Acute or Acute Adult-Geri Nurse Practitioner (PRN) – Medstar Washington Hospital Center – Inpatient Psychiatry

Requisition Number: 2021-3808

Type of Position: Per Diem/ PRN

Location: Washington, DC


Come work with a great team!  Signet Health manages the behavioral health services for Medstar Washington Hospital Center and has PRN openings for an Acute or Acute Adult-Geri Nurse Practitioner. 

The Acute or Acute Adult-Geri Nurse Practitioner will perform H&P’s on newly admitted patients on behavioral health inpatient and other medical units and will follow through on other medical illnesses.  

 Essential Functions

  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning, as needed.
  • Participates in agency-wide training programs and in-services
  • Provides quality and timely clinical documentation, per Joint Commission and other regulatory agencies’ requirements



  • Proficiency in interpersonal communication and interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Experience and skill in treating patients with various types and presentations of psychiatric/behavioral health disorders

Must have at least 3 years prior nursing experience and a Psych background is preferred.  Must have a Master's, postgraduate, or doctoral degree as an Acute or Acute Adult-Geri Nurse Practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission). Eligible for Acute or Acute Adult Geri Nurse Practitioner certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).   Must be flexible to adjust to the needs of a fast-paced environment, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills, and display excellent oral/written communication skills.   Previous adult behavioral health and substance use treatment experience is preferred.


Hospital/Program Description

For more than a half a century, MedStar Washington Hospital Center has set the highest standard for health care—and reached and surpassed it year after year.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed academic medical center in the center of the nation’s capital—and every day, hundreds of people in the region depend on us for their care. In 2013 alone, the hospital opened its door for nearly 500,000 inpatient and outpatient visits by residents from throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

We are the busiest and largest hospital in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area—and serve as referral center and the central hub for the region’s most advanced acute medical care.

But we are much more. Our primary and secondary health services help our community’s residents get and stay healthy, and help to improve patients’ quality of life by managing chronic illness.

Our inpatient services, education and research programs, outpatient care and community outreach initiatives are all aimed at meeting today’s health care needs—and at leading the way to meet the future health needs of the nation.