Feb 04, 2021

Registered Nurse (RN) - NICU/Peds

  • Virginia Mason Memorial
  • Yakima, WA, USA

Job Description

We are looking for an RN to join our NICU/Peds team here at Virginia Mason Memorial. Our 15-bed NICU and 14-room Pediatric Unit are managed and staffed jointly. Staff are trained to the basic function of both roles and specialize in either NICU or Peds (as core staff members). Our NICU/Peds RNs are supported by dedicated Pharmacy and Dietary teams, and by Assistant Nurse Managers – both day and night.

RNs at Virginia Mason Memorial also enjoy support from a 24-hour Respiratory Team, IV Therapists, Social Workers and Chaplains.


The RN completes individualized patient assessments; develops a care plan based on assessment/history findings; delivers patient-centered care that is culturally appropriate; evaluates a patient’s response to care and revises as needed. The RN is accountable to deliver care as well as to oversee and delegate to other personnel (clinical & non-clinical) in delivering/supporting the delivery of care.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBLITIES - Registered Nurse Pediatrics

1. Utilizes any special equipment used on the unit.

2. Keeps current on all point of care lab equipment.

3. Provides pre-op teaching for patients.

4. Provides breastfeeding support to patients.

5. Teaches parents care of premature babies/helps prepare for care at home.

6. Manages all types of Pediatric admits.

7. Assists with car seat fit and challenges

8. Assists with family infant CPR instruction


1. Utilizes any special equipment used on the unit.

2. Keeps current on all point of care lab equipment.

3. Teaches parents care of premature babies/helps prepare for care at home.

4. Provides breastfeeding support to patients.

5. Manages all types of Neonatal admits.

6. Assists with car seat fit and challenges.

7. Assists with family infant CPR instruction.

8. Assists with neonatal transports.


Education: Associate's degree in nursing required; BSN preferred.

Experience: Previous acute care nursing experience preferred.

Licenses/Certificates/Registration: Washington State (DOH) Registered Nurse licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required.

Additional Certifications: Current NRP certification required (NICU). Current PALS certification preferred or must be obtained within 1 year of employment.

Additional Requirements: In addition to complying with the Virginia Mason Memorial Dress Code Policy, nursing staff working within NICU/Peds are required to remove all jewelry or watches from the elbow down when on shift for infection control purposes.

About Us:

Virginia Mason Memorial, part of the Virginia Mason Health System, is made up of a 226-bed hospital as well as 20+ primary care and specialty care practices/services. We are a nonprofit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for more than 60 years. We are seeking remarkable employees with a passion for patients and customer service to add to our growing team!

We offer a two-tier benefit plan including medical, dental, vision coverage, plus a generous 401K plan (with matching!), life insurance options, competitive compensation, an employee wellness clinic and leadership development and education.

Why do we do what we do? As the region's leading health care provider and Yakima's largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we can transform Yakima! Our vision is to "create healthy communities one person at a time." This means that each member of our award-winning team works to provide our patients, and their families, with the best medical and individual care possible. We work together to demonstrate our values of Respect, Accountability, Teamwork, Stewardship, and Innovation for everyone who walks through our doors, patients and coworkers alike. We would love to hear from you!

"Virginia Mason Memorial provides reasonable accommodations to assist qualified individuals in order to perform the essential duties/requirements their job requires. The description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements and serves as merely a summary rather than a complete listing of duties. Responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions may change as needs evolve. This job description does not constitute a contract as employment is at will."