REGISTERED NURSE

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on July 6, 2020
Req #: 180466
Department: UWMC-NORTHWEST OPERATING ROOM
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Job Location Detail: UW Medical Center- NORTHWEST CAMPUS 
Posting Date: 07/02/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: 32.44-60.79 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

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. REQUIREMENTS: The Registered Nurse is a licensed practitioner who uses the nursing process to provide patient care.  This includes exercising independent nursing judgment in managing the care of patients with complex health problem(s) and collaborating with patient, family and other healthcare providers/disciplines to optimize the patient’s return to health and promote independence in self-care.  Supervises and coordinates the work of ancillary healthcare personnel. 

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.


QUALIFICATIONS/SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS/REQUIREMENTS

•     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.

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 dso@uw.edu.