UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

  • Clinic Nurse - NW Medical Specialties

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/28/2018 11:25 AM)
    Full Time
    7620 NW Medical Specialties
    1st, Days
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  • Overview

    At Northwest Medical Specialties, physicians trained in conditions of the liver and digestive system (hepatologists and gastroenterologists) offer comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for patients with disorders of the liver and digestive tract. Our physicians seamlessly combine cutting edge technologies with compassionate patient care to detect, diagnose and treat complex conditions of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and colon. 


    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.


    We are seeking a full time Clinic Registered Nurse who is looking for an opportunity a be a part of an excellent team in supporting three providers in progressive growth of a startup clinic, focusing on Therapeutic/Interventional Gastroenterology and Hepatology,  in the NW Hospital Ambulatory Network environment which opened in February 2016.


    The successful candidate will perform the highest level of patient care possible, focusing on the Patients Are First principles. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to care for our patients and support our team in the following areas:


    Primary Job Responsibilities:


    • Utilize critical thinking in the assessment of all patients, and communicate to clinician any abnormal vital signs, changes in condition, behavioral concerns or other notable observations.
    • Provide patient education regarding clinic processes, medication management, and other aspects of care in accordance with level of education and certification.
    • Communicating with patients regarding their Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screenings on a regular basis.
    • Obtaining approvals/authorization from insurance companies for treatment medications.
    • Manage outpatient lab results in electronic medical record system.
    • Pend medication refill requests and/or phone in prescriptions and refills.
    • Assists rooming of patients when needed per rooming protocol.
    • Provides patient follow-up as directed by physician.
    • Respond appropriately to patients in physical distress or emergency situations.


    • Maintain infection control standards, including hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective equipment. Maintain infection control standards for exam rooms.
    • Ensure exam rooms are clean, stocked and ready for patients.
    • Maintain designated levels of supplies in specified areas and assist in the general maintenance of the patient care areas.
    • Manage the flow of patients in Clinic throughout the day.


    • Maintain a spreadsheet for tracking when patients are expected to complete return office visits, need lab work, need diagnostic imaging, and medication/treatment status.
    • Schedule radiological testing, outpatient procedures and office visit appointments.
    • Assist with referrals to other health care providers, including physicians, and other specialty care providers.
    • Support staff as required by clinic needs.
    • Answer telephone calls/electronic messages in a professional manner, direct calls/messages appropriately, and document action in accord with clinic processes.

    Additional Expectations:

    • Be flexible, organized and functional stressful situations. Be able to prioritize multiple tasks.
    • Work effectively within an interdisciplinary team.
    • Participate in staff meetings, keep informed of changes in clinic processes and make recommendations for improving clinic efficiency and delivery of patient care.
    • Promote and protect general safety for patients/families/friends and co-workers through adherence to correct procedures, timely communication of messages and test results, and appropriate consultation. 
    • Act promptly and effectively during an emergency situation. 
    • Appropriately direct patients and visitors to departments across the medical center.
    • Review patient needs with providers daily, preferably at the start of each day or session. 
    • Advocate for the patient/family by locating appropriate staff to address concerns. 
    • Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing duties
    • Adhere to attendance standards.
    • Comply with Service Culture Guidelines.
    • Perform other patient care and administrative duties as assigned, in accord with level of education and certification, Northwest Hospital policies/procedures and clinic processes.
    • Contribute to an environment that respects the socio-economic, ethno-cultural, and lifestyle diversity of patients and staff.
    • Use Patients are First principles, pillars, and goals to coordinate and lead patient care activities.



    Education Background

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

    Licensure, Registration, Certification

    • A current Registered Nurse License for the State of Washington is required.
    • BLS required.

    Work Experience

    • Minimum of two years’ experience in a health care setting preferred.

    Special Training/Skills

    • Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served.

    Physical Abilities

    • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
    • Must be able to move freely throughout the clinic and hospital.

    Physical Demand Level:  Medium

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

    Lift / Carry

    20 to 50 pounds occasionally

    10 to 25 pounds frequently

    up to 10 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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