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Nurse Med Surg observation

Company: CHI Franciscan St. Anthony
Location: Gig Harbor
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:


In 2020, united in a fierce commitment to deliver the highest quality care and exceptional patient experience, Virginia Mason and CHI Franciscan Health came together as natural partners to build a new health system centered around the patient: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health. Our combined system builds upon the scale and expertise of our nearly 300 sites of care, including 11 hospitals and nearly 5,000 physicians and providers. Together, we are empowered to make an even greater impact on the health and well-being of our communities. 


CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason are now united to build the future of patient-centered care across the Pacific Northwest. That means a seamlessly connected system offering quality care close to home. From basic health needs to the most complex, highly specialized care, our patients can count on us to meet their needs with convenient access to the region’s most prestigious experts and innovative treatments and technologies.  


As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following benefits:


  • Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Care@Work premium account for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Wellness Program

St. Anthony is one of four hospitals in the Pacific Northwest that has received Pathways to Excellence Designation. 



This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $6k paid out after 30 days!! Please see below for further information!


The Medical Surgical Observation Unit at St. Anthony Hospital has expanded. We are a specialized, fast-paced, observation unit comprised of 16 adult observation bays dedicated to responding to the needs of the patient who requires ongoing diagnostic testing or observation prior to discharge or admission. Our staff provide compassionate, high quality care that is respectful, patient and family-centered, safe and cost-efficient.


Our nurses are adept at working with fast paced changes and coordinating care since stays are typically less than 24-48 hours in this unit.  Despite the rapid patient turnover, nurses in this unit demonstrate their caring by quickly establishing a rapport with the patient and involving them in their own care.  The staff experience the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients.  The patient population includes those experiencing chest pain, stroke, congestive heart failure exacerbation, uncontrolled hypertension, dehydration, and post-procedural recovery for cardiac catheterization and short stay surgery.


The patient rooms in the department are procedural bays and include computers in every room to facilitate bedside documentation and medication verification. All beds are telemetry monitored. We utilize Epic as our electronic health record. This unit is embedded in the perioperative area with a central nursing workstation.  





The management structure of the Clinical Decision unit consists of a Clinical Manager who provides leadership and education.  The Unit is staffed with a Charge RN, 3-4 RN’s and a CNA coverage.  Support services are provided by Respiratory Therapy, Critical Care Pharmacists, PT/OT and a Dietician. RN assignments are determined by patient census and acuity and normal RN ratios are 1:4 or 1:5.





Job Requirements: 

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing; BSN preferred  

Previous Medical/Surgical experience preferred.  New graduates may be considered for RN residency positions.  

Current RN license from the Washington State Board of Nursing

Current Healthcare BLS Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) must be obtained within 6 months of hire


**The bonus amount will be prorated based on the FTE with a minimum .6 FTE required. To be eligible you must have a minimum of 1 year of experience  in the specialty you are being hired into and you must be new to Virginia Mason Franciscan health or a non employee for a minimum of 12 months. Per diem employees who have not held an FTE for 12 months are also eligible! Email me at for more information! **

Keywords: CHI Franciscan St. Anthony, Seattle , Nurse Med Surg observation, Other , Gig Harbor, Washington

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