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Universal Health Services RN - PRE-OP in WASHINGTON, United States


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


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.

Job Title: Pre-Operative Registered Nurse (RN)Location: George Washington University Hospital

Overview: As a Pre-Operative RN at George Washington University Hospital, you will play a critical role in preparing patients for surgical procedures with a focus on patient-centered care, professionalism, and efficiency. With at least 3 years of hospital experience and comfort in caring for multiple patients simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, you will ensure that patients receive safe, competent nursing care while upholding facility policies, standards, and the philosophy of patient-centered care.



  • Greet patients and ensure their comfort and readiness for surgery.

  • Assist patients in changing into surgical gowns and prepare them for procedures.

  • Start intravenous (IV) lines and administer pre-procedure medications as ordered.

  • Complete pre-operative assessments, including obtaining vital signs and documenting patient information accurately.

  • Obtain surgical consent from patients and ensure all required signatures are obtained and witnessed.

  • Collaborate with OR nursing staff, anesthesia providers, and patient liaisons to ensure seamless coordination of care.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to patient-centered care principles in all nursing activities.

  • Adhere to Service Excellence standards at all times, ensuring a positive experience for patients and their families.


  • Demonstrate a proven track record of commitment, with the ability to sustain employment for a minimum of two years. This requirement underscores our dedication to fostering long-term relationships with our team members and ensuring stability within our organization.

  • Graduate of an accredited or NLN-approved RN program.

  • ACLS certification (or obtained within three months of employment).

  • BLS certification.

  • Current state nursing license.

  • Must successfully pass any pre-employment assessment(s) required by the facility.

  • Preferably five years of experience in acute care or pre-operative setting, or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated track record of commitment, with the ability to sustain employment for a minimum of two years.


  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to adapt to multiple and changing priorities.

    Shifts: Five 8-hour shifts, 6:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Note: No call, no nights, no weekends, no holidays.

    Join our team at George Washington University Hospital and be part of a dedicated team committed to providing exceptional care to our patients in the pre-operative setting.


  • Comprehensive benefits package.

  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, insurance and prescription drug plan

  • 401k plan with company match

  • Continuing education and growth and development opportunities within UHS and its Subsidiaries

  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.


    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 $14.3 billion in 2023. 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 96,700 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.

    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: or 1-800-852-3449.