Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) is the only level IV NICU in a 5 state region and serves as the regional referral center. We admit neonates up to 44 weeks gestational age. It is unique from a traditional NICU as many of the patients have congenital diagnoses requiring specialized pre-operative and post-operative surgical care. Critically ill neonates with complex medical issues are also cared for in this unit. The SCH NICU has a reputation of being a collegial multidisciplinary team that is committed to quality, safety and teamwork. The all RN staff works closely with respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists and physicians to provide specialized care including nitric oxide, ECMO/ECLS (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/Extracorporeal Life Support) and infant ground transport.
One of the goals of the NICU is to provide afamily centered care environmentwhere parents are partners in care with our multidisciplinary team. The beautiful physical environment of mostly single rooms is comfortable and calming for the patients/families and maximizes developmental support for the infants.As an integral member of the Health Care Team, the RN functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by the State, the ANA Scope and Standards for Pediatric Nursing Practice, and adheres to Seattle Children’s policies/procedures and guidelines of care. The RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in a collaborative method with the patient and patient’s family, significant others, and members of the health care team. Assists in meeting Seattle Children’s strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI), ART, etc.
Job Description: Provides orientation, ongoing education and skills training for staff and travelers. This role will be responsible for creating a staff development program that meets the needs of the expert NICU nurse and the novice nurse as well. Provides real time input on new staff’s clinical practice. Provides leadership through process improvement and supports program development, organizational mission, and goals. Applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients and families of all ages. This role holds a key position in the collaborative NICU nursing leadership team. The leadership team consists of a Clinical Practice Manager (Nurse Manager). Clinical Nurse Specialist and the NICU Nurse Educator.
We are proud to be aMagnet hospitaland consistently rate in thetop pediatric hospitalsnation-wide. We offer agenerous relocation bonusto qualified candidates interested in making the Seattle area their home. It's a beautiful location with great schools and offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy. Contact Jill Cartwright RN for more information at 206 987 3505
- Graduate of accredited school of Nursing.
- Minimum of three (3) years of RN experience in the NICU .
- Experience with education, teaching, and precepting, organizing and providing new staff orientation.
- Current Washington State RN License or ability to obtain a license.
- At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will beaccepted in lieu of BLSfor Healthcare Providers.
- As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses.
- PALS is required within 90 days of employment. Current PALS is to be maintained at all times.
- National certification in a clinical specialty area must be obtained within three years of employment.
- Five (5) years RN experience in NICU.
- Management or charge nurse experience.
- Education and training experience.
- Ability to network on a local and national level with other care providers.
- National certification in Nursing Staff Development.