LPN Smithsonian

District of Columbia, DC

Posted: 09/29/2023 Employment Type: Licensed Practical Nurse Industry: Government Job Number: SWB55 Pay Rate: $35.00 per hour

Job Description

Please send resume to sbenson@nri-staffing.com 

Job Opportunity: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at the Smithsonian Institution

Location: Washington, DC

Are you an experienced and skilled Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) looking for an exciting and unique opportunity? The Smithsonian Institution, the world-renowned center for art, history, and culture, is seeking a dedicated LPN to join our dynamic team. This is a chance to work in an extraordinary environment surrounded by history and innovation, providing nursing care to both the public visiting our museums and the dedicated individuals who contribute to the Smithsonian's mission.

Position Summary: As an LPN at the Smithsonian, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the health and well-being of visitors and staff members. Your strong nursing skills and empathetic approach will contribute to the overall experience of those who interact with the institution. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality nursing care, addressing medical needs, and promoting a safe and welcoming environment within the Smithsonian's diverse museums.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing care to the public visiting the museums and the Smithsonian employees.
  • Administer first aid, medication, and emergency care as needed.
  • Collaborate with the medical team and management to ensure the health and safety of all individuals on Smithsonian premises.
  • Maintain accurate medical records and documentation.
  • Uphold infection control and safety protocols.
  • Assist in health education and promotion initiatives.


  • Valid and current LPN license.
  • A minimum of 2 years of nursing experience, preferably in a clinical or public-facing setting.
  • Strong nursing skills and the ability to handle medical emergencies with composure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Empathetic and compassionate approach to patient care.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and independently.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.


  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


  • Long-term contract with the prestigious Smithsonian Institution.
  • Paid holidays and sick leave.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Exposure to a unique and enriching work environment.

Required Immunizations:

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • PPD (Tuberculosis skin test)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Flu shot (seasonal)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • COVID-19 vaccinations

If you are a dedicated LPN with a passion for nursing and a desire to contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the Smithsonian, we encourage you to apply. Join us in making a positive impact on the countless individuals who visit and work within our institution.

Thanks for your interest in hearing more about the position, please send your resume to sbenson@nri-staffing.com

Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Sonia Benson  

Additional Information

NRI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Meet Your Recruiter

Sonia Benson
General Manager

I have had the pleasure of working with NRI for over 25 years . In those years I have managed several teams from Administrative, Accounting and Finance and Health care. In the last year and half my mine focus has been in Health care, due to the very large demand in this field.


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