Virginia Mason Franciscan Health RN - Critical Care in Seattle, Washington
RN - Critical Care
Virginia Mason Medical Center
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Employment Type: Part Time
Department: ICU/Med Surg
Hours/Pay Period: 72
Requisition ID 2022-259850 Employment Type Part Time Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Night Weekly Schedule (3) 12-hr shifts/week, rotates weekends. shift start 7pm Remote No Category ICU Nurse
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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state; CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.
We are offering a sign-on bonus of $25,000 for experienced ICU RNs with at least one year of experience! We also offer a generous relocation bonus.
Virginia Mason Medical Center has been recognized among the Best Hospitals in Washington state by U.S. News & World Report.
As an VMFH ICU Nurse in our Level 1 Stroke and Cardiac Center, you'll monitor the highest acuity level of patients following extensive injury, surgery, or life-threatening disease. We are specifically looking for RNs with current Open-Heart Surgery Recovery experience (immediate post-operative).
Overall responsibilities in our 28-bed Intensive Care Unit: Manage complex patients requiring open heart & neurological surgery, neuro and cardiac interventional treatments, ventilator support, mechanical circulatory support, such as IABP, Impella & ECMO, CRRT, and other devices as necessary. - Assesses, plans, and implements nursing care while ensuring patient comfort - Anticipates, identifies, and responds to informational and emotional needs of patients and families – Guides and directs healthcare personnel (i.e. Patient Care Technicians) in caring for patients - Maintains knowledge of equipment setup, maintenance, and use (i.e. IV pumps, monitoring equipment, and drainage devices)
Utilizes safeguards such as IV pump drug library and monitor alarms with necessary - Initiates emergency support measures (i.e. cardiopulmonary resuscitation, protecting patient from injury.
You'll begin each shift with a brief 5-minute team huddle, receive report from the off-going shift. You'll provide continued care and perform procedures as detailed in the care plan. This could mean assisting a physician with a chest tube or central line, providing wound care, ensuring patients MRI or CT, or administering medications. You will also participate in interdisciplinary team rounds daily.
To thrive in this role, you'll heavily depend on your ability to multitask and react quickly to various situations. You'll clinically care for your patients- remaining focused and attentive as you continuously monitor your patients throughout your shift. You also serve as their advocate- supporting their best interests when they cannot. However, it's your sound judgment during critical moments that will ensure your success.
About Us: Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is a 336-bednon-profit teaching facilityproviding quality health care to patients and communities in and around Seattle Washington. We are part of CommonSpirit Health which operates 137 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites across 21 states making our services accessible to nearly 1 in 4 U.S. residents. If you are committed to social justice, health equity, and prepared to deliver care in new, innovative ways, you belong with us. We deliver inspired people to do meaningful work.
As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits:
Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans
Flexible health spending accounts: DCFSA and FSA
Health Savings Account - (HSA) for use with the high deductible health plan
Short- and long-term disability programs
Employer paid life insurance
401a and 403b retirement programs
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Bright Horizons programs for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft
Nursing Degree from an accredited school of nursing.
One (1) or more years of experience in critical care strongly preferred
Active Registered Nurse license in good standing with the WA. Board of Nursing
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) will be required within your first 90 days
Certified Critical Care Nurse (CCRN) preferred.
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