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Req #: 175726
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Northwest
Job Location Detail: UW Medical Center- NORTHWEST CAMPUS OPERATING ROOM 
Posting Date: 04/07/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $32.44 - $60.79 Per Hour 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, were also one of the safest places to get care among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a FIRST SHIFT, TEMPORARY/HOURLY, REGISTERED NURSE in the Operating Room.  The Registered Nurse is a licensed practitioner who uses the nursing process to provide patient care.  This includes exercising independent nursing judgment in managing the care of patients with complex health problem(s) and collaborating with patient, family and other healthcare providers/disciplines to optimize the patients return to health and promote independence in self-care.  Supervises and coordinates the work of ancillary healthcare personnel.

  • Develops a written plan of care including measurable expected outcomes, monitors and evaluates the patients responses, documents interventions, evaluates progress, and revises the plan of care as necessary
  • Provides safe, therapeutic, cost-effective patient care
  • Provides direct patient care to an assigned group of patients
  • Administers medications, starts IVs, performs bedside tests, procedures, and treatments
  • Collects, records, and analyzes assessment data such as patient health data, diagnoses, responses and problems, vital signs, imaging and lab results, etc
  • Demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of infection/exposure control plans, medication safety, safe lifting techniques, and personal protective equipment
  • Manages and maintains equipment in the patient care environment
  • Consults, coordinates, and collaborates effectively with patients, family members, and other members of the health care team
  • Seeks to continually increase skills and knowledge in nursing practice 
  • Maintains compliance with all mandatory requirements
  • Coordinates patient flow for assigned patients, delegates appropriately, including monitoring and follow through
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of ancillary healthcare personnel

  • Requirements
  • Current unrestricted WA license
  • Completion of an accredited school of nursing program
  • Minimum of three months of prior RN experience

  • BSN preferred


  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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