Registered Nurse: Emergency Dept-D/E/N flex and straight Nights

Job Description:

Our new Emergency Department (ED) includes 38 exam rooms. Rooms have been expanded in size and are arranged around central work stations to enhance staff visibility, teamwork and communication. You will have the opportunity to treat children with a variety of acuities and complexities. The ED team manages care for medical, surgical and hematology-oncology emergencies, as well as minor trauma and orthopedic injuries. We have a 24/7 ED communications center to coordinate care for patients referred in by their primary physicians, medics, airlift or other hospital transfers. Children's ED incorporates CPI (Continuous Process Improvement) into our clinical and quality of care. You will have opportunities to partner with our ED team in creating change. You might be required to float to help resource other needs in the hospital such as Vascular Access Services (VAS), and Transport. The Emergency Department has a great training program for nurses who have adult ED experience and ICU experience. We also have a new graduate RN Residency program for new nurses in our ED. Please see our website for more information at

In 2016 the Seattle Children's Hospital Emergency Department was awarded the Emergency Nurse's Association Lantern Award. For our nurses the Lantern Award is a recognition that exemplifies exceptional nursing practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy, and research. The award is a visible symbol of the emergency department's commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation in emergency care. This award also signifies a collaborative, engaged, and clinically advanced group of pediatric emergency nurses who are truly committed to providing exceptional emergency nursing care to our community's pediatric population.

Relocation assistance is available for experienced ED RNs.



  • Active Washington State RN License or ability to obtain license
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with at least one full year of RN experience.
  • Current adult or pediatric Emergency Department RN experience is required
  • Current BLS (American Heart Association Health Care Provider, American Safety and Health Institution Professional Level or American AED/CPR Association - Professional Rescuer) and ability to perform CPR. Current PALS certification will be accepted in lieu of the BLS either at time of hire or as an annual competency.
  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) is mandatory within 90 days of hire and must be maintained as current thereafter.
  • As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for all ED 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.
  • RNs may be asked to work occasional overtime. All RN positions in the Emergency Department require on-call hours. The amount of call hours may vary. Please note: We have day/evening/night rotation (flex) positions available.Preferred: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • Current pediatric experience in an emergency department is strongly preferred.
  • NCC, CPEN certification and NRP is also desired.

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