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Baylor Shift - Special Care Nurse/Postpartum

Seattle, Washington

Virginia Mason Medical Center


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  • Employment Type: Part Time
  • Department: Labor And Delivery Services
  • Hours/Pay Period: 48
Requisition ID 2022-263054 Employment Type Part Time Hours/Pay Period 48 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Sunday - Saturday 7:00AM - 7:30PM Remote No Category Labor and Delivery Nursing
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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health brings together two award winning health systems in Washington state. CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason. As one integrated health system with the most patient access points in western Washington our team includes 18,000 staff and nearly 5,000 employed physicians and affiliated providers. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health you will find the safest and highest quality of care provided by our expert, compassionate medical care team at 11 hospitals and nearly 300 sites throughout the greater Puget Sound region.


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Virginia Mason Franciscan Health is seeking experienced Postpartum and Labor & Delivery RNs for our new state-of-the-art Birth Center, located on the Virginia Mason Seattle campus. The 20,000 square-foot birth center is located at the Floyd & Delores Jones Pavilion on Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. Located on the 16th floor, the facility offers panoramic views of the city, the mountains and Puget Sound. The Birth Center will include: - 6 post- partum beds; 3 labor and delivery rooms; 2 bay OB triage area with 1-2 ORs, and 5 Level II Nursery Beds; plus an option for patients to access a labor tub, and have a water birth. This department will also have a unique design that will allow for some Level II SCN neonates to be cared for in the postpartum room with their parents.

Family provided doulas will be welcome and unit will accommodate presence of siblings. In this position you will be responsible for serving as the primary Registered Nurse delivering care to women who are admitted to the Family Birth Center and their newborn children. This patient population may include low-risk and high-risk pregnancies.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: 

  • Cares for the post-surgical patient. Provides care to the High-Risk postpartum patient.
  • Performs a systematic and thorough physical assessment based upon knowledge of the normal and abnormal physiology and pathophysiology of the neonate.
  • Performs a systematic and thorough assessment based upon knowledge of adaptation to extrauterine life. 
  • Identifies the neonate at risk for complications and provides appropriate care. 
  • Develops care plans and cares for the normal term newborn and medically fragile neonate. 
  • Stabilizes and transports critically ill neonates as part of an interdisciplinary team to a higher level of care when appropriate
  •  As a part of our organization, we currently offer the following additional benefits: 

    Competitive starting wages (DOE) and training to grow within the company

    - Paid holidays, vacation and sick time

    - Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance plans 

    - Flexible health spending accounts: DCFSA and FSA  

    - Health Savings Account - (HSA) for use with the high deductible health plan

    - Short and long term disability programs

    - Employer paid life insurance

    - 401a and 403b retirement programs

    - Tuition Assistance for career growth and development

    - Bright Horizons programs for additional support with children, pets, dependent adults, and household needs

    - Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family

    - Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identify Theft

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We require:

  • A current and valid Washington State Registered Nurse License. 
  • At least 6 months experience working in a Special Care Nursery/NICU and Postpartum environment. 
  • Must be willing to float between Special Care Nursery and Postpartum. 
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification completion within 3 months of date of hire
  • National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification Mother/Baby Unit (MBU) or, National Certification Corporation (NCC) certification high or low risk NICU preferred 
  • CPR certification required every two years or as specified by the work. 
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing approved by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

Virginia Mason offers a competitive salary and benefits package include relocation assistance. There is also the lifestyle benefit that comes with finding yourself in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the vibrancy and sophistication of one of the most livable cities in the country, finding the perfect urban or outdoor pursuit will instinctively and pleasurably become second nature. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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