Harborview Medical Center has an outstanding nursing leadership opportunity to join Edward Thomas Medical Respite Program at Jefferson Terrace as an RN3/Assistant Nurse Manager, 100% FTE (40 hours per week), Day shift, (M-F, 7:00-15:30) position.
This program provides care for patients discharged from hospitals, clinics and EDs who are homeless and too sick to function on the streets or in shelters and not sick enough to stay in the hospital. The Respite Program is operated by Harborview Medical Center under a contract with Seattle - King County Public Health.
The Edward Thomas House Medical Respite is a unique medical respite harm reduction program that provides shelter care with embedded nursing, mental health, and case management services to an at-risk homeless population. Medical Respite is a part of the Healthcare for the Homeless Network and is supported by funds from multiple sources including King County Public Health, MIDD, and local hospitals. The Edward Thomas House admits patients referred from all King County area hospitals 7 days a week and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The program is operated by Harborview Medical Center (HMC) at an off-site location next to the Harborview emergency department.
The RN3/Assistant Nurse Manager (ANM) performs specific functions related to clinical practice, education and/or management as delegated by and in collaboration with the Health Services Manager, the Program Operations Specialist and the Medical Director. Provides leadership for clinic and divisional activities that promote delivery of quality nursing care, effective problem solving and communication and continued professional development for self and others. Serves as a role model and provides guidance to other staff including review and evaluation of performance.
Under general supervision, the professional nurse at the RN3 level utilizes the nursing process [assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation] to prescribe, prioritize, delegate, coordinate and provide safe, therapeutic nursing care to patients and families. Makes independent judgements/decisions and takes action regarding a wide range of routine and complex patient problems and situations. Collaborates with other disciplines as appropriate to coordinate continuity of patient care.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington AND two years of professional nursing experience.
Desirable Qualifications: A passion for working with an underserved, disenfranchised homeless population. Experience with harm reduction, motivational interviewing, and trauma informed care.
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