The ICU Resource Team provides a great to experience the depth and breadth of patient care in the ICU setting at the University of Washington Medical Center. ICU Resource Team nurses may provide care to patients on four adult ICUs (Medical and Bone Marrow Transplant, Surgical, Cardiothoracic, and Cardiology), Emergency Department, and PACU. As a teaching hospital and research center, we're deeply committed to the enhancement of care for our patients-as well as the professional growth of our staff. As a testament to this commitment, we're proud to be recognized with Magnet Hospital status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In fact, we were the first hospital to receive this designation. We're also consistently named one of the nation's best hospitals, as reported by U.S. News and World Report. Such national recognition attests to our commitment to high-quality care, and to the outstanding professionalism and skill that exists at UWMC. As a registered nurse (RN), you can be a part of this highly skilled team, working within a culture that is both innovative and collaborative. Here, you will work in tandem with physicians and other health care practitioners to provide superior, award-winning nursing care. In short, you will not only follow best practice, you will create it!
Position requires two years ICU experience, float experience preferred. RN2 BASIC FUNCTION Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care; provide direction to staff in learning situations. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Under general direction, provide patient care and coordination of services through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care. TYPICAL WORK Demonstrate and document for assigned patients completion of: 1. Assessment and nursing diagnosis of patients; 2. Care planning; 3. Implementation of safe nursing care; 4. Evaluation of patient responses to nursing care; 5. Patient teaching; 6. Patient advocacy; 7. Discharge and transfer planning; 8. Admission, discharge and transfer processes; Direct patients, families, visitors and staff members in emergencies and complex situations; Initiate and evaluate overall care plan; involve patients and their families in care planning; initiate consultations and/or referrals and discharge planning; Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing clinical duties and evaluate own practice in relation to these; Participate in the Quality Assurance program by identifying areas for investigation; assist in data collection, monitoring, and the development and implementation of corrective actions for the unit; Contribute to the establishment and implementation of goals for the unit through staff meetings and other activities; Collaborate with other team members to assure continuity of patient care and to meet patient care needs. Provide assistance and direction to new employees, supplemental, professional, agency, per diem and ancillary staff, and students following an established learning plan for a designated shift; May serve as the unit charge nurse for assigned shift; May act as a preceptor for new graduates or experienced employees by assessing learning needs, developing, implementing and monitoring the learning plan, and evaluating the learner's progress; May act as a clinical resource to health care team members in identification and resolution of patient care problems to enhance effectiveness of the unit; May initiate nursing rounds; conduct formal or informal inservices; present components of organization-wide educational offerings; May develop clinical procedures based on changing technology, new research, and experience with patients in the specialty; May develop educational or clinical projects for specified patient groups; May initiate, collaborate, and/or assist in research projects to enhance the delivery of patient care. May function as a primary nurse in delivery of patient care. Perform related duties as required.
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.