Thank you for your interest in Washington Hospital Center, member of MedStar Health System. CMS has partnered with WHC and AMN to provide exceptional staffing support for the hospital.

Number of Beds: 926
Charting Information: Cerner
Teaching Facility: Yes
Trauma Facility: Level 1

IMPORTANT Please Review:

In light of the significant IV fluid shortage across the country please review this Medstar practice alert.

At this time MWHC has determined to focus only on ICU and ER, particularly 7p RNs.

Additional Medstar Requirements:
PALS required in the ED
Stroke required in the ED
MMRV Titers must be on a LAB Report
Drug Screen within 30 days of orientation
Two Positive References that support at least 2 years in the previous 3 years in your specific specialty
CMS Application with complete work history (no gaps) for the past 7 years
If history of TB, Chest x-ray within 5 years and PPD Questionnaire signed by a physician. You must also show history of original TB
MUST have 1 month of in-patient agency experience with supporting documentation
Flu Vaccine required – Deadline: December 8th. IF clinician provides a valid doctors note notating an allergy to the injection , they must then receive the mist.

RN Orientation Procedure

  1. Request for your name to be submitted – you will be checked against the Medstar DNR . A DC NURSING LICENSE is required for submittal. Please click here to notify us that you are interested in being submitted for consideration.
  2. Along with your submittal we will send your abbreviated profile to their staffing office so they can review your work history, two supervisory references, current skills checklist in the specialty you are working and the completed AMN-Questionnaire (see documents below). Please note that the supervisory references must both be completed within the last year, and combined must indicate a minimum of two years experience on the relevant floor where you’d like to work at WHC.
  3. Once approved, You will need to complete the following prior to CMS sending your full profile to WHC:
    1. MedStar requires ALL staff to complete MedStar facility specific online annual mandatories. Once approved by the facility Cindy Hoel, HR Orientation Manager will register you and assign you the required Sitels.
      You will be able to access the SiTEL Learning Management System site thru the MedStar Sitels login page..
    2. RN testing will be required depending on specialty and will be assigned to you by Cindy Hoel, HR Orientation Manager.
    3. AMN Medstar Questionnaire (below)
  4. Once all items are completed, we will send your complete profile to their staffing office so they can verify you are fully compliant before they will schedule you for orientation. ALL compliance must be in at least 1 week before orientation.
  5. Following your final orientation day, you must complete two shadow days within the next 10 days as well as a orientation checklist within 14 days. These checklists are completed with your preceptor.

Information for All ED RN’s – It is WHC documentation standard that the patient, nurse, and MD initial on the discharge instructions when a patient is receiving/has received sedating medication of any kind.

  • ED RN’s need to review the Blood Culture Power Point presentation – see below

RN Orientation/Documents

Timekeeping Information

Please follow the Medstar Timekeeping Policy and submit an unsigned CMS Timeslip.


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