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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health RN Special Care Nursery in Seattle, Washington

RN Special Care Nursery

Seattle, Washington

Virginia Mason Medical Center

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  • Employment Type: Per Diem

  • Department: VM Birth Center - IP Obstetrics

  • Hours/Pay Period: 0

Requisition ID 220770 Employment Type Per Diem Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Night Weekly Schedule 7p-7a Category Staff Nurse

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Virginia Mason is seeking experienced Special Care Nursery and Postpartum RNs for our new state-of-the-art Birth Center.

The 20,000 square-foot birth center will combine CHI Franciscan’s regional leadership in personalized obstetric care with Virginia Mason’s focus on quality and innovation.

The new Birth Center will include:

  • 6 post- partum beds; 3 labor and delivery rooms; 2 bay OB triage area with 1-2 ORs, and5 Level II Nursery Beds; plus an option for patients to access a labor tub, and have a water birth. This department will also have a unique design that will allow for some Level II SCN neonates to be cared for in the postpartum room with their parents.

  • Family provided doulas will be welcome and unit will accommodate presence of siblings.

Inthis position you will be responsible for serving as the primary Registered Nurse delivering care to women who are admitted to the Family Birth Center and their newborn children. This patient population may include low-risk and high-risk pregnancies.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Cares for the post-surgical patient.

  • Provides care to the High-Risk postpartum patient.

  • Performs a systematic and thorough physical assessment based upon knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate.

  • Performs a systematic and thorough assessment based upon knowledge of adaptation to extrauterine life.

  • Identifies the neonate at risk for complications and provides appropriate care.

  • Develops care plans and cares for the normal term newborn and medically fragile neonate.

  • Stabilizes and transports critically ill neonates as part of an interdisciplinary team to a higher level of care when appropriate


  • A current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License.

  • At least 6 months experience working in a Special Care Nursery/NICU and Postpartum environment.

  • Must be willing to float between Special Care Nursery and Postpartum.

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification completion within 3 months of date of hire

  • National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification Mother/Baby Unit (MBU) or,National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification high or low risk NICU preferred

  • CPR certification required every two years or as specified by the work.

  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

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