UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Nursing Unit Manager - Medical/Telemetry

3 days ago
Full Time
6070 Medical
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


The Nurse Manager collaborates with unit leadership, medical staff, nursing leadership and NWHMC leadership to ensure the nursing unit he/she is leading provides effective and efficient care focused on evidence-based standards for the population served and meeting each of the Patients are First goals.  He/She supports the NWHMC Nursing Mission, Vision and Values in supporting excellence in nursing care.  He/She mentors the unit based leadership team to ensure a consistent approach to staff development and accountability.   The Manager assumes 24-hour responsibility and accountability for all patient care activities and unit operations on that unit and supports effective transitions of care and patient focused care for our patients and their family.


Education Background

Graduate of an accredited school of nursing required:

  • BSN required. (Bachelor's in other health related field acceptable if Master’s degree is held in Nursing.)
  • Masters in Nursing or related field strongly preferred. Enrollment in accredited program required within 2 years of hire.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • Current WA state licensure as RN.
  • Certification in specialty preferred or agrees to obtain after hire.

Special Training/Skills

  • Prior management experience preferred.
  • Management development training preferred.

Work Experience

  • 3 to 5 years' of clinical experience required.
  • Minimum 1 year previous management experience required.

Physical Abilities

  • This job requires ability to communicate clearly in English (verbal and written) with all stakeholders (providers, caregivers, patients, family members) for the effective treatment of patients.

Physical Demand Level:  Heavy

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

50 to 100 pounds occasionally

25 to 50 pounds frequently

10 to 20 pounds constantly


As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.           




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