We have an outstanding opportunity for a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our team at University of Washington Medical Center. The Psych CNS:Provides psychiatric support services to patients/families and nursing staff. Participates in the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patients and families experiencing difficulty coping with the stress of illness.Collaborates with the attending MD, PCP, and nursing staff to insure coordination and continuity of care. Attends appropriate clinical meetings to serve as a resource for staff and providers. Provides patient and/or family with mental health education, counseling and referrals to other health professionals. Participates as a key member of the interdisciplinary team through the development of collaborative and innovative practices and evaluation of patient care outcomes. Evaluates quality outcomes for UWMC through participation in the development of quality indicators including compliance with restraint standards and practice.Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. Position is 100%, days. Requires WA RN license. Master's degree plus 4-5 years of inpatient psychiatric nursing experience. Proven excellence working in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment. Effective communication skills, interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and clinical expertise in the care of patients/families experiencing difficulty coping with illness and hospitalization. Experience in needs assessments, developing and providing formal and informal staff education, and program evaluation desired.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.