University of Washington REGISTERED NURSE - ADULT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT (PER DIEM, NIGHTS) in Seattle, Washington
Req #: 193173
Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER - NW - ADULT PSYCHIATRIC UNIT
Posting Date: 07/27/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: $34.30 - $64.17 per hour
Shift: Night Shift
Notes: This position is temporary and can be renewed each year. To view the UW definition of temporary, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/policies/temporary-employment-program/)
A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), 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 Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country. UW Medical Center – Northwest is a full-service medical center based in North Seattle. We are a non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 2,000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle. Teamwork. Community. Opportunity. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/uw-medical-center-northwest) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced per diem (0% FTE, variable hours per week), night shift REGISTERED NURSE to join our inpatient Adult Psychiatric Unit. Our Adult Psychiatric Unit focuses on adults aged 18 and up, providing behavioral health care for individuals with depression, anxiety, dementia, psychosis, and psychiatric comorbidities. Our unit specializes in treatment plans, medication management, and counseling services such as occupational and recreational therapy, cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapy, medication stabilization, and guidance on relaxation and sleep techniques. We treat voluntary and involuntary patients alike and have 27 beds available for intake. This is an excellent opportunity to join a team that aims to increase positive coping skills for a diverse patient population. SCHEDULE The Registered Nurse will work night shifts, 12 hours per shift, variable hours per week. RESPONSIBILITIES As a Registered Nurse, you will work collaboratively as part of a professional medical team that includes doctors, social workers, care managers and therapists. You will work to restore the patients’ health by following evidence-based nursing practices and managing complex health issues. The Registered Nurse will identify care needs and monitor and administer medications and intravenous infusions to help optimize the patient’s recovery to health. REQUIREMENTS
2 years of current or recent nursing experience, preferably in behavioral health
BLS LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
An active Registered Nurse license in the State of Washington DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Certified in mental health or psychiatric nursing 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.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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