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Harborview Medical Center’s 7MB- Surgical Specialties Clinic has an outstanding opportunity for an 80% FTE (32 hours per week, 4 days per week). The clinic business days are Monday thru Friday, Day shift, Registered Nurse (RN2).
The 7MB- Surgical Specialties RN at Harborview utilizes clinic specific nursing process for the broad spectrum of patients seen in the Surgical clinics including Urology, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, GI, Respiratory Disease clinic, Hematology/Oncology, Liver Clinic, Medical Operative Clinic, Hypertension clinic, and Palliative services.
The RN2 with the Surgical Specialties clinic will be responsible for: • Provides pre-assessment evaluation/intake assessments for patients seen in the multi-service, multi-specialty clinics. • Responsible for point of care procedures used in Surgical Specialties clinics. • Responsible for peripheral and central catheter care, including insertion of peripheral catheters, monitoring and maintenance of peripheral IV lines, and central lines including Hickman, port-a-cath, groshon catheters, chemotherapy and blood infusions. Procedure will be done according to HMC Policies and Procedures. • Demonstrates proper sterile technique for the set-up and breakdown of all minor surgery procedures done in the Surgery clinics, wound care, including suture/staple removal and steri-stripping. • Demonstrates proper sterile/clean technique for all procedures including placement and removal of foley catheters, colostomy care, blood draws (simple and complex), IV and IM, SQ injections • Responsible for the discharge and collaborative planning for discharge of patients from the Specialty clinics. • Collaborates with the multi-disciplinary services to provide a continuum of care for the patient. • Demonstrates ability to assess, assist in quad coughing, transfer, weights, emergency treatment for dysreflexia and other procedures routinely performed with Spinal Cord Injury and brain injured patients. • Demonstrates ability to assess patients being treated for vascular compromise and neuropathies of peripheral extremities. • Facilitates continuity of care across the continuum of care.
SCHEDULE: Position is 80% FTE (32 hours per week), Day shift (days of the week could be Monday-Thursday and hours such as 8:30-5:00).
LOCATION: Harborview Medical Center's 7MB- Surgical Specialties Clinic (First Hill Campus)
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Current license in the state of Washington At least 2 years experience in an inpatient unit
STRONGLY DESIRED: Previous experience in an ambulatory setting Previous experience with telephone triage, symptom management Previous experience with phlebotomy, EKG
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS: An active Registered Nurse license in Washington State.
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