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 FIRST SHIFT, FULL-TIME, SPECIALTY TRAINING/REGISTERED NURSE (MAY 2021). 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 staff 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.
UWMC-Northwest campus is seeking Registered Nurses interested in working in UWMC-Northwest campus operating rooms to join the Perioperative RN Consortium, in Seattle, WA. This two-part, paid, intensive training program is designed to prepare nurses for a successful career in the operating room. The first part of the program is a 17-week OR Nursing Internship through the Northwest Perioperative Consortium (NWPC). This internship involves intensive classroom learning, hands-on skill labs and demonstrations at multiple facilities in the Puget Sound area to prepare nurses to enter the operating room as a functional member of the surgical staff. All of your clinical work will occur at a UWMC-Northwest campus. Upon successful graduation from the NWPC Internship, cohort members will begin the second part of their training. Joining the OR team at UWMC-Northwest campus for which they have been hired, nurses will be oriented to that department and continue to learn more about their individual specialties. Time off during the second portion of the training is also highly discouraged and can take up to seven months. After completion of training nurses are placed into a shift that may be day, evening, weekend and 8 or 10-hour shifts. Please note - This is a Full Time paid training program, Monday - Friday, Day shift. Personal time off during the 17- week program cannot be accommodated. After completion of the training program, the OR Staff Nurse position requires being available for "call" shifts - working weekends and holidays in addition to your normal shifts, as assigned. When you are assigned "call", you are required to be at work within 30 minutes of being called. Additional Requirements: Due to COVID-19 parts of this training program will be virtual. You are required to have access to a laptop or tablet that is capable of running ZOOM and Microsoft TEAMs applications and have compatible webcam, microphone, and headphones for virtual classes and meetings.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Nursing Process—Planning, Providing, and Documenting Care, includes but is not limited to: •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. •Demonstrates effective judgment, critical thinking, time management and work prioritization skills when providing care. •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. •Electronic documentation and current technology communication.
2.Patient Safety, includes but is not limited to: •Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection/exposure control plans, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, and personal protective equipment. •Minimizes patients’ safety risks by following defined protocols, policies and procedures (e.g., falls, pressure ulcers, restraints, medication errors, etc.) •Participates in achieving established Patient Safety Goals. •Participates in emergency management (e.g., rapid response team, code 199, critical values, etc.) •Manages and maintains equipment in the patient care environment.
3.Collaboration and Communication, includes but is not limited to: •Consults, coordinates, and collaborates effectively with patient, family members, and other members of the health care team. •Provides constructive feedback and supports team-based care. •Effectively communicates with other staff members and management to assure continuous service to patients and timely resolution of issues. •Supports patient satisfaction and customer service initiatives.
4.Professional Growth & Development, includes but is not limited to: •Seeks to continually increase skills and knowledge in nursing practice. •Attends meetings and educational activities and shares knowledge with others. •Works on committees; participates in continuing education programs. •Maintains compliance with all mandatory requirements (for example, timely completion of CBT, TB, license renewal, required training, etc.).
5.Coordination of Care (for Registered Nurses), includes but is not limited to: •Coordinates patient flow for assigned patients. •Delegates appropriately, including monitoring and follow through. •Supervises and coordinates activities of ancillary healthcare personnel (e.g., LPN, CNA, etc.). •Orients new employees; mentors and assists other team members with skill development.
6.Administrative and Leading (for Charge Nurses), includes but is not limited to: •In addition to #5, the Charge Nurse acts as a clinical resource, oversees patient flow at unit level, manages resources, and assists with problem resolution and decision making. REQUIREMENTS: •Graduate of an accredited school of nursing •A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required •Minimum of three months of prior RN experience is required
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