Critical Care & Neurosciences

Critical Care & Neurosciences Nursing Specialties

Search for job openingsThe MedStar Washington Hospital Center's Critical Care and Neuroscience department provides the most critically ill patients with expert care unsurpassed in the mid-Atlantic region. Every day, interdisciplinary teams collaborate and implement thoughtful, innovative medical and nursing care for patients with a variety of complex medical and surgical diagnoses. This high energy, high acuity department not only provides the best in patient care, it offers nurses the opportunity to experience the most challenging and exciting aspects of nursing.

The possibilities for professional growth are endless. Our nurse leaders support and encourage nurses to pursue their interests and professional goals. Access to educational programs either leading to specialty certification or an advanced degree is available. Our experienced nurse leaders, nurse educators and nurse researchers are available to mentor staff in public speaking, evidenced based research, and writing for publication. Whether you are a new or experienced nurse we believe you will be able to fulfill your career goals at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Our Critical Care & Neurosciences RN Residency offers individually-planned orientation for experienced nurses and newly graduated nurses wishing to specialize in critical care and neurosciences care.

  • Trauma
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgical
  • Open heart
  • Vascular surgery
  • Medical and general surgery
  • Adult burns

Medical (MICU) and Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)
89 beds are dedicated to the care and treatment of high acuity, critically-ill trauma, neurosurgery, open heart, and medical and surgical patients.

Clinical Research Studies
The units participate in 21 national and international multicenter clinical research studies.

Advanced Methods of Care
We provide expertise in advanced methods of critical care, including cardiac assist devices, CRRT, organ transplant, and advanced ventilator techniques (High Frequency Jet Ventilation, High Frequency Oscillator Ventilation, independent lung, and ECMO).

Burn Intensive Critical Care
Renowned for pioneering advances in the treatment of serious burn injuries, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the only adult burn center in the metropolitan area.
The 10-bed facility features a multidisciplinary team approach providing comprehensive care for burn victims. Any required surgical burn treatment is performed in a special area within the Burn ICU.

Intermediate Care Units
27 beds for surgical, medical and neurological patients are in these units. Patients in these areas require a higher level of support than provided by the general medical/surgical floors.

Stroke Center
The first JCO-certified Stroke Center in the Washington DC area, we are the site of the NIH Stroke Program that offers the most advanced neurological evaluation and stroke care.
Acute stroke treatment protocols are available 24/7 with in-depth therapies and treatment options, including trials..

Image-guided Neurosurgery Center
The Image-guided Neurosurgery Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for patients requiring Stereotactic Radiosurgery with Gamma Knife, a minimally invasive alternative to conventional brain surgery. Gamma Knife allows safe and effective treatment for many types of intracranial tumors, vascular malformations and functional disorders with significantly reduced morbidity and mortality.

Members of 4GICU clinical team

For more information. please contact Human Resources at 202-877-7447.