We're proud of the awards that recognize the quality of care we give our patients and families, and the supportive work environment we provide for our nurses and other health professionals.
Magnet Designation: Seattle Children's is the only children's hospital in the Northwest to receive Magnet Recognition. This honor is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), sponsor of the Magnet Recognition Program. In 2013 we received a four-year re-designation, following our original recognition in 2008 as a Magnet organization for excellence in nursing services. Magnet hospitals go through a rigorous re-designation process every four years.
Beacon Award for Excellence: Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) was granted the Beacon Award for Excellence in 2015 from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. For nurses, the Beacon award signifies a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover. Applicants are judged in the areas of leadership, appropriate staffing, use of evidence-based practices, outcome measurement, effective communication and a focus on learning and development of nursing staff.
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. 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. Assists in meeting Seattle Children's strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI), ART, etc.
Seattle Children's Values:
* Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
* Current RN experience working in a Pediatric ICU, Pediatric CICU or NICU setting is preferred. However, we will consider RNs with 2 years of adult ICU experience, adult medical surgical experience and or RN experience working with a pediatric population in a hospital setting.
* Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.
* Current Washington State RN License or ability to obtain before start date.
* At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support CPR for Healthcare Providers, or Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
* Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be required within the first 90 days after hire.
* As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for all ICU RN's 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.
* All Staff RN positions in the Critical Care Division (PICU, CICU, NICU and CCFP) require on-call hours. The amount and frequent of call hours may vary depending on department.
* Current PICU, CICU and or NICU experience preferred
* Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
* CCRN specialty certification
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