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 VARIED, SHIFT, PER DIEM REGISTERED NURSE. Registered nurses work collaboratively as part of a professional and medical team that includes doctors, social workers, care managers, and therapists. They work to restore the patients’ health by following evidence-based nursing practices, exercising independent judgement and managing complex health issues. Nurses provide physical and psychological support to patients and also delegate tasks to ancillary team members. Typical nurse duties include identification of care needs and individualized care planning, assessing/monitoring physical parameters, inserting intravenous catheters, monitoring and administering medications/ intravenous infusions all to help optimize the patient’s recovery to health, ensure high quality care and provide a safe hospital environment.
Responsibilities 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 Provides direct patient care to an assigned group of patients 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 Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection/exposure control plans, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, and personal protective equipment Manages and maintains equipment in the patient care environment Consults, coordinates, and collaborates effectively with patients, family members, and other members of the health care team Seeks to continually increase skills and knowledge in nursing practice Maintains compliance with all mandatory requirements Coordinates patient flow for assigned patients, delegates appropriately, including monitoring and follow through Supervises and coordinates activities of ancillary healthcare personnel
Requirements Current unrestricted WA license Completion of an accredited school of nursing program Minimum of three months of prior RN experience
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.