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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 4, 2020
Req #: 168419
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 01/17/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $5496/mo - $10,082/mo DOE and FTE 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Alternate Work Shift 
Notes: Please note that various shifts may be available for various positions.
(varies per individual opening).

For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Please note:

If you already have RN work experience in other settings, and are seeking to transition to hospital nursing, please separately apply to our "Experienced Nurse" job posting # 168416.  Customized orientations are provided.




Vizient/ AACN Nurse Residency Program

Harborview is pleased to offer the Vizient/ AACN Nurse Residency Program (NRP).  This is a national program focused on new graduate nurses as they enter practice.  The evidence-based curriculum provides emphasis on leadership, patient safety outcomes, and professional development.

You will be well-supported as you transition from entry level to competent professional nurse.  Orientation includes an extensive clinical preceptorship as well as classroom training.  Monthly seminars are conducted during the first year of employment.  The NRP prepares new graduates to successfully begin careers as confident nursing professionals.  Launch your Registered Nurse career with Harborview Medical Center! 

Harborview is an integral component within UW Medicine Health System.  As the region's only adult and pediatric level one trauma center and regional burn center; a renowned teaching and research environment; and a public/safety-net hospital for our diverse community, Harborview offers a rich learning environment.

There are a number of planned Nurse Residency Cohorts each year, with multiple  employment start date opportunities.

Residency opportunities at Harborview most typically include acute care areas such as Med/Surg/Telemetry; Neurosciences; Burns/Plastics/Pediatrics; Trauma Orthopedics; Trauma Surgery; Planned Surgery; Trauma Rehabilitation; and Psychiatry. 
Please note there is a minimum two year commitment timeframe for residency hires to these areas.

The Operating Room at Harborview is also an area with regular residency openings (for specific interest in an Operating Room career, please apply to our separate Peri-op 101/OR Residency job posting, # 168546).  Certain additional details apply to the OR specific residency program, including minimum three years length of commitment timeframe; see separate posting for particulars.

(Harborview Emergency Services; and Harborview Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are areas that just very occasionally may have entry-level RN residency opportunities (typically requiring already working at Harborview and/or having senior practicum at Harborview.  There are definitely future pathways to critical areas within Harborview, most typically with two+ years RN experience). 

(Some Harborview outpatient clinics may also occasionally have entry-level RN residency opportunities). REQUIREMENTS: Requirements:

BSN-prepared nurse with less than one year since graduation.

There is some limited availability for ADN-prepared nurses with less than one year since graduation, if currently a Harborview employee in a role such as Hospital Assistant or Nursing Technician, and with approval from Chief Nursing officer.

Washington State RN licensure will be required in order to begin employment.

CPR certification.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or