Dec 23, 2021

COVID Relief - Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Virginia Mason Memorial
  • Yakima, WA, USA
General Nursing

Job Description

All staff members at Yakima Valley Memorial must be in compliance with the Vaccination Policy, which includes the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccine, by their first day of employment.


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.


    1. Collects and analyzes pertinent objective and subjective data related to the health status of the patient/client, including biological, psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, and age-specific determinates of health.
    2. Plans, implements, and documents plan of care involving family, demonstrating respect for patient rights. Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality; is compliant with HIPAA.
    3. Advocates for patient/family.
    4. Honors, respects patient/family cultural beliefs and incorporates into plan of care.
    5. Communicates plan of care to members of the healthcare team.
    6. Delegates selected nursing functions to others in accordance with their education, credentials and demonstrated competence.
    7. Evaluates and revises plan of care to address physician/clinical issues.
    8. Identifies care concerns and communicates with appropriate individuals or departments to ensure resolution.
    9. Knows responsibility/role during all Emergency Codes and Red Rules.
    10. Maintains current clinical knowledge and volunteers to share/present information to staff.
    11. Maintains competency on all computer systems/software utilized for completion of role responsibilities.
    12. Initiates/participates in performance improvement activities.
    13. Uses critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care.
    14. Demonstrates Memorial’s expectation for customer service.
    15. Demonstrates inter/intradepartmental teamwork.
    16. Demonstrates flexibility within the RN role.


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 until certified in ACLS. ACLS required within one year of hire (if applicable).


Yakima Valley Memorial (YVM) is a 256-bed acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital that has served Central Washington's Yakima Valley for 70 years. YVM also includes a multispecialty team of more than 300 physicians and 20+ primary care and specialty care locations. Specialty care services include cardiac care, a continuum of cancer care, hospice care, and advanced services for children with special health care needs.

We offer a comprehensive benefit plan including medical, dental, and vision coverage; plus we have a generous 401K plan (with an employer contribution!), competitive compensation, and a diverse workforce that is passionate about patient care. At YVM, we know the best care is provided by employees who are well-supported.

As the region’s leading health care provider and Yakima’s largest employer, we believe that by improving health, we will transform Yakima! Our vision at YVM is creating healthy communities one person at a time. With such an important goal, 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!

“Yakima Valley 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.”