Education and Career Development

MedStar Georgetown Career Development

We Want You to Advance Your Career – Right Here

We  value education and support our associates’ career aspirations through established career ladders within many disciplines, including Nursing, Food & Nutrition, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and our Laboratory professionals, just to name a few.  We understand the value our associates bring to the organization and our ability to meet our patients’ needs. When you succeed professionally, everyone benefits.

Hospital Orientation for New Associates

All new associates attend  Hospital Orientation on their first day.   Executives and leaders from across the organization will share with you an organization overview,  the patient experience and key information for a successful career at Georgetown.

New Manager Orientation

Anyone hired or promoted into a supervisor, manager or director role is expected to attend New Manager Orientation.  This program provides associates in supervisory roles the tools they need to effectively and efficiently execute the managerial role.

MedStar Organizational Effectiveness

MedStar “OE” is to be a catalyst for organizational learning and development. This corporate department works collaboratively with clients as business partners and as a resource for enhancing individual, departmental and organizational effectiveness.

Courses offered include MedStar Leader of the Future, theGood to Great  Performance Management series,  Seven Habits of Highly Effective PeopleFrom Peer to Boss among others.

Highly Reliable Organization

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital has long been committed to delivering the highest levels of quality and safety to its patients.  What is a High Reliability Organization? A HRO is an organization that succeeds in avoiding catastro­phes in an environment where normal accidents may occur due to various risk factors and the complexity of its systems.  All Georgetown associates receive a full day training on the principles of an HRO which includes valuable lessons about the importance of high reliability, and focused on three “ab­solutes” that help maintain a strong safety culture:

  1. Put Safety First (Safety is the first consideration in everything we do.)
  2. Build Accountability (Leaders must ensure accountability in a fair and just culture.)
  3. Find and Fix Problems (Encour­age event reporting and seek

Educational Assistance

MedStar Georgetown is committed to providing assistance for associates to  further their education. Educational assistance is available for obtaining a degree, or maintaining a current credential required for your position.

E-Learning SiTEL

MedStar’s Simulation Training and Education Lab (SiTEL) is made up of simulation technologists, game designers, outreach coordinators, healthcare professionals, educators and researchers. This department employs integrated learning solutions combining clinical simulation technologies, digital media services and electronic learning to empower MedStar Health.