Registered Nurse: NICU 0.9 FTE + call, Night Shift

Job Description:

Seattle Children's has the only high acuity-level IV NICU in the 5 state region and provides quaternary care to neonates up to 44 weeks gestational age. It is unique from a traditional NICU as many of the patients have congenital diagnoses requiring specialized pre-operative and post-operative surgical care. Critically ill neonates with complex medical issues are also cared for in this unit. The all RN staff works closely with respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists and physicians to provide specialized care including nitric oxide, ECMO/ECLS (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/Extracorporeal Life Support) and infant ground transport.

One of the goals of the 26-bed NICU is to provide a family centered care environment where parents are partners in care with our multidisciplinary team. The beautiful physical environment of mostly single rooms is comfortable and calming for the patients/families and maximizes developmental support for the infants. Our NICU will be growing over the next couple of years and will offer great opportunities to expand your expertise as a NICU RN.

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. 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. 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.

We are proud to be a Magnet hospital and consistently rate in the top pediatric hospitals nation-wide. Our Neonatology program has been ranked #5 in the nation- and #1 west of the Mississippi by U.S. News & World Report. We offer a generous relocation bonus and sign-on bonus to qualified candidates interested in making the Seattle area their home. It's a beautiful location with great schools and offers a wide variety of activities to enjoy. Contact Jill Cartwright RN for more information at 206 987 3505


Relocation Bonus is available for experienced NICU RNs.

Sign-on Bonus is available for experienced NICU RNs with 2 years of experience

Required Education/Experience/Credentials:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • Current RN experience working in a NICU setting is preferred. However, we will consider RNs with at least 2 years of pediatric or adult ICU experience and or acute care hospital/ home health RN experience with a pediatric population. We will also consider RNs with at least 2 years of adult Medical or Surgical RN experience.
  • Per the driver's license requirement noted below, must have a driving record acceptable to Risk Management.
  • Current Washington State RN License or ability to obtain before start date.
  • At time of hire: Current Basic Life Support CPR for Healthcare Providers, or Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS), or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be accepted in lieu of BLS for Healthcare Providers.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) will be required within the first 90 days after hire.
  • As per the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), for all ICU 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.
  • All RN positions in the Critical Care Division (PICU, CICU, NICU and CCFP) may require on-call hours. The amount of call hours may vary.


  • Current PICU, CICU and or NICU experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • CCRN and RN-C specialty certification
  • NRP is desired.

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