UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Charge Nurse - PACU

2 months ago(10/14/2017 4:41 PM)
Full Time
7030 PACU
1st, Days
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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  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
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades 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 Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center 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. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply


The Charge Nurse, assumes shift responsibility (i.e., 8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours) for the unit’s administrative policies, clinical standards, and personnel.  The Charge Nurse has strong clinical experience and acts as a resource; leads the coordination of patient care for assigned shift(s); and directs the work of healthcare personnel.  In addition, the Charge Nurse performs the duties of a Registered Nurse (RN).

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Education Background

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. 

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required.
  • Certification in specialty preferred.
  • ACLS, PALS required

Special Training/Skills 

  • May vary depending on nursing unit specialty.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on assigned unit/department.

Work Experience

  • Minimum three years' experience as a Registered Nurse in Critical Care and/or PACU experience.
  • Prior supervisory or lead experience preferred.
  • Job does require taking call after hours.


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