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RN - Neuro and Spine Surgery

Company: Providence St. Joseph's Health
Location: Mercer Island
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Description: Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) (Per Diem FTE, Variable Shift) to work in Neuro and Spine Surgery at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle, WA. The Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional, comprehensive nursing care for patients in an acute care environment. Accountable for the delivery of coordinated, safe, compassionate, therapeutic, evidence-based quality care to patients and families, based on individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and appropriate care strategies throughout the lifespan. Practices in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state of employment, the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the ANA scope and standards of practice. Key functions and specific skills for the job are found in the unit specific onboarding checklist and in standards that are applicable to the specialty. In this position you will:

  • Employs Nursing Professional Practice: Assesses, identifies appropriate nursing diagnoses, plans, implements and evaluates patients ' care. Develops, updates and coordinates the patient 's plan of care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes and transitions across the care continuum. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate. Performs and maintains currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served.
  • Advocates: Effectively advocates for ethical and holistic care by partnering in care planning to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we serve.
  • Facilitates Learning: Fosters a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including students; facilitates formal and informal learning for patient/families, nursing, other members of the healthcare team, and community.
  • Aligns Practice with Safety and Quality: Accountable for safety, identifies and corrects problems, and integrates evidence, and best practice into nursing care; uses data and evidence to improve patient outcomes. Aligns patient safety, self-safety and environmental safety as equally important for best outcomes.
  • Engages in Professional Development: Engages in ongoing professional development; practices to the top of license within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Social Policy Statement, the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses, and specialty standards. Promotes a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates research and evidence based practice.
  • Leads in the Practice Setting & Community: Leads and coordinates teams, appropriately delegates, coordinates care and collaborates with others as equal members of the inter-professional care team to integrate nursing knowledge. Models professional behaviors as a representative of the nursing profession. Case mix includes:
    • Cardiovascular, Vascular, Neuro and Spine Surgery Facility:
      • 4 Cardiac Suites, 1 Hybrid OR Suite, Neuro 11 Suites Staffing includes:
        • RN's Surgical Tech's, Anesthesia Tech, Hospital Unit Coordinators and Patient Care Assistants Scheduling/Hours:
          • Week-day Hours of Operation: 6:30AM - 9:00PM
          • Weekend and Holidays: On call team only, 24 hours coverage
          • Work Shifts: 8 hours, 10 hours, 12 hours
          • Full time, Part time, and Per Diem available
          • Scrubs and PPE provided Qualifications: Required qualifications for this position include:
            • Nursing degree/diploma upon hire
            • Bachelor 's degree in Nursing or higher within 6 years of hire or equivalent educ/experience.
            • A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN
            • Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis at each facility by the most senior administrative nursing leader in consultation with the Human Resources leader.
            • RNs employed prior to 1/1/13 are encouraged to obtain a Bachelor 's degree or higher degree in Nursing, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment
            • Unencumbered RN license in state(s) of hire, and wherever care is delivered. If RN holds a multi-state license through the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), the RN must adhere to the requirements of licensure in the new state(s) of hire
            • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN)
            • 12 months acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty residency located at that facility Preferred qualifications:
              • Bachelor 's degree in nursing upon hire
              • National certification in area of specialty About the Cherry Hill Campus: What is now known as the James Tower at Swedish/Cherry Hill Campus was home to the first hospital in Seattle, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence, a Catholic charity. On July 1, 2000, the 385-bed tertiary care center previously known as Providence Seattle Medical Center became part of the Swedish healthcare system. We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit https://swedish.jobs/why-swedish/#benefits-rewards Our Mission Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve. Our Vision is Health for a Better World. About Us Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Schedule: On Call Shift: Variable Job Category: Surgical Services (Intraop) Location: Washington-Seattle Work Locations: Cherry Hill Main Bldg (WA150) 500 17th Ave James Tower Seattle, 98122 Req ID: 320607

Keywords: Providence St. Joseph's Health, Seattle , RN - Neuro and Spine Surgery, Healthcare , Mercer Island, Washington

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