• Resident Nurse: RN Residency Program -Various Depts, shifts and hours available

    Job ID 2018-29535
    Area of Interest
    Nursing - Contract
    Location Name
    Hospital Main Campus
    FTE/Hours per pay period
    0.9 FTE (72 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
    Work Status
    Residency Program
    Day/Evening/Night Shift
  • Overview


    Please read the following information carefully.

    The next RN Residency Cohort will start on Monday, March 4th, 2019 

    All candidates who are selected for an interview will need to be available for the in-person interview day held on Wednesday, December 19th, 2018.   We only have one interview day available.

    For the March 2019 Cohort, the following departments will be hiring Resident RNs:

    • Medical Unit  (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Surgical Unit  (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Cancer Care Unit  (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Rehabilitation Unit  (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Unit  (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Acute Care Float Pool (ACFP)  (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Infusion Services (Acute Care Interview Track)
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  (Critical Care Interview Track)
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) (Critical Care Interview Track)
    • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) (Critical Care Interview Track)
    • Emergency Department Unit (ED) (Critical Care Interview Track)


    Some departments may offer a short job shadow opportunity. This would take place on December 18th (the day before the interview). 
    Some departments may only have part-time positions available (24-32 hours per week)
    Some departments will have more full-time positions available (36 hours per week)
    Shifts available will vary depending on department. We have the following shifts available: night shift, evening shift and day/night rotating shifts.


    Our application process:  Please follow these steps carefully.  

    Apply online to this job posting by uploading a cover letter, updated resume and complete the Seattle Children's employment application.  Be sure to include detailed information on resume regarding clinical rotations and/or senior practicum rotation (how many hours in each clinical rotation and department types).   

    The candidate will be prompted to complete an automated questionnaire during the application process.  The questionnaire will ask the candidate to rank their top three department choices, in order. See the department choices above.  In addition, the candidate will be asked to select in which Interview Track they feel they are best qualified for (Acute Care Interview Track or Critical Care Interview Track). 

    Candidates may select only one interview track.


    The two (2) interview tracks available are:

    (1) Critical Care Interview Track: for candidates interested in the following departments: NICU, PICU, CICU, or ED.
    (2) Acute Care Interview Track: for candidates interested in the following departments-
    Medical Unit, Surgical Unit, Infusion Services, Cancer Care Unit, Rehabilitation Unit, Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Unit or Acute Care Float Pool (ACFP). 

    If a candidate ranks departments in both the acute care and critical care interview tracks, we will place the candidate into the interview track of their "top-ranked" unit.  Again, candidates will only be able to interview in one of the interview tracks.


    Job Description:

    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. Nurses 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. Nurses assist in meeting Seattle Children's strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Improvement and Innovation (CII), Accountability, Respect and Teamwork (ART), etc.


    A Nurse Resident is a registered staff nurse who has worked less than one year and has been hired into the Residency Program. In addition to the duties and responsibilities described in the Job Summary, the Nurse Resident will participate in didactic training, leadership development, mentoring, and teamwork to support transition into practice. More information can be found on the website about our residency program. 



    Required Credentials:

    • BSN or higher degree required (transcripts and/or diploma will be required during onboarding)
    • Washington State RN license must be current and active no later than Friday, February 22nd, 2019 in order to be considered for the March 4th, 2019 start date.


    ***Please note: 
    If you won't have an ACTIVE Washington State RN license by this date (see above), consider applying to one of our future RN Residency Cohorts.  Please see the website for details on the next cohort. We generally offer three (3) RN Residency cohorts per year (March, August and October).  The job listing for each future cohort, will be posted on the Seattle Children's website approximately 12-14 weeks BEFORE the start date. 


    At time of hire:

    • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.

    As a condition of employment:

    • All Nurse Resident RN positions require an on-call component. Frequency is variable depending on department requirements.
    • BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses unless specifically noted below. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
    • PEARS may be required depending on department.
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is required for all Resident nurses in the following areas and you will have up to 6 months to obtain PALS if required by department. PALS is required for Resident Nurses in the following areas: Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU), Recovery Room (PACU) and the Operating Room (OR).
    • Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Card from the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is required within 180 days of employment for nurses working in the following departments:  Acute Care Float Pool, Cancer Care, and Hematology/Oncology departments and must be maintained at all times. Training classes are provided by Seattle Children's as needed.
    • As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for 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.


    • Clinical experience working with pediatric population


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