University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Nursing
Posted on July 6, 2020
|Department:||UWMC-NORTHWEST OPERATING ROOM|
|Job Location:||UW Medical Center - Northwest|
|Job Location Detail:||UW Medical Center- NORTHWEST CAMPUS|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL-TIME VARIABLE DAYS OPERATING ROOM REGISTERED NURSE.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS)
1. Nursing Process—Planning, Providing, and Documenting Care, includes but is not limited to:
• Develops a written plan of care including measurable expected outcomes.
• Monitors and evaluates the patient’s responses, documents interventions, evaluates progress, and revises the plan of care as necessary.
• Provides safe, therapeutic, cost-effective patient care.
o Provides direct patient care to an assigned group of patients.
o Demonstrates effective judgment, critical thinking, time management and work prioritization skills when providing care.
o Administers medications, starts IVs, performs bedside tests, procedures, and treatments.
• Collects, records, and analyzes assessment data such as patient health data, diagnoses, responses and problems, vital signs, imaging and lab results, etc.
• Electronic documentation and current technology communication.
2. Patient Safety, includes but is not limited to:
• Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection/exposure control plans, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, and personal protective equipment.
• Minimizes patients’ safety risks by following defined protocols, policies and procedures (e.g., falls, pressure ulcers, restraints, medication errors, etc.)
• Participates in achieving established Patient Safety Goals.
• Participates in emergency management (e.g., rapid response team, code 199, critical values, etc.)
• Manages and maintains equipment in the patient care environment.
3. Collaboration and Communication, includes but is not limited to:
• Consults, coordinates, and collaborates effectively with patient, family members, and other members of the health care team.
• Provides constructive feedback and supports team-based care.
• Effectively communicates with other staff members and management to assure continuous service to patients and timely resolution of issues.
• Supports patient satisfaction and customer service initiatives.
4. Professional Growth & Development, includes but is not limited to:
• Seeks to continually increase skills and knowledge in nursing practice.
• Attends meetings and educational activities and shares knowledge with others.
• Works on committees; participates in continuing education programs.
• Maintains compliance with all mandatory requirements (for example, timely completion of CBT, TB, license renewal, required training, etc.).
5. Coordination of Care (Registered Nurses), includes but is not limited to:
• Coordinates patient flow for assigned patients.
• Delegates appropriately, including monitoring and follow through.
• Supervises and coordinates activities of ancillary healthcare personnel (e.g., LPN, CNA, etc.).
• Orients new employees; mentors and assists other team members with skill development.
6. Administrative and Leading (for Charge Nurses), includes but is not limited to:
• In addition to #5, the Charge Nurse acts as a clinical resource, oversees patient flow at unit level, manages resources, and assists with problem resolution and decision making.
• Education Background
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.
• Licensure, Registration, Certification
A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required.
• Special Training/Skills
• May vary depending on nursing unit specialty.
• Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.
• Work Experience
Minimum of three months of prior RN experience is required.