Registered Nurse 2 (E S WSNA) Device Clinic Responsible for providing professional Nursing care in the analysis of data for patients with implantable cardiac devices including pacemakers, defibrillators and loop devices, following established standards and practices. The Registered Nurse will be able to demonstrate the professional nursing skills to evaluate patients with arrhythmias and the skills to evaluate patients with cardiac rhythm management devices as well as the ability to program settings and troubleshoot in collaboration with electrophysiology specialists. This nurse must have knowledge of various manufacturers and models of these devices and their functions. They must have the ability to acquire, maintain and integrate new technologies as they evolve. Performs interrogation, evaluation, and reprogramming of all manufacturers' models of cardiac rhythm management devices. Reviews remote, trans-telephonic, and in-office evaluations and completes documentation according to protocols. Provides patient and family education with appropriate documentation. Supports the principles and derived technology-based interventions and therapies in cardiac pacing, defibrillation, and electrophysiology to provide and facilitate the provision of safe, optimal patient care.
As a teaching hospital and research center, we're deeply committed to the enhancement of care for our patients-as well as the professional growth of our staff. As a testament to this commitment, we're proud to be recognized with Magnet Hospital status by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In fact, we were the first hospital to receive this designation. We're also consistently named one of the nation's best hospitals as reported by U.S. News and World Report.
Such national recognition attests to our commitment to high-quality care, and to the outstanding professionalism and skill that exists at UWMC. As a registered nurse (RN), you can be a part of this highly skilled team, working within a culture that is both innovative and collaborative. Here, you will work in tandem with physicians and other health care practitioners to provide superior, award-winning nursing care. In short, you will not only follow best practice, you will create it!
Demonstrate and document for assigned patients completion of:
1. Assessment and nursing diagnosis of patients; 2. Care planning; 3. Implementation of safe nursing care; 4. Evaluation of patient responses to nursing care; 5. Patient teaching; 6. Patient advocacy; 7. Discharge and transfer planning; 8. Admission, discharge and transfer processes;
Direct patients, families, visitors and staff members in emergencies and complex situations;
Initiate and evaluate overall care plan; involve patients and their families in care planning; initiate consultations and/or referrals and discharge planning;
Apply appropriate policies, procedures, protocols, and standards of practice in performing clinical duties and evaluate own practice in relation to these;
Participate in the Quality Assurance program by identifying areas for investigation; assist in data collection, monitoring, and the development and implementation of corrective actions for the unit;
Contribute to the establishment and implementation of goals for the unit through staff meetings and other activities;
Collaborate with other team members to assure continuity of patient care and to meet patient care needs.
Provide assistance and direction to new employees, supplemental, professional, agency, per diem and ancillary staff, and students following an established learning plan for a designated shift;
May serve as the unit charge nurse for assigned shift;
May act as a preceptor for new graduates or experienced employees by assessing learning needs, developing, implementing and monitoring the learning plan, and evaluating the learner's progress;
May act as a clinical resource to health care team members in identification and resolution of patient care problems to enhance effectiveness of the unit;
May initiate nursing rounds; conduct formal or informal inservices; present components of organization-wide educational offerings;
May develop clinical procedures based on changing technology, new research, and experience with patients in the specialty;
May develop educational or clinical projects for specified patient groups;
May initiate, collaborate, and/or assist in research projects to enhance the delivery of patient care.
May function as a primary nurse in delivery of patient care.
Perform related duties as required.
Requirements: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington, current BLS, one year critical care experience. BSN strongly preferred.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.