Nov 29, 2021

RN - General Surgical

  • Swedish
  • Issaquah, WA, USA
Full-time General Nursing

Job Description

Description:

10,000 Sign-On Bonus (Externals Only) and Relocation Available

Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Staff Registered Nurse (RN) (0.9 FTE, Night Shift) to work in General Surgical

Department at Swedish Issaquah Main Building in Issaquah, 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.

In this position you will:

- Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate patient’s care to achieve patient goals and to optimize outcomes.

- Effectively advocate for ethical and holistic care to promote the autonomy, dignity, rights, values and beliefs of those we

serve.

- Foster a learning environment for patient/families, nursing, and other members of the healthcare team including

students.

- Align practice with safety and quality.

- Be accountable for safety, identify and correct problems.

- Engage in ongoing professional development; promote a culture of inquiry that explores, integrates and disseminates

research and evidence based practice.

- Lead and coordinate teams, delegate, coordinate care and collaborate with others as equal members of the interprofessional care team to integrate nursing knowledge.

We are seeking a RN - General Surgical

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The job duties listed are essential functions of the position. However, other duties may be assigned, and may also be considered essential functions of the position.

The caregiver must be sufficiently fluent in the English language to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position. The degree of fluency required will vary depending upon the nature of the position.

Caregivers are expected to honor the Mission, Values, Vision and Promise and adhere to the Code of Conduct, policies and standards of their organization.

For direct patient care roles: Performs and maintains currency of essential competencies as required by specific area of hire and populations served.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

Required/Preferred Education Level Major/Area of Study And/Or

Required Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire.

Required Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in Nursing or higher within 6 years of hire. Or equivalent educ/experience

Preferred Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in nursing upon hire.

Education/Experience Equivalencies

o A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN.

o 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.

EXPERIENCE

Required/Preferred Minimum Experience Details

Required 1 year Acute care experience working with the patient population similar to department of hire or completion of the specialty residency located at that facility.

JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES

o Able to read, write, understand and communicate in English to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position

o Proficiency with Information Technology; such as electronic health records, communications systems, computers and equipment necessary to perform essential functions of the position.

o Skilled to work with a wide range of staff as part of an interdisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, and ancillary staff.

o Ability to use independent, critical judgment in all aspects

In this position you will:

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications this position include:

Education:

Nursing degree/diploma required upon hire.

Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in Nursing or higher within 6 years of hire. Or equivalent educ/experience

License/Certification:

o 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.

o Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

o National Certification in area of specialty is preferred, unless otherwise indicated.

o Please refer to the '

Experience:

1 year 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 for this position include:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in nursing upon hire.

Education/Experience Equivalencies

o A RN with 20 years of RN experience will not be required to obtain a BSN.

o 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.

License/Certification:

o 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.

o Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

o National Certification in area of specialty is preferred, unless otherwise indicated.

o Please refer to the '

Experience:

About the Issaquah Campus:

With advances in technology, an environmentally friendly design and new hospital infrastructure, the campus is designed

to be different. The new campus provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services including oncology,

cardiac care, obstetrics, pediatric specialty care, emergency services, primary care and a host of other medical and

surgical services and specialists.

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: Full-time

Shift: Night

Job Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing

Location: Washington-Issaquah

Work Locations: Issaquah Main Bldg (WA171) 751 Ne Blakely Dr Issaquah, 98029

Req ID: 311735