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November 13, 2019

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Pediatric registered nurses (RNs) focus on the medical needs and treatment of infants, children and adolescents. Their specialized training allows them to provide young patients and their families with emotional support and medical care.

RNs assess, coordinate, evaluate, and delegate the delivery of patient care. The RN has the authority to direct care, provide education, seek resources within the community, and delegate appropriate tasks. This position requires specialized knowledge, judgment, and skill based on the principles of biological, physiological, behavioral and sociological sciences, and requires critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding patient care, which includes knowledge and integration of relevant standards, resources, and data.

Responsibilities and Principal Accountabilities

The RN acts as the patient advocate and has extensive contact with physicians, patients, patient families/significant others, community agencies, patient care staff, and management.

  • Collects and assesses data based on patient signs, symptoms, and history. 
  • Provides health care advice to patients and family members seeking advice, utilizing the nursing process and triage protocols and policies.
  • Develops a plan of care using information from the patient, family, and/or provider.
  • Completes required documentation assuring that it is reflective of patient needs.
  • Is familiar with and knowledgeable about disease processes common to pediatrics.
  • Assist the Provider by assessing a patient’s needs and providing initial patient care, including, but not limited to administering medications, catheterization, administration of allergy shots, collection of laboratory specimens, and administration of vaccines.
  • Assesses and evaluates psychosocial, environmental, and cultural factors that may impact patient care.
  • Completes work assignments within established time frames; adapts to changes in or additions to work assignments; reprioritizes as necessary.
  • Provides leadership to other team members, i.e., LPN, Medical Assistants, and Front Office staff.
  • Maintains current emergency training and can instantly report responsibilities of position in the event of an emergency.

Qualifications – Minimum Requirements

  • Education – Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing
  • Licensure – current RN license in state of WA, current Health Care Provider level CPR certification, PALS certification preferred.
  • Experience – 1 year of nursing experience in an acute care setting preferred, with knowledge of disease entities commonly seen in pediatrics, knowledge of proper documentation, knowledge of current standards of medication administration.

We offer competitive salaries along with a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible employees (Medical/Dental/Vacation/Sick/401K/Life Insurance) Please send your resumes and cover letters to HR@pedsnw.net.

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