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Virginia Mason Memorial Registered Nurse (RN) - Moderate Sedation in Yakima, Washington

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.

We are looking for an RN to join our Moderate Sedation Team at Yakima Valley Memorial The Moderate Sedation RN provides patient-centered care by administering procedural moderate sedation for a variety of case types. The Moderate Sedation RN is an autonomous role in which you care for the patient from prep-op through discharge home. The Moderate Sedation RN works in a fast paced critical care environment that offers a unique variety of patient care opportunities.

RNs in Surgical Services at Yakima Valley Memorial enjoy support from a 24-hour Lift Team, 24-hour Respiratory Team, Pharmacy (24-hour med mixing), Social Workers and Chaplains so you can focus on providing the very best care to your patients.

ROLE SUMMARY The Moderate Sedation RN assists in procedures by providing moderate sedation for a variety of case types including, but not limited to: Gastroenterology, Radiology, Cardiology and Pulmonology.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, include: 1. Admits patients and reviews their charts per department standard processes in preparation for moderate sedation procedures. 2. Assists in procedures by administering moderate sedation medications and observing patients to achieve the optimal sedation level while maintaining patient safety. 3. Recovers patients following the procedure and delivers patient education upon discharge. 4. Is expected to work in all areas of Surgical Services as part of our global staffing model.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education: Associate's degree in Nursing required; BSN preferred. Experience: Previous acute care or moderate sedation experience preferred. License/Certification/Registration: Washington State DOH Registered Nursing licensure required. American Heart Association BLS required until certified in ACLS and PACLS. ACLS and PALS required within 60 days of hire. Additional Requirements: Call requirements with a 20-minute response time required for Part- and Full-Time staff members.


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.”