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Seattle Children's Hospital Resident Nurse - RN - Residency Program (February 2024 Cohort) in Seattle, Washington

Join us as part of Seattle Children’s one-year RN Residency program!

A Nurse Resident is a registered staff nurse who has worked less than one year and has been hired into the Residency Program. In addition to the duties and responsibilities described in the Job Summary, the Nurse Resident will participate in didactic training, leadership development, mentoring, and teamwork to support transition into practice.

Through direct mentorship and shadow experiences, as a Nurse Resident you will engage your pediatric curriculum and patient care orientation to help you develop into a pediatric nurse. We invite you to apply to our next cohort that begins on Monday, February 5, 2024!

The RN Residency Program is one year in length and focuses on preparing each new graduate for their role as a pediatric nurse.

Seattle Children’s Nurse Residency Program strives to:

  • Build competency in the application of pediatric nursing knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors at Seattle Children's.

  • Support professional well-being throughout the transition into pediatric nursing practice.

  • Promote professional development, an ongoing spirit of clinical inquiry and integration of evidence-based practice.

  • Foster peer collaboration, interdisciplinary team-work and organizational connection.

Program components:

As a new graduate nurse at Seattle Children’s, your transition into nursing practice will include:

  • Pediatric curriculum that includes various learning modalities

  • Patient care orientation with a nurse preceptor

  • Participation in an evidence-based project under the guidance of an experienced nurse leader

  • Evaluation of new graduate nurse competency

  • Ongoing support by nursing leaders

  • Mentorship by an experienced nurse

Check out this brief YouTube video about our RN Residency Program!

The following departments are hiring:

  • Acute Care Float Pool (ACFP)

  • Cancer & Blood Disorders Center Inpatient (CBDC) - No longer taking additional candidates for interviews with our February 2024 cohort.

  • Emergency Department - No longer taking additional candidates for interviews with our February 2024 cohort.

  • Medical F3

  • Medical R4

  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU)

  • Rehabilitation Unit

  • Surgical RC5/FB8

  • Surgical R6

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - No longer taking additional candidates for interviews with our February 2024 cohort.

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - No longer taking additional candidates for interviews with our February 2024 cohort.

Please Note:

  • Most departments will have full-time positions available (36-40 hours per week).

  • Available shifts will vary depending on department. We have the following shifts available: night shift, evening shift, day shift, day/evening and day/night rotating shifts.

You will be able to select your top two departments in the application. You will also be asked to explain why you are interested in those departments. We encourage you to review our RN Residency website for information about our program components, eligibility requirements and placement areas (unit descriptions) before applying. Nurse Residency Program - Seattle Children's (

Job Description:

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. Responsible for providing safe, family centered patient care. Using the Nursing Care Process, 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. Nurses may be required to provide supervision and delegation of tasks to Nurse Technicians, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Medical Assistants, and others as defined by the State Administrative Code.

Required Credentials:

  • Current Washington State RN License, or other current state license that the RN is required to work in.

  • 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 be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers. ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position.

  • Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PEARS within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:

  • Acute Care Float

  • Cancer Care Unit

  • Medical Unit

  • Psychiatric Unit

  • Rehabilitation Unit

  • Surgical Unit

  • New graduate nurses in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PALS within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • Emergency Department

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain a Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Card from the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:

  • Acute Care Float

  • Cancer Care Unit

  • Hematology/Oncology

  • Nurses working in the Psychiatric Unit and Child Psych Consultation are required to obtain Safety Care Certification (internal training) within 3 months of hire. The Safety Care training must be current at all times, i.e. annual training completed prior to the expiration date.

  • As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for nurses performing moderately complex point of care testing, a copy of a diploma or transcript of the highest level of academic achievement to be on record with Human Resources upon hire. For personnel trained outside of the U.S., records of diploma/transcript must provide documented equivalency evaluation by a foreign credentialing agency.

$46.21 - $46.21 /hr

$96,116.80 - $96,116.80 /yr

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.

The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW

Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s –- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country.

In 2022, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children’s among the nation’s best children’s hospitals – for the 30th year in a row. For more than a decade, Seattle Children’s has been nationally ranked in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report. We are honored to be the top-ranked pediatric hospital in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America’s best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it’s delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.

External Job Title: Resident Nurse - RN - Residency Program (February 2024 Cohort)

Job ID / Requisition Number: 2023-50925

FTE/Hours per pay period: 0.9 FTE (72 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)

Name: Pediatric Residency Program

Shift: Day/Evening/Night Shift

Street: 4800 Sand Point Way NE

Post End Date: 11/1/2023