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Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center - Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions.
UW Medical Center - Montlake has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Registered Nurse to join the CT Surgical Clinic team at UW Medicine Heart Institute. If you have the desire to help advocate for patients and families in this exciting subspecialty, are a compassionate nurse with a creative mind then this might be the role for you.
This position requires a highly organized nurse with exemplary communication and teaching skills, ability to multi-task and prioritizes in a fast-paced environment, and provides case management care to our large patient population; two years of cardiology (inpatient or outpatient) experience strongly preferred.
Under general direction, cardiothoracic clinic nurses provide patient care and coordination of services through assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of safe, therapeutic care.
SCHEDULE Full-time. Day shift.
RESPONSIBILITIES Demonstrate and document for assigned patients completion of:
Assessment and nursing diagnosis of patients;
Implementation of safe nursing care;
Evaluation of patient responses to nursing care;
Discharge and transfer planning;
Admission, discharge and transfer processes;
Direct patients, families, visitors and staff members in emergencies and complex situations;
Initiate and evaluate overall care plan; involve patients and their families in care planning; initiate consultations and/or referrals and discharge planning;
Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing clinical duties and evaluate own practice in relation to these;
Participate in the Quality Assurance program by identifying areas for investigation; assist in data collection, monitoring, and the development and implementation of corrective actions for the unit;
Contribute to the establishment and implementation of goals for the unit through staff meetings and other activities;
Collaborate with other team members to assure continuity of patient care and to meet patient care needs.
Provide assistance and direction to new employees, supplemental, professional, agency, per diem and ancillary staff, and students following an established learning plan for a designated shift;
May serve as the unit charge nurse for assigned shift;
May act as a preceptor for new graduates or experienced employees by assessing learning needs, developing, implementing and monitoring the learning plan, and evaluating the learner's progress;
May act as a clinical resource to health care team members in identification and resolution of patient care problems to enhance effectiveness of the unit;
May initiate nursing rounds; conduct formal or informal inservices; present components of organization-wide educational offerings;
May develop clinical procedures based on changing technology, new research, and experience with patients in the specialty;
May develop educational or clinical projects for specified patient groups;
May initiate, collaborate, and/or assist in research projects to enhance the delivery of patient care.
May function as a primary nurse in delivery of patient care.
Perform related duties as required
REQUIREMENTS Requires at least two years of cardiology experience (inpatient or outpatient). BLS/CPR certification required.
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
DESIRED BSN strongly preferred.
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