UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Cardiac /Procedural RN

2 months ago
ID
2017-7593
Type
Full Time
Department
7412 Cardiac Admin
FTE
1.00
Shift
1st, Days
US-WA-Seattle
New Grads?
No

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

The Critical Care and Procedural RN is a highly-skilled licensed practitioner trained to provide care and support practitioners when urgent and emergent situations arise with a primary focus on procedural areas, the Emergency Department, and Critical Care units. This RN role requires adaptability and flexibility from shift to shift, and may include recovering post procedure patients, assuming care for a critical care assignment,  or supporting the STAT RN team throughout other nursing units and procedural areas. The Critical Care and Procedural RN should be a leader, advocating for quality critical care nursing while demonstrating effective problem solving and excellent communication in a dynamic environment.

Qualifications

Education Background

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. BSN preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required.
  • ACLS and BLS required.
  • CCRN or CEN certification required within 1 year of hire.

Special Training/Skills 

  • Advanced patient assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-motivate and self-direct.
  • Excellent clinical judgment and analytical skills.
  • Peripheral line insertion proficiency and Central line/PA catheter management.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of three to five years critical care RN experience is required.
  • Cardiac Cath Lab and/or Interventional Radiology and Emergency room experience preferred.

Physical Abilities 

  • Must be able to safely maneuver patients and supplies.
  • Must be able to handle a fluctuating workload.
  • 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 12-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry

35 pounds occasionally

 

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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