Registered Nurse: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (Full time Days/Nights) + call

Job Description:

You will love working at Seattle Children's Hospital!!!

We're proud of the awards that recognize the quality of care we give our patients and families, and the supportive work environment we provide for our nurses and other health professionals.

Magnet Designation: Seattle Children's is the only children's hospital in the Northwest to receive Magnet Recognition. This honor is bestowed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), sponsor of the Magnet Recognition Program. In 2013 we received a four-year re-designation, following our original recognition in 2008 as a Magnet organization for excellence in nursing services. Magnet hospitals go through a rigorous re-designation process every four years.

Beacon Award for Excellence: Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) was granted the Beacon Award for Excellence in 2015 from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. For nurses, the Beacon award signifies a positive and supportive work environment with greater collaboration between colleagues and leaders, higher morale and lower turnover. Applicants are judged in the areas of leadership, appropriate staffing, use of evidence-based practices, outcome measurement, effective communication and a focus on learning and development of nursing staff.

Best Place to Work: Our positive work environment has been recognized by third parties, including Becker's Hospital Review in its 2014 list of 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare. The organizations on the list were chosen for their robust benefits packages, positive work environments, excellent employee recognition programs and opportunities for professional development and continuing education. America's Best Employers: Ranked #10, nationally, Seattle Children's hospital was the only health care institution in Washington State to make the Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list for 2016. .

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 32- bed unit and serves as a quaternary care referral center for 4 states. We care for We care for infants, children and young people up to age 21 who are critically ill or injured or who have had complex surgery. Our single-patient rooms reduce infection risk and ensure family privacy. The PICU patients have a number of interesting conditions including septic shock, solid organ transplant (liver, intestine, and kidney), advanced bone marrow transplant, neurosurgery and other pediatric surgeries. Specialized care provided in the PICU includes ECMO/ECLS (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/Extracorporeal Life support), continuous renal replacement therapy, liver dialysis, nitric oxide and ICP monitoring.

The PICU RN staff work closely with respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists and physicians to care for these critically ill children. The physical environment is made of mostly single rooms with a parent space (including a place to sleep in the room) that allows families to be present and partner in the care of their child.

Seattle Children's also offers superior staffing ratios in our critical care departments.

We are now offering new Sign on bonuses and Relocation bonuses for nurses with experience in the PICU.

This is what you will do: 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.

Seattle Children's offers a generous benefit's package for employees including relocation for certain positions, tuition reimbursement, day care for your children, and an employee health and wellness clinic. Click the link below for complete information on our website Equal Opportunity Employer. Seattle Children's does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Please call us with any questions about this position. 206 987 3505


Required Education/Experience/Credentials:

Please note: This is not a new graduate RN position. Our new graduate RN jobs will be posted separately

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing.
  • Current RN experience is required.
  • Current RN experience working in a Pediatric ICU, Pediatric CICU or NICU setting is preferred.
  • We will consider RNs with at least 2 years of adult ICU experience.
  • We will consider RNs with at least 2 years of pediatric acute care hospital 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 Staff RN positions in the Critical Care Division (PICU, CICU, NICU and CCFP) require on-call hours. The amount and frequent of call hours may vary depending on department.


  • Current PICU, CICU and or NICU experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing.
  • CCRN specialty certification

Nurses generally work every other weekend and nurses may be asked to work overtime occasionally. We have 12 hour night shift available and also 12 hour day/night rotation positions available. All our ICU nurses sign up for a small amount of on-call hours.

NEW: We are offering a sign on bonus and relocation bonus for nurses with current PICU experience.

Give us a call for more information- 206 987 3505

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