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, Certified Nursing 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.
In accordance with House Bill 1155 (effective January 1, 2020), the following areas have clinical unpredictable needs and as a result will have a call obligation within their nursing positions: Apheresis, Cardiac Cath Lab, Dialysis, ECMO, Home Care Services, Imaging Services (including GI Procedures), Perioperative Services, and Transplant Coordinators.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Current Washington State RN License, or other current state license that the RN is required to work in.
- Current 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. ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above. 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.
- Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PEARS within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:
- Acute Care Float
- Apheresis Services
- Cancer Care Unit
- Hematology & Oncology Clinic
- Home Care Infusion Therapy (for employees hired prior to 3/16/2021, PEARS must be obtained by December 31, 2021)
- Medical Unit
- Psychiatric Unit
- Rehabilitation Unit
- Research nurses working in Cancer Care and CCTR
- Surgical Unit
- Urgent Care (all locations)
- Vascular Access Services
- Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain a Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Card from the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times:
- Acute Care Float (Nurse Travelers are exempt from this requirement)
- Cancer Care Unit
- Nurses working in the following areas are required to complete the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Research training within 6 months of employment, and subsequently maintain at all times while working in these areas.
- Cancer Care Unit
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