As an integral member of the health care team, the Charge RN functions within the scope of practice as defined by the State and the ANA Scope and Standards for Pediatric Nursing Practice. Responsible for the planning, organization and delivery of safe and timely patient and family care for all patients on the unit during each shift or for providing safe direct patient care. Applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients and families of all ages. Applies the nursing process to the oversight and coordination of patient care for entire unit patient population during assigned shift. Assists in meeting Seattle Children’s strategic plans 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; BSN preferred.
- Minimum one year nursing experience is required. Preference will be given to those with current experience in the area hiring e.g.: Peri Operative Services, PICU etc. and in pediatrics.
- 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.
- As a condition of employment: With the exception of designated Ambulatory Care, Consulting Nurses, and the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (IPU), all Charge Nurses are required to successfully obtain PEARS within 6 months of employment, unless the position is located within one of the departments requiring PALS, as listed below. Current PEARS is to be maintained at all times.
- Nurses working in the Psychiatric Unit and Child Psych Consultation are required to obtain Safety Care Certification (internal training) within 3 months of hire. The Safety Care training must be current at all times, i.e. annual training completed prior to the expiration date.
- As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for nurses 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. For personnel trained outside of the U.S., records of diploma/transcript must provide documented equivalency evaluation by a foreign credentialing agency.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
- More than one year Pediatric health care nursing experience.
This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.
Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.
This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.
Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.
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