Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Nurse Observation Unit in Silverdale, Washington
Nurse Observation Unit
St Michael Medical Center
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Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Medical /Surgical Observation
Hours/Pay Period: 72
Requisition ID 2022-260844 Employment Type Full Time Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 0700-1930 Remote No Category Staff Nurse
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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits. We are a family of hospitals health care services and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.
We're proud to share that St Michael Medical Center was recognized among the Best Hospitals in Washington (https://engage.yourchi.org/OTM4LUhESC01NTIAAAGF5aeunntWzMKY7bZ8ec_h9MYx18FyGSvJ-1mzaPS0Jl93cdMgM2zN97f1TM2TwxqrF_nlEbg=) state by U.S. News & World Report.
Current Incentives for qualifying external Nurses with a 2 year commitment
Up to a $10,000 Sign on Bonus (prorated by FTE- min 0.6 FTE required); Lump sum payment within 30 days of start)
Up to $25,000 in Education Loan Forgiveness for qualifying loans
Up to a $10,000 RN Residency Completion Bonus for qualifying RN Residents
Relocation Assistance for experienced RNs
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 Time Off (PTO)
Flexible health spending accounts (FSA)
Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
Care@Work premium account 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
Commute Trip Reduction Program - Earn cash back for participation!
This new Medical Surgical Observation unit at St. Michael Medical Center is a 24/7 unit. We are a specialized, fast-paced, observation unit be comprised of 13 adult observation bays dedicated to responding to the needs of the patient who requires ongoing diagnostic testing or observation prior to discharge or admission. Our staff provide compassionate, high quality care that is respectful, patient and family-centered, safe and cost-efficient. Be a part of this newly formed inaugural team and be an owner in a new service provided at St. Michael!
Our nurses are adept at working with fast paced changes and coordinating care since stays are typically less than 24-48 hours in this unit. Despite the rapid patient turnover, nurses in this unit demonstrate their caring by quickly establishing a rapport with the patient and involving them in their own care. The staff experience the professional satisfaction that comes with making a difference every day for their patients. The patient population includes those experiencing chest pain, stroke, congestive heart failure exacerbation, uncontrolled hypertension, dehydration, and post-procedural recovery for cardiac catheterization and short stay surgery.
This job is responsible for providing a wide variety of professional nursing services which focus on the provision of quality patient care consistent with Franciscan Health System (FHS) standards/values, applicable regulatory requirements and scope of practice for the nursing profession. Work also includes developing, implementing and assessing the patient plan of care during time of stay in collaboration with physicians, interdisciplinary teams, and the patient/family. An incumbent is engaged in direct patient care, including assessing, planning, coordinating, evaluating and delegating work to members of the patient care team, and for providing education and consultation with patients, families, physicians and other staff members in implementing appropriate nursing interventions for optimal patient care.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing, BSN degree is preferred.
Minimum 6 months previous RN experience required.
One year of related work experience in an acute care setting is preferred.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse issued by the Washington State Board of Nursing.
Current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certification.
ACLS Required within 6 months of employment
Specialty certification, as appropriate to the assigned work unit, is strongly preferred.
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