Registered Nurse 2 (E S WSNA) The Regional Heart Center at the University of Washington Medical Center has an exceptional opportunity for a full time Registered Nurse with the CT Surgical Clinic. If you have the desire to help advocate for patients and families in this exciting subspecialty, are a compassionate nurse with a creative mind then this might be the role for you.
The RN will collaborate with our multi-disciplinary team consisting of cardiologists, surgeons, interventionalists, other RNs, advanced practice providers, and administrative staff to coordinate, support, and implement the medical care of this complex patient population.
This position requires a highly organized RN with exemplary communication and teaching skills, ability to multi-task and prioritizes in a fast-paced environment, and provides case management care to our large patient population; two years of pediatric or adult cardiology (inpatient or outpatient) strongly preferred.
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!
As a Magnet recognized organization, the University of Washington Medical Center recognizes the contribution of nursing to high quality patient care, values professional nursing practice, promotes ongoing development of nursing staff, encourages autonomy and innovation, and supports interdisciplinary collaboration.
Under general direction, RNs provide patient care and coordination of services through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care.
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
REQUIREMENTS: Legal Requirement: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington. Requires at least two years of nursing experience, cardiac clinic or CVICU experience preferred. BSN strongly preferred.
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.