eligible
  • Minimum of 3 years of Emergency Department nursing experience in a Level I or II Trauma Center.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) preferred.
  • Certification in TNCC or ATCN is required.
  • Obtain TNCC or ATCN instructor status within 6 months of hire.
  • BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-stress, fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to ethical and legal standards in trauma care.

RN Benefits, Special Incentives & Perks:

  • $10,000 Sign On Bonus
  • $3,000 Relocation Assistance
  • Enroll to become a Clinical Nurse Associate I and receive a $2,000 bonus at one year
  • $500 for professional development annually
  • $3,000 annual education allowance
  • $3,000 Extra shift Bonus per Month – 4x4 incentive
  • $4 to $8 per hour shift differential
  • $1,000 annual certification bonus
  • $5,000 RN Referral Bonus
  • $100 monthly commuter subsidy
  • 208 hours Paid Time Off annually
  • Challenging and rewarding work environment with advanced technological systems, processes, and practice
  • Commitment to Wellness sponsored by the Strategic Employee Engagement Council and GWU Wellness Center
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Council
  • 401(k) with company match up to 6%
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision and prescription drug plan
  • Shared Governance Model
  • No Mandatory Overtime. Schedule your own shifts
  • L.E.A.R.N. Clinical Nurse Advancement Program with monetary reward
  • Significant opportunities to grow and develop through job-related training, continuing education, and mobility up and across UHS subsidiaries.
  • The Option to Waive your Paid Time Off Days and take an additional 12% Increase on your Base Rate.
  • Employee discounts and much more…!!

The mission of George Washington University 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.

GW Hospital is a 395-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 residents to our nation’s leaders. As an academic Level I Trauma Center, GW Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. US News and World Report has recognized GW Hospital as high performing in the specialties of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Urology, Stroke, COPD, Cardiac, Kidney, Lung Cancer. GW Hospital is the only DC hospital awarded the LeapFrog B for quality and safety. GW Hospital is growing, with plans to open a new hospital in 2024, along with free-standing emergency centers, urgent-care centers, and outpatient procedural care centers. www.gwhospital.com

GW Hospital is owned and operated by Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $13.4 billion in 2022. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has approximately 94,000 employees and continues to grow through its subsidiaries. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network, and various related services located all over the U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. www.uhs.com

EEO Statement: All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice: At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449.
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