Registered Nurse: Acute Care Float Pool .9 12H N

Job Description:

As an integral member of the Health Care Team, the RN functions within the Scope of Practice as defined by the State, the ANA Scope and Standards for Pediatric Nursing Practice, and adheres to Seattle Children's policies/procedures and guidelines of care. Responsible for providing safe, family centered patient care. Using the Nursing Care Process, the RN is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care in a collaborative method with the patient and patient's family, significant others, and members of the health care team. May be required to provide supervision and delegation of tasks to Nurse Technicians, Licensed Practical Nurses, Certified Medical Assistants, and others as defined by the State Administrative Code. Assists in meeting Seattle Children's strategic goals by incorporating the initiatives to support the strategic plans into the daily work, i.e. Continuous Performance Improvement (CPI), ART, etc.


Required Credentials:

  • Current Washington State RN License, or other current state license that the RN is required to work in.
  • At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers is required for all positions. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
  • As a condition of employment: Current BLS for Health Care Providers is to be maintained at all times by all nurses unless specifically noted below. Note: current PALS and/or PEARS will be accepted in lieu of BLS, and must be maintained as current at all times. Employees are responsible for any costs (including time away from work) associated with obtaining PALS or PEARS certification if it is not a requirement of the position. (ACLS will not be accepted as a substitute to the requirements listed above.)
  • Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PEARS within 6 months of employment: Acute Care Float Pool, Medical, Surgical Unit, Rehab, Cancer, Infusion, Dialysis, Vascular Access Services, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (PBMU), and Research nurses working in Cancer and CCTR. Current PEARS is to be maintained at all times.
  • Nurses working in the following areas are required to successfully obtain PALS within 3 months of employment: Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU), Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Cardiac Intensive Care (CICU), Critical Care Float Pool, Recovery Room (PACU), Surgery/Operating Room (OR), Radiology (including Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy), Pediatric Transport Control, Bellevue Surgery Center, Cath Lab & Special Procedures, and ALL Urgent Care locations. Current PALS is to be maintained at all times.
  • Nurses working in Neonatal Transport Team are also required (in addition to PALS) to have successfully obtained Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within 3 months of employment. Current NRP and PALS is to be maintained at all times.
  • Nurses working in Airlift Northwest are required to obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification by 9/30/18, or within 3 months of position entry, whichever is later.
  • New Graduate nurses in the Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Recovery Room (PACU), Surgery/Operating Room (OR), Radiology (including Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy), and Bellevue Surgery Center have 6 months to obtain PALS. Current PALS is to be maintained at all times.
  • For nurses working in designated Acute Care Float Pool, Ambulatory Nurse Infusion, Cancer Care, and Hematology/Oncology departments, a Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Card from the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) is required within 6 months of employment. Training classes provided by Seattle Children's as needed.
  • As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for RN's performing moderately complex point of care testing, a copy of a diploma or transcript of the highest level of academic achievement to be on record with Human Resources upon hire. For personnel trained outside of the U.S., records of diploma/transcript must provide documented equivalency evaluation by a foreign credentialing agency.
  • Specialty certification in area of practice may be required for specific departments.
  • Any position that requires use of a motor vehicle will require a current Washington State Driver's license.


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • Pediatric health care nursing experience.

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