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UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an exciting opportunity for a full time, day shift CHARGE NURSE to join our COVID Testing Site. The Charge Nurse will have site-level management responsibilities, and will be responsible for collecting nasopharyngeal samples and communicating test results to patients.
SCHEDULE: The Charge Nurse will work 8 hour shifts, with rotating weekend shifts required. The COVID Testing Site is open 7am - 5:30pm, 7 days a week. This is a full time position (40 hours per week).
RESPONSIBILITIES: Unit Leadership
Coordinate patient flow at the COVID Testing Site and assign resources to match patient needs
Direct and coordinate the activities of assigned staff
Orient new employees
Mentor and assist staff with skill development
Act as a clinical resource and consultant
Act as a liaison in difficult situations with patients, staff, and visitors
Delegate tasks, including monitoring and follow through
Provide input to management related to employee performance
COVID-19 Sample Collection
Provide Point of Care (POC) sample collection for patients and employees
Support patient testing efforts, including swabbing, order placement, and documentation
Maintain infection control standards, including hand hygiene, site hygiene, and proper use of PPE
COVID-19 Results Communication
Answer patient symptom questions
Communicate patient test results
Communicate isolation/quarantine and infection prevention precautions
Connect patients to follow-up care and care coordination resources
Perform chart review and public health reporting
Complete COVID-19-specific assessments (reported symptoms, primary care access, etc.) to determine an individualized plan of care
Document results in EPIC, Redcap, and similar programs
Answer calls on the UW Medicine COVID-19 Results Line
Connect incoming calls for patients tested at the UW Medicine Testing Sites, including UW Medical Center-Northwest and Harborview
1 year of nursing experience in a related specialty area
Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington
3 years of nursing experience
1 year of recent supervisory or lead experience
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.
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