JOB OVERVIEW: The staff RN is a licensed professional who assumes responsibility and accountability for a group of patients for a designated time frame. This individual provides safe, quality care to these patients utilizing the nursing process as the basis for clinical practice. AREA OF ASSIGNMENT: Post Anesthesia Recovery HOURS OF WORK: M-F 930a-6p, weekend shifts/on call rotation
RESPONSIBLE TO: Manager/Supervisor UNIQUE PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS, ENVIRONMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to provide safe patient handling as defined in VMC’s Safe Patient Handling guidelines and policies to safely and appropriately transfer or move patients (or objects) of varying abilities, weights, and amounts of staff assistance. Must be able to lift from the floor to overhead levels and carry items at waist level weight up to 40 pounds. Requires ability to participate in team lifting. Must be able to operate patient lifting equipment and patient handling devices accurately and safely. Requires the ability to stoop, bend, reach, crouch, and squat. Requires standing and walking for extensive periods of time as required for patient care, moving patients or supplies to other units, hourly rounding, bedside shift report and other nursing duties. Requires full body range of motion including ability to reach from floor to overhead levels, manual and finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Requires corrected vision, hearing to normal range, and ability to distinguish colors.
CLINICAL PARTNER ADDENDUM - Registered Nurse Unit Specific Requirements Post Anesthesia Recovery ACLS, PALS within 3 months of hire Current PACU or ICU experience
PREREQUISITES: BSN preferred. Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Washington. At least, six months experience as a PACU registered nurse. AHA BLS for healthcare providers required. Successful completion of the pre-hire WorkSteps evaluation for RNs.
Internal Number: 2018-0813
About UW Medicine / Valley Medical Center
Valley Medical Center is the largest nonprofit hospital between Seattle and Tacoma, serving over 600,000 residents. Located in Renton, Washington, VMC offers medical, surgical and 24-hour emergency care as a Level III Trauma Center. VMC is a regional resource with recognized medical specialties in joint replacement and orthopedics, neuroscience, stroke and spine, sleep medicine, and childbirth and neonatal care, and provides specialized heart and vascular, and cancer treatment